Here’s a photo George Morin sent me showing the first round of the Canadian Superbike Championship, the Edmonton Superbike National in June, 1980. George Morin (Kawasaki # 581) leads “Crazy Frank” Mrazek (Kawasaki # 7) and pre-race favorite Rueben McMurter (Kawasaki # 123) through Edmonton’s famous banked “bowl” turn. It appears Kawasaki was the bike of choice in the series that year. Morin won the inaugural Canadian Superbike Championship in 1980. McMurter earned the Canadian title in 1988. All three Canadians raced AMA Superbike as well. McMurter was by far the most successful south of the border. His best result was finishing runner up to John Bettencourt at Mid-Ohio in1985. Mrazek scored an AMA best of 12th at Daytona in ’78 and Morin a tenth at Elkhart Lake in 1980.