Byers Caps off Season in front of Home Town Crowd

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The 2014 CSRA Season came to an end this past weekend at the Dayco Fire & Ice Championships at Horseshoe Valley Ski Resort, just out side of Orillia and Barrie Ontario.

A large minute twenty-five track was built which was one of the best tracks we’ve ever had at this event and all season.

Mother Nature threw different types of weather at us for all 3 days of racing with rain Friday, overcast Saturday and capped it off with sun and warm temps for the final day of racing Sunday.

This was the hometown race for the Supertrax/Byers Motorsports/Polaris Team being only 30 minutes away from the shop. Being the hometown weekend in front of family and friends, Jamie wanted to put on a show for them.

Luckily, the rain stopped just before practice for Friday Nights racing under the lights. The team wired up a Rigid Industries LED light from Gamma Sales on Jamie’s Mod sled for some added light for the night race.

Jamie pulled out two 5th place qualifying finishes, putting him front row for the nights feature final. He was able to grab a good start in the final, almost hole-shotting, but got tipped over in the first corner putting him behind the rest of the pack. Jamie got the sled upright, remounted and got on the throttle, picking up a few positions by the end of the race finishing 10th.

The rain held off on Saturday but remained overcast skies for the races. Jamie kicked off the afternoon main events with a 4th place finish in Moto 1 and another Top 5 in Moto 2 in 5th.

Saturday’s final was the best race of the weekend for Jamie. He got a great start, hit the right lines on the rutted out track and downhill doubles, coming over the finish line table top in 8th.

We couldn’t have asked for a better day to finish off the year with and the sun brought out hunreds upon hundreds of spectators to take in the highflying action.

Jamie pulled out a 4th place finish in the first qualifier on Sunday. In Moto 2, Jamie’s Polaris IQ & Dayco belt hooked up getting him near the front.

He ran a strong race holding off the other riders for a 3rd place finish. Bad luck came in the final as he had a tough start getting lots of wet roost, which gave Jamie visibility issues for the whole race finishing 11th.

“We had a decent final weekend with some good qualifying results,” Jamie said after the weekend. “Getting injured in Valcourt put a damper on the end of the season but we were able to get a couple good finishes throughout the year.”

With Jamie’s injury putting him out for a weekend and a half of racing, he was still able to grab 7th place overall in the CSRA National Championships.

We are luck enough to have the best sponsors in the industry and we can’t thank them enough for their continued support & standing behind us year after year to make this snowcross dream a reality; Polaris Snowmobiles, Supertrax Magazine, Byers Equipment Motorsports, Dayco, Amsoil, Gamma Sales, Woody’s, Fly Racing, Coldwave, Dragon Optics, Creecher’s Design, EVS Sports, CV Tech-AAB, TekVest, Clean Media & Powermadd.

Amazing photos throughout the season supplied by Dwayne Young & Natasha Szucsko of Clean Media

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