The Supertrax/Byers Motorsports team travelled to Louisville, Quebec, just over an hour East of Montreal, this past weekend. The weather was perfect all weekend with the sun shining and -5*C temperatures.
There was no shortage of snow on the track but a small facility made for a tight track.
The SCMX Quebec snowcross circuit runs differently than the CSRA. SCMX runs more of a Supercross style format consisting of one qualifying round, LCQ (Last Chance Qualifier) and Final.
In the Pro-Lite division, Top 2 from the qualifier went straight to front row for the Final. They ran the Stock and Open classes both days and not once did Jamie have to qualify through the LCQ. SCMX finals were 5 minute (approx.10-12 lap) races compared to our normal set number of lap finals.
The track design changed 3 times before the Open final at the end of the day Saturday.
In the Stock class, Jamie pulled off a 2nd place finish going straight to the final. His starting position for the final was at the far outside which was a disadvantage with 15 sleds going into the first corner. He came out of the corner about mid pack, rode hard, fighting with the snow dust, race finishing 8th.
Jamie grabbed the holeshot in his Open qualifier and led from start to finish for the win. Getting the win in the qualifier gave him a better pick in the final where he lined up second from the inside.
Jamie got an awesome start ducking to the inside down the rhythm section grabbing the lead before the race was red flagged and restarted due to a large pile-up.
Jamie got another great start coming out of the rhythm section in 2nd behind #717 Jacob Rosko-Fong. He followed #717 closely before making a hard charge on the inside over the finish line to make the pass in the next corner. Jamie led the final 3 laps to take the Open class win.
Sunday’s Pro-Lite stock classed started off right as Jamie launched his Polaris IQ to the front winning the qualifier. Jamie had an inside start for the final and although he didn’t grab the holeshot, he made a smart move and ducked hard to the inside and charged down the front section putting him in the lead.
Jamie was running a smooth race picking great lines and pulled a large lead on second place. With 3 laps to go, he ran into lap traffic taking the same lines as him and had trouble getting by them. On the last lap, ISOC American rider #931 Trevor Leighton made a hard charge through the rhythm section. Jamie tried to block him in the next corner but was unsuccessful and settled for 2nd.
Jamie had a good battle in the Open qualifier with #101 Andre Gervais, keeping on his bumper before making a hard charge on the back section of the track for the lead, going on to win the race. He got a bad start in the final near the back of the pack.
The track was very rough but Jamie was able to find a good line on the back section where he made the majority of his passes making his way up to a 5th place finish.
“It was a good weekend for us. We were able to get some valuable points in both the National Stock and Open class.” Jamie said after Sunday’s races. “I’m pumped to have won the Open Final on Saturday, there was a lot of tough riders out there from the CSRA, USA and Quebec circuits.”
The Next scheduled CSRA event is this coming weekend (February 11-12). The Event was originally planned to take place in Orangeville, but due to lack of snow, the event has been moved to take place back at Georgian Downs in Barrie, Ontario.