The 2010 CSRA Snowcross season has come and gone with and un-expected ending of the Horseshoe season finale race being cancelled due to warm temperatures and lack of snow.
The Supertrax Magazine / Steadymate / Byers Motorsports Team had a great season finishing strong in points in their respective classes.
Kyle did an amazing job this season for it only being his second year racing. Out of 25 racers, some of which have raced for many years, he finished 6th place overall finishing 8 points outside of 5th. He finished out the season with 4 podium finishes and 4 moto wins.
Jamie had a great year as well finishing on top of the podium overall in 3 of his 4 class. He finished 3rd in both the Semi-Pro Regional Stock and Open classes. In the National Class Jamie finished 3rd in Semi-Pro Stock and 4th in Semi-Pro Open. He had six Top 3 finishes and captured his first Semi-Pro win in Kitchener to end off the year.
Here’s a quick recap of the season:
The season started off in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario with competitors coming from all over Ontario and Michigan. Kyle had tough luck in his Sport 600 final running upfront before getting tangled with another rider finishing 8th. In the Semi-Pro Open final Jamie was running strong in 4th before coming off with one lap to go placing 12th. His Semi-Pro Stock class went much better in the final after starting back row battling his way to a 5th place finish.
The next stop was across the border into Michigan for the Can-Am Challenge in Gaylord Michigan. A great track led to some awesome racing and the team found themselves very comfortable and fast on the track. Kyle competed in the Sport A (similar to Sport 600) and Sport B Classes. Kyle placed 8th in Sport A and rode a strong race in Sport B placing 2nd. Jamie had an awesome weekend in the Semi-Pro class winning 3 moto’s total and finished 3rd in both finals.
Our second National event was held at the Lindsay Fairgrounds where the track was a Supercross style course: very tight. A crash in Kyle’s first race on Saturday took him out of Saturdays racing and his sled was in no shape to race the rest of the weekend. On Sunday he jumped aboard Jamie’s stocker, went out and won one of the moto’s and finished 6th in the final. In Jamie’s Stock Class, he was grabbing every holeshot and in the final was running 2nd before getting taken out on the last lap finishing up 9th. In the Open on Sunday, Jamie finished 5th.
The Georgian Cup in Owen Sound was bumped back a couple of weeks to guarantee more snow a better track for the racers and spectators. Kyle finished 8th in his Saturday’s Sport 600. In Sundays 600 final, Kyle grabbed the Holeshot but got tangled with another rider in the second corner placing him 12th at the flag. Jamie struggled in the stock class starting back row finishing 7th. In the Open Final, Jamie got his third podium finish in 3rd.
Georgian Downs in Barrie held a great event once again this year with action under the lights on Saturday night. Kyle finished 4th in Saturday night’s, extended lap, Sport 600 final. On Sunday, he grabbed the holeshot in the final but fell back early and held on for a podium finish in 3rd. Jamie finished 5th in Saturday’s Semi-Pro Open final under the lights and 6th in the Stock final after coming out of the first corner in 12th.
1,000 truckloads of snow were brought into Hiawatha Downs in Sarnia to make an amazing track for the ISOC/CSRA National Event. Kyle didn’t get to see the track until Sunday morning, therefore was at a bit of a disadvantage to some of the other racers in the class that had raced in the 500 or Semi-Pro stock class previously. Tough moto races qualified Kyle back row for the final where he battled his way up to 6th for the finish.
Jamie qualified for the ISOC Semi-Pro Open final on Friday night finishing 10th. In the CSRA Semi-Pro Stock Final, Jamie grabbed the holeshot and led for half a lap before getting tangled up with another racer throwing him off the sled. He was able to get back up and finish 8th. He had great runs in the Open motos with 1st and 2nd finishes. Unfortunately in the final Jamie experienced bad luck and a mechanical failure on the 2nd lap but was able to hold on for 7th.
The next Regional event took place up in Kirkland Lake. Kyle was very fast on Saturday having strong moto finishes and a Podium 3rd place in the final. On Sunday, the track condition changed and was firmer. Kyle experienced bad luck and came off in both motos and didn’t qualify for the final. Jamie had a good run in the Semi-Pro Open final finishing 3rd at the checkered after going off the track on the second lap. Jamie didn’t compete in the Stock Class as he headed out to Montana with the Supertrax Crew to shoot the 2011 sleds.
Warm weather previous to the Kitchener event had all the racers wondering if it would be a go. Surprisingly the CSRA was able to pull it off and make a great track. Kyle held on for the Podium 3rd place finish in Saturday’s Sport 600 but unfortunately did not qualify for Sunday’s final. Jamie came out flying in the Open class and led the Final from start to finish for his first Semi-Pro Final Victory. In the Stock class he had another great run grabbing the holeshot in the final but blew a berm and battling back up for a 3rd place podium finish for the last race of the season.
Jamie, Kyle and (mechanic/owner) Rob Byers would like to thank all the sponsors for their amazing and continued support this season: The Lester’s from Supertrax Magazine; Larry/Dorothy from Steadymate/Kinedyne; Jeff from Gamma Sales; Dan/Tom Jr & Sr/Bill/Norm from Polaris Industries; Rob from Amsoil; Brian from Dayco; Rick/Larry from Woody’s; Don from Creechers Design; Dwayne from CM Sports; Victor from SledPro; Paul from Powermadd; Steve from TekVest.
Thanks to our Great Sponsors:
Supertrax Magazine, Steadymate Tie downs, Byers Motorsports- Polaris, Gamma Sales, Amsoil, Creechers Design, Woody’s, Fly Racing, CM Sports, Dayco, Powermadd, TekVest, Sled Pro Photos credit Dwayne Young, CMSports.com