Jamie and Kyle Byers came out of the first race weekend with good results aboard their Supertrax Magazine/ Byers Motrsports/ Polaris IQ race sleds.
Even though Mother Nature was not on our side prior to the CSRA season opener in Calabogie, The CSRA and Calabogie Ski resort crew were able to pull together enough snow to build us a track. The start line was straight up the hill and riders were getting excess of 70+ MPH at the top of the hill into the first corner.
Kyle’s first time on the sled this season was Saturday morning for a few laps before his first race, as he was unable to practice on Friday due to prior commitments. In Saturdays Sport 600 class, he finished 6th and 7th in the qualifying rounds which unfortunately did not put him in the final.
After a few adjustments and more seat time on the sled, Kyle felt more comfortable Sunday and came out flying. His Polaris IQ racer and Dayco Belt hooked up and he grabbed the Hole-shot in every race.
In the qualifiers, Kyle finished 3rd and 4th giving him the 7th start pick for the final. Once again, He grabbed the throttle and pulled off another Hole-shot and led for the first 2 laps of the final. Kyle crossed the finish line in a close 3rd putting him on the Podium for Sunday’s Sport 600.
In the Semi-Pro stock class, Jamie battled for 1st place in Moto 1 until making a mistake with one lap to go and was passed finishing 3rd. In Moto 2, the Top 3 riders were racing close the whole race pulling away from the rest of the racers and Jamie came across the checkered in 3rd. Qualifying 7th for the final, Jamie didn’t get the start he would have liked putting him toward the back. He struggled with line choices on the rough track and finished 7th.
Sunday was a new day for Jamie in the Open class, where he has always done well in previous years. He grabbed the hole-shot in Moto 1 and led the whole race only getting passed once, which was short-lived, and came across the line first for the win. Jamie got another good start in Moto 2 coming out of corner 1 in second.
He kept the pressure on the leader and followed him for the first few laps waiting for the right opportunity to make the pass. The time came when the leader changed his line coming down the hill, Jamie took the inside line, flying straight down the hill making the pass for the lead at the bottom. Jamie led the rest of the race, winning both qualifiers and giving him the #1 start pick for the final.
Jamie was pumped to have the top start pick for the Open final and was looking to sweep the day. Once again, Jamie’s 600 Mod hooked up got a good start going into the first corner in 3rd before getting tagged by another rider and getting tossed off the sled. Jamie got back onto his sled quick, fired it up, and battled his way through the field picking good lines come across the finish line in 8th.
“It was almost a perfect day; I was feeling good and the sled was working great. I think I would have finished upfront in the final if we didn’t have the trouble in the first corner” Jamie said after the final. “We will just have to come out even harder at the next race”.
The next stop on the CSRA schedule is in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, January 15-16, 2011.
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