Mild temperatures and lack of snow in central Ontario forced the CSRA to make the decision to move this past weekend’s race from its scheduled location in Orangeville back, to Georgian Downs in Barrie.
The track from 2-weeks prior was still in shape but had lost a fair bit of snow and had become very hard. The CSRA crew was able to make due with the available snow and build us a track. A snowfall on Friday and Saturday nights complimented the event by covering the grass that was visible Friday.
Saturday’s track was hard and fast, reaching speeds of 47MPH on the front stretch and 40MPH through the woop section down the back.
Jamie had a tough start in the Pro-Lite Stock Moto 1 starting on the outside having to work his way up to 4th. He finished 3rd in Moto 2. Qualifying 5th for the final, he lined up to the inside of the start line.
Jamie was 4th going into the first corner, charged hard down the backstretch and put himself into the lead. From there Jamie started pulling away from 2nd place to a comfortable lead taking his 3rd win this season.
“I struggled in the qualifiers but was able to get into the lead and run my own race”, Jamie said stoked after winning the final. “The Polaris’ suspension worked flawless through the woops. It felt great to come out on top today!”
The team woke up to a fresh 8″ of snow on Sunday morning at the track and it kept snowing until the start of the Main events.
The track was changed a bit from Saturday to slow down the speed of the sleds. Jamie grabbed a 3rd place finish in both Open qualifiers, coming from 6th off the start in Moto 2. In the final, Jamie got a decent start and rode to a solid 4th place finish.
The CSRA put on a good event with the conditions they had to work with and we want to thank all of our fans that came out to support the Supertrax/Byers Motorsports team, once again this weekend, in Barrie.
The next stop on the schedule is the 30th running of the Grand Prix de Valcourt in Valcourt, Quebec for the CSRA National Round #5. Jamie will be competing against top Pro-Lite racers from the ISOC, SCMX and ECS circuits.