The Supertrax/ Byers Motorsports/ Polaris team headed an hour east of their home town to Lindsay for the CSRA Kawartha Cup Snowcross National Round 3 this past weekend.
With little to no snow in Central Ontario, the CSRA opted to make snow to pull off the event. The track was similar to past years, being tight but lacked a base of snow in some areas and starts were very important.
The fans filled the grandstands for Saturday’s races and Jamie pulled off a 5th in Moto 1. In Moto 2, he grabbed the holeshot and battled with 5-time Champion Iain Hayden, passing back and forth before Jamie was able to pull out a bit of a lead.
Unfortunately, Jamie made a mistake in the rhythm section and went off the track coming back on and finishing in 3rd. Jamie didn’t get a good start in the final and rode to an 8th place finish.
The sun came out shining on Sunday and Jamie felt good after practice. The qualifying heats had been combined on Sunday therefore each race was like a final competing against the whole class.
Jamie grabbed the holeshot in Moto 1 before the race was restarted due to a downed rider on the track from a collision off the start. Jamie was mid pack off the restart and came across in 4th at the finish. He finished 8th in Moto 2.
In the final, Jamie lined up in the center and was able to grab a good start coming around in 4th on the first lap. He stayed close to 3rd place for 4 laps waiting for the right opportunity to make the pass. Jamie made the pass in the bottom section of the track and from there pulled away to comfortably capture his first Pro Podium in 3rd.
“I’ve struggled the past couple races and it feels great to have our luck change this weekend and to grab my first Pro podium!” Jamie said pumped after the race. “It was a fun weekend, had some great battles and felt good on the track, and to end the weekend the way we did is awesome.”
The team returns to the Lindsay Fairgrounds again this weekend for the Royal Distributing Cup National Round 4, which was originally scheduled to take place in Barrie.
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