Georgian Downs in Barrie, Ontario played host to one of the Largest CSRA events on the Circuit and National Round 3. Racing started Under the Lights Friday night, with racing Saturday and Sunday as well.
The Superbowl didn’t stop fans from coming out and witnessing the great racing as the grandstands were filled inside and out all weekend. Struggling at the start of the weekend, Supertrax Magazine/ Byers Motorsports/Polaris’ Jamie Byers was able to bring it together in the end.
Friday night hosted a new class called Pro-Am, combining Semi-Pro and Pro racers on their Mod sleds. In moto 1, Jamie had a good run, skiing out the huge finish-line double, finishing 4th.
He finished 5th in Moto 2 and started front row in the final. Jamie got a great start in the final but was cut off in the first corner which slowed him up.
On the second lap, Jamie cased the finish-line double and came off the sled. He was able to get back up and going but 1 lap later had to pull off the track due to a mechanical issue.
Jamie’s Semi-Pro Stock on Saturday started off with a 4th place finish in Moto 1. In Moto 2, Jamie got a great start launching himself into 2nd place.
Staying in a strong 2nd, Jamie got sideways in the rhythm section and came off the sled. He was able to get back up and finish 7th. Qualifying 11th for the final, starting back-row, Jamie lined up to the inside.
Unfortunately, on the start, the riders in front of Jamie didn’t get a good start and bunched up in front of him and he came out of the first corner almost last. He was able to make a few passes but couldn’t find the lines to pass the 10th place rider and finished 11th.
Frustrated after Saturday’s final, Jamie came into the Open class wanting a strong finish. In moto 1, he was running close with the leaders but made a mistake in the rhythm section which allowed 1st and 2nd to pull away and finished 3rd.
In Moto 2, He got a great start and made the pass for 2nd on the first lap and held on for the finish. With a 2nd and 3rd in the Motos, Jamie Qualified 4th for the final and grabbed an outside starting position. He got a bad start in the final but was able to stay far outside and make many passes to get up to 3rd by the second corner.
A mechanical failure by another rider gave Jamie 2nd where he ran for a couple laps before being passed by fellow Polaris rider # 381 Brady Dennis. Jamie didn’t let Dennis get out of his sights but held on for the Podium finish in 3rd.
“It was a great way to end off the weekend finishing on the podium. I struggled in the Stock final but I was able to find a good rhythm in the Open final and it paid off.” Jamie said after the weekend’s final race.
The next stop for Byers Motorsports in Round #4 of the CSRA National Circuit in Valcourt, Quebec, February 18-20 for the Grand Prix de Valcourt.
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