Byers Podiums at Kawartha Cup

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This past weekend was the Amsoil Kawartha Cup, National Round 2 of the CSRA, in Lindsay, Ontario.

Both days seen a large crowd in the grandstands overlooking the largest track we’ve had at this facility. Once again, Mother Nature turned cold on us for Sundays races with a -21*C Temperature plus the wind-chill.

In Moto 1 of Semi-Pro Open, Jamie had a bad starting position placing him on a patch of ice. When the green flag flew, the sled spun on the line then finally took off putting him at the back of the pack.

At the checkered, Jamie crossed in 5th. In Moto 2, he got a good start and battled with the leader, #381 Brady Dennis, for many laps. Unable to complete the pass, Jamie settled in for 2nd.

Qualifying 6th for the final, Jamie lined up 3rd from the inside of the narrow start line. He got pinched out on the start which put him back in 13th going down the hill out of the first corner. Not giving up, Jamie made some good line choices, passing his way to 7th crossing the finish line very close to 6th place.

This weekend’s Semi-Pro Stock class saw 20 entries battling for the 15 rider final. In Moto 1, Jamie got a good start before getting sideways in the first corner rolling the sled.

He got back up quick, charged hard, catching the next rider on the second lap and made his way to a 5th place finish. Jamie came out of the first corner in 2nd in Moto 2, shortly after, making the pass for the lead.

It was smooth sailing from there as he pulled away from 2nd, gaining a large lead by the checkered. Jamie got a great start in the final coming around in 2nd place on the first lap. He was passed on lap 4 and battled back and forth with 4th place but held on for the Podium finish in 3rd place.

The CSRA has one weekend off before going back to racing for National Round #3 in Barrie, Ontario at the Georgian Downs Horse track facility February 4-6. Racing will take place Under the Lights Friday night with racing Saturday and Sunday as well.

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