The CSRA snowcross season came to an early ending after the final two events were cancelled due to the lack of snow and unseasonable temperatures.
The team always looks forward to ending off the season at Horseshoe Valley in front of the hometown crowd.
Fortunate for Jamie, with his success and consistency this season, he made history and wrapped up both inaugural CSRA Pro-Lite Stock and Pro-Lite Open National Championships!
After the announcement from the CSRA, Jamie still had one more race left in him to end off the season and travelled to Malone, New York to compete in the East Coast Snocross (ECS) finale at Titus Mountain.
Everywhere you looked was green grass on the drive to the event but they were impressed with the amount of snow and the size of the track that the ECS circuit was able to put together.
The sun was playing peek-a-boo on Saturday but mainly stayed damp and overcast. The ECS circuit uses a stop light start that Jamie was unfamiliar with and struggled with starts all weekend. Jamie’s sled sat and spun on the start of moto 1 and started dead last. Once up and moving, he rode a hard race finishing 5th.
He got a better start in moto 2 and was battling for 3rd all race. As Jamie was going for the pass on the last lap, he was T-boned by 4th place turning the sled sideways and forcing him to go over the berm finishing 8th. He started back row in the final, which was a huge disadvantage on the hole-shot oriented track. Jamie battled with visibility from roost but rode strong and stayed on the sled finishing 8th.
The weatherman was wrong once again on Sunday and fortunately the rain held off for the racers and spectators. Jamie rode a solid 6th and 5th place finishes respectively in Sunday’s qualifiers having some exciting battles.
Jamie had a bad start in the final once again and went down the downhill rhythm section at the back of the pack. Jamie had an awesome line coming down the hill and was able to make up time and make some passes finishing 6th in his last race this season.
“There is some tough competition down here and the start meant so much on this track.” Jamie said after the weekend. “I’m glad we were able to get one last race in this season.”
The end of Byers Motorsports 9th race season was the best year thus far with Jamie taking home both of the Pro-Lite National Championships in Stock and Open.
Jamie trained hard prior to the season and had his eyes set on the Championships. His consistent finishes throughout the year paid off with an average overall finish (Motos and finals) of 2nd in Stock and 3rd in the Open class.
He finished the season with a 48-point lead in the Stock class and 12-points in the Open Class. In the CSRA Regional Standings, Jamie finished 4th in the Stock class and 6th in the Open class, 21 points from second place after missing one event.
“It feels awesome to have won both National Championships. The team worked really hard this year and it paid off; it’s been a long time coming!” said Jamie. “I would like to thank all of the people and sponsors that have supported me throughout my career and making this possible. I look forward to stepping up into the Pro class next year.”
Kyle was running select races this year competing in the Sport Class but his season was cut short with the Lindsay, Kitchener and Horseshoe races being cancelled, which he had planned on competing at.
He was looking forward to the final races where they were back-to-back and would have had more seat time on the sled. He raced at the Barrie and Sudbury events where he rode strong races and had fun.
We can’t thank our sponsors enough for their continuous support, many of which have supported us from the start of our racing career, and we’re pumped to have given them a championship: Supertrax Magazine, Byers Equipment Motorsports – Polaris, Gamma Sales- Fly Racing, Coldwave, Dragon Optics, Amsoil, Dayco Belts, Creechers Design, Woody’s Traction, CMSports.com/Clean Media – Photography, Powermadd and TekVest.