The Quebec City Carnival is one of the biggest winter carnivals and the CSRA Snowcross races got to kick off the 17 day event.
The races took place across the St. Lawrence River from the City at the Levis Quebec Conference Center directly behind the hotel. Mother nature was in our favour throughout the weekend with a brisk -5*C and no snow while the races were on.
The team arrived a day before the races to see what the Carnival was all about, taking the ferry across the high current/ice chunked river from Levis to Quebec City.
The whole city was decorated for the Carnival and had many cool attractions including an Ice Castle, Ice Slides, Snow Tubing, Human fooseball, & River Canoe Races just to name a few.
Jamie struggled in Saturdays Pro-Open races getting tangled with other races. In Moto 1, Jamie got a great start but got held up after 2 racers got together infront of him finishing 8th.
In Moto 2, a racer cut across through the air taking the skis out from under Jamie’s sled landing sideways and tossing him off the sled. Starting back row in the final, he had a tough start near the back, finishing 9th.
On Sunday the team made some clutching changes to the sled to help get out of the hole better with the soft heavy snow. Jamie was caught off guard on the Moto 1 start but was able to put it together for a 4th place finish.
In Moto 2, Jamie grabbed a great start running 2nd til making an error on the last lap putting him back to 5th. He rode a strong race in the final finishing 8th.
The team is looking forward to our next race as we return back to Ontario and race fairly close to home at the Lindsay Exhibition Fairgrounds in Lindsay, Ontario February 8-9.