Press Release –
The Snowcross season has come to an end with a great final weekend for Byers Motorsports. A surprise snowfall Friday night gave the race track the perfect finishing touches for Craighurst’s record number of competitors.
Although Saturday’s winds and blowing snow weren’t quite ideal, the mild temperatures and sunshine on Sunday made up for it, setting the stage for a great day of racing and year-end points battles. Spectators crowded the stands and weren’t let down as everything was on the line for the final event of the season.
With the track being built on a ski hill the spectators were able to view virtually the whole track with a long haul straight up the hill, “S” bends down the hill to a rhythm section, table top and triple at the bottom of the hill. The Supertrax/Byers Motorsports Team went all out for the final race in front of the home town crowd with family and friends supporting.
The week started off with Jamie’s race sled on display at the “Big 4 2010 Sneak Peek” show. The Show took place at Georgian college Barrie Campus with the 2010 snowmobiles from all four manufactures on display for the public to check out.
The race sled was placed front and center of the Polaris booth catching the 1000+ attendees eyes drawing them to look at the race sled along with the “game changing” Polaris 600 Rush. We would like to thank Paul and Doug for the opportunity to show off the race sled and sponsors at the show.
In Trailsport 600, #109 Kyle Byers went into the weekend in 2nd place overall in the Regional Points standings. Getting a bad start in his first moto putting him last at the top of the hill, Kyle battled his way through the racers finishing 3rd at the finish.
Moto 2, He got a great start and led from start to finish creating a huge time gap between himself and second place. In the final, Kyle had qualified second but got pushed out off the start placing him in the middle of the field going up the hill.
Kyle wasn’t finishing the season with out a fight. Kyle battled hard and his Polaris Liberty Motor pulled hard up the hill passing multiple racers. Up to second and gaining on first place, Kyle had ran out of time but finished a strong second place at the Final Checkered flag of the season for another podium.
Semi-Pro Stock was tough action with about 30 entries. The snow condition was very different on Saturday compared to what we had been racing on this season and had a hard time getting the#219 sled to hook up. Getting bad starts in Moto 1 and 2, Jamie battled and finished 4th and 3rd. On Sunday we made a few changes to the sled and the snow had stiffened up over night.
In the final moto Jamie got a good start and and passed a couple racers going up the hill putting him in 3rd where he finished the race. Qualifying 9th in the front row for the final, Jamie picked a good starting position and got off the line quick. Running in 5th on the first lap, Jamie skied it out over the finish line triple making a pass for 4th. Upon landing, the throttle/cable broke apart putting him out of the race early and finished 11th.
In Open action, Jamie’s IQ Mod sled was a force to recon being very fast up the hill. In Moto#1, Jamie got tangled up with a fellow racer off the start going into the first corner. By the time the had gotten un-tangled the rest of the class was at the top of the hill.
The crash lit a fire under Jamie as he charged hard, caught up to the pack and finished 5th. Just before Moto#2, Byers’ Mechanic Rob noticed a bent tie rod and made a last minute repair while the class was lined up for the start. Rob got the sled out to Jamie just before the 2 minute hold was up.
Jamie nailed the holeshot and let the race from start to finish for the win. In Open Moto#3, Jamie was second out of the first corner and pulled up the hill passing a fellow racer on an Arctic Cat before the next corner.
At the bottom of the hill, Jamie got passed after choosing a bad line going through the rhythm section and finished 2nd. Jamie qualified 5th for the final but made a bad lane choice and was pushed to the outside on the start. But once again the sled pulled hard up the hill and was 6th coming back down the hill. On lap 3, Jamie worked his way to 4th but was passed with one lap to go and finished Top 5.
With the exception of the bad luck in the Semi-Pro Stock Final, the Supertrax/Byers Motorsports team finished out a good final race weekend. Kyle finished out the season placing 2nd overall in the Trailsport 600 class with 6 podium finishes. In Regional Standings, Jamie placed 7th in the Stock class making 7 of the 8 Regional finals and finished 6th overall in the Open class. In National points standings, he placed 7th in Stock and a great 4th in Open giving him Top 5.
Once again, Jamie, Kyle and the rest of the Byers Motorsports team would like to thank their sponsors for another great season. We cant thank them enough for their support and we are alreadylooking forward to next season.
2009 Sponsors – Polaris, Supertrax Magazine, Byers Motorsports, Gamma Sales, Woody’s Traction, Amsoil, Steadymate, Creechers Design, SOS Promotions, Best Western-Owen Sound and Peterborough, Sled Pro, TekVest