The CSRA National circuit returned to Georgian Downs in Barrie after some facility issues last season. The Barrie event is one of the largest races on the circuit and this year a long track was built to back it up.
This was one of the hometown races for the Supertrax/ Byers Motorsports/ Polaris team being a half hour down the road.
Jamie’s injury from Valcourt last weekend had not fully healed to compete at this event but he still did one lap to get minimum points.
With Jamie out, Byers Motorsports recruited Tom Adams from Indian River to compete in the Pro-Lite class. Tom raced for the team last season in Lindsay and like last year, this was Tom’s first time on the track this year.
Tom hit to the track for Saturdays practice to get the sled set-up for his liking. He came off the track with a grin from ear to ear with how impressed he was with the 2014 Polaris Racer’s throttle response and handling.
In Moto 1, Tom got a tough run to the 180* start corner and was at the back on the first lap. Tom rode well finishing 7th. He knew he was going to need a good finish in Moto 2 to qualify for the final and that’s exactly what he did finishing 3rd and qualifying 10th for a front row start in the final. Tom rode well in the final finishing 11th against the season regulars.
After having a day of racing under his belt, Tom was ready to rip the track and get strong finishes on Sunday. He came out flying in Moto 1, grabbing the holeshot and leading the race for the first 3 laps finishing 3rd at the checkered.
He grabbed another 3rd place finish in Moto 2 qualifying 6th for the final. Tom had been hot on the start light on Sunday and didn’t fail to impress for the final grabbing another holeshot with his Polaris IQ. Tom rode a hard 3 laps leading the race before fatigue started to set in, making a couple mistakes, finishing 12th.
“It felt good to be back on a sled and want to thank Byers Motorsports for giving me this opportunity. I was really impressed with how well the sled performed and pulled hard for the holeshots.” Tom said after the weekend.