Last weekend the Supertrax / Steadymate / Byers Motorsports team made the long haul up to Kirkland Lake.
The weather there was a little warmer than the usual -20*C and wind that we are used to when racing there. Track conditions were also different than other years as it was crystal like and did not hold up as good.
Kyle took to the track in Saturday’s Sport 600 starting off the weekend with a 3rd place finish in moto 1. Kyle didn’t get the best of starts in Moto 2 placing him near the back in corner 1.
He was very fast going through the rhythm section where he made up most of his positions for a 2nd place finish. Kyle started from row for the final and got a great start putting him up front. He was running 2nd and fell back to 4th but held on and kept the pressure on 3rd.
The 3rd place rider came off his sled on the last lap giving Kyle the position finishing 3rd at the checkered flag.
Sundays track conditions changed as the track was firmer and faster in the morning. In moto 1, Kyle nailed the holeshot putting him out front.
Unfortunately his lead did not last too long as he blew a berm on the first lap. He got back onto the track at the back and had passed a couple riders but came off the sled in the rhythm section finishing 9th. In Moto 2, Kyle got tangled up with another rider on the 2nd lap and finished 9th.
Having 2 tough races, Kyle didn’t make Sunday’s final. Jamie started off with the weekend with the Semi-Pro Open class. In Moto 1, Jamie didn’t get the best of starts and came out the first corner in last. He was able to pass some riders on the inside of the second corner and picked some good lines to get him up to 3rd for the finish.
Jamie struggled with the track in moto 2 finding it hard to discover some good lines through the rhythm section finishing 4th. Qualifying front row for the final, he lined up right on the inside and nailed the start getting him upfront.
Jamie was running 2nd after the first lap before hitting a bump in the rhythm section tossing him off the track. He was able to get back on the track only losing a few positions. Charging hard after coming off the track he was able to battle his way up to 3rd for a close finish right behind 2nd place.
Jamie did not race in Sundays Semi-Pro Stock class as he headed out to West Yellowstone, Montana with the Supertrax Media crew to ride the 2011 sleds. He would really like to thank Mark and AJ for giving him this opportunity.
This year, riders are able to throw out one Regional race and this will be the race for the Stock class therefore this will not affect his points. The next CSRA event is scheduled for March 27-28 at Chicopee Ski Resort in Kitchener. Let’s hope the snow stays around on the hill.
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