After 5 weeks since the CSRA Season Opener, the Supertrax/ Byers Motorsports/ Polaris crew headed up to Cochrane, Ontario for the Cochrane Gold Cup.
What should have been a 7 hour drive turned into 12.5 hours, due to a Highway closure from icy/blocked roads from accidents. The team had to detour through Quebec to bypass the road closure and get to the races. The weekends weather went from plus temperatures and rain on Saturday to -7*C and snow on Sunday.
Jamie placed 6th in Saturday’s Pro Open Moto 1. In Moto 2, he got a great start going into the first corner in second place before getting tagged from behind, flipping the sled.
By the time Jamie got the sled upright and controls back in place he was a half lap behind finishing 6th. Jamie started back row in the rainy final and struggled with lines and visibility finishing 13th.
On Sunday, the track got hard which created underlying ice edges. Jamie struggled with the sleds handling on Sunday’s hard track. He finished 6th and 7th in the qualifiers, which put him in the back row for the final. Still struggling in the final, Jamie rode a smart race and was able to salvage a Top 10 finish in 10th.
“It was an off weekend for us, things just didn’t go our way.” Jamie said after the weekend. “I would have liked to get some testing time in over the break but we didn’t have much snow in central Ontario. Hopefully we can get things figured out for the next race.”
We would also like to welcome Digatron USA to the Byers Motorsports team. Digatron USA is a world class company specializing in Data Acquisition Systems.
We will be running their 50 Series instrument, which will provide us with race data to tune the sled for maximum performance. This will be an important piece of equipment for us to be competitive in the Pro Class.
The team is staying in Cochrane this week to do some riding and testing for the next race this coming weekend in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec for National Round 2.
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