Press Release –
This past weekend’s races took place at Georgian Downs in Barrie, only 25 minutes south of Orillia. Being so close to the Teams hometown, Jamie and Kyle’s friends, family, sponsors and fans came out to support and cheer them on.
Once again this weekend, Kyle was on the throttle nailing the starts with his Dayco drive belt. Saturdays Sport 600, Moto 1, Kyle lead the first lap, chose a bad line on the split back section loosing 2 positions finishing 3rd.
In Moto 2, he lead the race from start to finish, but because of a flagging error the race had to be re-run. This didn’t affect his results as he came out and won the race again qualifying him second for the night final. He was first off the start again, but fell back a few positions in the extended 7 lap final, finishing 4th.
With no practice on Sunday Kyle went into Moto 1 having to find new lines and rhythms to the track, finishing 4th. Moto 2 Kyle’s sled stood straight in the air off the start making him have to let off.
He worked his way through the pack for the win, qualifying him front row for the final. Kyle nailed the start for the holeshot award, being in and out of the first corner. His lead was short lived getting passed by a rider going into the second corner. Kyle battled for 3rd the whole race and was able to hold on for the podium finish.
Semi-Pro Open action took place on Saturday starting in the day light and ending with the final under the lights. The mod sled was pulling great starts all day putting Jamie up front. Jamie was running 3rd in moto 1 before coming out of an icy corner, catching the snow sideways and throwing him off the sled.
He was able to get back up quickly to finish 5th. He finished 3rd in moto 2 after getting another great start. Qualifying 6th for the final, Jamie lined up to the start feeling confident. Off the start it was Jamie and the number 87 Cat nailing the holeshot at almost a dead even run out of the first corner into the triple.
Jamie got pushed out at the next corner putting him back to 5th. Jamie passed his way to 4th where he ran majority of the 10 lap final. He made a mistake on the last lap allowing 5th catch up. They made a side-by-side charge to the checkered flag for a photo finish but came a ski tip short finishing 5th.
For Sunday’s Semi-Pro stock class, the track layout and start line changed. Jamie finished 3rd in Moto 1. In moto 2, Jamie passed for the lead on lap 2 but was short lived after a “bobble” allowing him to get passed finishing 2nd. With a 2nd and 3rd finish qualifying 5th for the final, Jamie lined himself up in the middle.
Jamie was one of the top riders to the first corner but got pushed out and held up coming out of the corner back in 12th. Charging hard, Jamie picked off riders every lap getting closer to the front finishing 6th.
The next race for the team is the ISOC affiliated National event in Sarnia at Hiawatha Horse Park this weekend.