January 21, 2015– Finley, ND
After a brutal weekend of rider injuries, crashes, and mayhem at the 2015 Canterbury National in Shakopee, MN on Jan. 10th & 11th, KC Motorsports is happy to be healthy and looking forward to the rest of the Amsoil National Snocross schedule. Rounds 5 & 6 provided plenty of action for spectators to view in a comfortable, indoor environment at Canterbury Race Park. Pro Lite rider, Travis Kern began Round 5 on Friday with 6th and 2nd place finishes in his heats, qualifying 8th for the final. A nasty first turn crash in the final found Kern flipped over the front of his sled and scrambling to refire his Arctic Cat. After working thru yellow flags from numerous on-track crashes, Kern was in 13th, finishing the race in that spot. Saturday’s Round 6 racing proved better for Kern, who finished 2-2 in qualifying heats, securing 3rd qualifier for the final. “Off the start, I was 2nd going off of the finish line triple, but the leader bobbled and I had to back off. I ended up coming up short, jamming my wrist, but I was able to salvage a 9th place finish in the final, so I feel like it went o.k.” Kern said. After 6 rounds, Travis is slotted into the 10th spot in National Pro-Lite points. “My team works really hard. I want to thank my mechanics, Dave, Brock, my dad & Karl. We have great equipment and sponsors. I am looking forward to the next National coming up in Deadwood on January 30th & 31st.”
Jr. Novice 10-13 rider, Evan Christian, was aboard his white #333 Arctic Cat on Saturday morning, on the same sick track that the Pros and Pro Lite riders competed on the previous night. In the brutal early morning cold, Evan had 3rd and 5th place finishes in qualifying heats. A rough start in the Jr. Novice final found Christian back in 7th when the checkers flew. “It was not my best weekend of racing. My Arctic Cat ran great, but I just didn’t perform to my ability. I want podium finishes and I plan to work hard in the next couple of weeks to do that.” ISOC MN regional racing action continued on Sunday at Canterbury Park. Christian raced the Jr. Novice 10-13 Limited class in the morning rounds, finishing 3rd overall; the afternoon Jr. Novice 10-13 Combined class also found Christian finishing overall in 3rd place. Evan is currently sitting 3rd in regional points in those classes.
The KC Motorsports team will be racing at the ISOC MN Regional at Hill City on January 24th & 25th and the Amsoil Championship National at Deadwood January 30th & 31st. Fans are always welcome to drop by the trailer anytime and follow KC Motorsports on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Snapchat. KC Motorsports would also like to wish Logan Christian, and all the other snocross competitors good luck racing at the Winter X-Games in Aspen, CO this weekend!