Finley, ND-(December 2, 2015)
The 2015 Amsoil Snocross National held at Duluth November 27, 28, 29 proved to be an exciting weekend for KC Motorsports. Riders Travis Kern, Jay Lura, and Evan Christian entered the weekend anxious to get the snocross season started, and the Duluth National at Spirit Mountain did not disappoint!
Jay Lura had a rough start Friday in the very competitive Sport Class, with a 5th place heat finish in round 1 and a get-off in his round 2 heat that caused him to not qualify for that day’s final. Jay’s day was better Saturday, finishing his heat in 4th in round 1 and winning his heat in round 2. The final began with the #217 getting the hole-shot and leading the first 5 laps, before a couple of mistakes and lap traffic caused the rider to fall back, finishing overall in 6th. Jay commented, “I feel like a learned alot this weekend and know where I have to be going in to Fargo. I’ve got a great team, equipment, & sponsors and now it’s just to put it all together.”
Evan Christian’s race day began with 2nd & 3rd place finishes in his heats in the Jr. 10-13 rounds on Saturday morning. After battling throughout the 6 lap final for the 2nd and 3rd place positions, Evan finished the race in the 2nd place spot, making the podium. “It’s always great racing at Spirit Mountain and my Arctic Cat had a great set up. It’s really fun to run with the guys in my class and of course it’s awesome to finish on the podium!” said the #333 rider.
A healthy Travis Kern looked good Saturday, finishing 4th in each of his rounds, qualifying for the final via the LCQ, and placing 9th overall in the Pro Lite final Saturday night. Round 1 on Sunday found Travis rocketing to 2nd place in his round 1 heat. An incident with another rider during Travis’ round 2 heat caused a slight injury to his hand, causing the #201 to drop back and have to qualify for the final through the LCQ, where he finished 2nd. Travis finished Sunday’s final in 11th. “Saturday’s racing felt good and I was really hoping for a better day on Sunday. Thankfully, the injury to my hand wasn’t a huge factor and I will be good for Fargo. Pro Lite is a really competitive class and I just need to continue to work hard to make things happen.”
KC Motorsports would like to thank their sponsors–Arctic Cat, Fly Racing, WPS, Triple 9 Optics, Divas Snow Gear, Studboy Traction Products, Rox Speed FX, Fox Racing Shox, Go Pro, Speedwerx, Finley Motors, & Christian Brothers Ford. KC Motorsports will be making each Amsoil Championship Snocross National event throughout the 2015-16 race season. Next up is the Makita Snocross National at Fargo December 11th & 12th. Follow KC Motorsports and riders Travis Kern, Jay Lura, & Evan Christian on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Snapchat.