Finley, ND-(December 14, 2015)
Although snow was sparse and skies were gray, the 2015 Makita Snocross Nationals presented by Country Cat was held near Fargo at the Buffalo River Race Park on December 11th & 12th. A warm December made track conditions tough. However, snow-making machines and the talents of the hard-working ISOC track crew made the Fargo National possible!
KC Motorsports came into Fargo, excited to announce the addition of Arctic Cat Sport rider, Trent Wittwer #115, to the KC Motorsports family. “Although Trent had a rough weekend of qualifying, his past race experience, work ethic, and drive to win makes him a welcome addition to our team. We are lucky to have him.” said Karl Christian.
KC Motorsports Pro Lite rider, Travis Kern, had a great day of qualifying Friday, with 1st and 3rd place finishes in his qualifying heats. Kern had a great start in the final, settling into 3rd where he stayed through much of the race, until hitting an ice chunk with only 2 laps to go that caused Kern to crash and finish in 10th. Saturday’s track was mushy and consisted of ice crystals. Heat finishes for the #201 were still good, however, as Kern shot out of the gate in heat 1, getting the hole shot and finishing in 1st; Kern finished heat 2 in 5th. Although there were numerous wrecks during the final, the #201 was consistent in his laps and battled through, finishing the final in 6th. “I came into the weekend 11th in Pro Lite points and now I’m sitting in 6th, so we are moving in the right direction. I’m going to get a lot of riding in over the holiday break and come out swinging in Shakopee.” said Kern.
Jay Lura, Sport #217, had a rough go on Friday, finishing 4th and 6th in qualifying heats and having to go through the LCQ, where he finished 9th.. Unfortunately, this resulted in Lura being done for the day. Saturday was considerably better, as Lura worked his way into 1st in heat 1 and 3rd in heat 2, earning the 4th pick for the final. Lura had a great start, quickly charging into the top five, where he eventually finished the final in 4th. Jay said, “Everything went well on Saturday and I felt really good. I was so close to getting on that box. The guys have my Arctic Cat rippin’ and I can’t thank my team & my family enough.” After 4 rounds, Jay Lura is currently 12th in Sport National points.
Jr. 10-13 rider, Evan Christian, started Saturday with qualifying heat finishes of a 2nd and a 4th. In the final, Christian did not get the start he had hoped for. With it only being a 6 lap final, the #333 was forced to power through the pack, going from the back to eventually crossing the finish line in 4th. Evan said, “I was bummed about the start, and was really hoping to make the podium this weekend. 4th is not a bad place to finish, but you can be sure I’m gonna be working hard to make a podium happen at Shakopee.”
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 Pirtek Snocross National at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN, January 8th & 9th, 2016. Follow KC Motorsports and riders Travis Kern, Jay Lura, & Evan Christian on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Snapchat.