Finley, ND- (January 11, 2016) Racing at the impressive Canterbury Race Park at Shakopee, MN is always great for teams and fun for snocross fans, even when it’s cold. The 2016 Pirtek Snocross National presented by Jimmy John’s did not disappoint.
KC Motorsports had a great weekend, with riders continuing to forge through the ranks. Pro Lite’s Travis Kern on the #201 Arctic Cat had great qualifying heats Friday, going 4 and 2. Travis proved once again that he’s a force on the track, getting an impressive start off of the unique elevated start line in the Pro Lite final, rocketing to the front. Kern held a steady pace, locking up the second place spot at the end of the race. “I was super pumped on how racing went Friday. I can’t thank the whole KC Motorsports team and our sponsors enough!” Travis was strong once again in Saturday’s qualifying heats, going 2 & 2, however, an altercation in the final had him in 11th at the checkers. “I got a pretty good start, but a rider went down in front of me, which sent me back to last place. I managed to catch up and get 11th. I’m feeling better than ever, my sled’s dialed, and I can’t wait to get to the next race in Deadwood, SD.” Kern has currently moved up to 5th in the Pro Lite National points chase.
Jay Lura’s weekend in the Sport class also had a very positive spin. Lura, aboard his #217 Arctic Cat, finished 1st & 2nd in the Sport qualifying rounds on Friday. Jay’s start in the Sport final shot him into 2nd, which he battled successfully to hold until the checkers flew. “This is a very competitive class and I know I’m racing against the best riders around. It is always a great feeling to make the podium! I really want to thank my team and sponsors for getting me there.” After 6 rounds, Lura is currently 11th in Sport National points.
Trent Wittwer continues to improve in his Sport class heat races, with 2nd, 5th, and 8th place finishes throughout the course of the Canterbury weekend. “Although he did not make the show, Trent is a talented racer & a tough competitor. He just needs a little bit of luck to put him into contention.” said team owner Karl Christian.
The #333 Arctic Cat of Evan Christian was hot in Jr. 10-13 qualifying rounds, as Evan had 2nd place finishes in both. Even with a fast sled, the final, however, had Christian pinched out on the start, moving him into mid-pack and having to pick off riders one at a time. Although he ran out of laps for a podium, Christian found himself in 5th at the end of the race.
“I feel like we continue to move in the right direction, especially with what Travis and Jay accomplished this weekend, not to mention Trent’s progression, & Evan’s consistency to finish in at least the top 5. This is an extremely competitive sport and we just have to continue to progress and work toward our goals.” said Karl Christian.
KC Motorsports would like to thank their sponsors for their continued support–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 US Air Force Deadwood Snocross at Deadwood, SD January 22 & 23, 2016. Follow KC Motorsports and riders Travis Kern, Jay Lura, Trent Wittwer, & Evan Christian on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Snapchat.