For Immediate Release via KC Motorsports Polaris
Finley, ND (April 4, 2023) – The 2023 national snocross tour wrapped up over the weekend at Sundown Mountain Resort in Dubuque, Iowa. A combination of wind, rain and 60 degree temps presented plenty of challenges for the last remaining snow in the Hawkeye state, but the series managed to pull off two final days of racing before it was completely gone.
Evan Daudt scored a fifth place finish in the Pro Lite final on Sunday afternoon to secure his best-ever overall finish in the class championship in fourth. Daudt had a sixth place finish to open the weekend on Saturday, as well as a pair of runner-up results in qualifying.
Along the way, Daudt also collected the most single season podium finishes of his career, including one main event win.
For Evan Christian, it was another frustrating weekend where no matter what the team tried or how hard he pushed, luck was just not on his side. Christian was in a good position to start Saturday’s main event but got turned over at the bottom of the downhill on lap one, resulting in a 14th place finish.
Sunday’s round 16 ended on a higher note with an eighth place finish in the final.
Throughout the year there were multiple heat race wins, holeshots and podiums, but the trouble free consistency that propelled him to fifth in the championship as a rookie was always one bad bounce out of reach.
Despite the setbacks, Christian still managed to finish seventh in the class championship and goes into the off-season knowing he’s used up his allotment of bad luck for the next few years to come.
Evan Christian: “Tough season for us. Didn’t get the results we hoped for but made gains in different ways. Excited for the future, plan to ride lots of dirt bike and get ready for next year. Can’t thank the KC Motorsports team enough couldn’t do any of this without them. They mean the world to me and are the best team on the circuit.”