Successful Weekend for Karkoulas Sisters Racing at Snowcross Season Opener
Team Brings Home Multiple Top Finishes in Rouyn-Noranda
Oakwood, ON (January 18, 2016) – The Grand Prix International Snowcross in Rouyn-Noranda, QC was an action packed weekend for Karkoulas Sisters Racing (KSR) fans, racers and partners. The weekend marked the first event of the Canadian Snowcross Racing Association (CSRA) schedule, and drew thousands of fans to the track for fast-paced, ski to ski racing.
Racers Brooklyn (11), Dakota (9), and Zoe (6) were eager to get out on the track after waiting what felt like an eternity to return. Sunday was a frigid day, but by midday the sun was shining and the tinted goggles were out for beautiful race weather.
Dakota took some time adjusting to a larger snowmobile this year, a Ski-Doo MXZ 600 Sport, but quickly found her groove. By Sunday, she was comfortable on the No. 501 race sled and was second off the line in a Transition Girls heat. She held on to that position until her sister, Brooklyn, racing the No. 500 Ski-Doo 600RS, took her place with them both grasping position two and three in that heat.
Zoe experienced some difficulties going wide in the first corner but conquered this by Sunday with great heat finishes on the No. 502 Polaris Indy 120. She finished second overall in Stock 1 on Saturday, and first in Stock 1 on Sunday, while placing seventh and fifth in Stock 2 division.
Dakota raced hard all weekend, proving she can handle a larger sled, ultimately finishing fifth (Saturday) and fourth (Sunday) in Transition Girls, and eighth and 10th in Novice A class.
Brooklyn battled both days, finishing second in Transition Girls heats with the exception of one 3rd on Saturday. Unfortunately in the final Transition 8-13 race on Sunday, she was hit from the back by a few sleds which slowed her down a bit. She managed to move up quickly from the back of the pack, finishing Transition 8-13 in 11th place. She finished Transition Girls in third (Saturday) and second (Sunday).
KSR would like to thank their fans, team members and partners for their support. Current team sponsors include: Lucas Oil, Off Road Vixens, Caliber Products, Gamma Powersports, Choko Design, Backwoods Promotions, Back Country Photography & Design, Stevens Insulation Services, Bailey Motorsports and HB Cycle.
RESULTS: For complete race results, click HERE
NEXT RACE: January 30-31, 2016 at Georgian Downs, Barrie, ON
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