Karkoulas Sisters Racing Overcomes Challenges in Kitchener


Teammates Demonstrate Perseverance and Positivity to Bring Home Top Finishes

Oakwood, ON (March 29, 2017) – Karkoulas Sisters Racing (KSR) donned their rain coats and geared up for a great weekend of racing in the rain at Chicopee Ski Resort in Kitchener, ON. This past weekend marked the second last race of the Canadian Snowcross Racing Association (CSRA) championship, with finals scheduled for next weekend at Horseshoe Valley Resort in Barrie.

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Despite a very small, relatively flat 120 track, Zoe was all smiles racing in the Stock 2 and Briggs 6-8 races. Mom and Dad were especially proud of Zoe’s quick maneuvering around a 180 degree turn at the start of the track that saw multiple riders in many races tangled and at a standstill.



Dakota demonstrated solid racing in the Transition mixed, Novice A and Transition Girls classes and continues to amaze her friends and family with her ability to adjust and persevere. With this particular track, there was a blind spot behind the trees that blocked riders from view. Dakota was missing for a short time during a race leaving her teammates wondering what occurred. After the checkered flag flew, Dakota got off her sled with a big smile on her face. When asked why she had disappeared, she explained that she fell off and her sled started rolling down a hill. When asked what she did, she nonchalantly stated, “I ran after it and it rolled back over”. The team was so proud that she was able to get her sled started, back on the track, and finish the race.



Brooklyn was her usual determined self this weekend. The rain and soggy weather did nothing to dampen her drive for the checkered flag. While this was not her favorite track, she rose to the challenge of a technical track with many top five motos and solid finals. She took the win overall in the Transition Girls class on Sunday which was a great boost to her confidence.

Brooklyn’s highlight of the weekend was having the opportunity to race in the Junior Girls 14-17 class in the afternoon program. With a packed morning race schedule consisting of Novice B, Transition mixed, and Transition Girls, adding Junior Girls was difficult for racers. However, as soon as Brooklyn heard Junior Girls was running Sunday afternoon, she gave her dad “the look” and it wasn’t long before she was signed up. That race was certainly an experience! Brooklyn raced hard and fast all the way to the podium with a third place finish and was included in the podium awards at the end of the day.



Karkoulas Sisters Racing would like to thank their sponsors and supporters: Bailey Motorsports, Lucas Oil, Off Road Vixens, Backwoods Promotions, Backcountry Motorsports Media, Dayco Products, Stud Boy Traction, Choko Design, Gamma Powersports, Zoan Helmets and Dragon Goggles. 


RESULTS: To see full results for both KSR & Bailey Motorsports, visit www.snowcross.com/race-results




FOLLOW US: @KSRsnowcross (Twitter, Facebook & Instagram)

MEDIA INQUIRIES: Contact Jessica Kline, info@backwoodspromo.com

Snowcross Racing in Timmins


Karkoulas Sisters Racing Promotes Women in Motorsports

Snowcross Racing in Timmins Concludes with Positive Outcomes

Oakwood, ON (March 7, 2017) – Karkoulas Sisters Racing (KSR) packed up and headed north to find bright blue skies, frigid cold temps, and most importantly, the white snow that seems to be eluding the team this season. This past weekend, Timmins, Ontario, was the location for the Eclipse Financial Cup, comprised of rounds 9 and 10 of the Canadian Snowcross Racing Association (CSRA) circuit.

With races in London and Barrie cancelled due to unseasonably warm temperatures and lack of snow, the team was only too happy to make the seven hour drive north to ride a fast, tight track for a weekend of action packed competition. Like any race weekend, the team had its share of ups and downs, and successes and disappointments. However, in the end, with strong family support and an incredible show of solidarity and backing from fellow track families and competitors, the team leaves Timmins behind with a few lessons learned and the drive to arrive in Kitchener (next scheduled race) with positive attitudes and optimism.

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Timmins saw Zoe bring her best racing yet! Although she didn’t sweep the podium, it was clear she elevated her riding capabilities on her Brigg’s sled with her best finishes to date. Zoe also rode her Polaris 120 Stock 2 to its absolute max, and although the team worked tirelessly on the sled, it still wasn’t enough to capture the checkered. None-the-less, Zoe was happy to collect her trophy on Sunday for a respectable fourth place finish in the final.


Another race weekend of steadfast racing is under Dakota’s belt (or should we say TekVest?). She was able to overcome some psychological stress of missing an important gymnastics competition to race this weekend with her usual style and dependability. Any true racer knows motorsports racing can be just as psychological as physical if not more, so her ability to overcome the stress was admirable. Saturday saw Dakota on the losing end of some rubbing in Transition girls that sent her over a berm, yet the next moto she was able to move past the incident and finish third. In the same class on Sunday, she finished in second place. The real testament to how far Dakota has come in her racing occurs each time she lines up for her Novice A final. Previously Dakota has struggled with intimidation related to racing in the mixed classes, yet the last few races she has been the only girl left pulling up to the line. She has been able to overcome her feelings of intimidation, and has found her confidence as a racer and competitor while giving her all in each race.


The -30 degree Celsius temps didn’t stop Brooklyn from arriving in Timmins with her usual drive and focus. The term “pin it to win it” takes on whole new meaning to Brooklyn, sometimes in her favor and sometimes not, which was demonstrated in her second moto in Transition Girls on Sunday. Sitting in second place on the last lap, Brooklyn challenged her limits and unfortunately overshot a corner which cost her dearly.

With a head full of mixed thoughts and emotions, “what if’s”, and incredible disappointment, she got on her Ski-Doo 600RS again to finish out the weekend with solid racing in her Transition 8-13 class. This was not an easy feat with emotions and pressure at an all-time high.

Overall, Brooklyn had a stand-out weekend with multiple moto wins and highest number of laps led (in more than one class). As a result, the team will be donating one dollar per lap led to the Laps for Muscular Dystrophy program.

In addition to those achievements, this weekend saw race winners interviewed by the announcer, Dave Bell, giving Brooklyn many opportunities to promote young girls in racing. Winning several Novice B moto’s, as the only girl left in the class, was the perfect opportunity to show race fans and future little girls in the stands that a racer is a racer no matter what gender. This was also a great opportunity to represent Ski-Doo as the only Ski-Doo snowmobile amongst a class full of Arctic Cats. Brooklyn was able to give a shout out to sponsors and affiliated Team members from Bailey Motorsports, a team of which had many of their own successes and interviews this weekend. KSR was thrilled to see many of the team members from Bailey Motorsports track side cheering them on and showing immense support.

Karkoulas Sisters Racing cannot thank Backcountry Motorsports Media enough for their support and constant presence on and off the track. No matter which direction the team turned, there was a good chance a camera was pointed their way capturing moments that will forever be cherished.

Enormous thanks to the teams others sponsors and supporters: Bailey Motorsports, Lucas Oil, Off Road Vixens, Backwoods Promotions, Dayco Products, Stud Boy Traction, Choko Designs, Gamma Powersports, Zoan Helmets and Dragon Goggles.

RESULTS: To see full results for both KSR & Bailey Motorsports, visit www.snowcross.com/race-results


FOLLOW US: @KSRsnowcross (FacebookTwitter & Instagram)

MEDIA INQUIRIES: Contact Jessica Kline, info@backwoodspromo.com