KSR Reflects on an Amazing 2020 Snowcross Season
Oakwood, ON (March 19, 2020) – Although cut short, the 2020 race season was definitely one to remember. While there are challenging times ahead for many, KSR is taking this time to reflect on the positive season that was had, filled with action packed racing, triumphs, and great takeaways for next season.
Apart from the CSRA races, Brooklyn travelled to Duluth, Minnesota, for the ISOC season opener. Unfortunately, she was forced to cut the race day short after one heat race due to poor visibility. Brooklyn also travelled to Shawinigan, Quebec for her first SCMX race, and took home a well fought win in the Dame’s class. These events were very fun and provided an on track learning experience, as she raced against some of the top women racers. Within the Canadian Snowcross Racing Association (CSRA) series, this season was Brooklyn’s first time racing Pro Women as her main class. She was able to successfully showcase her skills, taking the win in every heat and final race (apart from Valcourt). She also raced Sport and Sport Lite at select events, with a podium finish at Shawinigan and a 2nd place heat finish in Barrie. These are big accomplishments for Brooklyn, as she was not only one of the only female racers in the class, but she was also years younger than most of her competitors. Her Ski-Doo 600RS was dialed in after frequent trips to the Compound Muskoka, leading to such a successful season.
Some highlights from this year were opening the season up in front of her hometown crowd in Lindsay, Ontario, and traveling to the capital of Canada for a new race location and fresh track. Brooklyn would like to extend her thanks to Motul for giving her the best oil in the industry, keeping her engine working at top performance. Out of all 7 snowcross events that she raced at this season, her top experience would have to be in Valcourt. Ski-Doo always puts on a good show, and she was able to be challenged by some fellow women racers. The track was a blast to race on, and she was able to pull off a third place finish. Overall, Brooklyn was able to achieve 9 race wins this season. This success would not have been possible without the support of Bailey Motorsports and the entire Karkoulas Sisters Racing team and family.
Dakota had a great 2020 race season as she remained undefeated in the Junior Girls class, and finished 2nd overall in the Junior 14-17 class. Her favourite race this year would have to be in Timmins, Ontario. On the last day, Dakota fell off her sled right at the start but managed to get back on and win the race. It was her favourite race because she was way behind but got back on and earned herself the win showing the hard work, perseverance and sheer skill will pay off at the end. Overall, Dakota’s top track this season was in Valcourt, Quebec, due to the perfect conditions and a big double in the middle of the track. Despite the season ending, Dakota remains optimistic and excited for next season! She would like to extend her thanks to: Bailey Motorsports, CSRA Snowcross, The Compound Muskoka, Ski-Doo, Motul, HMK, Stud Boy, Dayco, ROX Speed FX, C&A pro skis, Off-Road Vixens, Scott Sports Canada, and Backwoods Promotions. She would also like to give a huge thanks to all KSR sponsors that helped the team throughout the year!
Zoe found that the 2020 season was amazing but went by too quickly. One weekend the team was in Barrie, and then right after they travelled to Timmins to race! The Transition 8-10 class was a challenging one for Zoe with a lot of the fast racers, but she still managed to get a 5th place overall. The Transition Girls class was super fun with Zoe making the podium every weekend, giving her a 2nd place overall. Zoe’s favourite race was also in her home town of Lindsay, Ontario, because her friends and family were there to motivate her throughout the weekend. Zoe would like to thank Ski-Doo for making super fast sleds, HMK for keeping her warm all season, and Off-Road Vixens for keeping her comfortable while off the track. Also, Zoe would like to thank The Compound Muskoka for a great practice track, where she practiced as much as she could in preparation for the season. Zoe would also like to extend a big thank you to: Motul, Stud Boy, Dayco, ROX speed fx, C&A pro skis, Scott Sports Canada, and Backwoods Promotions because they do a lot for her and the team. Also, Zoe wanted to extend the biggest thank you to Bailey Motorsports because they do so much for her, from helping with her sled to doing TikToks.
Finally, last but not least, Brooklyn, Dakota and Zoe would like to extend a big thank you to their parents, Rebecca and Troy, who continually support, encourage, and mentor them each season. Through the high fives, hugs, smiles and sometimes tears, their parents are there through it all, and this season (and the many before it) wouldn’t be possible without the family support. Thanks mom & dad for being our rock, being there through it all. We love you!
KSR would like to thank the following sponsors for their support this season: BAILEY MOTORSPORTS, Ski-Doo, Motul, Sunoco Racing, HMK USA, Backwoods Promotions Inc., Backcountry Motorsports Media, Off Road Vixens, Troy Lee Designs, TEAMLTD, DEFT FAMILY, Flybyu Motorsports, STUD BOY Traction, St-Onge Recreation, Dayco, WTD Gloves, Rox Speed FX, Inc., C&A Pro Skis, SCOTT Sports, Scott Sports Canada, The Compound – Muskoka, Tekvest, 139 designs, Clean Media, Laps for Muscular Dystrophy.
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