Karkoulas Sisters Racing – Zoe Accomplishes Goal of Pro/Am Women’s Podium Finish

The January 27-28th weekend marked the first two rounds of the Canadian Snowcross Racing Association (CSRA) 2024 season. The Kawartha Cup, held at the Lindsay Exhibition grounds, is KSR’s hometown race, and one where the team has celebrated many successes over the years. The CSRA crew put significant effort towards making this event happen, with weeks of snowmaking, and countless hours transforming the exhibition grounds into a world class snowcross event. The rain didn’t stop hundreds of riders from gearing up and lining up for the series opener.

Zoe #502 Recap:

With excitement for this upcoming season, Zoe was ready to race this weekend, and race she did! Last year she aged out of the Transition classes where she had been placed since age 9. This year, she moved up to the Junior class, and Pro/Am women on a completely different sled setup. Zoe reported it was different getting used to her 2024 Ski-Doo 600 RS but she was excited for the change. The Junior class is a challenging class to compete in, however these challenges fuel Zoe. Her sled was getting her off the line quickly, and she placed 6th on Saturday and 9th overall on Sunday. In the Pro/Am women’s class, her starts weren’t as quick as she was riding half throttle. She found the class fun to race in though and enjoyed competing with so many great riders. Her goal for the weekend was to get a Pro/Am women podium finish, so she was thrilled with two 3rd place finishes in her first event Pro/Am women’s race. The track challenged her with bumps, whoops, and tough corners but she loved the double section in front of the stands!

Troy Recap:

After 21 years, and countless races watching his daughters from the sidelines, Troy decided at the last minute to suit up, donning his retro Tekvest and other protective equipment that he had to scramble to find. After not even riding a sled in the past eight years, to then pulling up to the starting line for his first ever weekend competing in the Pro vet class, was certainly an experience and he and the team will never forget! To say it was an eye-opening experience for him is an understatement. Enjoying the whoops and tabletops, Troy felt right at home on the track. Coached and guided by his daughters, with a little razzing, Troy was able to finish his weekend with a 6th place overall on both days, feeling accomplished he was able to even walk by Sunday.

KSR would like to thank the following sponsors for their support for the 2024 season, without them this would not be possible: Bailey Motorsports, Dayco, Ski-Doo, Fly Racing, Motul, Scott Sports Canada, C&A Pro Skis, Rox Speed FX, Off-Road Vixens, Backwoods Promotions, Backcountry Motorsports Media, Stud Boy Traction Products, 139 Designs, Clean Media, St. Onge Recreation, Laps for Muscular Dystrophy.

KSR would like to thank the following sponsors for their support for the 2023 season, without them this would not be possible: MotulSki-DooFly RacingScott Sports CanadaC&A Pro SkisRox Speed FXDaycoOff-Road VixensBackwoods PromotionsBackcountry Motorsports MediaStud Boy Traction Products139 Designs, Clean MediaSt. Onge RecreationLaps for Muscular Dystrophy.

PHOTO CREDIT: Shelby Mahon // Backcountry Motorsports Media
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NEXT RACE: Feb 3-4 – Regional Snowcross – Lindsay, ON

Results:

Zoe – 3rd & 3rd Pro/Am women Jr 6th & 9th
Troy – 6th & 6th