Reid leads the pack into Lindsay showdown
|By Matthew Desrosiers - Editor | February 2, 2015|
Izac Reid is atop the standings headed into his next race.
The Minden snowcross racer leads the CSRA Junior 1 (14-15 year-olds) division with 132 points, two ahead of second. In Junior 2 (16-17 year-olds), is four points up on second place with 134.
“I feel pretty good,” said Reid. “It’s too early in the season to know how the points are going to work out, but I’m on top right now and I’m hoping I can stay there all winter.”
Reid is fresh off a strong weekend in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, on Jan. 17-18.
“On Saturday, my first race I had a crash on the first turn, but I got up and passed half the riders to win fourth,” he said. “The next race I won.”
The riders earn points after each race, and the combined total determines their place on the podium. Reid finished third overall in Junior 1.
In his Junior 2 races, Reid earned and first and second place finish, winning him the top overall position for the weekend.
“I’m getting better starts this year,” Reid explained. “I feel comfortable on my sled.”
His expectations are high riding into Lindsay on Feb. 7-8 for the Amsoil Kawartha Cup.
“I’ve always been good there,” he said. “It’s a hometown race and all my friends and family are there. Last year I won there, so hopefully we can do that again.”
MATTHEW DESROSIERS is the editor of The Highlander.