Kenora Snocross Racer Has Great Season
by Scott A. Sumner
Seventeen year old Brady Love, number 444, had a great first season doing all races in the ISOC National series finishing third overall behind Zak Mason and Jake Angrove in the year long points in the Sport class. The Sport class is an important step leading to Pro Lite and Pro Open classes. It is a hotly contested class with 80 to 100 entries each race weekend.
“ At the first race of the season Duluth Polaris noticed me and talked to my father Rick and myself a little bit. At that race I became the number 1 qualifier for my first race, which was, huge and ended up battling with Zak Mason, a Polaris factory rider and I ended up finishing second. Tom Rager Jr of Polaris Racing came up to us and asked who are you, we have never heard of you before," laughed Brady Love. “ During that race they helped us with suspension specs and the next weekend they started helping us with parts. The help meant we could do all the National Races which wouldn’t have been possible financially without them.”
The week before Duluth Brady broke a bone in his wrist during training which made the racing harder and harder to ride although he completed each race weekend. “ I ended up crashing out in finals because I couldn’t hold on to the sled with the injured wrist which had a broken bone, one of 8 bones in your wrist. I would come home with no riding then, get casted and then just before the race weekend take the cast off,” said Love. “ I had surgery on the wrist 9 weeks ago and had a bone graft. If all is well I will get a different type of cast and start physio soon and?will be ready for snocross with maybe some motocross in September.”
Polaris will help Brady Love out a lot next year and support him as much as they can.
“ My goal for 2015 is to be a pro lite rider for a team. Polaris wants me to spend another year in Sport class and be like Zak Mason who will race for Leighton Motorsports this year as a Pro Lite rider. Next year I will graduate high school. If I get a full time race ride after that I would take a year off school and try and make a point," smiles Brady Love. “ My dad Rick is my mechanic, driver, cook, everything. I love racing. My family bought me a little half ton with long box so I can put the sled in and go down to the states to their tracks to practice as we don’t have any tracks at home.”
Polaris is mentoring Brady Love and like that he is young and can develop. “ We are trying to get three sleds this season. One sled for the Friday night race, one for Saturday nights as well as a practice sled. We barely made it last year with one sled struggling getting parts and even getting out for the finals. Polaris is going to help me out as much as they can. There are many up and coming kids racing," said Brady Love. “ Ido a high intensity work out and hope to get back on the motocross bike before the snocross season. Motocross is a fun hobby and I could see myself doing well if I worked at it but financially it is too much and I have to be committed to just one and I pick snocross.”