Kenora Snocross Racer Signs With Polaris Racing
by Scott A. Sumner
Sixteen-year-old Brady Love has been riding and racing snowmobiles since the age of 4 and just loves the sport. This past weekend at the ISOC National opener in Duluth Brady won several heats and finished on the podium with a second and third out of a field of 110 sport riders. This caught the eye of the Polaris Race Team and Brady was signed to their program that weekend. I talked to his father and mechanic in the staging area before a heat race.
“ We had great day yesterday. Brady won both of his qualifying heats and in the final got a second. In the first qualifying heat we are pretty sure he has two broken bones in his hand where it attaches to his wrist. Today he has a lot of swelling and pain but it is part of snocross. 90 % of the time something hurts,” said Rick Love from Kenora. “ He just loves snocross. The race manager from Polaris was in the trailer yesterday discussing Brady’s future. Duluth is where you come to showcase what you’ve got and that is what he did yesterday. In his sport class there were over 100 kids qualifying for 15 spots. In the finals”
Brady is in grade 11 and wants to make a career of snocross and fall back and be an electrician when he is done.
“ We are gong to try and do the remaining nationals with some support from Polaris and other corporate sponsors to help us with mainly fuel and parts. We will also do the entire ISOC regional series for a total of 15 races this winter,” said Rick Love. “ We have some good sponsors already on board including TYCON of Thunder Bay with Shannon Campbell, FXR and Ray solar from Kenora who helps us. The cost to race a season is $25,000 to $30,000 between buying machines, fuel parts and hotels. Brady has two 2013 Polaris 600 race sleds, one we haven’t taken possession of yet.”
Brady Love runs the Sport class at ISOC National events while in Canada he is at the Pro level. He races Pro Lite in the ISOC regional in US. He continued to race even with his hand injury at Duluth and according to Rick Love will be fully looked over at a sports specialty medical facility in Winnipeg on the way home from Duluth.
It will be fun to follow the progress of up and coming snocross racer Brady Love.
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