The weekend started off with the Amsoil Dominator race on Friday. A bracket-style format type of racing, where each Pro rider was judged off their lap times in seeding to see whom they would match up against in Round 1, and from each race moving forward, the winner would continue on. Pro Rider, Kyle Pallin has some amazing battles and won his way into the Final race and finished in a close second place.
Longville, Minn. July 29, 2016 – Levi LaVallee is making plans to help the Sno Barons snowmobile club celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hay Days in a very big way. With a long list of action sport accomplishments to his credit including the world record snowmobile distance jump of 412-feet, Levi will break out the ramps and launch the Hay Days celebration (and himself) with a 200-foot distance jump on September 10 in North Branch, Minnesota.
With humble beginnings as little more than a gathering of club members, Hay Days has grown to become the biggest snowmobile event in the world with more than 50,000 fans in attendance along with every major manufacturer, aftermarket company, dealer, and athlete. Today, Hay Days is the place to see and be seen for the entire snowmobile industry.
“Every year we try to add a new twist to the event,” said Meshell Gorsegner, spokeswoman for the Sno Barons. “This year we wanted to make sure the event was truly special and Levi is helping us do that. Everyone in the club has been working hard to make this year’s event the biggest and best yet, with special commemorative displays, events, and guests in attendance.”
Located 8-miles east of North Branch, Minnesota, Hay Days features something for everyone including snowmobile grass drags, freestyle exhibitions, ATV and side-by-side races, the sports largest swap meet, more than 200 vendors, demo ride opportunities, raffles, vintage displays, and so much more. Encompassing more than 180 acres, it has become the can’t miss event for thousands of snowmobile enthusiasts from across North America and even the world.
Levi’s long-distance jump is schedule for Saturday (September 10) at 5:00pm and will take place at the east end of the snowmobile drag strip, adjacent to county road 70. With a metal take-off ramp and massive dirt constructed landing ramp, he is expected to soar well in excess of 200-feet. You can also catch the action on CBS Sports Network, check your local listings for Terracross Championship in September which will feature the jump.
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Conditions threatened to wipe out the majority of this year’s races too.
The women’s snowboard race was completed Thursday before poor visibility prompted the postponement of other races, and Friday’s conditions were no better. But by Saturday, visibility improved enough to race.
Snowboarder Jayson Hale and snowmachiner Tyson Johnson topped their division with a time of 4:22:21, a victory worth $26,000.
Skier Natalie Van Nostrand and snowmachiner Cortni Brown finished in 4:06.73 to pocket $3,000 for their win in the women’s ski division. On Thursday, snowboarder Audrey Hebert and snowmachiner Kelci Boe clocked 4:35:58 to collect a $7,000 first-place prize.
Purses are determined by the number of entries in each division.
Information from the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner was used this report.