FAN FAVORITE, MOST IMPROVED RACER, AND A PODIUM FINISH SWEETENS THE CLOSE OF THE 2016/2017 SEASON FOR TEAM LAVALLEE

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Longville, MN (March 21, 2017)
– As the 2016-2017 snocross season comes to an end, Grand Geneva Resort and Spa in Lake Geneva, WI was the host to the final race of the season, as it has been for many, many years. The track this season, was one of the most impressive we’ve seen in years, despite the mild winter weather, the track consisted of an up-hill start, three up hill sections, a joker lane, big air, and technical whoop sections. Race fans packed the stands for the 3-day National and was in for one of the most exciting year-end races we’ve seen in years.

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The Pro Class raced all three days, with opening up Round 15 on Friday night. Kyle Pallin (Pro) had an impressive day of qualifying and secured himself a front row spot for the Friday Night Final. Off of the line, Kyle Pallin ripped the holeshot and moved his way up the first up-hill. A tough first corner pushed Pallin towards the back of the pack but that did not stop Pallin, his determination and strength finished out the Round 15 final in the impressive 6th place spot. Throughout the rest of the weekend, Pallin saw similar results with a Pro Round 1 qualifying win on Sunday and finishing out the 2016-2017 season in the 6th place spot for Round 16 and 7th place spot on Sunday for Round 17.

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In Pro Lite, Zak Mason (who was sporting new pink FXR Racing gear, honoring his step-mom who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer) was eager to get back up on the podium, like he had done in Dubuque the race before. On Saturday, Mason made his way into the final via the LCQ. Off of the start of the Round 15 final, coming from the back row – Mason rode smart and smooth throughout the 7 lap final and finished an impressive 5th place. On Sunday, Mason was looking to end the season strong, and he did just that. With qualifying 9th for the Round 16 Pro Lite final, Mason ripped the holeshot off of the line and finished the 2016-2017 season with a 3rd place finish at Lake Geneva.

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For Team LaVallee’s grassroots riders, Adam Peterson (Sport) and Evan Daudt (Pro Lite) – the two Day National had it’s high and lows for these riders. In sport, Peterson was able to make both of his respective finals and finished out the season with a 4th and 7th place finish. In Pro Lite, Evan Daudt was hungry to finish the season with another podium win. On Saturday, in Round 16, Daudt was running an awesome race and was sitting in the 5th place position, when a tough crash down the first downhill ended the season a day early for Daudt. Daudt was looked over by the FXR Mobile Medical crew and was then sent to the local ER to determine a broken foot for Evan Daudt. We wish him a speedy and healthy recovery during the off-season.

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Year End Awards

Congratulations to Kyle Pallin for earning the Fan Favorite Award for the second year in a row! The Most Improved Racer Award was given to grassroots rider, Evan Daudt. A well-deserved award, given to Evan after a very impressive rookie season in the Pro Lite class. Congratulations to you both for your prestigious awards!

“As we close another snocross season here for Team LaVallee, we cannot help but thank our awesome crew, mechanics, riders, and partners for making this all happen. It was a season of new challenges and great rewards. Nothing comes easy and when we work together as a team, collaborate our ideas, our goals, and our strengths – that is when we shine. Thank you to each and everyone of you involved in the team, we truly could not be where we are without you. See you all when the snow flies.” – Levi LaVallee, Owner

 

RACE RESULTS – Round 15, 16, 17

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RD 15 – Rd 1: 4th Rd 2: 4th   LCQ: — Final: 6th

RD 16 – Rd 1: 3rd Rd 2: 2nd  LCQ: — Final: 6th

RD 17 – Rd 1: 1st Rd 2: 2nd  LCQ: — Final: 7th

RACE RESULTS – Round 15 & 16

MASON (Pro Lite)

RD 15 – Rd1: 3rd Rd 2: 6th LCQ: 4th Final: 5th  //  RD 16 – Rd 1: 3rd Rd 2: 4th LCQ: —  Final: 3rd

GRASSROOTS RACE RESULTS – Round 15 & 16

DAUDT  Rd 1: 3rd Rd 2: 2nd  LCQ: — Final: 13th  //  Rd 1: 8th Rd 2: 9th  LCQ: — Final: —

PETERSON Rd 1: 2nd Rd: 1st LCQ: — Final: 4th  //  Rd 1: 7th Rd 2: 3rd  LCQ: 3rd  Final: 7th

2016-2017 YEAR END RESULTS

PALLIN (PRO) 7th  / ISOC Fan Favorite 2017

MASON (Pro Lite) 4th

DAUDT (Pro Lite) 7th  / ISOC Most Improved Racer 2017

PETERSON (Sport) 6th

COMING UP

Arctic Man 2017 (LaVallee & Rhalves) – Summit Lake, Alaska – April 6th, 2017

SNOCROSS TV SCHEDULE

Lake Geneva, WI National Round 15 // CBS Sports Network // 04/02/2017 @ 11AM EST (Check Local Listings)

Lake Geneva, WI National Round 16 // CBS Sports Network // 04/09/2017 @ 10AM EST (Check Local Listings)

PALLIN AND MASON TAKE 2ND PLACE PODIUM FINISHES AT DUBUQUE

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Longville, MN (March 6, 2017) – New to the ISOC Snocross Series, Dubuque, Iowa was the host to Rounds 13 and 14 of the 2016-2017 season. Sundown Mountain presented one of the most unique and challenging tracks of the season, with a lengthy start, huge downhill section (known as the dirty dozen, containing twelve jumps), and with unpredictable snow conditions, the debut in Dubuque was an exciting one for racers and race fans a-like.

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Round 13, Friday night was one for the books for Team LaVallee. Pro Rider, Kyle Pallin and Pro Lite Rider, Zak Mason equally had awesome qualifying rounds and both sat in the front row of their respective finals. In Pro Lite, Zak Mason ripped the holeshot off of the line and kept up his speed and momentum throughout the 12 lap final and finished in the 2nd place spot! Immediately following Zak’s podium finish, Kyle Pallin’s Pro Open Final was on the line. Kyle came out in the 4th position and within the first two laps of the 18-lap final, Pallin pushed his way to second place. At the halfway mark, Pallin was battling for the first place spot but was unable to get around the leader. Pallin finished out the Friday / Round 13 final with an exciting 2nd place finish. Congrats Zak and Kyle!

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On Saturday / Day 2 / Round 14 Mason and Pallin had another day of great qualifying. In Pro Lite, Zak Mason took 3rd and 4th in his qualifying rounds and finished the Round 14 final in the 5th place spot. In Pro Open, Kyle Pallin earned a 3rd and 4th place qualifying as well and was the second gate pick for the Pro Open Final. Off of the start, Pallin was sitting in the 4th place position. Pallin charged hard throughout the 18-lap final and finished out the Dubuque National in the 4th place spot.

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For Team LaVallee’s grassroots riders, Adam Peterson (Sport) and Evan Daudt (Pro Lite) both had great qualifying throughout the two-day national. The highlights over the weekend was Peterson’s 8th place finish on Friday night and Daudt’s 6th place finish on Saturday, just behind Mason. Looking forward to a weekend off and then heading out for the final National race of the season in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

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RACE RESULTS – Round 13 & 14 

PALLIN Rd 1: 3rd Rd 2: 3rd LCQ: — Final: 2nd // Rd 1: 3rd Rd 2: 4th LCQ: — Final: 4th

MASON Rd1: 1st Rd 2: 2nd LCQ: — Final: 2nd // Rd 1: 3rd Rd 2: 4th LCQ: — Final: 5th

GRASSROOTS RACE RESULTS – Round 13 & 14

DAUDT Rd 1: 5th Rd 2: 2nd LCQ: — Final: 12th // Rd 1: 2nd Rd 2: 4th LCQ: — Final: 6th

PETERSON Rd 1: 4th Rd: 4th LCQ: — Final: 8th // Rd 1: 5th Rd 2: 2nd LCQ: 1st Final: 14th

COMING UP

Lake Geneva National – Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva, WI – March 17-19, 2017

TV SCHEDULE

Dubuque, IA National Round 13 // CBS Sports Network // 03/18/2017 @ 12PM EST (Check Local Listings)

Dubuque, IA National Round 14 // CBS Sports Network // 03/18/2017 @ 1PM EST (Check Local Listings)

Mason Tops the Podium at Hometown Race in Michigan

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Longville, MN (February 27, 2017)
– Soaring Eagle Resort and Casino in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan was the host to rounds 11 and 12 of the 2016-2017 ISOC Snocross Series. It was a question mark if this National race would go on, as there was no snow within many areas of the Mid-West, including Mt. Pleasant. The crew at ISOC and Soaring Eagle Resort and Casino re-assured the show would go on and they did a great job preserving enough snow for a jam-packed two day National.

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On Friday / Day 1 / Round 11 of snocross racing, the track conditions were (in one word) wet. Lightning did also cause a few weather delays throughout the day. With the dense, wet, slush-like snow it added in an extra challenge for the riders and their sleds. In Pro Open, Kyle Pallin had a tough day of racing, with hard offs in his qualifying rounds and in the Pro Open Final, Pallin was able to charge hard from the back row and finish a notable 8th place! In Pro Lite, Zak Mason was looking to make a great debut at his hometown race in Mt. Pleasant, after a 3 year hiatus of not racing there, due to injury. Mason went 1-1 in his qualifying rounds and on the line of the Pro Lite Final, Mason ripped the hole-shot and rode one of the most comfortable and confident races of this season. Mason finished on the top of the box Friday night, winning the Pro Lite Final.

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On Saturday / Day 2 / Round 12 the weather changed to cold and windy, changing the snow conditions on the track. In Pro Open, Kyle Pallin had a great day of racing, qualified well in his respective rounds and in the Pro Open Final rode smooth and consistent rounding out the weekend in an awesome 5th place position. In Pro Lite, Zak Mason made his way into the Pro Lite Final via the LCQ and finished the Round 12 Final in the 12th place position.

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For Team LaVallee’s grassroots riders, Adam Peterson (Sport) had tough luck Friday night and missed the Sport Final from a tough off in the LCQ. Saturday was redemption day for Peterson and it showed on the track. Coming from the back row of the Round 12 Sport Final, Peterson rode really strong, picking off riders lap-by-lap and finished out the weekend in an impressive 6th place. Evan Daudt (Pro Lite) was very consistent throughout the two-day National, great qualifying allowed Daudt to bypass both LCQ’s and be in the front row of his finals. Daudt took 8th on Friday and an awesome 6th place on Saturday night.

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RACE RESULTS – Round 11 & 12

PALLIN Rd 1: 7th Rd 2: 7th LCQ: — Final: 8th // Rd 1: 3rd Rd 2: 5th LCQ: — Final: 5th

MASON Rd1: 1st Rd 2: 1st LCQ: — Final: 1st // Rd 1: 9th Rd 2: 7th LCQ: — Final: 12th

GRASSROOTS RACE RESULTS – Round 11 & 12

DAUDT Rd 1: 4th Rd 2: 4th LCQ: — Final: 8th // Rd 1: 3rd Rd 2: 2nd LCQ: 5th Final: 6th

PETERSON Rd 1: 4th Rd: 6th LCQ: 10th Final: — // Rd 1: 4th Rd 2: 5th LCQ: 1st Final: 6th

COMING UP

Dubuque National – Sundown Mountain Resort, Dubuque, IA – March 3-4, 2017

Lake Geneva National – Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva, WI – March 17-19, 2017

TV SCHEDULE

Mt. Pleasant, MI National Round 11 // CBS Sports Network // 03/05/2017 @ 11AM EST (Check Local Listings)

Mt. Pleasant, MI National Round 12 // CBS Sports Network // 03/12/2017 @ 10AM EST (Check Local Listings)

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