A Double Podium for Pallin in Mt. Pleasant

Longville, MN (March 3, 2015) - Soaring Eagle Resort and Casino in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan hosted Rounds 13 and 14 of the 2014/2015 snocross season. After a solid weekend in New York, Team LaVallee was ready to carry that momentum into Michigan. Mt. Pleasant offered a long, technical track. The snow conditions were a sugar-type consistency which meant for soft snow making the track unpredictable as the laps went on. A challenging and high-flying track made for some of the best racing we’ve season all season.

 

Kyle Pallin was the one to watch over the 2-day National. Under the lights on Friday night, Pallin had qualified two-two in his qualifying rounds and made it directly into the final. While fellow teammates, Scott and Lieders were able to make it into the back row of the Round 13 final, via the LCQ (last chance qualifier). Off of the start of the 14-lap final, Pallin came out first – grabbing the holeshot and was searching for a podium finish. With strong lap-times and Pallin’s never-give-up attitude, Pallin was able to make his third podium finish in a row, taking home the 3rd place spot. Scott and Lieders were able to round out the top ten with 9th and 10th place Friday night.

 

For Saturday, Round 14, Lieders and Scott both sat out for racing, due to injury. Lieders, out with a pulled groin muscle and Scott with a bothered knee. Both are currently expected to be racing in Lake Geneva. With Lieders and Scott out, all eyes were on Pallin. Pallin took two 3rd place finishes in his qualifying rounds and was ready to take on the Pro Open Final. Off of the starting line, Pallin found himself within the top 3 and a little bobblecaused Pallin to go off the track and set him back to 5th place. With his work cut out for him, Pallin continued to charge his way through and put pressure on those in front. Within the final laps, two riders went down and Pallin passed his way up to the 2nd place spot. Finishing out the weekend, with double podiums.

 

“Huge congrats to Kyle Pallin for an awesome weekend of racing. Kyle has been putting in the extra time and it’s really been showing. It’s unfortunate that Jake and Andy weren’t able to race Saturday, but thankful their injuries aren’t any worse and hopefully this weekend off will get them set for Geneva. Hats off to our crew for another great weekend! Looking forward to the grand finale in two weeks!” Levi LaVallee

 

RACE RESULTS – Pro Round 13 & 14

PALLIN

Round 1: 2nd Round 2: 2nd LCQ: — Final: 3rd

Round 1: 3rd Round 2: 3rd LCQ: — Final: 2nd

 

SCOTT

Round 1: 7th Round 2: 6th LCQ: 2nd Final: 9th

Round 1: — Round 2: — LCQ: — Final: —

 

LIEDERS

Round 1: 7th Round 2: 8th LCQ: 4th Final: 10th

Round 1: — Round 2: — LCQ: — Final: —

 

COMING UP

Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale / Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva, WI – March 13-15, 2015

 

TV SCHEDULE

LIVE* – Lake Geneva Grand Final CBS Sports Network / March 15 @ 3:00PM (Check local listings)

Soaring Eagle National Episode 13 CBS Sports Network / March 22 @ 9:00AM & 11:00AM

Soaring Eagle National Episode 14 CBS Sports Network / March 29 @ 9:00AM & 11:00AM

 

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Two Podiums For Pallin In Chicago

Longville, MN (February 24, 2015) - Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois (a short jont, just outside of Chicago) was the home to Rounds 11 and 12 of the 2014/2015 Snocross Season. A brand new venue to the circuit brought on a brand new track. A technical track was designed at Route 66 Raceway, where smooth lines and finding the right timing throughout the 14 lap finals where key components to a podium finish.

After a tough go at New York, Team LaVallee was hungry for better results. Round 11, on Friday night, Pallin, Lieders, and Scott were all looking very strong. With awesome qualifying rounds, all three riders were able to avoid the LCQ (last chance qualifier) and were in the front row of the Pro Open Final. Off of the start, Pallin shot out like a canon and nabbed the holeshot. Coming through the first turn, Pallin found himself back a few positions. But he didn’t let that podium spot out of his sight. As the laps continued to go by, Jake Scott had an unfortunate offcausing him to fall to the back of the pack and Andy Lieders was sitting just outside the top ten. Pallin, however, was sitting in 4th place and was inching closer to a podium finish. In the final turn of the last lap, Pallin made an awesome pass just in the nick of time, to grab that 3rd place spot.

 

For Saturday, Day 2 / Round 12 qualifying the Mystik Lubricants, Loctite, Polaris sleds were ripping! With very consistent qualifying rounds, all 3 riders were able to make it into the front row of the Pro Open Final. Coming off of the start, all 3 riders were sitting mid-pack. Lieders, Scott, and Pallin were all able to find smooth lines and consistent flow lap-after-lap in the 14 lap final. As the race was winding down, Pallin was sitting in the 4th place spot. With a few laps to go, the 3rd place rider went off the track, allowing Pallin to take over the 3rd place podium position and finish the weekend back up on the box. Lieders finished a Pro career high in an exciting 6th place with fellow teammate, Jake Scott, right on his heels in 7th! Awesome job, Team LaVallee!

 

“The Chicago National was an overall great weekend for Team LaVallee. The riders qualifying rounds and lap times were super consistent and the results in the final Saturday night were a huge leap in the right direction for our team. The mechanics had our sleds ripping out there. The riders and crews hard work and perseverance is paying off! Looking forward to seeing how things go this coming weekend in Michigan.” - Levi LaVallee

RACE RESULTS – Pro Round 11 & 12

PALLIN

Round 1: 3rd Round 2: 2nd LCQ: — Final: 3rd

Round 1: 2nd Round 2: 3rd LCQ: — Final: 3rd

SCOTT

Round 1: 4th Round 2: 3rd LCQ: — Final: 15th

Round 1: 4th Round 2: 4th LCQ: — Final: 7th

LIEDERS

Round 1: 7th Round 2: 4th LCQ: — Final: 12th

Round 1: 3rd Round 2: 5th LCQ: — Final: 6th

COMING UP

Soaring Eagle’s Ram Truck National / Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino, Mt. Pleasant, MI – Feb. 27-28, 2015

Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale / Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva, WI – March 13-15, 2015

TV SCHEDULE

Route 66 Raceway National Episode 11 CBS Sports Network / March 8 @ 9:00AM & 11:00AM

Route 66 Raceway National Episode 12 CBS Sports Network / March 15 @ 9:00AM & 11:00AM

LaVallee Edition Belts Now Available

Ham Lake, Minnesota, February 20, 2015 - Speedwagon Power Sports is very proud to announce that LaVallee Edition Belts are now available for sale to the public. Speedwagon LaVallee Edition Belts are the exact belts run by Team LaVallee racers.

When Team LaVallee needed belts, they came to Speedwagon Power Sports. Team LaVallee needed consistency, durability and support and Speedwagon delivered!

Advantages of running LaVallee Edition Belts

• Tightest tolerance in the industry for width/length/pitch

• Best compound for minimal wear

• Reduced slippage

• Dramatic increase in belt life

LaVallee Edition Belts are available for purchase at www.speedwagonpowersports.com and will soon be available at races and your favorite local dealer too.

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