Longville, MN (March 17, 2015) - Grand Geneva Resort and Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin (located in between the Milwaukee and Chicago area) was the host of the final Snocross races of the 2014/2015 season. Rounds 15, 16, and 17 took place on a 3-Day race weekend, kicking things off under the lights Friday night. Fans from all over the upper midwest were able to enjoy action packed racing on not only the nicest (weather-wise) weekend but also got to watch bar-to-bar snocross racing action on the largest track of the season.
At the start of the 3-day weekend, Pro rider Jake Scott, had a tough-go with a previously injured knee and toprevent any further damage, sat out the final race weekend of the season. Andy Lieders, who was suffering a pulled groin muscle rode out the last few days of racing, but was unable to race at full capacity. With Scott and Lieders on the injured list, all eyes were on Pro Rider Kyle Pallin who was battling all weekend to finish within the top 5 for year-end Pro Open points.
Pallin had awesome qualifying all weekend long, which allowed him to be in the front row of each final Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon. The highlight of the weekend was Round 17 / Day 3 of racing. Due to consistent qualifying rounds, Pallin was able to secure the 3rd place spot for Pro Open points prior to going into the Round 17 Final. As Pallin lined up for the final race of the season – he was hungry to finish strong. After a mid-pack start, Pallin continued to push the limits, set down fast lap times and work his way up to finish anexcellent 4th place! Congrats, Kyle!
“Congrats to Kyle Pallin for taking 3rd in Pro Open Points! His dedication and determination really paid off this season and I couldn’t be more proud of his work ethic and doing everything he could to achieve his goals. Hats off to all of our riders, mechanics, and sponsors who helped us this season – we couldn’t have done it without your support! It was an over all awesome season for Team LaVallee and we are already looking forward to next year. We have some big plans that lie ahead, so stay tuned!” - Levi LaVallee
RACE RESULTS – Pro Round 15, 16, & 17
Round 1: 2nd Round 2: 7th LCQ: — Final: 6th
Round 1: 5th Round 2: 5th LCQ: — Final: 10th
Round 1: 5th Round 2: 4th LCQ: — Final: 4th
Round 1: 9th Round 2: 10th LCQ: 7th Final: —
Round 16 & 17 DNF (Did not finish)
Round 1: 5th Round 2: 5th LCQ: 5th Final: 14th
Round 1: 4th Round 2: 10th LCQ: 2nd Final: 11th
Round 1: 7th Round 2: 9th LCQ: 3rd Final: 14th
PRO OPEN POINTS STANDINGS – PALLIN 3rd / LIEDERS 13th / SCOTT 14th
Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale Episode 15 CBS Sports Network / April 5 @ 9:00AM & 11:00AM
Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale Episode 16 CBS Sports Network / April 12 @ TBA
Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale Episode 17 CBS Sports Network / April 19 @ 9:00AM & 11:00AM
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
Round 1: 2nd Round 2: 2nd LCQ: — Final: 3rd
Round 1: 3rd Round 2: 3rd LCQ: — Final: 2nd
Round 1: 7th Round 2: 6th LCQ: 2nd Final: 9th
Round 1: — Round 2: — LCQ: — Final: —
Round 1: 7th Round 2: 8th LCQ: 4th Final: 10th
Round 1: — Round 2: — LCQ: — Final: —
Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale / Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva, WI – March 13-15, 2015
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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