Longville, MN (September 8, 2014) - Levi LaVallee made his Terracross Racing debut this past weekend at the 48th Annual Sno Barons’ Snowmobile Club Hay Days, in North Branch, Minnesota. LaVallee, who had just released on Saturday his retirement from snocross, was eager to get into the Polaris RZR XP 1000 and see what it was like racing against the top Terracross drivers.
The Mystik Lubricants Terracross racing circuit was on races 3 and 4 of the 2014 season. The 2-Day racing event started out really well for LaVallee, where he was able to avoid the LCQ and took 3rd place in his qualifying round. In Final #1 LaVallee started towards the back in 12th place – while being able to avoid crashes in front of him and making smart passing moves, LaVallee worked his way up to an exciting 5th place finish. While qualifying for Final #2 on Sunday, LaVallee had mechanical issues in his first round, causing him to finish in the 4th place position. LaVallee placed 1st in the LCQ and made it into the 16-driver final #2 in the back row. In the Final, LaVallee charged hard but ended up not being able to finish, due to a blown belt.
“Terracross racing was just what I had expected. Bumps, jumps, and tons of fun! It was great getting my feet wet into the sport. I learned quickly what a driver needs to do in order to get into the top spot. I had a blast racing at Hay Days and hope to do it again in the future.” - Levi LaVallee (Co-Owner/Pro Snowmobiler, Team LaVallee)
In case you missed LaVallee’s debut at Hay Days, Mystik Lubricants Terracross Racing can be seen on the CBS Sports Network, check your local listings for dates and times.
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Longville, MN (September 6, 2014) - Levi LaVallee officially announced his retirement from racing snocross today, at the 48th Annual Sno Barons’ Snowmobile Club Hay Days, in North Branch, Minnesota. LaVallee, who started racing at age 12 worked his way through the ranks and became Pro in 2002 at the age of 20. LaVallee continued his professional career of snocross racing and raced under the Factory Polaris team for the last 12 years. With numerous podium finishes and wins, and being awarded “Fan Favorite” for 5 years in a row, the highlight of LaVallee’s professional snocross career would be earning the Pro Championship title in 2009.
“Ever since I was a little kid, it was my dream to be a professional snowmobile racer. I’ve had amazing support from my family, friends, fans, and sponsors over the years and know none of this was possible without them. Team LaVallee was formed five years ago with one thing in mind – still being able to stay in the industry I love, when I am done racing. Ultimately it was a very tough decision to step away from snocross, but I will still be out there competing in all of the snowmobile disciplines (including snocross) at the Winter X Games and passing down my experiences and knowledge to the riders on my team.” – Levi LaVallee (Co-Owner/Pro Snowmobiler, Team LaVallee)
LaVallee will now be concentrating his efforts into Pro Riders, Kyle Pallin, Jake Scott, and Andy Lieders. Helping mentor them with training and riding. In additional to running Team LaVallee, LaVallee will still be at every ISOC National event and plans to compete in all snowmobile disciplines at the Winter X Games. So don’t worry race fans, he will still be around . . . just keep your eyes open to see what he has next up his sleeve. Congratulations Levi for a successful and memorable snocross career and best of luck in your next chapter.
Longville, MN (September 3, 2014) - Levi LaVallee, professional snowmobiler and Team LaVallee owner will be digging his heels into a new type of racing called Terracross. LaVallee will be making his Terracross racing debut at the 48th Annual Sno Barons’ Snowmobile Club Hay Days, in North Branch, Minnesota. LaVallee will be racingin the Pro Polaris RZR XP 1000 class at the Mystik Lubricants Terracross Nationals races 3 and 4 taking place this upcoming weekend (September 6th and 7th).
When Terracross started a few years ago, it had caught LaVallee’s interest but with schedule and timing conflicts it had never worked out in the past. With a last minute decision to go ahead with racing at Hay Days, LaVallee has had minimal practice time on the track but is eager to get his feet wet in Terracross.
“Terracross is everything I love. Bumps, jumps, corners, tight racing, and tons ofcarnage. Looking forward to ripping the Polaris RZR XP 1000 with the best in the biz at Hay Days.” – Levi LaVallee (Co-Owner/Racer, Team LaVallee)
When asked the question if we will see more of LaVallee in this type of racing. His response was, “We’ll see. It is something I have been interested in for a while. It will be fun to get out there ripping with the riders and see how I do.” Racing will be on both Saturday and Sunday, with the finals taking place Sunday afternoon. For ticketing and more information, visit snobarons.com
ABOUT TERRACROSS - The Mystik Lubricants Terracross Championship features the best off-road and action sports athletes competing on Quads and Side-X-Sides on a rough, muddy course complete with obstacles such as rocks, logs, jumps and tight turns. For more information on the Terracross Championship visit www.terracrossracing.com. Follow the Terracross Championship on Facebook and Twitter @ terracrossrace.