2017-2018 Snocross Schedule Announced

SCHEDULE

 

New Exciting Venue Amid Legacy Race Locations 

August 16, 2017, Albertville, MN.

Snocross is coming in 100 Days and the 2017-2018 schedule for AMSOIL Championship Snocross Powered By RAM has just been released. Eight great races venues are already preparing and getting ready to  “grab a handful of throttle”. The schedule features a well balanced mix of classic, established sites along with a new, contemporary race location, that guarantees a world class season of Snocross racing.

The season begins as it has for more than a quarter century, on the hills of Spirit Mountain in Duluth for the AMSOIL Snocross National Presented By Kwik Trip.

The three days of racing tradition in Duluth, has become the official start of the snowmobile riding and racing season.  It traditionally “ goes green”  the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 24-25-26.

New this year, rounds 3 and 4 of AMSOIL Championship Snocross Powered by RAM are set for Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Snow King Mountain.

Jackson Hole is already home to the most prestigious hill climb event in the world. And now legendary Snow King Mountain will host the world’s greatest Snocross racers at the Jackson Hole Snocross National at Snow King Mountain Resort, December 8-9.  ISOC President ,Carl Schubitzke, is confident Snocross fans and sponsors are going to be pleased with the new site. “ There’s already a great tradition of racing and riding in Jackson Hole, along with great infrastructure to host big events. We should have plenty of snow to have a large track that will be both challenging for the racers and exiting to watch for the fans. “

Canterbury Park will once again host Pirtek Snocross National presented by Jimmy John’s. The event where racers will battle in front of a packed house of hearty fans embracing the brisk north woods air, while others indulge in the cozy indoor seating.

The old west comes alive in Deadwood, South Dakota. The tight, compact track at The Days of ‘76 Event Center has hosted massive sellout crowds and historic racing for U.S. Air Force Deadwood Snocross National.

Heading to the east coast, Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino will once again host the U.S. Air Force Snocross in Salamanca, NY. On race day, fans and racers will be greeted with one major change, track location. The track will be located on the other side of the casino, where it once was held for the very first snocross race at Seneca Allegany. The change of location provides fantastic hill viewing as well as a closer proximity to the event center, autograph signings, and more.

The Snocross fans of mid-Michigan have helped make this relatively new site, one of the most popular in a few short years. Mt. Pleasant is a 2 hour drive or less from anywhere in the state of Michigan. Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, is the host and works with Snocross to stage one of the most competitive races on the circuit. After the races, a casino with shops, restaurants, entertainment and even a waterpark await.

After finding success in Iowa, Theisen’s Snocross National will return to Sundown Mountain with an expanded spectator viewing area. Fans will have the opportunity to experience racing from new perspectives by taking advantage of a ski lift that travels from the top to the bottom of the hill.  Additional seating will also be placed at the top of the hill. Fans and racers will be sure to notice that the start location will be moved to the bottom of the ski hill and ISOC will be utilizing two ski hill runs to give the racers a wider and safer track.

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa will continue to welcome the Snocross world for the 3 day season finale. The RAM Trucks Snocross Grand Finale presented by Nielsen Enterprises, is good to go, March 16, 17 & 18 2018.

For more details please log on to snocross.com

 

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

PALLIN (PRO)

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)

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