Levi LaVallee to Perform Thrilling Snowmobile Stunt at ‘Polaris UpsideDowntown’ on Super Bowl LIVE

MINNEAPOLIS – With Super Bowl LII just 30 days away and excitement building, the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee and Polaris Industries, the global powersports leader, announced another feature attraction at Super Bowl LIVE Presented by Verizon, where professional snowmobile athlete Levi LaVallee will perform a backflip over Nicollet Mall. Polaris UpsideDowntown will be open February 3, 2018 from 10AM – 10PM. It will include snowmobile stunts, meet and greets with snow athletes, giveaways and other outdoor fun in the Bold North. The snowmobile stunt show will take place at 1:30PM, finishing with Levi LaVallee signature jump over Nicollet Mall at 11th Street.

 

“Polaris UpsideDowntown is going to put the bold in Bold North,” said Maureen Bausch, CEO for the MNSBHC. “Our goal is creating a Super Bowl experience in Minnesota that delivers unforgettable experiences for our guests, and Polaris and Levi LaVallee are going to put on a thrilling show for our visitors.”

 

“Polaris was founded in Minnesota, and we are proud of those roots and the bold spirit they embody,” said Scott Wine, Polaris Chairman and CEO.  “Our company was born from a passion for adventure and enjoying the great outdoors, and we wanted to create a Super Bowl experience that honors that legacy.  The result is Polaris UpsideDowntown, with longstanding Polaris partner and friend Levi LaVallee heading an adrenaline-pumping stunt show that is sure to entertain Minnesotans and Super Bowl visitors alike.”

 

The stunt show features LaVallee, along with three other professional snowmobile athletes, including Justin Hoyer and Fred Rasmussen. LaVallee will conclude the show with a backflip on his snowmobile, launching nearly 100 feet between two ramps. A native Minnesotan, LaVallee holds the world record for snowmobile distance jump and is a seven-time gold medalist at ESPN Winter X Games (11 total medals).

 

Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon will stretch six blocks on Nicollet Mall, from South 12th Street to South 6th Street, with each block offering unique and exciting Super Bowl opportunities. Fans will see larger-than-life ice sculptures, national broadcast sets, and the Verizon Up Stage at Ice Mountain, where both local and national acts will perform throughout the free 10-day festival. Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon will also be the public’s gateway to additional exciting events across the city, including Super Bowl Experience Driven by Genesis, the NFL’s interactive theme park which will be located at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Visit SuperBowl.com for more details.

 

With Super Bowl LII just 30 days away, fans can visit MNSuperBowl.com or SuperBowl.com for exciting announcements and event updates!

 

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About the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee –

The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee is a private, non-profit corporation formed to plan and execute the festivities surrounding Super Bowl LII.  For more information visit www.mnsuperbowl.com and follow @mnsuperbowl2018 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

 

About Polaris –

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2016 sales of $4.5 billion, Polaris’ innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets globally include military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.

PALLIN SCORES ROUND 6 PODIUM FINISH AT SHAKOPEE

Longville, MN (January 8, 2018) – The New Year brought Team LaVallee to one of their favorite stops on the ISOC Snocross National Tour with Rounds 5 and 6 held at Canterbury Park, in Shakopee, MN. Cold temps and an ample amount of snow brought one of the biggest and most technical tracks we’ve seen at Canterbury Park, honing the name “The Daytona of Snocross Racing”. The sold-out crowd was in for some of the best racing we’ve seen so far this season.

Round 5 kicked off the 2-day National, where Pallin (Pro) and Team LaVallee’s Grassroots rider, Adam Peterson (Sport) shined bright under the lights on Friday night. Peterson rode incredibly strong with taking a 2nd and 1st in his qualifying rounds and earning an exciting 3rd place finish in his respective Sport Round 5 Final. Pro Lite Riders, Zak Mason and Evan Daudt both made it into their final Friday night and with a tough start Mason finished out 8th and Daudt finished out 13th in Round 5. Kyle Pallin (Pro) had great holeshots, smooth lines, and aggressive racing which allowed him a great spot on the Pro Round 5 Final starting gate. Off of the start, Pallin started the race mid-pack and worked his way up from 8th place to an impressive 4th place finish Friday night.

 

Round 6 / Saturday was a day that tested Team LaVallee’s strength and grit. With challenges (tough starts, pile-ups, and crashes) Peterson, Daudt, and Mason all ended the 2-day national healthy and ready for redemption in Deadwood. Kyle Pallin (Pro) was looking for another chance at a podium finish after his 4th place the day before. Pallin’s qualifying allowed him another great gate-pick for the Round 6 Final. Off of the start of the line, Pallin had a great start and pulled out towards the front of the pack, with 20 laps of unpredictable racing, Pallin rode hard and secured his first podium of the season with an outstanding second place finish to round out the weekend in Shakopee. Congratulations Kyle!

 

RACE RESULTS – Round 5 & 6

PALLIN – PRO – Rd 1: 2nd Rd 2: 6th LCQ: — Final: 4th | Rd 1: 5th Rd 2: 2nd LCQ: — Final: 2nd

MASON – PRO LITE – Rd1: 4th Rd 2: 4th LCQ: — Final: 8th | Rd 1: 6th Rd 2: 3rd LCQ: 2nd Final: 10th

GRASSROOTS RACE RESULTS – Round 5 & 6

DAUDT – Pro Lite – Rd 1: 5th Rd 2: 2nd LCQ: 2nd Final: 13th | Rd 1: 7th Rd 2: 9th LCQ: 8th Final: —

PETERSON – Sport – Rd 1: 2nd Rd 2: 1st LCQ: — Final: 3rd | Rd 2: 4th Rd 2: 1st LCQ: — Final: 12th

COMING UP

Deadwood National / Days of ‘76 Sports Complex / Deadwood, SD – January 19 – 20, 2018
Winter X Games 2018 / Aspen, CO / January 25 – 28, 2018

TV SCHEDULE

Shakopee National Round 5 CBS Sports Network / 01.13.18 / 11:00AM (Check Local Listings)

Shakopee National Round 6 CBS Sports Network / 01.20.18 / 10:00AM (Check Local Listings)

ROUNDS 3 & 4 BRING A PODIUM FINISH AND AN ADDED BOOST IN JACKSON

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Longville, MN (December 11, 2017) – A new stop on the ISOC Snocross National Series brought us out west to beautiful Jackson Hole, WY. Rounds 3 and 4 were held at the base of Snow King Mountain, a spot well-known to snowmobile enthusiasts as it’s been the home to the famous World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb for the past 42 years. The course at Snow King consisted of an up-hill start, following a technical whoop section back down the hill, and ending with a high-flying finish line jump. A track design which pleased the racers as well as the large crowd over the two day national.

Round 3 kicked off on Friday afternoon and with the snow conditions being a sugary consistency and with little to no wind, the snow dust tended to just settle within the air – causing the visibility to be a bit of a challenge. But that did not hold back Team LaVallee’s riders from having an overall awesome day of racing. In Pro Lite, Zak Mason took 2nd and 3rd in his qualifying rounds and finished Friday night Round 3 in a notable 7th place spot. In Pro, Kyle Pallin secured his front row position with a 3rd and 6th place in qualifying, which allowed him a great gate pick for the Pro Round 3 Final. Off of the start, Pallin had a good jump but was pushed out in the first corner up the hill. After finding a smooth, fast line, Pallin was passing riders one-by-one and with 5 laps to go and fighting for the 4th place position, Pallin and another rider got tangled together and pushed Pallin back to the 9th place spot where he finished out the Friday night final.

Carrying that determination into Saturday’s racing, Mason (Pro Lite) won his second qualifying round and in the Pro Lite Round 4 Final (coming from the back row) Mason rode hard and consistent rounding out the weekend in the 6th place spot. In Pro, Pallin took 4th and 6th place in his qualifying rounds and was sitting in a good position for the Pro Round 4 final. Off of the start, Pallin had a good jump and was charging for the 3rd place position, when a tough off put Pallin back to the 9th place spot – however, with incredible drive, Pallin advanced back up to the impressive 4th place spot.

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For Team LaVallee’s grassroots riders, Evan Daudt (Pro Lite) finished out the 2-Day National with a notable 9th place on Friday and 7th place on Saturday. Adam Peterson (Sport) had a very strong weekend of racing with taking a 6th place on Friday and earning his first podium of the season, with an awesome 2nd place finish for Round 4 on Saturday night.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Levi LaVallee, Glenn Kafka, and the entire crew at Team LaVallee. We look forward to seeing you all in January for Rounds 5 & 6 in Shakopee, MN.

RACE RESULTS – Round 3 & 4

PALLIN – PRO – Rd 1: 3rd Rd 2: 6th LCQ: — Final: 9th | Rd 1: 4th Rd 2: 6th LCQ: — Final: 4th

MASON – PRO LITE – Rd1: 2nd Rd 2: 3rd LCQ: — Final: 7th | Rd 1: 9th Rd 2: 1st LCQ: 2nd Final: 6th

GRASSROOTS RACE RESULTS – Round 3 & 4

DAUDT – Pro Lite – Rd 1: 3rd Rd 2: 4th LCQ: — Final: 9th | Rd 1: 5th Rd 2: 3rd LCQ: — Final: 7th

PETERSON – Sport – Rd 1: 4th Rd 2: 3rd LCQ: — Final: 6th | Rd 2: 2nd Rd 2: 2nd LCQ: — Final: 2nd

COMING UP

Shakopee National Snocross / Canterbury Park / Shakopee, MN – January 5 – 6, 2018

TV SCHEDULE

Jackson National Round 3 CBS Sports Network / 12.30.17 / 11:00AM (Check Local Listings)

Jackson National Round 4 CBS Sports Network / 1.06.18 / 11:00AM (Check Local Listings)

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