Team LaVallee Partners with Mid-States Equipment

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Longville, MN (January 12, 2017) – Team LaVallee is excited to announce its newest partnership with Mid-States Equipment Inc! Current Mid-States owner, James Gummerson is a motor sports enthusiast and with his personal enjoyment to the sport, it was a win-win decision for Mid-States and Team LaVallee to form this new partnership.

As a full service hydraulic distributor, Mid-States represents some of the leading product lines in hose, fittings, pumps, motors, valves and many other types of hydraulic components. Mid-States is one of the largest independent stocking distributors for Gates hydraulic hose and fittings. The hydraulic component product lines are interchangeable with many brands, and MSE staff’s product knowledge, combined with their inventory allow them to service what they sell. MSE serves a diverse customer base, including the agricultural, timber, logging and truck equipment industries. A potential Mid-States customer can be found anywhere hydraulic parts and equipment are used or consumed.

“We are really excited to be working with Mid-States Equipment. They have been a huge help keeping our groomer, dozer, and other equipment working well while we prep the snocross and freestyle courses on a daily bases for practice.” – Levi LaVallee, Owner – Team LaVallee

CONNECT: Interested in finding out more information or seeing a full list of products, visit (www.midstateshydraulics.com). Or call 715-748-5565 for any further information or inquiries.

MSE HISTORY: Mid-States Equipment got its start in 1960 when Jim Gummerson decided to leave Allis-Chalmers and venture on his own. Great advances were happening in manufacturing and he had the foresight to see the need for readily available hydraulic parts and components in the Midwest. Jim and his wife Milly formed Mid-States Equipment. With hard work, Mid-States quickly developed a reputation for great customer service and quality product lines. In 1986, Jim and Milly’s son James assumed ownership of the business. Under his leadership, the company has continued to grow and expand. In 2014, James’ son John joined the business. What started out as a business of 2 serving our community and neighbors, has now become a team of 20+ serving all of the greater Midwest. Mid-States has become known as “the Hydraulic People” in Wisconsin. After over 55 years of business, our reputation of quality and excellent service remains the #1 goal.

COMING UP

Deadwood National / Days of ‘76 Rodeo Grounds, Deadwood, SD – January 20-21st, 2017

TV SCHEDULE

Shakopee, MN National Round 5 // CBS Sports Network // 01/14/2016 @ 10AM EST (Check Local Listings)

Shakopee, MN National Round 6 // CBS Sports Network // 01/21/2016 @ 10AM ES (Check Local Listings)

Triple Header at Canterbury Park puts Mason on Top of the Podium

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Longville, MN (January 10, 2017) – After the New Year, the race teams were headed back to a favorite stop on the ACS Snocross Series. A triple header weekend took place at Canterbury Park and Racetrack in Shakopee, Minnesota. Rounds 5 and 6 took place Friday and Saturday, while a third day of racing took place on Sunday where Round 2 was made up from a weather cancellation at the Duluth National over Thanksgiving weekend. With cold temps, the crew at ACS and Canterbury Park were able to make an ample amount of snow and design a technical track, consisting of an elevated start, challenging rhythm sections, and big air. The packed crowd were in for a high-flying weekend of racing.

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Over the course of the 3 day weekend, Team LaVallee riders Zak Mason (Pro Lite) and Kyle Pallin (Pro) were looking very strong and consistent on their Loctite/Polaris/Red Bull sleds. Each rider made it into every final throughout the weekend and had some of the best racing we’ve seen, with smart passing, great starts off of the line, and holding their positions for strong finishes. The highlights over the weekend was Round 6 Saturday Night for Pallin, finishing a solid 5th place. For Mason, his determination really shined during the Round 5 Pro Lite Final, where he pulled an awesome start off of the line and rode smooth and consistent earning the top spot on the podium with a 1st place finish at Canterbury Park Friday Night.

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Team LaVallee’s grassroots rider, Evan Daudt (Pro Lite) had awesome qualifying throughout the weekend. In the Round 2 Make Up race on Sunday, Daudt had a great run finishing in the 5th place spot (a season best for Daudt). Adam Peterson (Sport) made his return after missing rounds 3 and 4 in Winter Park, CO and came back swinging, with a 2nd place podium finish on Friday night. It was an overall great weekend of racing for Team LaVallee. Looking forward to a weekend off for further testing and practice, before we get back on the road to Deadwood, SD for rounds 7 and 8.

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RACE RESULTS – Round 5 & 6 & 2 (Makeup)

PALLIN Rd 1: 7th Rd 2: 2nd LCQ: — Final: 8th // Rd 1: 2nd Rd 2: 3rd LCQ: — Final: 5th // Rd 1: 2nd Rd 2: 1st LCQ: 1st Final: 11th

MASON Rd1: 4th Rd 2: 1st LCQ: — Final: 1st // Rd 1: 8th Rd 2: 1st LCQ: 3rd Final: 5th // Rd 1: 1st Rd 2: 6th LCQ: 1st Final: 10th

GRASSROOTS RACE RESULTS – Round 5 & 6 & 2 (Makeup)

DAUDT Rd 1: 4th Rd 2: 2nd LCQ: — Final: 8th // Rd 1: 8th Rd 2: 3rd LCQ: 7th Final: — // Rd 1: 2nd Rd 2: 3rd LCQ: — Final: 5th

PETERSON Rd 1: 4th Rd 2: 1st LCQ: – Final: 2nd // Rd 1: 1st Rd 2: 1st LCQ: – Final: 4th // Rd 1: 2nd Rd 2: 2nd LCQ: — Final: 13th

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COMING UP

Deadwood National / Days of ‘76 Rodeo Grounds, Deadwood, SD – January 20-21st, 2017

TV SCHEDULE

Shakopee, MN National Round 5 // CBS Sports Network // 01/14/2016 @ 10AM EST (Check Local Listings)

Shakopee, MN National Round 6 // CBS Sports Network // 01/21/2016 @ 10AM EST (Check Local Listings)

High Flying Snocross Racing at Winter Park National

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Longville, MN (December 20, 2016) – With a weekend off, it was time to get back on the road and head west, where the second stop on the ACS Snocross Series brought us to a new location set in the Beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains, at Colorado Adventure Park in Winter Park, Colorado. The new location, at 9,000+ feet of altitude, and the track being built on the largest tubing area, brought in new challenges and new motivation for both the crew and riders throughout the weekend.
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Friday, Day 1 / Round 3 of racing Team LaVallee’s Pro Rider, Kyle Pallin had an awesome day of racing. Pallin rode smooth, smart, and strong. With great qualifying rounds, Pallin was able to skip the LCQ (last chance qualifier) and line up in the front row of the Round 3 Pro Final. Off of the start, Pallin found himself towards the front of the pack. With low visibility and in the midst of a blizzard, Pallin pushed through the adversity and was able to finish in an exciting 6th place. In Pro Lite, Zak Mason and grassroots rider, Evan Daudt were both riding strong. Mason just missed the Pro Lite final by one position, but Daudt was able to make it into the front row of the Pro Lite Round 3 Final. Off of the line, Daudt pulled a great start and was sitting in a top 5 position, with a few laps to go, Daudt had an unfortunate off and finished in the 13th spot.
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For Saturday, the weather conditions improved and Team LaVallee was looking for redemption. Kyle Pallin had another day of awesome qualifying and found himself in the front row of the Round 4 Pro Final. Off of the line, Pallin ripped the holeshot and was sitting within the top 4. Throughout the race, Pallin was not able to hold his position and ended up finishing in the 11th place spot. In Pro Lite, Zak Mason and Evan Daudt both qualified for the Pro Lite Round 4 Final. Zak Mason finished in an awesome 8th place (coming from the back row) and Daudt rounded out the weekend in the 15th place spot.
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Team LaVallee’s grassroots rider, Adam Peterson (Sport) sat out Rounds 3 and 4 of the season, as he is currently recovering from a concussion that was received in a Regional Race two weeks ago. Peterson is recovering just fine and is expected to return racing at the Shakopee, MN National in January. Update: Round 2 / Duluth’s National Race will now be made up at the Shakopee, MN National the first weekend in January extending the racing from a 2-Day National, to a 3-Day National with racing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 6-8th, 2017. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Team LaVallee!
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RACE RESULTS – Round 3 & 4
PALLIN – PRO – Rd 1: 5th Rd 2: 2nd LCQ: — Final: 6th // Rd 1: 2nd Rd 2: 4th LCQ: — Final: 11th
MASON – PRO LITE – Rd1: 9th Rd 2: 7th LCQ: 6th Final: — // Rd 1: 1st Rd 2: 6th LCQ: 3rd Final: 8th
 
GRASSROOTS RACE RESULTS – Round 3 & 4
DAUDT – Pro Lite – Rd 1: 4th Rd 2: 2nd LCQ: — Final: 13th // Rd 1: 4th Rd 2: 2nd LCQ: — Final: 15th
PETERSON – Out, due to a concussion at a previous local regional race. Expected to return at Shakopee, MN National
COMING UP
Shakopee National / Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN – January 6, 7, 8th, 2017
TV SCHEDULE
Winter Park, CO National Round 3 // CBS Sports Network // 12/31/2016 @ 10AM EST (Check Local Listings)
Winter Park, CO National Round 3 // CBS Sports Network // 01/02/2016 @ 12PM EST (Check Local Listings)
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