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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Duluth Kicks off the 2017/2018 Snocross Season

Longville, MN (November 28, 2017) – This past Thanksgiving weekend marked the 26th Annual AMSOIL Duluth National Snocross CJ Ramstad Memorial Cup held at Spirit Mountain in Duluth, Minnesota. With cooler temps leading up to the race weekend, the ISOC and Spirit Mountain crew were able to make a large amount of snow, creating a technical and fun track that wowed the crowd over the 3-day race weekend.

The Amsoil Dominator race started things off on Friday night. A bracket-style format type of racing, where each rider was judged off their lap times in seeding to see whom they would match up against in Round 1, and from each race moving forward, the winner would continue on. Pro Rider, Kyle Pallin had some awesome lap times but missed his chances of advancing after being eliminated in Round 1. Team LaVallee’s Grassroots Pro Lite Rider, Evan Daudt entered his first Dominator Race with a nothing-to-lose attitude and while he didn’t qualify through seeding, it allowed him more track time and a chance to get on the track against the Pro Racers.



Riding into the 2017/2018 season, which kicked off on Saturday night with Round 1, Team LaVallee’s Polaris, Red Bull, Walker Evans Racing snowmobiles were all geared up with the new rulings for the Pro sleds going from modified to stock. Kyle Pallin (Pro), was eager for the opener and had a weekend of highs and lows. We are happy to report Pallin is ok, after a tough off on Sunday’s Pro Round 2 Final, and is looking forward to redemption in Jackson. Zak Mason (Pro Lite) had great qualifying rounds, but with the stacked Pro Lite class the opportunity was slim to automatically go into the finals. Mason had some adversity within both of his LCQ’s and did not make Round 1 and 2 Pro Lite Finals.

For Team LaVallee’s grassroots riders, Daudt finished out the 2-Day National with a notable 7th place on Saturday and 12th place on Sunday. Adam Peterson (Sport) had strong qualifying rounds, which allowed him to skip the LCQ (last chance qualifier rounds) and go straight into his respective finals. Peterson finished the Duluth Opener with a 12th and 6th place.

“Although this wasn’t the season opener we had hoped for, it sure has got us eager to get back to testing and prepping for the upcoming races. That’s one thing about racing, it’s unpredictable and you never know what will happen. We only know how much time and effort we can do on our end, the rest is left out on the track. Looking forward to more improvements and getting back up on top, in Jackson.” Levi LaVallee, owner

RACE RESULTS – Round 1 & 2

PALLIN – PRO – Rd 1: 4th Rd 2: 6th LCQ: 3rd Final: 9th    |    Rd 1: 3rd Rd 2: 3rd LCQ: — Final: 14th

MASON – PRO LITE – Rd1: 2nd Rd 2: 8th LCQ: 7th Final: —     |    Rd 1: 4th Rd 2: 3rd LCQ: 8th Final: —

GRASSROOTS RACE RESULTS – Round 1 & 2
DAUDT – Pro Lite – Rd 1: 3rd Rd 2: 8th  LCQ: 4th Final: 7th   |    Rd 1: 5th Rd 2: 4th LCQ: 3rd Final: 12th

PETERSON – Sport – Rd 1: 2nd Rd 2: 2nd LCQ: — Final: 12th   |    Rd 2: 2nd Rd 2: 1st LCQ: — Final: 6th

COMING UP

Jackson Hole Snocross National / Jackson Hole, WY – December 8-9, 2017

TV SCHEDULE

Amsoil Duluth National Round 1 CBS Sports Network / 12.16.17 / 11:00AM (Check Local Listings)

Amsoil Duluth National Round 2 CBS Sports Network / 12.23.17 / 11:00AM (Check Local Listings)

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

 

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