LaVallee to Compete in Arctic Man

Levi LaVallee and Daron Rhalves join forces in a combined downhill ski and snowcross competition.
Longville, MN / April 3, 2014   – Repost from Red Bull

The Arctic Man. The name sounds like something out of a classified military special ops file. In reality, it’s a competition that gauges exactly one thing: how much are you willing to push the limits? Two men, a snowmobile, and a pair of skis all combine to test the mettle of some of the world’s top ski and snowcross athletes in the frosty temps of Anchorage, Alaska.

On April 11th, snowmobiler Levi LaVallee and skier Daron Rahlves will team up to take on the Arctic Man. Daron is no stranger to downhill, having won World Cups in Super G and most recently competing in skicross. Daron and the rest of the skiers will kick the race off as they tackle a course starting at 5,800 feet of elevation, dropping 1,700 feet in less than two miles to their partners waiting on snowmobiles.

As Daron meets Levi, he will grab a towrope and be towed approximately 2.25 miles up to another peak, reaching speeds of up to 90 mph. Levi’s mind is wide open at that point, as is his sled as they charge up the treacherous course. From there, Daron will hit another downhill course, dropping 1,200 feet in elevation before reaching the finish line.

The Arctic Man mantra is a fitting “Go fast or go home.” In 2014, the competitors will celebrate the 29th anniversary of the Arctic Man, along with the 10,000-plus spectators who brave the brisk conditions to take in some of the most hardcore athletes that snow has ever produced. It will be an entirely new challenge for both Levi and Daron, but they have a knack of rising to the occasion.

For more info on the Arctic Man competition, check out arcticman.com.

Lieders Tops the Podium in Lake Geneva Finale

Longville, MN (March 19, 2014) - The final race of the season brought us to the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The Lake Geneva Finale has been noted for having the largest and best race tracks of the season and this year, it did not disappoint. The track consisted of a huge up hill start, followed but 3 down hill sections and a technical whoop section. It was a crowd-pleasing weekend with year-end points battles going on, each race and each finish counted to see which rider would end up on top.

 

The Lake Geneva Finale was a 3-day race weekend for the Pro’s, a first in the ISOC national series, while Pro Lite competed on just Saturday and Sunday. The highlight from the weekend was Pro Lite rider, Kyle Pallin securing his 3rd place overall points standings for the 2013/2014 Race Season with great finishes throughout the weekend. Rookie Pro Rider, Jake Scott had an impressive weekend with good qualifying and making it into each final. Scott finished out the season in 11th place overall. Team LaVallee’s co-owner and Pro rider, Levi LaVallee placed 10th overall for this season. LaVallee missed racing Round 2 and the Final on Sunday afternoon, after a tough off in Round 1. LaVallee went to a nearby ER for an examination and found a punctured lung and fractured ribs. LaVallee was released from the hospital on Monday and is expected to return to riding within a couple of weeks.

 

Pro Lite Rider, Andy Lieders had a perfect day of racing on Saturday, sweeping his qualifiers and taking the top spot on the podium in the Pro Lite #1 Final. Going into Sunday, Lieders was sitting 3rd overall in the Pro Lite Points standings, but after a tough crash in Round 1, Lieders was unable to compete the rest of the day. Lieders finished the year at an excellent overall 5th place.

 

“It’s been a great year for Team LaVallee. We learned a lot and each rider steadily improved throughout the season and our sleds kept getting stronger. I am so proud of the entire team on another awesome season in the books. Looking forward to seeing what the next year has in store for us!” - Levi LaVallee (Co-Owner/Racer, Team LaVallee)

 

 

RACE RESULTS

Pro Round 15, 16, 17(LaVallee)

Round 1: 6th Round 2: 5th LCQ: 3rd Final: 10th

Round 1: 5th Round 2: 6th LCQ: — Final:13th

Round 1: 8th Round 2: DNS LCQ: — Final: —

 

Pro Round 15, 16, 17 (Pallin)

Round 1: 3rd Round 2: 3rd LCQ: — Final: 4th

Round 1: 1st Round 2: 2nd LCQ: — Final: 7th

Round 1: 1st Round 2: 2nd LCQ: — Final: 4th

 

Pro Round 15, 16, 17 (Scott)

Round 1: 5th Round 2: 4th LCQ: — Final: 9th

Round 1: 3rd Round 2: 7th LCQ: — Final: 11th

Round 1: 6th Round 2: 3rd LCQ: — Final: 13th

 

Pro Lite #1 & #2 (Lieders)

Round 1: 1st Round 2: 1st LCQ: — Final: 1st

Round 1: 2nd Round 2: DNS LCQ: — Final: —

 

AWARDS

Kyle Pallin: Breakout Star Award

Kyle Pallin: Pro Open 3rd / Levi LaVallee: Pro Open 10th / Jake Scott: Pro Open 11th / Andy Lieders: Pro Lite 5th

 

RACE TV SCHEDULE

Episode 15: Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale April 6, 2014 @ 10:00 AM ET / CBS Sports Network

Episode 16: Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale April 6, 2014 @ 10:30 AM ET / CBS Sports Network

Lieders Takes Second Place Finish in Fargo

Longville, MN (March 11, 2014) - The second to the last national race on the ISOC National Snocross Series brought us back to Buffalo River Race Park (BRRP) in Glyndon, Minnesota. This is the 3rd consecutive year coming back to BRRP, and this years track has been by far the best. With ample amount of snow, the track consisted of technical rhythms, huge air, and sweeping turns.  

Coming into the first day of qualifying for Round 13, Team LaVallee was looking strong. Pro Riders Levi LaVallee and Kyle Pallin made it into the front row of their final, while Jake Scott made it into the back row by winning the LCQ (last chance qualifier). Off of the line in the Round 13 final, the first two sleds out where none other than LaVallee and Pallin. Into the first corner, both where pushed out causing them to lose a few positions and finish within the top 10. On Saturday, qualifying was again looking awesome. Pallin was the 2nd qualifier for the Round 14 Pro Open final while LaVallee and Scott took spots in the back row. Off of the line, Pallin nabbed another holeshot and came out first. Going into the first turn, Pallin was tagged by another rider and was bumped off the track. The 15-lap final was tough, and after a rough start off of the first lap – Pallin was still able to make his way past a couple of riders and finish a notable 10th place. LaVallee and Scott rounded out the weekend with 9th and 12th place finishes. 

Pro Lite Rider, Andy Lieders started his weekend off with a bang. Qualifying first for the Pro Lite #1 Final Friday night, Lieders was looking for a podium finish. Off of the line, Lieders came out towards the top and was able to make a couple passes to finish at the 2nd place spot on the podium Friday Night. On Saturday, Lieders was able to make it into the final, via the LCQ. From the back row, Lieders goal was for a top ten finish. Off of the line in the Pro Lite #2 final, Lieders was sitting mid-pack and half way through his first lap, Lieders tipped over in a corner, causing him to go back to 15th place. With great determination, Lieders charged on and was able to pass multiple riders and finished an awesome 8th place.  

The Grand Finale will be held this weekend (March 14-16) at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, WI for rounds 15, 16, and 17. Lieders and Pallin are currently sitting in 3rd place for Pro Lite and Pro Open Points Standings, we will see how the points pan out this weekend at Lake Geneva. 

“It’s hard to believe the Fargo National has come and gone, and we have one race left for this season. Having Andy and Kyle sitting within the top 5 of the points championship battle is pretty awesome. We’ll see how it all finishes out this weekend in Geneva.” - Levi LaVallee (Co-Owner/Racer, Team LaVallee) 

LIVE TV SCHEDULE - Round 17 on Sunday, March 16th will be broadcasted LIVE on CBS Sports Network at 3PM EST

 

RACE RESULTS

Pro Round 13 & 14 (LaVallee)

Round 1: 3rd Round 2: 3rd LCQ: — Final: 10th

Round 1: 6th Round 2: 6th LCQ: 4th Final:12th

 

Pro Round 13 & 14 (Pallin)

Round 1: 3rd Round 2: 3rd LCQ: — Final: 8th

Round 1: 2nd Round 2: 2nd LCQ: — Final: 10th

 

Pro Round 13 & 14 (Scott)

Round 1: 6th Round 2: 6th LCQ: 1st Final: 11th

Round 1: 6th Round 2: 7th LCQ: 1st Final: 9th

 

Pro Lite #1 & #2 (Lieders)

Round 1: 1st Round 2: 1st LCQ: — Final: 2nd

Round 1: 1st Round 2: 6th LCQ: 1st Final: 8th

 

RACE TV SCHEDULE

Episode 13: U.S. Air Force Snocross Fargo National March 23, 2014 @ 10:30 AM ET / CBS Sports Network

Episode 14: U.S. Air Force Snocross Fargo National March 30, 2014 @ 10:30 AM ET / CBS Sports Network

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