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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)

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2017-2018 Snocross Schedule Announced

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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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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)

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