Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Team LaVallee signs with FXR World Class Outerwear

FXR is proud to announce that nine – time Winter X Games medalist and current world record holder for longest snowmobile distance jump (412ft.), Levi LaVallee has now joined Team FXR manufacture of World Class Outerwear. Levi and the rest of Team LaVallee, including Kyle Pallin, who’s race highlights include a bronze at Clash of Nations in Sweden, Jake Scott, who holds fifteen Eastern Racing Circuit titles and last years Pro Lites Champion, and new comer Andy Lieders, the second place overall points champion for the 2013 Pro Lites class, have entered a multi-year contract with FXR.

A revolutionary icon in freestyle snowmobiling, Levi who was named the nineteenth most influential person in Action Sports by ESPN, has been on FXR’s radar since he stepped onto the ISOC circuit. Over the past five years Levi has consistently won the ISOC fan favorite award, making him the ideal person to represent FXR on and off the racing stage.

Levi’s mutual interest in FXR’s style on the track dedicated to development and consistent commitment made us his first choice when he was looking for a clothing sponsor to partner with for 2014 and beyond. FXR has always focused on working with top athletes to develop high performance outerwear that meets the demands of the most skilled athletes; FXR is looking forward to doing the same with Levi and Team LaVallee. With LaVallee’s freestyle and race experience he will be asset to our R&D team.

Levi’s first appearance in FXR was at FOX’s Time Square celebration for their initial public offering into the NASDAQ Stock Market, where Levi performed a ramp-to-ramp jump on his snowmobile in front of a crowd of thousands.

Sporting FXR’s Podium Warp MX gear, Levi lit up the big apple in an epic start to the FXR- Team LaVallee relationship.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Team LaVallee Welcomes Andy Lieders

Longville, MN (June 18, 2013) - Team LaVallee is excited to announce that Pro Lite rider, Andy Lieders will be added to the team for the 2013-2014 race season. Lieders, 26, is a Colby, Wisconsin native and has been racing snowmobiles competitively for the past 7 years. His racing highlights include a Sport Championship, multiple podiums in the Pro Lite class and in the 2011-2012 season Lieders finished 4th overall in Pro Lite. And just this past season, Lieders finished right behind Jake Scott and took 2nd place overall in the 2012-2013 Pro Lite Championship points race. Lieders will be racing in the Pro Lite class for the upcoming season and will be training along side fellow Team LaVallee riders, Levi LaVallee, Kyle Pallin and Jake Scott.
Welcome to the team, Andy!

“Everyone at Team LaVallee is excited to have Andy Lieders on-board for the upcoming season. He had a really great year last year and we are hoping he can carry that same momentum over to this season. Andy is very dedicated to racing, a hard worker and is an all-around great guy, I am really looking forward to this winter.” stated LaVallee

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

LaVallee to Appear on National Geographic’s Mountain Movers: Thursday, May 30th

Longville, MN (May 28, 2013) - Team LaVallee’s, co-owner and pro snowmobiler, Levi LaVallee will be appearing on National Geographic’s all-new series, Mountain Movers. Levi will be featured in the upcoming episode, “All Hands on Deck” which will air, this Thursday, May 30th at 8PM ET. (check your local listings) In this episode, the Snow Park Technology crew will be creating the snowmobile courses, the half pipe and the snowboard street course for the 2013 Winter X Games. Be sure to tune in!

Mountain Movers is a new series on the National Geographic Channel that follows Chris “Gunny” Gunnarson and the Snow Park Technologies (SPT) team as they design and build some of the most impressive winter sports projects across the nation. Whether creating a remote private training facility for a high profile athlete, building the perfect halfpipe for the ESPN Winter X Games, or constructing a terrain park at a major winter resort, these larger-than-life snow-sculptors battle the elements to amp up the thrill of snow sports everywhere. Mountain Movers gives a behind-the-scenes look into the world’s biggest, toughest, and most innovative projects on snow. Mountain Movers Show Teaser

Airing: Thursday, May 30, 8:00PM ET
The X Games is equivalent to the Super Bowl for Gunny and the SPT crew. One hundred and fifty of the world’s best snow sports athletes compete in the event, which is broadcast live around the world. This year, Tyrone was in charge of building one of the biggest features that SPT has ever been tasked with creating: the Snowboard Street wallride. Chris leads the entire SPT crew in Aspen and assigns Kurt Eppler to take on the snowmobile course, which requires building two courses within the same location. Frank is in his element working on the pipe, and Aaron starts construction of Snowboard Street with Tyrone. But, Corley has been relegated to helping out everyone when needed. The challenges ensue, including bad weather and equipment breakdowns, as well as a ticking clock from the moment they begin fabrication until the last athlete crosses the finish line.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pro Lite Championship, World Cup Win & Fan Favorite

Longville, MN (March 19, 2013) - Nielsen’s Grand Finale presented by Grand Geneva Resort and Spa was the final stop on the 2012/2013 ISOC National Series. The track was undoubtedly the largest of the season and had also been one of the largest track built at this particular venue. Jake Scott kicked off the weekend by clinching the 2012/2013 Pro Lite Championship by winning the Pro Lite #1 Final on Friday night and Pro Rider, Kyle Pallin finished in a strong 6th place in the Pro Open Round 15 final.

For Saturday’s racing, Scott was able to bump up to the Pro Open class along side Kyle Pallin and LeviLaVallee, as Levi finished off the season doing starts for each Pro round. Kyle Pallin had a great day of racing with taking 3rd and 2nd in his qualifying rounds, results that allowed him to go straight to the final. For Jake Scott an unfortunate off in Round 1 caused him to finished in 6th place, but in Round 2 Scott held his speed and was able to finish in an awesome 3rd place. Scott did run the LCQ and was able to nab 2nd place and qualified 12th for his first Pro Open final. In Pro Open Round 16 (the final race of the season) both Pallin and Scott where sitting great amongst the 15 riders. Pallin came out towards the front of the pack and was able to maintain his position throughout the race and finish an awesome 5th place. Coming from the back row, Jake Scott has his work cut out for him but with much determination Scott finished an exciting 10th place in his first Pro Open Final. An overall great final day of racing for Team LaVallee.

On Sunday, Pallin and Scott were out to represent Team USA in the first ever snowmobile World Cup race. The World Cup was a one-day race consisting of 2 qualifying rounds and 3 race rounds. Kyle Pallin, Jake Scott and two other USA riders where able to take the lead on the 3 rounds of racing and Team USA took the World Cup title on Sunday afternoon, an exciting way to end the 2012/2013 season.

“We are super pumped and blessed to have such an amazing season. We won 2 gold medals,a Pro Lite Championship and our riders were steadily improving all season and our sleds were ripping every race. It takes a lot of dedication and time to get good results and witha combination of amazing sponsors, an exceptional team, and the support of our family, friends and fans we were able to achieve great things this season. We are definitely ending on a very high note and it feels awesome.” stated LaVallee

Pro Open Round 15 (Pallin) Round 1: 3rd Round 2: 2nd LCQ: --- Final: 6th
Pro Open Round 16 (Pallin) Round 1: 3rd Round 2: 2nd LCQ: --- Final: 5th
Pro Lite #1 (Scott) Round 1: 1st Round 2: 1st LCQ: --- Final: 1st
Pro Open Round 16 (Scott) Round 1: 6th Round 2: 3rd LCQ: 2nd Final: 10th

2012/2013 Year End Points & Awards
ISOC Fan Favorite: Levi LaVallee (5th year in a row)
PRO Year End Points: Kyle Pallin (7th) - Levi LaVallee (20th)
PRO Lite Year Ends Points: Jake Scott (1st) Pro Lite Champion

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Scott Wins Pro Lite Championship Title

Longville, MN (March 16, 2013) - Jake Scott is the 2012/2013 Pro Lite Champion after a perfect day of racing Friday night of the two-day national at the Lake Geneva Grand Finale, in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Coming into the final weekend of racing, Scott was in the points lead by 59 points. With taking first in both rounds of qualifying Friday afternoon and winning the Pro Lite final, Scott was able to clinch the points lead and win the Championship title. Scott will now bump up to the Pro Open class for Saturdays racing.

Team LaVallee Pro Open Rider, Kyle Pallin had an awesome day-one of racing as well. Pallin was able to go straight into the final Friday night with taking 3rd and 2nd in his qualifying rounds. Off of the line in the Pro Open Final, Pallin came out mid-pack and was able to protect his lines during the 10-lap final and finish an excellent 6th place.

“I am super proud of Jake and the team on winning the Pro Lite Championship. It takes a lot of hard work, time and dedication to achieve this goal. It will be fun to see Jake compete in the Pro Class today, it’s a life long dream for him and he deservers to be there. I’m excited to see how today unfolds.” stated LaVallee

Pro Open Round 15 (Pallin) Round 1: 3rd Round 2: 2nd LCQ: --- Final: 6th
Pro Open Round 16 (Pallin) Round 1: --- Round 2: --- LCQ: --- Final: ---

Pro Lite #1 (Scott) Round 1: 1st Round 2: 1st LCQ: --- Final: 1st
Pro Open Round 16 (Scott) Round 1: --- Round 2: --- LCQ: --- Final: ---


Levi LaVallee has been in a sling since his February 25th surgery on left lat muscle and will be having a follow up doctors appointment the week after the Lake Geneva Grand Finale. LaVallee hopes to have approval to go without the sling and start physical therapy.