Monday, March 30, 2009

Year End Awards

Following the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series Grand Finale in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is the Year End Awards Banquet, held Sunday night immediately following the races. Its a great opportunity for the race circuit to come together as a family, look at the highlights of the 08-09 season and celebrate the accomplishments of fellow riders.

This year's awards banquet has been set in the history books for Levi, as one of the most memorable banquets of them all. With winning the Championship battle for the Stock Class on Saturday and having a great run in the Open on Sunday, Levi knew he would be coming home with a Championship Title and a 3rd place award . . . but little did know he would be also taking home 2 other incredible honors.

With the award ceremony on its way, more and more trophies were being handed out and photos where taken. When it came time to Announce the Wood's Rider of the Year Award; Levi had no idea what was coming. Rick Tiede of Woody's had the honor of passing out the award of Rider of the Year, he didn't say who won - just told everyone to watch the Video on the Big Screen. The first this that came across the screen was Levi's logo. Screams and a well-rounded applause erupted throughout the banquet room. Levi had been given the Honor of being chosen 2008-2009 Woody's Rider of the Year.

If that wasn't enough, one more award was to be given to Levi that night and this one was all up to the fans. ISOC had been running a poll on their website and having fans to come in and vote for their favorite rider. And Levi was the one who took that very honorable award home. "This award is awesome. I really can't believe it. I have the BEST fans around, Thank you guys for voting. This means a lot." Said Levi in his acceptance speech.

It was a wonderful way to end the Year. It was the best season Levi has ever had in his Professional career of a SnoCross racer and can't wait to see what next year brings!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Lake Geneva, Wisconsin - was the final stop for the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series. Coming into the weekend, Levi was tied for First Place in the points race with Arctic Cat rider, Garth Kaufman. With that in mind, Levi knew coming into Saturday's events that he needed to ride his best and come out on top, and he did just that.

Saturday, Pro Super Stock Round One, Heat One, Levi came out of the gates sitting mid-pack and worked his way up the hill and came around the first corner in First place, he held of that position, taking a First in his qualifying heat. The second Heat, where both teammates TJ Gulla and Brett Bender where in the same heat as Kaufman, with high hopes of either teammate to take the top spot, Brett Bender the leader of the heat ended up crashing, allowing TJ to move into first and Kaufman ended up working his way past TJ, and finishing with a first place.
With Levi and Garth both qualifying first in their heats, the final is really what it all came down to, as they were still tied neck and neck for the points championship title. For the final, Levi ended up having a great holeshot and kept his first place spot throughout the entire 16 lap final. His teammate TJ Gulla was giving him a run for his money though, but Levi held him off for his first Win of the Season. On top of the Podium, Levi also got to claim the title of Pro Super Stock Points Champion. This is the first Championship Levi has ever won, and his hard work and determination throughout his career has certainly paid off.

Pro Open: Levi came into the last race sitting in 2nd place, just 13 points behind his teammate TJ Gulla. In his qualifying round, Levi placed 6th - which lead him to race in the LCQ to get into the final. Levi finished 1st in the LCQ, where he had to start from the back row of the Pro Open Final. Levi ended up with a 6th place finish and a 3rd place overall for the Pro Open Points Race. His Teammate TJ Gulla won the Championship in Pro Open, congrats to TJ!

Overall, has been an amazing year for Levi. He claimed the Points Championship Title, attempted the first ever double backflip and received a Silver Medal at Winter X 13. The season may be over, but Levi is already thinking of next season. We hope you are looking forward to it as well!

Pro Super Stock Results:
Round 1, Heat 1: First
Pro Super Stock Final: First
Pro Super Stock Year End Points: First (Champion)

Pro Open Results:
Round 1, Heat 1: 6th
Pro Open LCQ: First
Pro Open FInal: 6th
Pro Open Year End Points: 3rd

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

One more to go.

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin - is the place to be this coming weekend. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa will be hosting the finale for the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series this weekend, March 20-22nd. With the season coming to an end, the big question keeps floating around the circuit. Who will take home the Championship title.

Let's break it down into details.

Pro Super Stock. With a case of bad luck at the last National race held in Hayward, Wisconsin - Levi didn't have the weekend he was looking for. Although he felt great riding-wise, he ended up having some unfortunate mechanical problems that caused him not to finish the stock final. Now Levi is coming into this last and final race, tied for first place with Arctic Cat rider, Garth Kaufman.

Pro Open. In the pro open class, the points are not as tight, but it is still anyone's game. Currently, Levi's teammate, TJ Gulla holds the top spot, with Levi just 13 points behind - it will make for an exciting weekend. Each race; whether it is in the qualifying heats or the final, every last spot makes a difference in the points.

“It should be an exciting weekend,” said Bob Coffin, Race Director for the International Series of Champions (ISOC). “With our scoring system, a racer has the opportunity to capture as many as 37 points in a weekend, that’s if they win both their heat race and the final. With the points so tight, one bobble or mechanical issue can ruin their chances. It puts a lot of pressure on not just the racer, but the entire crew to perform.”

Levi's Goal?
With the superstitious guy he is, he is going to try his best to leave the points race in the back of his mind and just focus on having fun. He plans to take the weekend in steps, and take things as they come. But most importantly, Levi wants to show the crowd who is really is - and wants to put on a show that the people are coming to see. So you shouldn't be surprised if Levi starts throwing out his signature tricks, whether he is winning the race or not. His goal is to ride his best and have some fun.

If you can't make it to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin this weekend - you can now watch the races LIVE on the internet. For more information, click here.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

KSTP TV Interview

Levi was on a local channel for the Minneapolis news this past week. It was a interview that was conducted to show Minnesotan's that no matter what the odds are, if you put your heart and sole into it, you can achieve anything. Levi has been proving this statement since he turned Pro in Snocross in 2003. Click on the link below and view the footage from KSTP TV.

Video Footage: Click Here

Sunday, March 8, 2009

HACC Hayward 300

Hayward, Wisconsin was the 2nd to the last stop for the ISOC Racing Amsoil Championship SnoCross Series. Coming into the weekend, Levi was taking the top spot in the Pro Super Stock Points Standing, with a 10 point lead over Garth Kaufman, and running just 10 points behind the TJ Gulla in the Pro Open Class.

Levi's efforts in qualifying went well, allowing him to skip both LCQ's and go straight into the final for both classes. On Saturday night, the Pro Super Stock Final looked to be really promising for Levi, with only a couple of laps in, Levi's pace was slowing down and ultimately came to a complete stop and had to pull off of the track due to a blown shock. It was an unfortunate ending to that final, as Levi had to sit on the sidelines and watch all of the races pass him by and his points lead slip away.

Sunday for the Pro Open, Levi was riding strong and came into a corner too fast, causing him to over shoot a corner and come off the track. Levi really had his work cut out for him, but he was charging his way back up. With a few more laps down, Levi got taken out by another rider in the corner before the finish line allowing several rider to pass him and finishing with a upsetting 10th place.

HACC Hayward 300 Race Results:
Pro Super Stock Round One (Heat 2): 3rd
Pro Super Stock Final: 14th

Pro Open Round One (Heat 1): 3rd
Pro Open Finale: 10th

National Tour Point Standings
Pro Open: Second (185 points - 13 points behind the leader)
Pro Super Stock: (195 points - tied for 1st place)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Vote for your Favorite SnoX Racer

Cast your vote! Isoc Racing - Home of the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series has a new ballot posted for everyone to come and vote for their Favorite 2008-2009 SnoCross Racer.

Click here to vote for Levi!