Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin was the location for the 09/10 AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series final race. With strong results from the previous race, Team LaVallee was sitting well in the points battle, with Pro Rider, Levi LaVallee holding the 2nd place spot for the Pro Open Title.
“Lake Geneva is one of my favorite tracks on the race circuit, says LaVallee, the weather is usually always nice, the track is long and challenging and the crowd seems to get bigger and bigger each year.”
Pro Stock. Team LaVallee’s Pro Rider, Levi LaVallee, first round of qualifying started off well as he positioned himself towards the top of the pack, but with an unfortunately off, LaVallee ended in the 7th place spot. Round two, LaVallee road hard and finished 5th and moved his way into the final as the 13 qualifier, after getting 3rd in the LCQ. Coming from the back row in the Final, LaVallee started towards the back and after an unfortunate off in the Final, LaVallee finished the final Pro Stock race of the season in 13th position.
Pro Open. LaVallee was currently sitting in 2nd place for the Pro Open Points Championship and was hoping to keep that position. In his qualifying, LaVallee took 5th and 2nd place finishes, which brought him into the final as the 7th place qualifier. Off the start of the Pro Open Final, LaVallee had a great start and was sitting well in the pack, until halfway through the race LaVallee had technical difficulties, causing him to end his Pro Open Final in 12th place. However, LaVallee held on to his 2nd place in the Pro Open points, by one point. What an amazing accomplishment by LaVallee, while riding all season with a hurt foot and will be going into surgery within the next few weeks.
Semi-Pro Super Stock #1. Semi Pro Rider, Chris Kafka had an excellent day of racing on Friday. With awesome starts in his qualifiers, Kafka took 3rd and 2nd place finishes. Off of the start for the Semi Pro Stock #1 Final, Kafka had a great start and road strong the entire final, ending in the 8th place spot.
Semi-Pro Super Stock #2. Kafka had another day of great racing with finishing in 3rd and 5th in his qualifying rounds. With multiple qualifying heats, Kafka ended up running the LCQ. He won the race and it made him the 12th qualifier for the Final. Coming from the back row in the Semi-Pro Super Stock #2 Final, Kafka road smooth and finished in the 10th place position.
Year End Points & Notable Awards:
LaVallee: Pro Stock (7th) - Pro Open (2nd)
Kafka: Semi Pro Super Stock#1 (5th) - Semi Pro Super Stock #2 (12th)
LaVallee received the “Fan Favorite” Award - which is voted by an online Poll.
LaVallee also received the “True Grit” Award for riding all season with a hurt foot.
Coming Up Events
• April 10th, 2010 KC Pro West Banquet (LaVallee as Guest Speaker) Grand Forks, North Dakota
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
With only two races left on the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series the team was back in the Midwest, where the races where held at the LCO Casino in Hayward, Wisconsin. Team LaVallee was sitting well in the points battle, with Pro Rider, Levi LaVallee sitting in the 2nd place spot for the Pro Open Title.
“Coming into these last few races, the last thing on my mind is the points - my main goal is to go out there, have fun and give the crowd a nice show.” said LaVallee on this thoughts of sitting in 2nd place for the Championship Title.
Pro Stock. Team LaVallee’s Pro Rider, Levi LaVallee, first round of qualifying started off well as he positioned himself in the 2nd place spot. Unfortunately, he tipped over while making a move for the lead, ending in 9th place. Round two, LaVallee held a strong 3rd place finish and moved his way into the final as the 12 qualifier, after getting 2nd in the LCQ. Coming from the back row in the Final, LaVallee started towards the back and moved his way up to an excellent 8th place.
Pro Open. LaVallee has been riding really well on his Open Sled, and he continued his streak throughout this weekend. The crew had Levi’s sled dialed-in all weekend, and he was ripping awesome hole shots. Levi scored 1st and 2nd place finishes in his qualifying rounds, allowing him to be the 3rd qualified for the Final. Off of the start, Levi was mid-pack and had his work cut out for him. He rode strong, found great lines and pushed his way through to the 3rd place spot - allowing LaVallee on the Podium.
Semi-Pro Super Stock #1. Semi Pro Rider, Chris Kafka had an excellent day of racing on Saturday. With awesome starts in his qualifiers, Kafka took 2nd and 1st place finishes, allowing him to be the 2nd place qualifier for the final. Off of the start for the Semi Pro Stock #1 Final, Kafka was unfortunately pushed off the start and was sitting in the 14 spot. With hard-charging riding, great lines, a never-give-up attitude, Kafka made his way from the 14th spot to the 4th!
Semi-Pro Super Stock #2. Kafka had another day of exceptional racing with winning both of his qualifying rounds and qualifying first for his Semi Pro Sock #2 Final. With 10 riders lined up tight off the start, Kafka got pinched in between a couple sleds and put him towards the back of the pack. But that didn’t keep Kafka from running strong and with consistent lines and lap times, Kafka crossed the finish line in the impressive 9th place spot.
With one more National to go, Levi LaVallee is currently sitting in 2nd place for the Points Championship in the Open Class - it will all come down to the final race, at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Hope to see you there!
Coming Up Events
• March 19-21, 2010 Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale, Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI