Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Team LaVallee Ends the Season Strong!
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