Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Team LaVallee Recaps the Hayward, WI National
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