Tuesday, January 11, 2011
LePage Takes 3rd in Pro Stock!
LONGVILLE, Minn., January 11, 2011 – After a couple of weeks off, the Amsoil Championship Snocross Series (ACSS) was back on the road, for the 3rd National of the season, Piranha-X Western National presented by Fly Racing was held at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.
Team LaVallee was geared up and ready to go for the Western Nationals, with days of testing for the higher altitude, the Team LaVallee’s Polaris IQ 600’s were ready to rip! With Levi LaVallee out for the rest of the 2010-2011 Season (due to his accident while practicing for his long distance record jump), pro rider Andrew Johnstad was added to the team to fill LaVallee’s boots.
The Results: Johnstad qualified for both Pro Stock and Pro Open Finals - with the holeshot being key for the tight track at Rio Tinto stadium, Johnstad pushed his way into 9th place in the Open Final, and after a minor crash in the Pro Stock Final, Johnstad finished 14th. LePage had a phenomenal weekend of racing, with qualifying 2nd for the Pro Stock Final, LePage ripped an awesome holeshot off of the start, kept his 1st place half-way through the 25 lap final, and was eventually passed by Hibbert and Martin, but rode a great race and finished 3rd! LePage’s first podium of the year for Team LaVallee! LePage again had ample qualifying for Pro Open, but with a crash off of the start for the Final race, LePage was pushed back to 14th and stayed there for the remainder of the 25 lap final.
“I couldn’t be happier with my results this past weekend, my Team LaVallee Polaris was ripping, and a podium finish is huge for me! I worked really hard over the Christmas break, and it definitely paid off.” states LePage.
Coming up for Team LaVallee- Winter X Games 15: January 27th - 30th, 2011
Race Results – AMSOIL Duluth National
Pro Super Stock (LePage) Round 1: 2nd - Round 2: 1st - LCQ: --- Final: 3rd
Pro Open (LePage) Round 1: 3rd - Round 2: 1st - LCQ: --- Final: 14th
Pro Super Stock (Johnstad) Round 1: 8th - Round 2: 5th - LCQ: 5th - Final: 14th
Pro Open (Johnstad) Round 1: 6th - Round 2: 3rd LCQ: --- Final: 9th
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