Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Team LaVallee’s Michigan National Recap
LONGVILLE, Minn., February 15, 2011 – For the 5th stop on the Amsoil Championship Snocross Series (ACSS), the TRAXXAS Michigan National was the only race of the ACSS Tour that were held indoors. The legendary Silverdome in Pontiac, MI opened its doors for the 1-Day National and with truck loads of snow hauled into the stadium, the track was created. The track was technical with tight corners and with 15-rider finals, there was sure to be some great bar-to-bar racing.
Johnstad fought hard all weekend. With his Team LaVallee Polaris 600 IQ running great, Johnstad’s mind-set was to stay clean and consistent throughout the day. With a tight course and challenging rhythm sections, Johnstad’s qualifying rounds were good but unfortunately not good enough allowing him to miss both the Pro Open & Pro Stock finals by 3 positions.
LePage was ripping great hole shots throughout the 1-Day Indoor National and was eager to take a podium finish. LePage made both the Pro Open and Pro Stock final and with qualifying 5th for the Pro Open Final, he was ready to make his move. With the drop of the green flag, LePage was unfortunately pinched in between two neighboring sleds which caused him to be thrown off of his sled. With the hard slam, LePage went off the track and sat out for the rest of the Pro Open Final. A tough weekend for Team LaVallee, but with a 3 week break before the next National in Hayward, Wisconsin the team will be well-rested and ready to give it their all in Hayward.
Coming up for Team LaVallee: ACSS National: March 5-6, 2011: Hayward Powersports/Polaris Snocross Nationals LCO Casino - Hayward, WI
Pro Super Stock (LePage) Round 1: 6th - Round 2: 4th - LCQ: 4th - Final: 9th
Pro Open (LePage) Round 1: 6th - Round 2: 2nd - LCQ: --- Final: 14th
Pro Super Stock (Johnstad) Round 1: 6th - Round 2: 7th - LCQ: 8th - Final: ----
Pro Open (Johnstad) Round 1: 8th - Round 2: 8th - LCQ: 8th - Final: ----