Tuesday, November 29, 2011
LONGVILLE, Minn., November 29, 2011 – Starting off the 2011-2012 SnoCross season was the 20th Annual AMSOIL Duluth National held at Spirit Mountain in Duluth, Minnesota. Traditionally held Thanksgiving weekend, the Duluth National was a 3-day action packed race event with the AMSOIL DOMINATOR® kicking things off Friday Night. Team LaVallee’s crew had there Mystik Lubricants, Loctite®, Polaris snowmobiles ripping and ready to go for the first National race of the season.
With over a year off, due to injury - Team LaVallee’s pro rider, Levi LaVallee was back and greeted his fans with a “surprise’ entrance. LaVallee did a backflip onto the table top, during the Opening Ceremonies introductions! In addition to his crowd pleasing flip, LaVallee’s race results throughout the weekend were just as exciting. With winning two of his four qualifying heats, LaVallee finished 8th in both Pro Open Finals on Saturday and Sunday.
“My goal coming into this first National was to make both of the finals, because of my distance jump coming up New Year’s Eve, I haven’t had a lot of time to dedicate to SnoCross. So I am super pumped with my results, being able to take a couple 1st place finishes in my heat races and to get into the top 10 in both finals, I am very pleased with my results. Not to mention how pumped I was to hear the crowd when I did my backflip introductions, the fans make this all worth it! I am already looking forward to the next race.” states LaVallee.
Team LaVallee’s other pro rider, Bobby LePage did not compete at the Duluth National, due to injury and has not been cleared by his doctor. Team LaVallee’s new pro lite rider, Jake Scott had a great debut on the ISOC National Circuit. Scott rode strong all weekend, with just missing the LCQ (last chance qualifier) cut-off on Sunday, Scott made it straight to the final on Saturday, qualifying 5th for the final. Off of the start of the 12-lap final, Scott found himself mid-pack, but with finding smooth lines and consistent lap times, Scott worked his way through and finished his first Pro Lite National with an impressive 4th place.
Pro Open #1 (LaVallee) Round 1: 1st Round 2: 7th LCQ: 3rd Final: 8th
Pro Open #2 (LaVallee) Round 1: 3rd Round 2: 1st LCQ: --- Final: 8th
Pro Lite #1 (Scott) Round 1: 3rd Round 2: 2nd LCQ: --- Final: 4th
Pro Lite #2 (Scott) Round 1: 7th Round 2: 4th LCQ: --- Final: ---
December 10 & 11, 2011 - Blackjack National: Bessemer, Michigan
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Santa Monica, Calif. (November 16, 2011) – A motorcycle and a snowmobile walk into a bar…Well, not quite, but not too different, as a motorcycle and a snowmobile will simultaneously fly over water in the latest installment of Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. This year will bring together two incredible athletes who have found their way back to the annual New Year’s Eve celebration via different paths. The event will air live from San Diego, Calif., on Saturday, December 31 at approximately 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT on ESPN, ESPNHD and ESPN3, immediately following the Chick-Fil-A Bowl.
Levi LaVallee has fully recovered from a crash while training for the same event last year, just hours after shattering the world record with a leap of 361 feet on a snowmobile. Robbie Maddison kick-started the series in 2007 by jumping his motorcycle 322 feet over a football field in Las Vegas and followed it up in 2008 by jumping onto – and off – the 96-foot-tall Arc De Triomphe at Paris Las Vegas.
This year, LaVallee, a 28-year-old native of Longville, Minn., will jump his snowmobile alongside Maddison, a 30-year-old Aussie now living in Temecula, Calif., who will pilot his motorcycle as both athletes concurrently jump over 300 feet of water from the North park to the South park at the Embarcadero Marina Park in the downtown area of San Diego Bay. LaVallee will attempt to break his own record of 361 feet and Maddison will be aiming for a leap of more than 400 feet to eclipse the current record of 391 feet.
On-site viewing will be free to spectators at both parks. Gates will open at 6 p.m. PT.
“I am so pumped to be able to come back to Red Bull: New Year. No Limits.,” said LaVallee. “Last year obviously didn't go the way I was hoping, and I am excited to have another chance at this amazing opportunity.”
“Jumping long distances is a passion of mine, and I'm excited to come back for New Years Eve and sail over San Diego Harbor,” said Maddison. “400 feet is my goal. It's not all about getting the world record to me, it’s more about understanding this feat and the commitment ahead to achieving what most would consider an impossible jump.”
LaVallee is a seven-time Winter X Games medalist and champion snocross racer. He is widely known for becoming the first person to double backflip a snowmobile in 2009 at Winter X Games. San Diego may not be the first place that comes to mind when discussing snowmobiles, but the lack of snow won’t hinder LaVallee, who will use artificial turf on his run-up path, which will provide the necessary grip for his snowmobile’s track to ensure maximum speed as he hits the take-off ramp.
Maddison boasts accomplished freestyle motocross career, with an X Games silver medal in 2010 in Moto X Best Trick and two wins on the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour (Calgary 2009 and Madrid 2010). He also has a successful history of record-breaking achievements and globally captivating feats. Among them are backflipping across the Tower Bridge in London and clearing the Cornith Canal in Greece, to go with his previous New Year’s Eve successes.
Red Bull’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration highlights extraordinary athletes pushing their physical, mental and technical limits to break boundaries and records. Leading up to their big night, LaVallee and Maddison will work with Red Bull’s athlete performance experts, physicists and engineers, in addition to their core teams, in an effort to get the most out of their bodies and machines. Valuable information will also be attained and put into future technological development.
After last year’s unfortunate cancellation, this will be the fourth Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. event in the last five years. In 2008, the year Maddison went up and off the Arc de Triomphe, Rhys Millen backflipped an off-road truck and just missed sticking the landing. In 2009, Travis Pastrana jumped his rally car a staggering 269 feet over water, landing on a barge in Long Beach’s Rainbow Harbor.
For Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. event details, visit www.redbullnewyearnolimits.com.
Monday, November 14, 2011
LONGVILLE, Minn., November 14, 2011 – Mystik Lubricants announced today an agreement as title sponsor of one of the country’s top freestyle and snocross team, Team LaVallee, which is led by seven-time Winter X Games medalist, Levi LaVallee. The sponsorship includes LaVallee and the other members taking an active role in the company’s new marketing campaign; Mystik Lubrication Domination™.
“This is really an exciting partnership for Mystik Lubricants because Levi and his team really understand how the right products can enhance your equipment,” said Karl Schmidt, general manager of Mystik Lubricants. “Levi has a solid reputation and an incredible career, and we are excited to watch him and the team demonstrate how our products can push their sleds to the limit, whether doing a double back-flip or riding on the back roads in December.”
Leading the team is LaVallee who has been voted ISOC Fan Favorite the past three years, and holds the 2011 World Record Snowmobile Distance Jump (361 feet), 2010 gold and bronze medal winner at the Winter X Games and finished second overall in the 2010 ISOC SnoCross Series Pro Stock. Bobby LePage has been with Team LaVallee since 2010 and finished first in the 2010 ECS SnoCross Pro and Open Class and tenth in the 2011 ISOC SnoCross Series Open Class. Rounding out the team is freestyle rider, Daniel Bodin, who will be competing at the 2012 Winter X Games and newcomer to the group, Pro Lites rider, Jake Scott.
“On behalf of Team LaVallee, I am thrilled and honored to have Mystik Lubricants as part of our team this race season,” said LaVallee. “We’ve got some really exciting events coming up, including Red Bull: New Year. No Limits, in San Diego where I’m going to break my long distance world record from last year. Mentally and physically I’ve got to be in great shape and my sled has to run even better. With Mystik running through our engines, you are going to see some great performances from our team this season.”
Team LaVallee’s season begins Nov. 25-27 in Duluth, Minn., with the ISOC AMSOIL Championship SnoCross Series. For the complete 2011-2012 race schedule, visit www.teamlavallee.com.
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Monday, November 7, 2011
LONGVILLE, Minn., November 7, 2011 – This past Saturday, November 5th - Levi LaVallee hosted Red Bull Fuel + Fury. A snowmobile freestyle competition where eight of the globe’s top snowmobilers competed for top place. With the competition held at the iconic Wrigley Field, it drew in quite a crowd and a lot of hype, the pressure was on for the riders to throw down an awesome show.
While Levi LaVallee was the host and commentator, along with Tess Sewell and Tina Dixon, Team LaVallee’s Daniel Bodin was ready for an awesome show. With the competition being judged in a double elimination bracket, Bodin was the first rider to go. With solid tricks and huge extensions throughout the night, Bodin pushed his way through his competitors and in the final round it was between him and Heath Frisby to take home first and second place. For the final round, Bodin threw a huge bar-hop backflip (which currently no other snowmobile freestyler has done in competition) and he found his way onto the top of the podium with a top score of 91 out of 100.
“This was a really great way to start out the freestyle season. I am very excited to be back with Team LaVallee, I was able to train at Levi’s compound last week, before the event and it definitely paid off. This is huge for me!” states Bodin.
“Red Bull Fuel + Fury was an awesome event, it was an honor to be hosting and commentating! It was really cool having iconic Wrigley Field as our backdrop and the riders put on a great show, hopefully we will be able to have this event again and I can compete next time! Huge hats off to all of our great sponsors, if it weren’t for them we wouldn’t have the success we did on Saturday.” states LaVallee.
Soon the snow will be flying and the first National SnoCross race will be underway, join Team LaVallee Thanksgiving weekend (November 25th - 27th, 2011) at the Amsoil Duluth National held at Spirit Mountain in Duluth, Minnesota. For additional information and for the full race schedule, visit: isocracing.com
Thursday, November 3, 2011
LONGVILLE, Minn., November 3, 2011 – Coming up, this Saturday, November 5th - Levi LaVallee hosts Red Bull Fuel + Fury. The event consists of eight of the globe’s top snowmobilers who will be descending upon Wrigleyville for Red Bull Fuel + Fury, a freestyle snowmobile competition that will take place outside of iconic Wrigley Field. The event, which will send competitors soaring against the night skyline, will mark the first time that extreme snowmobiling has touched ground in the heart of Chicago.
The competition will take place on one of the most jaw-dropping courses that the sport has ever seen. Thousands of cubic yards of woodchips, dirt and turf will be laid to the asphalt beneath three mammoth steel ramps. Between flips, grabs and big-air tricks, the unrelenting series of kickers will let riders ferociously vie for victory in front of captivated onlookers, and a panel of heavyweight judges. The competition will be judged in a double eliminated bracket.
“I am pumped to be apart of the Red Bull Fuel + Fury in Chicago. I have been a judge at Fuel + Fury in the past, but this time hosting it at Wrigley Field is going to be awesome. I can’t wait!” states LaVallee.
Join Levi LaVallee this Saturday at Wrigley Field to root on Team LaVallee’s freestyle rider, Daniel Bodin. Bodin signed with Team LaVallee for the 2011 Winter X Games and is happy to be joining the team again for the upcoming 2012 Games.
Eric St. John
Date and Time:
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Doors: 5:00 PM
Event: 6:00 PM
Outside of Wrigley Field
(Entrance will be located on the corner of Clark/Waveland)
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
LONGVILLE, Minn., November 1, 2011 – Team LaVallee is excited to announce a multi- year signing with Henkel / Loctite®. Team LaVallee has been working with Loctite for the past few years and looks forward to continuing this great relationship.
“Henkel Corporation, under the Loctite® brand, is extremely pleased to be partnering up with Team LaVallee with an expanded program. The past 2 years have been an exciting time for Loctite and Team LaVallee and we expect to continue our winning combination.” states Mike Shannahan, Henkel’s director of marketing for the North America general industrial business. “This sponsorship gives us an opportunity to get in front of a whole new audience and create some new, and exciting, Loctite® winning moments.”
“This is really exciting for our Team, not only does Loctite® have amazing products - but the people who represent Loctite® are great to work with. We are really looking forward to the upcoming season with Loctite®.” states Glenn Kafka, co-owner Team LaVallee.
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Soon the snow will be flying and the first National SnoCross race will be underway, join Team LaVallee Thanksgiving weekend (November 25th - 27th, 2011) at the Amsoil Duluth National held at Spirit Mountain in Duluth, Minnesota.
For additional information and for the full race schedule, visit isocracing.com