Tuesday, November 29, 2011
LaValllee Flips Over Duluth National.
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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Levi's Flip Introduction: