Thursday, January 26, 2012

Jimmy Blaze Fejes Sits Out for Winter X 2012.

Aspen, CO (January 26, 2012) - Team LaVallee brought on Jimmy Blaze Fejes last week to represent the team at Winter X Games 2012, for the snowmobile freestyle event held tonight (Thursday) at 8:15pm-9:00pm central standard time. Unfortunately, before practice yesterday - Fejes had to go through ESPN/XGames medical in order to get cleared to ride at XGames. Fejes had broken his femur two months ago, riding his snowmobile at a freestyle show held in Mexico. Since then, he had gotten clearance from his doctor in Texas, but the ESPN/XGames medics did not give Fejes the green light to ride. Fejes will now sit out for the 2012 Winter X Games.

“It has been a tough go for our team and finding a healthy rider for the X Games. We did all we could and it just wasn’t in our favor this year.” states Glenn Kafka (co-owner to Team LaVallee).

Levi LaVallee will however be commentating tonight during the Freestyle final and will also be on X Center following tonights XGames coverage. Be sure to tune in tonight, (Thursday - Jan. 26th) from 8:00-9:15pm central standard time on ESPN for the snowmobile freestyle competition.

Coming Up for Team LaVallee:
Winter X Games - Aspen, CO : January 26-29, 2012
For TV schedule, latest info and results, visit:

Amsoil Championship SnoCross Series:
Vision Kia Eastern National, Farmington, NY: February 3-4, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Team LaVallee brings on Jimmy “Blaze” Fejes for Snowmobile Freestyle, XGames 2012.

Longville, MN (January 23, 2012) - With Team LaVallee’s freestyle riders, Levi LaVallee and Daniel Bodin out for Winter X Games 2012 (both were injured in separate training incidents during preparation for X Games), Team LaVallee was on the hunt - looking for a freestyle rider that could represent Team LaVallee.

Jimmy “Blaze” Fejes was called last week to see if he would be interested in representing Team LaVallee for the 2012 Winter X Games. With less than a week before the games begin, Fejes accepted the offer and was on the next flight to northern Minnesota to train at Levi LaVallee’s facility.

“We were excited coming into Winter X Games 2012 knowing we had two top level riders, and unfortunately both got hurt. And being this late in the game, we are fortunate to be able to bring on another XGames caliber rider, such as Jimmy Blaze Fejes, on to our team.” states Glenn Kafka (co-owner to Team LaVallee).

Fejes has attended multiple Winter X Games and most recently took 3rd place at Red Bull: Fuel + Fury, 2011 - a snowmobile freestyle competition held at iconic Wrigley Field, an event that was hosted by Levi LaVallee.

Coming Up for Team LaVallee:
Winter X Games - Aspen, CO : January 26-29, 2012
For TV schedule, latest info and results, visit:

Amsoil Championship SnoCross Series:
Vision Kia Eastern National, Farmington, NY: February 3-4, 2012

Left to Right: Jimmy Fejes (3rd place), Daniel Bodin (1st place) and Heath Frisby (2nd place)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Team LaVallee’s Canterbury Park Race Recap.

LONGVILLE, Minn., January 10, 2012 – After jumping right into the 2012 New Year (watch video), Team LaVallee was back in Minnesota and all geared up for the 3rd stop on the Amsoil Championship SnoCross Series, held at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN. With lack of snow dominating most of the mid-west, the ACSS crew worked overtime and created enough man-made snow to make a great snocross track, which pleased both the racers and the record-breaking crowd for the Friday/Saturday National.

Team LaVallee was excited to come into the first race of 2012 with a full roster. Pro Rider, Bobby LePage had been given the green light from his doctor to race, LePage had missed the first two nationals due to a injury to his leg during pre-season practice. Also coming back was Team LaVallee’s other Pro Rider, Levi LaVallee - who was ready to go back to his “normal job” of racing, after smashing his old distance jump record of 361ft by 51ft, and setting a new world record distance jump of 412ft at Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. (watch video)

“I am pumped to be back racing! This is my 14th year racing at Canterbury, and it’s one of my favorite tracks. But, because of my distance jump, I only had one full day of practice for snocross, so my goal was just to make the finals and put on a good show for the fans.” states LaVallee.

The Results: Team LaVallee’s Pro Lites Rider, Jake Scott was looking strong in his Pro Lite qualifying rounds on Friday evening, Scott pulled a great holeshot and took 4th in his first qualifying heat. In round two, Scott had an unfortunate off, causing a muscle spasm in his lower back, which only allowed him to do starts for the rest of the weekend. Pro Rider, Bobby LePage had a great weekend for his first national this season. LePage just missed the final by a couple spots on Friday but finished Saturday’s final with a notable 12th place. Pro rider, Levi LaVallee’s goal for the weekend was to make both finals, and he did just that. Being the showman that LaVallee is, he started off both nights with his infamous “BackFlip Intro” and he rounded out the weekend with great qualifying rounds, winning one of his heat races and finishing in 12th place on Friday and 10th on Saturday.

Race Results:
Pro Open #1 (LaVallee) Round 1: 3rd Round 2: 3rd LCQ: --- Final: 12th
Pro Open #2 (LaVallee) Round 1: 1st Round 2: 5th LCQ: --- Final: 10th

Pro Open #1 (LePage) Round 1: 7th Round 2: 7th LCQ: --- Final: ---
Pro Open #2 (LePage) Round 1: 4th Round 2: 6th LCQ: 5th Final: 12th

Pro Lite #1 (Scott) Round 1: 4th Round 2: 7th LCQ: DSN Final: DSN
Pro Lite #2 (Scott) Round 1: 7th Round 2: 6th LCQ: DSN Final: DSN

Coming Up:
49th Annual World Championship Snowmobile Derby: January 20-22, 2012
For ticketing and information, visit Eagle River Derby Track

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FOX® Lands Levi LaVallee and His Snowmobile Safely After Flying a World-Record Distance of 412 Feet, 6 Inches

Scotts Valley, CA January 10, 2012 – The leader in ride dynamics, FOX congratulates Levi LaVallee on his history-making distance jump of 412 feet, 6 inches this past New Year's Eve in San Diego — the first 300 feet of the jump was over a part of the bay.

"I was confident that I could beat my old distance-jumping world record, but never imagined that I'd fly over 412 feet; what an awesome start to 2012," said LaVallee. "FOX has provided me with such great suspension support — it translates into confidence and allows me to focus on the task at hand."

"I'm now looking forward to Winter X Games at the end of January, and there's still a lot of snocross racing left this season," Levi went on to say.

LaVallee bested his own distance-jumping record of 361 feet, set during practice for the same stunt in 2010, just before his crash that took him out for a year.

"We couldn't be happier for Levi reaching his goal of setting the bar even farther out with his latest record setting distance jump," said Dan S. Robbins, Senior Marketing Manager at FOX." Here at FOX, our focus is to help athletes and enthusiasts redefine their limits at all experience levels. We're extremely proud to work with such a phenomenal athlete and person as Levi to help us learn and develop products that exceed his and our customers' needs."

As co-owner of Team LaVallee, Levi is a 4-time Winter X Games gold medalist, and the first person to attempt a double backflip in competition during the 2009 Winter X Games.

Levi will be competing at Winter X Games, January 26–29, 2012. You can also catch him and the rest of Team LaVallee racing snocross.

Watch the jump with exclusive FOX footage:

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. - History made

San Diego, Calif. (December 31, 2011) – Just after midnight on the East Coast (9 p.m. Pacific) Levi LaVallee and Robbie Maddison soared over 300 feet of water, and when they safely landed, both established new world records for distance jumping on a snowmobile and motorcycle, respectively, at Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. The event was telecast live from San Diego, Calif., on ESPN, ESPNHD and ESPN3.

LaVallee, a 29-year-old native of Longville, Minn., who was slated to jump in the same event last year before a testing accident derailed his New Year’s plans, redeemed himself in a big way - by breaking his existing certified world record of 361 feet with a leap of 412 feet 6 inches.

Maddison, a 30-year-old Aussie now living in Temecula, Calif., also achieved history by breaking his existing certified world record of 351 feet 3 inches by more than 30 feet, landing 378 feet 9 inches from his take-off ramp.

Soon after the fog blanketing the event site cleared, the two athletes blasted toward the take-off ramps on the North park at Embarcadero Marina Park in the downtown area of San Diego Bay, and launched across the 300-foot water gap, touching down on the massive landing ramp on the South park. A capacity crowd of thousands packed the park and got an early jump on their New Year’s Eve celebrations.

“I’m as excited as I think a person can be,” said LaVallee. “I just landed an over 400-foot jump. I’m not sure how the sled’s doing, but I’m OK, so it was good. It’s an amazing feeling. You have no idea how pumped I am.”

“It’s a cool feeling to do what I do and have the backing I do,” said Maddison. “I was confident we were going to go a long way tonight and we’re going to come back and go even further.”

Maddison boasts an 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 Corinth Canal in Greece, to go with his previous New Year’s Eve successes, beginning in 2007 when he jumped 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.

LaVallee is a seven-time Winter X Games medalist (four golds) and champion snocross racer. He is widely known for becoming the first person to double backflip a snowmobile in 2009 at the Winter X Games. Despite the temperate climate in San Diego, LaVallee used artificial turf on his run-up path, which provided the necessary grip for his snowmobile’s track to ensure maximum speed as he hit the take-off ramp.

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 worked 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 has been attained with the goal of integration into future technological and athletic development.

After last year’s unfortunate cancellation, this was 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. In 2009, Travis Pastrana jumped his rally car a staggering 269 feet over water, landing on a barge in Long Beach’s Rainbow Harbor.

Mystik Lubricants, title sponsor of LaVallee’s race team, is excited to partner with Red Bull in showing support for Levi during his record-breaking achievement.


For Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. event details and videos, visit