Monday, March 12, 2012
Scott Takes Second at ERX National!
Longville, MN (March 13th, 2012) - EXR (Elk River Extreme Motorpark) in Elk River, Minnesota was the second to last stop on the Amsoil Championship SnoCross Series. With unseasonably warm weather and temperatures reaching into the 60’s, the two-day National had record breaking crowds and with snow being preserved throughout the winter, it was one of the biggest tracks we have seen all season.
Bobby LePage (Pro) started off the two-day event with great qualifying. LePage qualified 10th for the Pro Open final Friday night and coming off of the start of the final - LePage was looking awesome. A couple laps in into the 14 lap final LePage came to a dead stop on the track, finding a blown shock which ultimately ended the race for LePage. For the Saturday night final, LePage was riding strong and sitting mid-pack, coming from the back row. About half-way through the race, LePage had an unfortuate off, causing him to round out the weekend with a 13th place finish.
Jake Scott (Pro Lite) coming off of two podium finishes at the Fargo National the previous weekend, Scott took that same momentum into the ERX National and was able to make it back onto the podium. Scott had one of the strongest weekends yet this season, he took home 1st and 2nd place finishes in both qualifying rounds Friday and Saturday. In the final on Friday night, Scott had a great start, coming off of the line in 4th place out of the 15 rider final. With steady momentum and consistent lines, Scott ended up passing two other riders and finished the Friday night final with an outsanding 2nd place. Rounding out the weekend in the Saturday night final, Scott came off of the line a little late which caused him to be in the back of the pack. But that didn’t stop Scott, he was on the prowl and made his way up from 14th place to an awesome 6th place finish in Pro Lite #2 Saturday night.
“Hats off to Jake Scott for an incredible weekend. He is really riding strong and it’s exciting to see him get the results he has been working so hard for. I also want to say great job to ERX, the whole set-up was amazing; huge track and an even bigger crowd.” states Levi LaVallee (co-owner to Team LaVallee).
Pro Open Round 12 (LePage) Round 1: 4th Round 2: 3rd LCQ: --- Final: 15th
Pro Open Round 13 (LePage) Round 1: 4th Round 2: 4th LCQ: 1st Final: 13th
Pro Lite #1 (Scott) Round 1: 1st Round 2: 2nd LCQ: --- Final: 2nd
Pro Lite #2 (Scott) Round 1: 2nd Round 2: 1st LCQ: --- Final: 6th
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