Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Team LaVallee signs with FXR World Class Outerwear



FXR is proud to announce that nine – time Winter X Games medalist and current world record holder for longest snowmobile distance jump (412ft.), Levi LaVallee has now joined Team FXR manufacture of World Class Outerwear. Levi and the rest of Team LaVallee, including Kyle Pallin, who’s race highlights include a bronze at Clash of Nations in Sweden, Jake Scott, who holds fifteen Eastern Racing Circuit titles and last years Pro Lites Champion, and new comer Andy Lieders, the second place overall points champion for the 2013 Pro Lites class, have entered a multi-year contract with FXR.

A revolutionary icon in freestyle snowmobiling, Levi who was named the nineteenth most influential person in Action Sports by ESPN, has been on FXR’s radar since he stepped onto the ISOC circuit. Over the past five years Levi has consistently won the ISOC fan favorite award, making him the ideal person to represent FXR on and off the racing stage.

Levi’s mutual interest in FXR’s style on the track dedicated to development and consistent commitment made us his first choice when he was looking for a clothing sponsor to partner with for 2014 and beyond. FXR has always focused on working with top athletes to develop high performance outerwear that meets the demands of the most skilled athletes; FXR is looking forward to doing the same with Levi and Team LaVallee. With LaVallee’s freestyle and race experience he will be asset to our R&D team.

Levi’s first appearance in FXR was at FOX’s Time Square celebration for their initial public offering into the NASDAQ Stock Market, where Levi performed a ramp-to-ramp jump on his snowmobile in front of a crowd of thousands.

Sporting FXR’s Podium Warp MX gear, Levi lit up the big apple in an epic start to the FXR- Team LaVallee relationship.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Team LaVallee Welcomes Andy Lieders



Longville, MN (June 18, 2013) - Team LaVallee is excited to announce that Pro Lite rider, Andy Lieders will be added to the team for the 2013-2014 race season. Lieders, 26, is a Colby, Wisconsin native and has been racing snowmobiles competitively for the past 7 years. His racing highlights include a Sport Championship, multiple podiums in the Pro Lite class and in the 2011-2012 season Lieders finished 4th overall in Pro Lite. And just this past season, Lieders finished right behind Jake Scott and took 2nd place overall in the 2012-2013 Pro Lite Championship points race. Lieders will be racing in the Pro Lite class for the upcoming season and will be training along side fellow Team LaVallee riders, Levi LaVallee, Kyle Pallin and Jake Scott.
Welcome to the team, Andy!

“Everyone at Team LaVallee is excited to have Andy Lieders on-board for the upcoming season. He had a really great year last year and we are hoping he can carry that same momentum over to this season. Andy is very dedicated to racing, a hard worker and is an all-around great guy, I am really looking forward to this winter.” stated LaVallee

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

LaVallee to Appear on National Geographic’s Mountain Movers: Thursday, May 30th



Longville, MN (May 28, 2013) - Team LaVallee’s, co-owner and pro snowmobiler, Levi LaVallee will be appearing on National Geographic’s all-new series, Mountain Movers. Levi will be featured in the upcoming episode, “All Hands on Deck” which will air, this Thursday, May 30th at 8PM ET. (check your local listings) In this episode, the Snow Park Technology crew will be creating the snowmobile courses, the half pipe and the snowboard street course for the 2013 Winter X Games. Be sure to tune in!

MOUNTAIN MOVERS SHOW OVERVIEW
Mountain Movers is a new series on the National Geographic Channel that follows Chris “Gunny” Gunnarson and the Snow Park Technologies (SPT) team as they design and build some of the most impressive winter sports projects across the nation. Whether creating a remote private training facility for a high profile athlete, building the perfect halfpipe for the ESPN Winter X Games, or constructing a terrain park at a major winter resort, these larger-than-life snow-sculptors battle the elements to amp up the thrill of snow sports everywhere. Mountain Movers gives a behind-the-scenes look into the world’s biggest, toughest, and most innovative projects on snow. Mountain Movers Show Teaser

MOUNTAIN MOVERS EPISODE #4 – “ALL HANDS ON DECK”
Airing: Thursday, May 30, 8:00PM ET
The X Games is equivalent to the Super Bowl for Gunny and the SPT crew. One hundred and fifty of the world’s best snow sports athletes compete in the event, which is broadcast live around the world. This year, Tyrone was in charge of building one of the biggest features that SPT has ever been tasked with creating: the Snowboard Street wallride. Chris leads the entire SPT crew in Aspen and assigns Kurt Eppler to take on the snowmobile course, which requires building two courses within the same location. Frank is in his element working on the pipe, and Aaron starts construction of Snowboard Street with Tyrone. But, Corley has been relegated to helping out everyone when needed. The challenges ensue, including bad weather and equipment breakdowns, as well as a ticking clock from the moment they begin fabrication until the last athlete crosses the finish line.


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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pro Lite Championship, World Cup Win & Fan Favorite



Longville, MN (March 19, 2013) - Nielsen’s Grand Finale presented by Grand Geneva Resort and Spa was the final stop on the 2012/2013 ISOC National Series. The track was undoubtedly the largest of the season and had also been one of the largest track built at this particular venue. Jake Scott kicked off the weekend by clinching the 2012/2013 Pro Lite Championship by winning the Pro Lite #1 Final on Friday night and Pro Rider, Kyle Pallin finished in a strong 6th place in the Pro Open Round 15 final.


For Saturday’s racing, Scott was able to bump up to the Pro Open class along side Kyle Pallin and LeviLaVallee, as Levi finished off the season doing starts for each Pro round. Kyle Pallin had a great day of racing with taking 3rd and 2nd in his qualifying rounds, results that allowed him to go straight to the final. For Jake Scott an unfortunate off in Round 1 caused him to finished in 6th place, but in Round 2 Scott held his speed and was able to finish in an awesome 3rd place. Scott did run the LCQ and was able to nab 2nd place and qualified 12th for his first Pro Open final. In Pro Open Round 16 (the final race of the season) both Pallin and Scott where sitting great amongst the 15 riders. Pallin came out towards the front of the pack and was able to maintain his position throughout the race and finish an awesome 5th place. Coming from the back row, Jake Scott has his work cut out for him but with much determination Scott finished an exciting 10th place in his first Pro Open Final. An overall great final day of racing for Team LaVallee.

On Sunday, Pallin and Scott were out to represent Team USA in the first ever snowmobile World Cup race. The World Cup was a one-day race consisting of 2 qualifying rounds and 3 race rounds. Kyle Pallin, Jake Scott and two other USA riders where able to take the lead on the 3 rounds of racing and Team USA took the World Cup title on Sunday afternoon, an exciting way to end the 2012/2013 season.


“We are super pumped and blessed to have such an amazing season. We won 2 gold medals,a Pro Lite Championship and our riders were steadily improving all season and our sleds were ripping every race. It takes a lot of dedication and time to get good results and witha combination of amazing sponsors, an exceptional team, and the support of our family, friends and fans we were able to achieve great things this season. We are definitely ending on a very high note and it feels awesome.” stated LaVallee

RACE RESULTS
Pro Open Round 15 (Pallin) Round 1: 3rd Round 2: 2nd LCQ: --- Final: 6th
Pro Open Round 16 (Pallin) Round 1: 3rd Round 2: 2nd LCQ: --- Final: 5th
Pro Lite #1 (Scott) Round 1: 1st Round 2: 1st LCQ: --- Final: 1st
Pro Open Round 16 (Scott) Round 1: 6th Round 2: 3rd LCQ: 2nd Final: 10th

2012/2013 Year End Points & Awards
ISOC Fan Favorite: Levi LaVallee (5th year in a row)
PRO Year End Points: Kyle Pallin (7th) - Levi LaVallee (20th)
PRO Lite Year Ends Points: Jake Scott (1st) Pro Lite Champion

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Scott Wins Pro Lite Championship Title



Longville, MN (March 16, 2013) - Jake Scott is the 2012/2013 Pro Lite Champion after a perfect day of racing Friday night of the two-day national at the Lake Geneva Grand Finale, in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Coming into the final weekend of racing, Scott was in the points lead by 59 points. With taking first in both rounds of qualifying Friday afternoon and winning the Pro Lite final, Scott was able to clinch the points lead and win the Championship title. Scott will now bump up to the Pro Open class for Saturdays racing.

Team LaVallee Pro Open Rider, Kyle Pallin had an awesome day-one of racing as well. Pallin was able to go straight into the final Friday night with taking 3rd and 2nd in his qualifying rounds. Off of the line in the Pro Open Final, Pallin came out mid-pack and was able to protect his lines during the 10-lap final and finish an excellent 6th place.

“I am super proud of Jake and the team on winning the Pro Lite Championship. It takes a lot of hard work, time and dedication to achieve this goal. It will be fun to see Jake compete in the Pro Class today, it’s a life long dream for him and he deservers to be there. I’m excited to see how today unfolds.” stated LaVallee

RACE RESULTS
Pro Open Round 15 (Pallin) Round 1: 3rd Round 2: 2nd LCQ: --- Final: 6th
Pro Open Round 16 (Pallin) Round 1: --- Round 2: --- LCQ: --- Final: ---

Pro Lite #1 (Scott) Round 1: 1st Round 2: 1st LCQ: --- Final: 1st
Pro Open Round 16 (Scott) Round 1: --- Round 2: --- LCQ: --- Final: ---

COMING UP

LEVI LAVALLEE UPDATE
Levi LaVallee has been in a sling since his February 25th surgery on left lat muscle and will be having a follow up doctors appointment the week after the Lake Geneva Grand Finale. LaVallee hopes to have approval to go without the sling and start physical therapy.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Scott Sweeps Fargo National



Longville, MN (March 12, 2013) - The second to the last stop on the ISOC - ACSS National Series was the Fargo National, held at BRRP (Buffalo River Race Park) in Glyndon, Minnesota. The snow was man-made for this National race, which made the conditions of the track constantly changing. The sugary snow and deep holes made the track rough and challenging for the riders.


Day one of the 2-day national finished overall very strong for Team LaVallee. Injured Pro Rider, Levi LaVallee made his way back onto the track and did starts throughout the weekend. Pro Rider Kyle Pallin had a couple tough qualifying rounds but was able to make it up in the Pro Open Round 13 final. Qualifying 12th and coming from the back row, Pallin came out mid-pack, rode super strong and finished an impressive 7th place. In Pro Lite #1, Jake Scott had a perfect day of racing. In round one of qualifying Scott had his work cut out for him, coming off 5th in the first corner. But with patience and fast lines, Scott made his way into first. In the Pro Lite #1 final, Scott was the number one qualifier. Off the line and into the first corner, Scott was in 3rd place. On the 5th lap of the 14-lap final, Scott rode hard and moved up to 1st place, taking home another 1st place finish.





On the second day of racing at BRRP, it was one of the best race-days yet this season for Team LaVallee. In Pro Open, Kyle Pallin had great qualifying rounds and made it in the Pro Open Round 14 Final in the front row. Off of the start of the final, Pallin came out first, snagging another Holeshot Award. In the first corner of the 18-lap final Pallin sat in the 4th place spot and was able to maintain that position the entire race. After a solid weekend of racing, Pallin currently sits in the 8th place position in the Pro Open points Championship. In the Pro Lite class, Jake Scott took first in both of his qualifying rounds and in his Pro Lite #2 Final, Scott took an early lead and continued to pull away from the rest of the pack, grabbing another win and sweeping the Fargo National. Scott has now won the last 4 Pro Lite National finals in a row (and 7 of the last 8). Scott is currently sitting in 1st place for the Pro Lite points Championship.


“This was an exciting weekend for the team. Jake continued to have great results and was able to pull off a perfect weekend. Not very many riders, including myself, can take first place in every race. I am also very proud of Kyle’s performance over the weekend. He again was strong on the starts and his 4th place finish was the highest position he has taken this season. I am looking forward to seeing what the final race in Lake Geneva brings for our team.” stated LaVallee

RACE RESULTS
Pro Open Round 13 (Pallin) Round 1: 6th Round 2: 6th LCQ: 2nd Final: 7th
Pro Open Round 14 (Pallin) Round 1: 3rd Round 2: 2nd LCQ: --- Final: 4th
Pro Lite #1 (Scott) Round 1: 1st Round 2: 1st LCQ: --- Final: 1st
Pro Lite #2 (Scott) Round 1: 1st Round 2: 1st LCQ: --- Final: 1st

COMING UP

LEVI LAVALLEE UPDATE
Levi LaVallee has been in a sling since his February 25th surgery on left lat muscle and will be having a follow up doctors appointment the week after the Lake Geneva Grand Finale. LaVallee hopes to have approval to go without the sling and start physical therapy.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Scott Sweeps New York National



Longville, MN (February 26, 2013) - The next stop on the ISOC - ACSS National Series brought us to anew location on the East Coast. The Seneca Allegany Air Force Snocross race was held at Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel in Salamanca, New York. The weather played a toll on the track for the two-day national, with the snow constantly changing throughout each race, it made it for a rough and unpredictable track but great racing for the riders and the large crowd.

Team LaVallee’s Pro Rider, Kyle Pallin had an awesome weekend of racing. Pallin’s qualifying rounds were strong and consistent and he was able to skip both LCQ’s (last chance qualifier) on Friday and Saturday. One of Pallin’s strongest points over the weekend where his holeshots, he took the Studboy Holeshot Award in both Pro Open finals. In the Friday night final, Pallin came off the line first and came through the first corner in third. Pallin continued to charge, was passed by a couple other riders but still maintained to finish the Friday night final in an impressive 6th place. In the Pro Open Round 12 final on Saturday night, Pallin again ripped the hole shot, kept in the first place position for a handful of laps and when it came to lap 19 of the 24 lap final, Pallin was passed from 3rd place to 4th and just as Pallin regained the 3 place position, he had an unfortunate off but was able to get back up quickly and end in 9th place. Pallin currently sits in 9th in the Pro Open points race.


Jake Scott continued to push the limits in the Pro Lite class throughout the two-day national. On Friday, Scott did have to run the LCQ in order to make it into the Pro Lite #1 Final but coming from the back row did not discourage Scott. Off of the start in the final, Scott was able to charge through the pack and make it into the 2nd position by the first corner. In the 2nd lap of the 16-lap final, Scott passed for the first place position where he stayed and pulled away from the pack, with an impressive 6.5 second over the rest. On Saturday, Scott had another day of great qualifying, and was able to make it into the Pro Lite #2 Final in the 9th position. Coming off of the line in the final, Scott ripped the holeshot, road smart and strong for the 16-lap final and took home another 1st place win. Sweeping the New York National and maintaining 1st place in the Pro Lite points race.


“It was an awesome weekend overall for both Kyle and Jake. The holeshots where spot-on and that is what we needed on a track like the one in New York. There are only two race weekends left for this season, so every point count. It’s exciting, looking forward to seeing what happens in Fargo.” stated LaVallee

RACE RESULTS
Pro Open Round 11 (Pallin) Round 1: 2nd Round 2: 2nd LCQ: --- Final: 6th
Pro Open Round 12 (Pallin) Round 1: 1st Round 2: 4th LCQ: --- Final: 9th
Pro Lite #1 (Scott) Round 1: 1st Round 2: 5th LCQ: 1st Final: 1st
Pro Lite #2 (Scott) Round 1: 5th Round 2: 1st LCQ: --- Final: 1st

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LEVI LAVALLEE UPDATE
Levi LaVallee had surgery on Monday to repair a torn lat muscle that had appeared during the Winter X Games in January. Surgery went well and LaVallee is expected to be fully recovered in 6 months.

Friday, February 22, 2013

LaVallee Out the Rest of the Season




Longville, MN (February 22, 2013) - Team LaVallee’s Pro Rider, Levi LaVallee has confirmed that he will be sitting out for the rest of the 2012/2013 race season. LaVallee was injured this past January at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado. After winning back-to-back Golds in Freestyle and Speed and Style, LaVallee went to X Games Medical to get his left arm/shoulder area looked at. Under doctors orders, LaVallee was to sit out for the rest of the 2013 X Games. Once back at home in Minnesota, LaVallee had extended view MRIs of his left shoulder / lat muscle area. The MRIs determined LaVallee’s left lat muscle was 50% torn. The doctor had told LaVallee to rest, not race and to check back again in 6 weeks for a follow up.

Early this week LaVallee discovered a large muscle bulging from his back, in the same area where his lat muscle was torn. His doctors at DISC Sports & Spine Center in Marina del Ray, California suggested LaVallee to come to their office for a follow up MRI and evaluation. Those new tests have shown LaVallee’s lat muscle had completely torn and he is now scheduled to have surgery early next week to repair. The doctors believe LaVallee will be fully recovered in 6 months. 

We at Team LaVallee send well wishes and a speedy recovery to Levi.

“Huge bummer that my lat muscle has caused me to sit out the rest of the season. I was really hoping to get back out on the track, even if it was for one more race. With surgery scheduled for next week, I still plan on attending all of the remaining ISOC Nationals and cheer on my teammates. Thanks so much to my awesome sponsors, crew, and the fans for their endless support, it means the world to me!” states LaVallee

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Scott Takes a Win at Traverse City



Longville, MN (February 12, 2013) - A new stop on the ISOC - ACSS National Series brought us to the Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel in Traverse City, Michigan. A perfect location with a large amount of snow, allowing for an awesome track for the racers, great viewing for the fans and on top of that, breathtaking fireworks were on display throughout the two-day National. Coming in to the weekend, Team LaVallee’s pro rider, Levi LaVallee was still not able to compete due to a torn lat muscle. However he was there to support his teammates, sign autographs for the fans and even do a little announcing in the booth on Saturday night.

On day one of the Traverse City National, both Pallin (Pro) and Scott (Pro Lite) where riding a top level. Both riders qualified well and where able to advance to their respective finals without the LCQ (last chance qualifier). In the Pro Open Round 9 final Friday night, Pallin had an awesome hole-shot and was in 3rd place coming into the first corner and stayed there for about 15 of the 20-lap final until landing crooked off of a jump and taking an unfortunate spill. Pallin was still able to finish in the notable 9th place spot. In the Pro Lite #1 final, Scott ripped the holeshot, came out first and stayed there throughout the entire race. Scott rode smooth and consistent putting distance on the second place rider and eventually taking home his 3 consecutive 1st place finish!



On day two of the Traverse City National, both riders where again looking great and with Pallin having the fastest lap times in the second practice, it was sure to be a great day of racing. Both Pallin and Scott where able to avoid the LCQ’s in day two qualifying and both where eager for their finals. In the Pro Open Round 10 final, Pallin ripped the holeshot and came out first. Pallin held his momentum and speed for the first few laps but was not able to hold off a few riders and finished the 20-lap final in an awesome 6th place. In the Pro Lite Final, Scott ripped the holeshot, drifted a little wide in the first turn and another rider was able to get underneath Scott and pushed him off of the track. As Scott continued to work his way up through the pack, he was black-flagged for jumping on a yellow flag ending his chances for finishing in the top 15 in the Pro Lite #2 final. Pallin now sits in 9th place in the Pro Points race and Jake Scott is currently tied for 1st place in Pro Lite.

“I am very happy how things went in Traverse City. It was a great track and Kyle and Jake rode very consistent all weekend. Jake’s DQ was unfortunate. He abided by the rules, rolled past the yellow flag and the down rider but didn’t see the down sled and continued jumping. A black flag is a bummer, but that’s racing. We are looking forward to a week off and then heading out east to New York.” stated LaVallee



RACE RESULTS
Pro Open Round 9 (Pallin)
Round 1: 2nd     Round 2: 7th    LCQ: ---    Final: 9th
Pro Open Round 10 (Pallin) 
 Round 1: 3rd    Round 2: 2nd    LCQ: ---    Final: 6th

Pro Lite #1 (Scott)
Round 1: 2nd    Round 2: 3rd     LCQ: ---     Final: 1st
Pro Lite #2 (Scott)
Round 1: 3rd    Round 2: 1st      LCQ: ---      Final: DQ

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Scott Sweeps Deadwood National



Longville, MN (February 05, 2013) - Immediately following the Winter X Games, Team LaVallee was back on the road for the ISOC - ACSS National Series and the next stop was held in historic, Deadwood, SD. Team LaVallee came into the National down one rider, as Levi LaVallee suffered a torn lat muscle at the Winter X Games and under doctors orders was told to wait a few weeks before he is back on the track.


The Deadwood National kicked off on Friday evening, where both Kyle Pallin and Jake Scott where pumped up and ready to take on the two-day event. In the Pro Class, Kyle Pallin had a great weekend of racing. His highlights were taking 1st place in round one on Friday night and in the Pro Open Round 7 final, Pallin rode strong and sturdy taking home an awesome 6th place in finish. On Saturday Pallin’s qualifying were smooth and consistent and off of the line in the Pro Open Round 8 final, Pallin had an unfortunate off in the first turn, causing him a lap down and ending the race in 14th.

In the Pro Lite class, Jake Scott was unstoppable. Scott had great hole-shots throughout the weekend and he was able to win each of his qualifying rounds on Friday and Saturday. And when it came down to the finals, Scott did not upset. With smart riding and strong determination, Scott took home 1st place on both Friday and Saturday night, sweeping the Deadwood, SD National. And because of Scott’s great results throughout the weekend, he now sits in 1st place in the Pro Lite Points race!

“Wow, what a great weekend of racing. Hats off to our crew for making our sleds rip! Kyle had a great weekend overall, there is some room for improvement but he knows what it takes and he will be ready for Traverse City. As for Jake, he rode awesome - a perfect weekend for him. Now, he just needs to keep up the hard work and carry that momentum over to the next race.” stated LaVallee


RACE RESULTS
Pro Open Round 7 (Pallin) Round 1: 1st Round 2: 3rd LCQ: --- Final: 6th
Pro Open Round 8 (Pallin) Round 1: 4th Round 2: 4th LCQ: 3rd Final: 14th

Pro Lite #1 (Scott) Round 1: 1st Round 2: 1st LCQ: --- Final: 1st
Pro Lite #2 (Scott) Round 1: 1st Round 2: 1st LCQ: --- Final: 1st

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

LaVallee Wins Back-to-Back Gold



Longville, MN - January 29, 2013 - Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado held the 2013 Winter X Games, a venue that has hosted Winter X since 2002. With the return of Snocross, Levi LaVallee had his schedule packed full with competing in all snowmobile events; Freestyle, Speed and Style, Snocross and Best Trick. Fellow Team LaVallee riders, Kyle Pallin and Jake Scott where also able to compete in Winter X, in the Snocross event.

Snowmobile Freestyle kicked off the Winter X Games Thursday evening. The format for this years Freestyle event was a little different than in the past where each rider was only allowed to take on the freestyle course twice and had 75 seconds to hit as many freestyle ramps within the allotted time. LaVallee was able complete 9 jumps total each round and in his final attempt LaVallee nailed his run with huge extensions, perfect landings and throwing a KOD (kiss of death) flip earning a high score of 89 and taking home Gold. Saturdays event was Snowmobile Speed and Style, a combination of Snocross and freestyle where the riders go head-to-head in bracket format. LaVallee worked his way into the final by defeating Justin Hoyer and Willie Elam. In the final run, LaVallee squared off against Cory Davis. LaVallee was able to stay ahead of Davis throughout the entire race and out-scored him in the freestyle portion, earning LaVallee’s second Gold at Winter X 2013.



Immediately after earning his second Gold, LaVallee went straight to X Games Medical to have his left arm/shoulder area looked at. The medical staff diagnosed a torn muscle in his lat, which LaVallee had assumed was from the large extensions from his KOD flips. Medical iced and taped LaVallee’s shoulder and recommend a MRI and further treatment when he returned home. 

Sunday, the final day of Winter X Games, held both the Snocross and Snowmobile Best Trick events. LaVallee was scheduled to compete in both, and after going out for the Snocross practice Sunday morning, LaVallee’s torn muscle was restricting him to fully compete the way he wanted. Without wanting to further damage his muscle, LaVallee announced he would not be able to compete in either disciplines on Sunday. 



With LaVallee out, Team LaVallee still had two other riders, Kyle Pallin and Jake Scott to represent in Snocross. Scott a Pro Lite rider, was an alternate for Snocross and was able fill an empty spot and compete with the pros. Scott was able to make it into the final, taking a 3rd in his qualifying round. Pallin was riding very strong in the snocross seeding, coming in as the 5th fastest rider. However in his qualifying round, Pallin had an unfortunate off and bad luck in the LCQ which prevented him from making the Snocross final. Off of the line in the Snocross final, Scott found himself mid-pack. With consistent riding and holding his lines, Scott finished his first Snocross final at Winter X Games in an awesome 7th place. Congratulations Jake Scott!

"What an awesome X Games. I came in with little expectation being I have not been able to compete in two years and bringing home two Golds is an amazing feeling." stated LaVallee

QUICK FACT
LaVallee has 9 Winter X Games Medals, 6 of them being Gold.

CALEB MORE UPDATE #prayforcaleb
Caleb Moore was injured on Thursday evening in the Freestyle competition. Moore remains in critical condition and is being monitored in ICU. We at Team LaVallee are sending our thoughts and prayers with Caleb and the entire Moore Family. For Caleb's story and more information visit: http://www.giveforward.com/calebmoore

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Team LaVallee Gears Up for Winter X



Longville, MN (January 18, 2013) - The ESPN Winter X Games are next on the schedule for Team LaVallee. Held January 24th - 27th, 2013 at beautiful Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado which has been the home for Winter X Games since 2002. The Winter X Games are, as described by ESPN (2008), a competition compiled of the greatest winter action sport athletes from around the world competing on an annual basis. The competition has day and evening events including skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling.

For the 2013 Winter X Games, Team LaVallee was very happy to see the return of Snocross and Snowmobile Speed & Style. Those two events will join, Snowmobile Freestyle and Snowmobile Best Trick. LaVallee, who has not competed in X Games since 2010 because of injuries is excited to be back. (*In 2010, LaVallee took a Gold Medal in Snowmobile Knock Out and a Bronze in Snowmobile Best Trick). X Games has invited LaVallee back to all four snowmobile disciplines, where he is the only snowmobile athlete to compete in all four. Team LaVallee’s snocross riders, Kyle Pallin (Pro) and Jake Scott (Pro Lite) have also been invited to compete in Snocross. Pallin took 4th in Snocross at the 2011 Winter X Games as a Pro Lite rider and Jake Scott will be an alternate for this years snocross event. Be sure to catch the LIVE broadcast and cheer on Team LaVallee.

“I haven’t been able to compete in X Games since 2010, because of a few injuries.” states Levi LaVallee (co-owner to Team LaVallee) “With being out of the competition for a few years, that’s a challenge in itself and it is going to be tough. My goal coming into X Games is to do the best I can, make good clean runs, have fun and put on a show for the fans.”


SCHEDULE
THURSDAY (Jan. 24th)
Freestyle Final - 8:30-10:00 PM - ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN 3D

FRIDAY (Jan. 25th)
No televised snowmobile events

SATURDAY (Jan. 26th)
Speed & Style Final - 3:45-5:00 PM - ABC, ESPN 3D

SUNDAY (Jan. 27th)
Snocross Final - 3:00-5:00 PM - ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN 3D
Best Trick Final - 8:00-8:45 PM - ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN 3D

*Times are listed in Central Standard Time and are subject to change
Visit xgames.com for more information

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Scott Takes 3rd at Shakopee National




Longville, MN (January 8, 2013) - The third stop on the ISOC National Snocross Series was held at beautiful Canterbury Park (a horse track by trade) in Shakopee, Minnesota. With a combination of huge crowds and a fun track, this is a favorite stop for Pro Rider, Levi LaVallee. LaVallee was a crowd pleaser throughout the 2-day National. Kicking both nights off with his high-flying backflip introductions and along with his backflips, LaVallee was able to sneak in a couple extra freestyle tricks over the finish line to pump up the crowd. With determination and the never-give-up attitude, LaVallee made it into both Pro Open finals throughout the weekend and finished a solid 10th and 9th place. Pallin had one of his strongest weekends so far this season, with great holeshots off of the line and holding a steady pace throughout the finals, Pallin finished high on the roster with a 6th place Friday night and a 5th Saturday night. Really impressive results for Pallin. 


In the Pro Lite Class, Jake Scott was again on top of his game. Scott took three 1st place finished in his qualifying rounds throughout the weekend and when it came down to the finals, he did not upset. In the Pro Lite final Friday night, Scott come off the line in 2nd place and when he went for the pass to be in first, Scott had an unfortunate off and went back to 6th place. But that crash did not damper Scott, he continued to pick off riders one-by-one and was still able to snag a podium finish with a 3rd place! And rounding out the weekend, Scott continued to ride smooth and consistent and finished an awesome, 4th on Saturday night.


“It was a very good weekend overall of our team.” states Levi LaVallee (co-owner to Team LaVallee) “Kyle, Jake and myself have been working hard on the track and our crew has been working hard to get our sleds running to ample capacity. Next, I transition into adding more freestyle to my regimen. I just found out I have been selected for Best Trick at Winter X. So I will now be competing in 4 snowmobile disciplines (Snocross, Speed & Style, Freestyle, and Best Trick) it will be busy, but I can’t wait.”

RACE RESULTS
Pro Open Round 5 (LaVallee) Round 1: 5th Round 2: 8th LCQ: 5th Final: 10th
Pro Open Round 6 (LaVallee) Round 1: 3rd Round 2: 2nd LCQ: --- Final: 9th

Pro Open Round 5 (Pallin) Round 1: 4th Round 2: 4th LCQ: --- Final: 6th
Pro Open Round 6 (Pallin) Round 1: 4th Round 2: 3rd LCQ: --- Final: 5th

Pro Lite #1 (Scott) Round 1: 1st Round 2: 1st LCQ: --- Final: 3rd
Pro Lite #2 (Scott) Round 1: 1st Round 2: 3rd LCQ: --- Final: 4th

NEWS & NOTEWORTHY
ESPN THE MAGAZINE Check out this weeks ESPN The Magazine (Jan 7th, 2013 issue). Flip to page 16 & 17 and “Zoom In” to view a two page spread of Team LaVallee’s race sled. ESPN The Magazine has 2.2 million subscribers and a readership of 15 million. 



COMING UP
Winter X Games 2013 - Aspen, CO January 24-27, 2013
Deadwood National - Deadwood, SD February 1-2, 2013


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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

LaVallee chosen as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Action Sports



WHO'S MAKING AN IMPACT NOW

Everyone loves a list, whether it's People magazine's most beautiful celebrities of 2012 or Santa's running index of the naughty and nice. This gallery highlights who we believe are currently the 50 most influential figures in action sports. Through talent, tenacity and technology, they have contributed the kinds of innovations to the shared shred space that make a statement about their place in our world.

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Our very own, Levi LaVallee made this list at number 19 of 50. It’s a huge honor to be chosen and we couldn’t agree more! Levi was amongst the names of legendary athletes (Shaun White, Travis Pastrana, Tony Hawk, Kelly Slater, etc.), businessman (Jack Dorsey - founder of Twitter, Nick Woodman - founder of GoPro, Jake Burton - founder of Burton Snowboards, etc.), and many, many others. Levi was the only snowmobiler on the list. 

How cool is that?

Congratulations Levi!!