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

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


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


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

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

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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