Longville, MN (March 29, 2022) - Cannonsburg Ski Area in Belmont, Michigan was the home to the final rounds of the 2022 Snocross Season. After a two year hiatus, first a cancellation due to the corona virus and last season due to snow conditions, the ISOC National Snocross Series was back. Cannonsburg Ski Area's track featured a fast up-hill start, to an immediate 180 degree right hand turn, huge triple sections, “The dirty dozen” whoop section and big air. The race teams and race fans a-like where in for some exciting bar-to-bar racing action as the 2022 Snocross Season closed out.
Team LaVallee’s Pro Rider, Kyle Pallin started out the Cannonsburg National with good qualifying earning a 3rd and 4th place finish in his respective rounds and was able to secure a spot in the front row of the Round 15 final. Coming in as the number seven qualifier, Pallin and his Team LaVallee, Polaris, Red Bull sled started out the 10 minute plus 2 lap final within the top ten. As the stacked race continued on, Pallin had a tangle with another rider, causing him to fall back but still managed to re-enter the race and finished in the 7th place spot Friday night.
On Saturday for Round 16, Pallin started out the day with a 5th and 6th in his qualifying rounds and was able to make it into the final Pro race of the season in the back row. Under the lights and off of the line of the Pro Round 16 final, Pallin had his work cut out for him coming from the back row but as the green light went and the pack was up the first hill and into the first turn, Pallin came out mid-pack. As the demanding 10 minute plus two lap race went on, Pallin continued to charge and finished out the Pro Round 16 in the 10th place spot.
Pallin finished in 9th place overall in the 2022 Snocross Pro Class.
Rookie Pro Rider and 2022 Rookie of the Year; Adam Peterson was eager to carry over his momentum from the weekend before with a podium finish in Lake Geneva. For the Cannonsburg Nationals, Peterson started out Round 15 with a bang! With winning both of his Pro qualifying rounds, Peterson was able to secure the number one pick in the front row of the Pro Final that night. Off of the start of the 10 minute plus 2 lap final, Peterson and his Team LaVallee, Polaris, Red Bull sled ripped the holeshot, but was pushed wide into the first corner and came out in the fourth place spot. Peterson lost a couple positions on the first last but made his way back up to 4th. As the minutes counted down, Peterson continued battling for a podium position and was putting heavy pressure on the third place rider nearly the entire race. As the white flag flown, (meaning one more lap to go), Peterson was a sled length away from passing into third when he tipped over in a corner. Peterson managed to get back up quickly and still was able to finish in the 5th place spot.
On Saturday, for Round 16, Peterson was ready for his final Rookie Pro race of the 2022 season. The day started consistent for Peterson with taking two fifth place finishes in his Pro qualifying rounds, just enough to allow him to line up in the front row of the final. On the line of the Pro Round 16 Final, Peterson ripped out of the gate going up the first uphill and got pushed towards the back rounding the first corner. As the clock was winding down, that is when Peterson was firing up and finding his grove. With smart racing and finding fast lines, Peterson moved his way up and finished out the final race of the season in the notable 6th place spot.
Peterson finished in 8th place overall in the 2022 Snocross Pro Class.
Pro Lite Rider, Ryley Bester was ready for redemption in the Cannonsburg. In Pro Lite qualifying, Bester took a fifth and fourth in his qualifying rounds and was able to line up in the back row for the Pro Lite Round 15 final after taking a second place in the LCQ (last chance qualifier). Off of the start of the Pro Lite final, Bester had his work cut out for him, but was able to make it within the top ten after the first corner. As the eight minute plus two lap final continued, Bester was able to make some great passes and finished out the night in the impressive 6th place spot.
On Saturday, Bester was ready to take on the final race day of the 2022 season. In Pro Lite qualifying, Bester’s results were solid taking two 2nd place finishes in his qualifying and earning a great gate pick in the front row of the Pro Lite Round 16 final. Off of the line of the Pro Lite Final, Bester and his Team LaVallee, Polaris, Red Bull ripped the holeshot and after heavy pressure from the field, Bester managed to power through turn one and into the lead. Bester continued to ride smart, find incredibly smooth lines and pulled away from the pack, ending the 2022 season on top, with a first place finish. This was Bester’s second win and seventh podium of the 2022 Snocross Season. Congratulations Ryley!
“You know yesterday I think I was just mentally, I don't know, it just wasn't a good day,” said Bester “So, I came in today and I wanted to just have fun and just end the season on a good note and know that I did my best. And that's what I did out there.”
Bester finished in 4th place overall in the 2022 Snocross Pro Lite Class.
Pro AM Plus 30 rider, Andy Lieders was back to his winning ways in the Pro AM Plus 30 Class in Cannonsburg and also competed on Friday in the Pro Lite Class. On Friday, for Pro Lite, Lieders took an excellent second place and third place in his qualifying rounds, allowing him a front row gate pick in the Pro Lite Round 15 final on Friday night. Off of the start of the 8 minute plus 2 lap final, Lieders had a top 5 start and passed his way up to 4th and was hunting down a podium spot. At about the halfway mark, Lieders had an unfortunate off but was able to regain his composure and after re-entering the final, Lieders finished out the Pro Lite Round 15 final in the 10th place spot.
In Pro AM Plus 30, Lieders swept the day taking two first place finishes in his qualifying rounds and earning the 1st place spot under the lights Saturday night in Cannonsburg. Lieders and his Team LaVallee, Polaris sled set fast laps times and ripped holeshots all day long, and his final win in Cannonsburg marked Lieders sixth win of the season. Congratulations Andy!
Lieders finished in 2nd place overall in the 2022 Snocross Pro Plus 30 Class.
2022 AWARDS The fans voted and the results were in, Adam Peterson was named 2022 Rookie of the Year! After winning the Pro Lite Championship in 2021, Peterson entered his 2022 Rookie Year in the Pro Class and finished out in a big way. Peterson earned three podium finishes and was awarded the honorable Rookie of the Year title. Congratulations Adam!
“It's hard to believe the 2022 Snocross Season has come to an end! What a year it has been! Huge thank you to our riders, crew, and partners who help us live out this Snocross dream. It's an honor to be apart of it! We'll see you next year!" - Levi LaVallee
LEVI TRI 5 (MOUNT SKI GULL, NISSWA, MN) - APRIL 2, 2022