Longville, MN (December 1, 2015) – This past Thanksgiving weekend marked the 24th Annual AMSOIL Duluth National Snocross CJ Ramstad Memorial Cup held at Spirit Mountain in Duluth, Minnesota. With speculation whether the race would need to be postponed or not, due to the lack of snow and warmer-than-average temps, the crew at ACS worked day and night to create enough snow just days before the season opener. Race teams and race fans were in for a treat over the 3 day race weekend, with epic racing battles and getting to see both Team LaVallee riders on the Pro Open and Pro Lite Podiums.
The weekend started off with the Amsoil Dominator race on Friday. A bracket-style format type of racing, where each Pro rider was judged off their lap times in seeding to see whom they would match up against in Round 1, and from each race moving forward, the winner would continue on. Pro Rider, Kyle Pallin won his way into the Final race and finished in a close second place.
Saturday and Sunday kicked off Round 1 and Round 2 of the 2015/2016 Snocross Season. Kyle Pallin, Team LaVallee’s Pro racer, had a phenomenal weekend of racing. Pallin, looking strong and very comfortable on his Mystik Lubricants, Loctite, Polaris, Red Bull sled, started the season off with a podium finish on Saturday(taking 2nd place) and finishing out Round 2 on Sunday with an awesome 5th place! New to the team, Zak Mason shined throughout the weekend in the Pro Lite class. Winning 3 out of the 4 qualifying rounds, Mason finished in 5th place on Saturday night and on Sunday went on to win his first ever Pro Lite Final.
“What a great way to start out the season! Our mechanics had our sleds dialed and the riders were on-point throughout the weekend. We have made a lot of changes within our team and it feels good to see positiveresults early on. We know we aren’t where we want to be yet, but that gives us the motivation to continueto work harder. Looking forward to seeing what happens next, in Fargo.” – Levi LaVallee
RACE RESULTS – Round 1 & 2
PALLIN Rd 1: 1st Rd 2: 4th LCQ: — Final: 2nd | Rd 1: 3rd Rd 2: 1st LCQ: — Final: 5th
MASON Rd 1: 1st Rd 2: 1st LCQ: — Final: 5th | Rd 1: 1st Rd 2: 2nd LCQ: — Final: 1st
Fargo National / Buffalo River Race Park, Glyndon, Minnesota – December 11-12, 2015
Canterbury National / Canterbury Park, Shakopee, Minnesota – January 8-9, 2016
Amsoil Duluth National Episode 1 CBS Sports Network / December 12, 2015 @ 10AM EST
Amsoil Duluth National Episode 2 CBS Sports Network / December 19, 2015 @ 10AM EST