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LEVI TRI 5 🤠 100+ SLEDS Signed Up & Big Dollars Were Raised for Wings for Life 👐



April 19, 2023 - Longville, Minnesota The 2023 Levi Tri 5 is completed and the event is still a-buzz. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman, Dale Earnhardt, Beach Bums, and the whole Dukes of Hazzard gang showed up, amongst many others. 😉

For those who are slightly confused by that previous sentence, the Levi Tri 5 “The Most Fun Snowmobile Race Ever!” is a judged style racing event that Levi LaVallee created years ago at his LaVallee Compound and has now evolved into so much more. Now, individuals and teams can sign up to be apart of the Tri 5, as well as two other Sprint Class options, and the racing will be judged on creativity, most fun, and overall awesomeness.

In 2022, Levi Tri 5 joined forces with Hill Fest / MESC and held both events at Mount Ski Gull in Nisswa, Minnesota. With anticipation for a huge crowd and previous year high registration numbers, it was time to switch locations to allow more space for this spectecal of an event.

Giants Ridge, in Biwabik, Minnesota was the home to the 2023 Levi Tri 5 and with registration packed full, it was time for “The Most Fun Snowmobile Race Ever!” to get underway. As the sleds rolled in, costumes were put on, and staging was set; the Guest Judges - Snocross Racer, Raycer Frank, Sled-Head 24/7 Host, Jeff Fischer, along with Kristen LaVallee had some tough decisions to make!

Not event the rain, slush, and snow could hold this awesome group back from a fun-filled day of racing. The day consisted of 3 races (which each participant and/or team could sign up for all three); Sprint 1 - 1995 and Older Class, Sprint 2 - 2000 and Older Class, and the grande finale the Tri 5. The Sprint races were 20 minute plus 1 lap, and the Tri 5 was an intense 45 minute race before a grooming break, and finishing up with a final 30 minute race to cap it off! Again, yes it’s a race, but it’s not necessarily who crosses the finish line first. The judges paid attention to creativity, most fun, and overall awesomeness and those individuals/teams were the real winners. So, who brought home the awesome custom Tri 5 Medals (which were designed and created by ROX Speed FX) from the Tri 5? Without further ado, here are your 2023 Levi Tri 5 results.

Sprint 1 - 1995 and Older Class

🥇First: #001 Kevin Kronfuss & Jeff Kubat “Dukes of Hazzard”

🥈Second: #69 Erik Panyan “Denim Danger”

🥉Third: #01 David & Dereck Olson “Dukes of Hazzard”

Sprint 2 - 2000 and Older Class

🥇First: #199 Jake Anderson

🥈Second: #733 Derek Bartz & Cole Soukkal “Nemadji River Riders Club”

🥉Third: #97 Leah Bauer & Zach Johnson aka Millenial Farmer "Team C&A Pro Skis"

Tri 5

🥇First: #672 Ryan Frank, Travis Cromwell, Robbie Schultz, Justin Groff “The Ninja Turtles”

🥈Second: #711 Jeff Lamoureau

🥉Third: #01 The entire Dukes of Hazzards Crew: Zach O'Mara #01, Collin Doran #01, Derek Craft #14, Cody Miller #14, Neal Beck #001, Kevin Kronfuss #001, Jeff Kubat #001, Tommy Zeller #155, Brenten Simonson #155, Hollister Struck #211, Nate Beloy #327

⭐️ Woody's STUD AWARD, presented by Woodys' Traction: Andrew Carlson

AND THE BEST PART of all of this fun is, the Levi Tri 5 is all about raising money for an awesome cause, Wings for Life - Spinal Cord Research Foundation. And Big Dollars were raised! All proceeds from registration were donated to WFL, a Give $1 = ROX Match $1 up to $2,000 was met totaling for a $4000 donation overall, and over $6,500 dollars was also raised from the Levi Tri 5 Online Auction, which was in collaboration with the Hunter Houle Memorial Foundation. And if that wasn’t enough, the Hunter Houle Memorial Foundation also generously presented Levi and Kristen LaVallee with a donation check to Wings for Life for $7,500! How awesome is that!? With the help from gracious sponsors (listed below), those dollars helped fund on-site expenses and will be used for preparation for next years Tri 5. Whew! That’s a lot of donations. And here is the final tally …. drum roll . . . . . . . Over $28,000 is being donated to Wings for Life! WOW! Thank you!! Thank you to the participants, judges, announcers, volunteers, Giants Ridge, Hill Fest / MESC, and our incredible sponsors who helped make the Levi Tri 5 possible and bring so much awareness and funds to a cause that is special to so many.


Thank you! Can’t wait to do it again next year!

UP NEXT - Join us at the Hunter Houle Memorial Foundation Annual Fundraiser!

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