Longville, MN (February 25, 2020) - The team headed East for the National Snocross Series Rounds 11 and 12 held at the beautiful, Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino in Salamanca, NY. The crew at Snocross described the track at Salamanca, as an oval of anarchy. And with warmer temps during the day, the tighter track turned soft and the sugary snow conditions made it a bit more challenging for the racers and their sleds. New York race fans were in for one of the best bar-to-bar racing we've seen so far this season.
PRO / PALLIN
Kyle Pallin has always been known to do very well on rough tracks and felt right at home at the track in Salamanca.
For Friday, Round 11 Racing - Pallin started out the weekend with good qualifying rounds, with a 6th place in Round 1 and winning Round 2. With a good gate pick for the Round 11 Final, Pallin came out of the line in the 6th place position. With 22 laps during the Pro Final, Pallin was persistent, had awesome speed and worked his way up to the excellent 4th place position Friday night.
On Saturday, Round 12 - Pallin was looking to get on that podium, as he was so close the night before. With tougher qualifying, Pallin made his way into the Pro Round 12 Final Saturday night, through the LCQ (last chance qualifier). Coming from the back row, Pallin tucked inside off of the start and came out of the pack in the impressive 4th place position. After an aggressive and smart 22-lap final, Pallin earned himself a podium spot and finished out the East Coast race with an excellent 3rd place finish! Congrats Kyle!
Pallin is currently sitting in 6th place overall in the Pro Points Standings.
PRO LITE / BESTER
Pro Lite Rider, Ryley Bester had great weekend of racing. Starting out for Round 11 Friday night, Bester took a 5th and a 2nd place finish in his qualifying rounds. Off of the line of the Pro Lite final, Bester came out mid-pack, was battling for the 5th place position when a tough off caused him to fall back and finished out Round 11 in the 9th place spot. For Saturday's Racing, Bester had another consistent day of qualifying with traking a 4th and 3rd place. In the Pro Lite Final, Bester rode smart, smooth, and determined finishing out the New York National with an awesome 2nd place finish! Congrats Ryley! Bester is currently sitting in 5th place overall in the Pro Lite Points Standings.
PRO LITE / DAUDT
Pro Lite Rider, Evan Daudt was eager for the New York National. On Friday, Round 11, Daudt had tough qualifying rounds but was able to make it into the Pro Lite Round 11 Final via the LCQ (last chance qualifier). Off of the line of the Round 11 Final and coming from the back row, Daudt rode very consistent and was able to work himself up from the 14th spot to the notable 8th place spot. For Saturday qualifying, Daudt secured his spot in the Round 12 Final via the LCQ. From a back row start, Daudt rode strong and finished in the 10th place spot. Daudt is currently sitting in 7th place overall in the Pro Lite Points Standings.
"What an exciting weekend for Team LaVallee! All of the riders rode great. Ryley is really starting to look comfortable on the Polaris and Kyle had a super consistent weekend with a 4th and a 3rd. We have a couple races left and the boys have the ball rolling to finish the season out strong."
- Levi LaVallee
Up Next: MICHIGAN SNOCROSS NATIONAL / March 13 - 14, 2020
Photos: Crystal Wallem Magiera