Longville, MN (February 19, 2018) – After nearly a month off of the ISOC National Snocross series, Team LaVallee traveled to the East Coast, where Rounds 9 and 10 took place at Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino in Salamanca, New York. The snow conditions track-side were rough, heavy, and dense causing the track to be unpredictable lap-by-lap, which was an added challenge to the tight track in Salamanca.
Under the lights Friday Night for Round 9 / Day 1 of racing, Team LaVallee’s Pro Rider, Kyle Pallin, was riding awesome with taking 2nd and 3rd in his qualifying rounds and giving him a good position in the Pro Final. Off of the line in the Pro Round 9 Final, Pallin shot out of the gate in the 3rd place position and was looking great, when another rider tagged the tail end of his sled and side-lined Pallin off of the track and head first into a hard iced pack. Dr. Parson’s and the FXR Mobile Medical team were incredible track-side and with further diagnosing, Pallin suffered a fracture in his C6 vertebrae and will be out for the remainder of the season. Sending well wishes and a speedy recovery to Pallin.
In Pro Lite, Zak Mason and Evan Daudt (grassroots) both had tough qualifying for Round 9, with both riders going via LCQ (last chance qualifier) and missed the chance of lining up in the Pro Lite Round 9 Final Friday night. For Day 2 / Round 10 both riders were looking for redemption. Evan Daudt took a 6th and 2nd place finish in his qualifying rounds, and with a 1st place finish in the LCQ, Daudt lined up in the back row of the Saturday Night Final. For Mason, an off in Round 1 qualifying placed Mason in the 7th place spot but with an awesome 1st place finish in Round 2, Mason was in the front row of the Round 10 Final Saturday Night. On the line for the Round 10 Final, Daudt in the back row, Mason in the front row both started out towards the back of the stacked 15 rider race. Daudt and Mason worked hard and found sooth lines finishing out the weekend in the 9th place spot for Daudt and 7th place position for Mason.
Team LaVallee’s Sport grassroots rider, Adam Peterson had great qualifying over the weekend. Peterson finished in the 11th place spot on Friday Night for Round 9 and on Saturday, Peterson was on a roll with a 1st and 4th place finish in his qualifying rounds and rounded out the weekend in the Sport Round 10 final on the podium, with an awesome 3rd place finish. Congrats Adam on your podium finish in Salamanca!
RACE RESULTS – Round 9 & 10
PALLIN Rd 1: 2nd Rd 2: 3rd LCQ: — Final: —
MASON Rd1: 8th Rd 2: 5th LCQ: 9th Final: —- // Rd 1: 7th Rd 2: 1st LCQ: — Final: 7th
GRASSROOTS RACE RESULTS – Round 9 & 10
DAUDT Rd 1: 7th Rd 2: 7th LCQ: —- Final: —- // Rd 1: 6th Rd 2: 2nd LCQ: 1st Final: 9th
PETERSON Rd 1: 3rd Rd: 2nd LCQ: — Final: 11th // Rd 1: 1st Rd 2: 4th LCQ: —- Final: 3rd
Mt. Pleasant National – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI – February 23-24th, 2018
Dubuque National – Sundown Mountain Resort, Dubuque, IA – March 9-10th, 2018
Salamanca, NY National Round 9 // CBS Sports Network // 02/25/2018 @ 11AM EST (Check Local Listings)
Salamanca, NY National Round 10 // CBS Sports Network // 03/04/2018 @ 11AM EST (Check Local Listings)