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🏁 TEAM LAVALLEE 🏁 2022 SNOCROSS SEASON PREVIEW


Longville, MN (September 2, 2021) - When the summer slows down, kids are back in school, and snowmobile shows are on the horizon ... that means Snocross prep is in full swing. The crew, mechanics, and riders at Team LaVallee have been working all throughout the off-season and are gearing up for the upcoming 2022 season.

So, what does Team LaVallee's roster look like? What's new? Who's back? Well, I am glad you asked.


Team LaVallee's Pro Rider and series Fan Favorite, Kyle Pallin will be back on the Team LaVallee, Polaris, Red Bull, Walker Evans Racing sleds and Pallin is hunting for a memorable year with "Lots of W's and Podiums". The 2022 season will be Pallin's 10th year with Team LaVallee.


Adam Peterson, last year's Pro Lite Champ and the first Pro Lite rider to win the Dominator race, will now be jumping up to the Pro class. With a powerful year in the Pro Lite Class (taking 9 podiums throughout the season), Peterson's goals for the upcoming Rookie Pro Class is to "Get on the Podium and finish top 5 in Points." We at Team LaVallee are excited to have two great contenders in the Pro Class this upcoming season.

“I’ve learned a lot from Kyle over the past couple of seasons,” said Peterson, “and even with all the pressure of racing, we always manage to have fun. One piece of advice Kyle has given me about moving up is to be confident, and remember that I can run with the pros.”


Peterson will make his debut as a Pro Rider at the first Snocross National race in 2022. Stay tuned to snocross.com for the release of the upcoming racing schedule.


Welcoming back to the Pro Lite Class is Ryley Bester. Bester finished within the top 5 in the 2021 Season and was on the podium 4 times. Bester is setting his sights on the Championship title in the Pro Lite Class and is pushing to "Consistently be on the podium and fighting for wins."


In Pro AM Plus 30, Andy Lieders is back with Team LaVallee, after winning the Championship last season, and getting on the podium 9 times Lieders will be one to watch for the upcoming 2022 season.


To learn a little bit more about the riders, keep scrolling below to see who prefers Pizza over Tacos, Snow Dust over Freezing Rain and who likes Ditch Banging over Mountain Riding.

PRO / PALLIN

:: RACER REVIEW ::

Name: Kyle Pallin

Nick Name: Gunsmoke

Hometown: Ironwood, MI

Race Number (And why you have that number): 324 , It’s my birthday

How many years racing: 18

Class: Pro

Favorite Track: Fargo 2021

Best memory racing: 1st Pro Win in Shakopee, MN

Pre-race rituals: Walk the track, Visualize

Superstitious?: Usually put the right side of my gear on first.

Biggest hero: My parents

Favorite off-season hobby: Travel, Running

Goals for this season: Positively impact other people, Top 5 in points, Lots of W’s and podiums, Make it memorable

THIS OR THAT:

Ditch Banging or Mountain Riding: Ditch Banging

Big Air or Technical Rhythm: Technical Rhythm

Green Flag or Green Light: Green Light

Elevated Start or Flat: Flat

Timed Qualifying or Random Pick: Either one

Heel Clicker or Can Can: Heel Clicker

Snow Dust or Freezing Rain: Snow Dust

Country or Rock: Country

Dog or Cat: Both

Ketchup or Hot Sauce: Ketchup

Regular Red Bull or Sugar Free Red Bull: Sugar Free

Tacos or Pizza: Pizza

Straight Bill or Curved Bill: Curved

Drive or Fly: Fly

Water Ski or Snow Ski: Snow Ski

Hockey or Football: Football

Motocross or Supercross: Motocross


PRO / PETERSON

:: RACER REVIEW ::

Name: Adam Peterson

Nick Name:

Hometown: Medford, Wisconsin

Race Number (And why you have that number): #113 I picked 113 because my birthday is 11/30

How many years racing: I did my first full season in 2012 in the junior 10 to 13 class on my 300cc skidoo freestyle

Class: Pro (Rookie Year)

Favorite Track: Lake Geneva

Best memory racing: Wrapping up the Pro Lite championship and winning the Dominator

Pre-race rituals: Walk the track, Visualize

Superstitious?: I try not to have any superstition but I always put my right boot on first

Biggest hero: My dad

Favorite off-season hobby: Riding dirtbike and going to the lake

Goals for this season: Get on the podium and finish top 5 in points

THIS OR THAT:

Ditch Banging or Mountain Riding: Mountain riding

Big Air or Technical Rhythm: Technical Rhythm

Green Flag or Green Light: Green Light

Elevated Start or Flat: Elevated start

Timed Qualifying or Random Pick: Random pick

Heel Clicker or Can Can: Heel Clicker

Snow Dust or Freezing Rain: Snow Dust

Country or Rock: Country

Dog or Cat: Dog

Ketchup or Hot Sauce: Hot Sauce

Regular Red Bull or Sugar Free Red Bull: Regular Red Bull

Tacos or Pizza: Pizza

Straight Bill or Curved Bill: Curved

Drive or Fly: Fly

Water Ski or Snow Ski: Snow Ski

Hockey or Football: Football

Motocross or Supercross: Motocross


PRO LITE / BESTER

:: RACER REVIEW ::

Name: Ryley Bester

Nick Name: Ry

Hometown: Prior Lake, MN

Race Number (And why you have that number): #151. It was my dads number when he raced back in the day!

How many years racing: About 15! I started racing when I was 5 years old!

Class: Pro Lite

Favorite Track: Canterbury! It’s always such a cool track with a great atmosphere and only 10 minutes from my house.

Best memory racing: Winning my Pro Lite debut in Duluth 2018.

Pre-race rituals: Listen to music and think about the race ahead of me.

Superstitious?: Yes, definitely! I usually try and have the same pre-race routine before every race.

Biggest hero: Levi! He has done a lot for myself in racing and the whole Snowmobile industry.

Favorite off-season hobby: Surfing! I have a lot of hobbies that I enjoy, but this one tops them all.

Goals for this season: Consistently be on the podium and fighting for wins. Win a championship.

THIS OR THAT:

Ditch Banging or Mountain Riding: Mountain Riding

Big Air or Technical Rhythm: Technical Rhythm

Green Flag or Green Light: Green Light

Elevated Start or Flat: Flat

Timed Qualifying or Random Pick: Timed Qualifying

Heel Clicker or Can Can: Heel Clicker

Snow Dust or Freezing Rain: Snow Dust

Country or Rock: Country

Dog or Cat: Dog 100%

Ketchup or Hot Sauce: Hot sauce

Regular Red Bull or Sugar Free Red Bull: Sugar Free Red Bull-New coconut version is so good!

Tacos or Pizza: Tacos

Straight Bill or Curved Bill: slightly curved

Drive or Fly: Fly

Water Ski or Snow Ski: Snow Ski

Hockey or Football: Football

Motocross or Supercross: Supercross


PRO AM PLUS 30 / LIEDERS

:: RACER REVIEW ::

Name: Andrew Lieders

Nick Name: Andy

Hometown: Colby Wi

Race Number (And why you have that number): 57, my uncles raced dirt track and always ran the number

How many years racing:15

Class: 30 plus

Favorite Track: All of them

Best memory racing: Winning my first pro lite race

Pre-race rituals: no rituals, just try to focus on my race

Superstitious?: Sometimes

Biggest hero: My family

Favorite off-season hobby: Fishing with my boys

Goals for this season: Have fun and enjoy every bit of it

THIS OR THAT:

Ditch Banging or Mountain Riding: Ditch banging

Big Air or Technical Rhythm: Technical, leave the big air to Levi

Green Flag or Green Light: Light

Elevated Start or Flat: Elevated

Timed Qualifying or Random Pick: Timed qualifying

Heel Clicker or Can Can: Can Can

Snow Dust or Freezing Rain: Freezing rain

Country or Rock: Country

Dog or Cat: Dog

Ketchup or Hot Sauce: Ketchup

Regular Red Bull or Sugar Free Red Bull: Regular Red Bull

Tacos or Pizza: Tacos

Straight Bill or Curved Bill: Curved

Drive or Fly: Fly

Water Ski or Snow Ski: Snow

Hockey or Football: Football

Motocross or Supercross: Moto



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