Longville, MN (January 18, 2022) - With the 2022 Snocross Season underway, the second stop on the series led the race teams to Dubuque, Iowa. The Snocross series has been racing in Dubuque since the 2016/2017 season and this was the 3rd time that the event has taken place at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds. This track has become a racer favorite over the past few years with featuring an aggressive, rough, and tight terrain on Friday and with a track change for Saturday’s racing, rhythm, big air and multiple lines were featured for an unpredictable weekend of racing.
Team LaVallee’s Pro Rider and series Fan Favorite, Kyle Pallin started the 2 Day National taking a sixth and fifth place finish in his qualifying rounds and with earning a second place finish in the Pro LCQ (last chance qualifier), Pallin was able to make the Round 3 Pro final in the back row. Off of the line of the 10 minute plus two lap Pro Final, Pallin had his work cut out for him with a back row start, but as the clock started winding down, Pallin’s momentum and speed picked up. Pallin went from the 11th place position and rode incredible, found his rhythm, had the fastest lap time over the entire field on Lap 15 and finished the Friday night Round 3 Final in the impressive 4th place spot. “Pretty wild day of racing for me,” stated Pallin, “Had to come through the LCQ for the final. Went off the track 3 times in the final, and ended up missing 3rd by inches (finished 4th). All in all, super pleased wit the way we ended the night." On Saturday, for Round 4, Pallin had super qualifying with a first and fourth, allowing him a great gate pick in the front row for the Pro Round 4 Final. Off of the line, Pallin on his Polaris, Red Bull, Walker Evans Racing sled shot out of the gate but was pinched out, unfortunately was tangled with another sled, and was down a lap. Pallin continued to push through the tough visibility in the 10 minute plus 2 lap final and rounded out the weekend in the 11th place spot. Pallin is currently sitting in 7th place overall in the 2022 Snocross Pro Class.
Rookie Pro Rider (and 2021 Pro Lite Champ) Adam Peterson started out the Dubuque National with a couple of hard qualifying rounds but with winning the LCQ (last chance qualifier) Peterson was able to make the Pro Round 3 Final in the back row. In the 10 minute plus 2 lap Pro Final, Peterson had a tough start but navigated his way through the demanding race and completed day one at Dubuque in the 12th place spot. On Saturday, for Round 4, Peterson started the day out with an awesome third and second in his qualifying rounds, allowing him into the front row of the Round 4 Pro Final. Off the line in the final, Peterson and his Polaris, Red Bull, Walker Evans Racing sled ripped out of the gate and was towards the front of the pack. Peterson continued to push hard, find clean lines, and finished out the weekend in the excellent 5th place position! “Ended the weekend with a top 5 finish! Still have a lot to learn in the Pro class but I’m loving every bit of it!” stated the Rookie Pro, Adam Peterson Peterson is currently sitting in 8th place overall in the 2022 Snocross Pro Class.
Pro Lite Rider, Ryley Bester started out the two day National with an awesome second and third place finish in his qualifying rounds, allowing him a great spot in the front row of the Pro Lite Round 3 Final. Under the lights, Friday night, Bester came out of the gate towards the front of the pack in the 8 minute plus 2 lap final. Bester continued to ride with much speed and determination and with one minute plus 2 laps left, Bester turned the fastest lap across the field and finished out the Pro Lite Round 3 final in the solid 4th place spot! On Saturday, Bester started out the day with a seventh and second in his qualifying rounds and with earning a second in the LCQ (last chance qualifier) Bester was able to line up under the lights Saturday night in the back row. The Pro Lite Round 4 Final, Bester started out being tangled with another sled causing a yellow flag within the first turn of the 8 minute plus 2 lap final and with 4 minutes left, a red flag caused the race to pause and restart in a staggered line up. Bester, in the 10th place spot, continued to ride strong, pushed passed multiple riders, and finished out the weekend in the notable 6th place spot. “Decent weekend in Iowa." stated Bester, “Friday I made a few passes and ended 4th in the final. Saturday, had an incident with another rider in a heat, which put me in the back row. (In the Pro Lite Round 4 Final) made my way up to 6th after being in a first turn pile up and red flag." Bester is currently sitting in 3rd place in 2022 Snocross Pro Lite Class.
Pro AM Plus 30 rider, Andy Lieders continued his winning ways and dominated all day in the Pro AM Plus 30 Class. Earning two wins in his qualifying rounds and under the lights Saturday night, Lieders ripped in the holeshot, rode smart, smooth and consistent and finished in the incredible 1st place spot! Congratulations Andy! Lieders is currently sitting in 1st place overall in the 2022 Snocross Pro Plus 30 Class.
“The Dubuque National was an overall great weekend! There were lots of different variables thrown at the riders and the way they responded was a key component to their successes in those situations. Hats off to our entire crew for having our sleds ripping! Time for a week off from racing to test, regroup, and get ready for Deadwood." - Levi LaVallee
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