Longville, MN (December 15, 2015) – As they say in show business, “The Show Must Go On!”. With an unseasonably warm winter and despite the lack of snow in many (if not all of the) states in the Midwest. The Fargo National, held at Buffalo River Race Park in Glyndon, Minnesota still managed to pull off the 2-day snocross national. With Round 3 starting out Friday night and wrapping up Round 4 on Saturday night.
Round 3 kicked off under the lights on Friday night and both Kyle Pallin (Pro) and Zak Mason (Pro Lite) had tough qualifying rounds, but were both able to make their finals via the LCQ (last chance qualifier). In the Pro Lite Final, from the back row, Mason was able to pick off riders, find great lines, and move his way up from 15th place to an awesome 8th place! In the Pro Open final, Pallin, who started from the back row, was able to make his way into the 5th place position during the first lap of the race. Pallin had passed for 4th and was just reeling in a podium position, when an unfortunate off caused him to fall back and finish in a notable 10th place.
In Round 4 on Saturday, the track conditions changed slightly with the wear and tear of Day 1 and the dense,wet snow made for exciting and unpredictable snocross racing. In Pro Lite, Mason was DQ’d in Round 1, due to a questionable pass on a yellow flag. Mason was LCQ bound, off of the start, things were looking good for Mason but an unfortunate off ended his chances for the Pro Lite Final. In Pro Open, Kyle Pallin was looking for redemption. Pallin made his way into the Round 4 Final via the LCQ. Coming from the back row, Pallin was able to snag a 5th place spot off of the start and was able to make it to an awesome 4th place finish in the demanding 26 lap final.
“Wow, what a weekend. Props to the crew at Buffalo River Race Park and ISOC for making this race happen! Mother nature has not been on our side! The small track and wet conditions weren’t ideal but it made our riders work extra hard and challenged our equipment. Looking forward to some time off to test and get ready for the next national in Shakopee. Merry Christmas everyone!” – Levi LaVallee
RACE RESULTS – Round 3 & 4
PALLIN Rd 1: 6th Rd 2: 4th LCQ: 2nd Final: 10th | Rd 1: 2nd Rd 2: 5th LCQ: 1st Final: 4th
MASON Rd 1: 1st Rd 2: 7th LCQ: 2nd Final: 8th | Rd 1: DQ Rd 2: 6th LCQ: 9th Final: —
GRASSROOTS RESULTS – Rounds 3 & 4
Sport & Sport Lite Rider, Adam Peterson took 4th & 3rd in the Sport Finals (his first weekend competing in the Sport Class), and took 1st in Sport Lite on Friday. Evan Daudt (Sport) took 5th in the Sport Final Friday and an unfortunate off ended his chances for the Sport Final Saturday. Andy Lieders (Pro) did not compete in Fargo.
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