LONGVILLE, Minn., January 10, 2012 – After jumping right into the 2012 New Year (watch video), Team LaVallee was back in Minnesota and all geared up for the 3rd stop on the Amsoil Championship SnoCross Series, held at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN. With lack of snow dominating most of the mid-west, the ACSS crew worked overtime and created enough man-made snow to make a great snocross track, which pleased both the racers and the record-breaking crowd for the Friday/Saturday National.
Team LaVallee was excited to come into the first race of 2012 with a full roster. Pro Rider, Bobby LePage had been given the green light from his doctor to race, LePage had missed the first two nationals due to a injury to his leg during pre-season practice. Also coming back was Team LaVallee’s other Pro Rider, Levi LaVallee – who was ready to go back to his “normal job” of racing, after smashing his old distance jump record of 361ft by 51ft, and setting a new world record distance jump of 412ft at Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. (watch video)
“I am pumped to be back racing! This is my 14th year racing at Canterbury, and it’s one of my favorite tracks. But, because of my distance jump, I only had one full day of practice for snocross, so my goal was just to make the finals and put on a good show for the fans.” states LaVallee.
The Results: Team LaVallee’s Pro Lites Rider, Jake Scott was looking strong in his Pro Lite qualifying rounds on Friday evening, Scott pulled a great holeshot and took 4th in his first qualifying heat. In round two, Scott had an unfortunate off, causing a muscle spasm in his lower back, which only allowed him to do starts for the rest of the weekend. Pro Rider, Bobby LePage had a great weekend for his first national this season. LePage just missed the final by a couple spots on Friday but finished Saturday’s final with a notable 12th place. Pro rider, Levi LaVallee’s goal for the weekend was to make both finals, and he did just that. Being the showman that LaVallee is, he started off both nights with his infamous “BackFlip Intro” and he rounded out the weekend with great qualifying rounds, winning one of his heat races and finishing in 12th place on Friday and 10th on Saturday.
Race Results: Pro Open #1 (LaVallee) Round 1: 3rd Round 2: 3rd LCQ: — Final: 12th Pro Open #2 (LaVallee) Round 1: 1st Round 2: 5th LCQ: — Final: 10th
Pro Open #1 (LePage) Round 1: 7th Round 2: 7th LCQ: — Final: — Pro Open #2 (LePage) Round 1: 4th Round 2: 6th LCQ: 5th Final: 12th
Pro Lite #1 (Scott) Round 1: 4th Round 2: 7th LCQ: DSN Final: DSN Pro Lite #2 (Scott) Round 1: 7th Round 2: 6th LCQ: DSN Final: DSN
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