Longville, MN (February 7, 2017) – Immediately following the Winter X Games in Aspen, CO, Team LaVallee traveled to the East Coast, where Rounds 9 and 10 of the ISOC Snocross Series took place at Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino in Salamanca, New York. With rumors flying around that the race would need to be postponed due to unseasonably warm temps, old man winter decided to show up and give Salamanca a couple feet of snow just a week prior to the races, allowing us to have one of the biggest tracks we’ve seen at Salamanca.
Throughout the two-day National, Team LaVallee’s Pro Rider, Kyle Pallin had a good weekend of qualifying but tough luck in both finals Friday and Saturday night. For Round 10, Saturday night – Pallin started from the back row, and had his work cut out for him in the 22 lap final. After a tough off, Pallin continued to ride hard and make his want into the top ten and finished a notable 8th place. In Pro Lite, Zak Mason was also riding strong in his qualifying rounds and was looking for a great finish on Saturday night. Mason was the number one qualifier coming into the Round 10 Final and came out fourth off of the line. A few laps into the 16-lap final, Mason had an unfortunate off, causing him to finish in the 9th place position.
The highlights over the weekend were from Team LaVallee’s grassroots riders, Adam Peterson (Sport) and Evan Daudt (Pro Lite). Peterson’s shining moment was his great riding in the Round 9 Sport final Friday Night, with finishing up on the podium in the 2nd place position! In Pro Lite, Evan Daudt wanted to prove his first Pro Lite win in Deadwood, wasn’t a fluke and he did just that. For Round 10 on Saturday night, Daudt came into that final as the second place qualifier. Off of the line, Daudt ripped the holeshot and stayed in that number one position to win his second Pro Lite final this season. Awesome job, Evan!
RACE RESULTS – Round 9 & 10
PALLIN Rd 1: 5th Rd 2: 2nd LCQ: — Final: 9th // Rd 1: 5th Rd 2: 6th LCQ: — Final: 8th
MASON Rd1: 5th Rd 2: 5th LCQ: 3rd Final: 12th // Rd 1: 2nd Rd 2: 1st LCQ: — Final: 9th
GRASSROOTS RACE RESULTS – Round 9 & 10
DAUDT Rd 1: 7th Rd 2: 4th LCQ: 4th Final: 14th // Rd 1: 1st Rd 2: 2nd LCQ: — Final: 1st
PETERSON Rd 1: 3rd Rd: 3rd LCQ: — Final: 2nd // Rd 1: 4th Rd 2: 5th LCQ: 10th Final: —
Mt. Pleasant National – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI – February 24-25th, 2017
Dubuque National – Sundown Mountain Resort, Dubuque, IA – March 3-4, 2017
Salamanca, NY National Round 9 // CBS Sports Network // 02/19/2017 @ 11AM EST (Check Local Listings)
Salamanca, NY National Round 10 // CBS Sports Network // 02/27/2017 @ 1PM EST (Check Local Listings)