Tough Break for Team LaVallee at Shakopee National
Longville, MN (January 12, 2016) – Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN was the host to Rounds 5 and 6 for the 2015/2016 ACS Snocross Series. With the cold weather amongst us, the crew was able to blow more than enough snow and make one of the biggest tracks we’ve seen at Canterbury Park. The track consisted of tight corners, big fly-aways, and something we’ve never seen before, a downhill starting line. Fans from all over the area packed the stands (indoor and out) and were in for an exciting weekend of racing.
Friday night / Round 5 kicked off with highs and lows for Team LaVallee. Zak Mason took 3rd in Round one and suffered from two hard crashes in Round two and the LCQ, eliminating Mason’s chances for the Pro Lite final. Kyle Pallin had good qualifying rounds and was able to make his way into the Pro Open final in the front row. Off of the start, Pallin was mid-pack, worked his way up to 5th, and was on the prowl when an unfortunate off caused Pallin to fall back and finish in the 13th position.
Saturday night / Round 6 the snow conditions changed with a cold snap moving in. The track was ice-packed underneath with a sugary snow consistency on top, which made for an added challenge throughout the day. Zak Mason was looking for redemption for day two of racing. Qualifying well in his first two rounds, Mason made it into the front row for the Pro Lite Final. Off of the line, Mason came out mid-pack and ended up staying in that position finishing out in 9th place. In Pro Open, Kyle Pallin was LCQ bound in order to make it into the Pro Round 6 Final. In the LCQ, Pallin was looking good and riding strong, with only a few laps to go, Pallin had a mechanical issue with his steering post causing him to go off-track and was unable to finish the race and make it into the final.
“Shakopee was a tough one for our team. But this is racing and some days are great and some days, not so great. I am 100% confident in the ability of our riders, in our crew, and in our entire set-up. Looking forward to having a weekend off to do some more testing and get ready for Deadwood.” – Levi LaVallee
RACE RESULTS – Rounds 5 & 6
PALLIN Rd 1: 5th Rd 2: 3rd LCQ: — Final: 13th | Rd 1: 3rd Rd 2: 5th LCQ: 8th Final: —
MASON Rd 1: 3rd Rd 2: 8th LCQ: 10th Final: — | Rd 1: 1st Rd 2: 4th LCQ: — Final: 9th
GRASSROOTS RESULTS – Rounds 5 & 6
Sport & Sport Lite Rider, Adam Peterson took 9th in Sport and 1st in Sport Lite. Evan Daudt made both of his Sport Finals with a 14th and 4th finish over the weekend. Pro Rider, Andy Lieders joined under Factory Polaris Team, Judnick Motorsports to fill in for an injured rider.
Deadwood National / Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds, Deadwood, SD – January 22-23, 2016
Winter X Games / Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen, Colorado – January 28-31, 2016
Shakopee National Episode 5 CBS Sports Network / January 16, 2016 @ 10AM EST
Shakopee National Episode 6 CBS Sports Network / January 23, 2016 @ 10AM EST