Longville, MN (February 29, 2012) – The Vision Kia Eastern National, held in Farmington, New York was originally scheduled three weeks ago, however with the lack of snow and warm weather, the race was rescheduled for February 24th and 25th. With those extra weeks, the Amsoil Championship SnoCross Series was able to make enough snow for a competitive snocross track. Team LaVallee was eager to get back on the road, with only 4 races left of the 2011-2012 season, the team was ready to put on a show.
Bobby LePage (Pro) had an awesome weekend of racing. It all started Friday night of the two-night event, LePage finished 3rd and 2nd in his qualifying rounds, which allowed him to go straight to the final. Off of the starting line for the Pro Final, LePage ripped a great hole-shot and came around the first corner towards the front of the pack. With smooth, consistent riding LePage held great lap times during the 28-lap final and finished an exciting 4th place. Saturday night, LePage had an unfortunate off in a qualifying round but he was still able to make it into the final, by taking 2nd in the LCQ (last change qualifier). Coming from the back row, LePage rode strong and took home a notable 11th place finish Saturday night.
Jake Scott (Pro Lite) was on the same path as LePage, Scott also rode strong throughout the two-day event. Scott made it into the final on both Friday and Saturday night. But where Scott really stood out was on Friday night, qualifying 5th in round one and taking a 1st in round two, Scott went straight into the Pro Lite Final. With an awesome start, Scott rode smart and held his moment throughout the final and finished an awesome 4th place. On Saturday, Scott made his way into the Final through the LCQ and rounded out the weekend with a 10th place.
“This was one of the best race weekends Team LaVallee has had this season, both Bobby and Jake were one position away from taking a podium finish Friday night. It was great to see that hunger, we are looking forward to these last 3 races, and hoping to end the 2011-2012 season on a high note.” states Glenn Kafka (co-owner to Team LaVallee).
Race Results: Pro Open Round 8 (LePage) Round 1: 3th Round 2: 2nd LCQ: — Final: 4th Pro Open Round 9 (LePage) Round 1: 6th Round 2: 2nd LCQ: 2nd Final: 11th
Pro Lite #1 (Scott) Round 1: 5th Round 2: 1st LCQ: — Final: 4th Pro Lite #2 (Scott) Round 1: 5th Round 2: 5th LCQ: 3rd Final: 10th
Coming Up: March 2-3, 2012 – Fargo National: Buffalo River Race Park, Glyndon, Minnesota March 9-10, 2012 – ERX National: ERX Elk River Extreme Motorpark, Elk River, Minnesota March 18-19, 2012 – Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin For ticketing and information, visit http://www.isocracing.com/