2/9/2021 8:37:00 AM Team LaVallee puts four on the podium in Fargo Snocross
The Red River Valley Speedway was the host to Rounds 7 and 8 and a new stop on the ACS National Snocross Series. Despite the frigid cold temps, dipping to -15º F on Saturday night, the course track-side was one of the largest track's this season with big air, huge rhythm sections, and a drop-down start.
Team LaVallee's Pro Rider and series Fan Favorite, Kyle Pallin started the weekend off on a high note taking a fifth and fourth place finishes in his qualifying rounds. Pallin qualified ninth overall allowing him a front row gate pick in Friday's Pro 7 Final. Under the lights, Pallin came out of the gate towards the front of the pack and quickly moved up to second position. Pallin continued to run strong and smooth in the 10 minute plus two Lap Pro Final and finished on the podium in second place.
For Day 2, Round 8 of racing, Pallin took a seventh and sixth place finish in his qualifying rounds and lined up in the back row of the Pro Round 8 Final Saturday night. Coming from the back row, Pallin was ready for the 10 minute plus 2-lap final (18 laps total) Saturday night. Coming out of the gate, Pallin worked his way through the pack, two minutes in, Pallin was up to 11th place and at the 5 minute mark, he was up to 10th place. With one final lap to go, Pallin and another rider got together, causing him to fall back and rounding out the two-day Fargo National in 12th spot.
After a successful weekend at the Deadwood National and taking another Podium finish, Pro Lite Rider, Adam Peterson was eager for Rounds 7 and 8 in Fargo. Peterson started out the two-day National taking a second and fifth place finish in his respective qualifying rounds. Under the lights Friday night, Peterson shot out of the gate earning him the "Studboy Holdshot Award" and allowing an early lead in the 10 Lap Pro Lite Final. On Lap 2 of 10, another rider managed to get by but Peterson held his line and position for the remainder of the race and finished the Pro Lite Round 7 final in second place.
On Saturday, for Round 8, Peterson started the day out swinging, with a first and second place finish in his qualifying rounds. Off of the line of the Round 8 Pro Lite Final, Peterson got pinched off of the start but worked his way up to third place, earning his sixth Podium of the season and keeping a solid lead on the overall standing for the Pro Lite points Championship battle.
Pro Lite Rider, Ryley Bester started out the Fargo National with a second and fourth place finish in his respective qualifying rounds and secured a front row spot in the Pro Lite Round 7 Final. Under the lights, Bester had an incredible start and was sitting in third place. Catching an ice edge and taking a hard spill, caused him to fall back and end the night in 13th place.
On Saturday, for Round 8, Bester managed good qualifying runs taking a fifth and sixth in his respective rounds. In the LCQ (last chance qualifier) Bester was looking to earn a spot in the Pro Lite Round 8 Final but an unfortunate tangle with another rider ended his weekend early in Fargo.
On Saturday, in Pro AM Plus 30, Andy Lieders had another perfect day of racing, taking first place in both of his qualifier rounds and taking the win in the Pro AM Plus 30 Final.
Lieders is the current points leader in the Pro AM Plus 30 Championship battle.
"Four podiums in Fargo! Wow! What an awesome weekend having Kyle Pallin back up on the box in the Pro Class, Adam Peterson on the podium both nights and keeping those Pro Lite red plates and Andy Lieders perfect 1-1-1 day of racing. Hats off to the entire Team LaVallee crew for having our sleds dialed, we are excited to keep this momentum going into the second half of the season!" Commented team owner Levi LaVallee.