LePage To Sit Out Duluth National

LONGVILLE, Minn., November 25, 2011 – Team LaVallee’s, Bobby LePage will sit out for the 20th Annual AMSOIL Duluth National race, held this weekend November 25-27 at Spirit Mountain in Duluth, Minnesota. LePage injured his leg late this fall during pre-season riding and on was looking to return, but after instructions from his doctor, LePage will not be able to compete at the 20th Annual AMSOIL Duluth National.

“I was really hoping to be back by the Duluth National, especially because its my home-town race, but the doctor said I needed a little more time for my leg to heal. So, I am going to keep taking things easy until I get the green light from my doctor.” states LePage.

Team LaVallee’s other pro rider, Levi LaVallee and pro lites rider, Jake Scott will be competing this weekend and it all starts tonight (Friday, November 25th) where the AMSOIL DOMINATOR® kicks off the 2011-12 ISOC AMSOIL Championship SnoCross Series.

LaVallee, LePage, Scott Set To Ride For Team LaVallee

Team LaVallee is set for 2012.

LONGVILLE, Minn., September 7, 2011 – Team LaVallee is happy to announce both Pro Riders, Levi LaVallee and Bobby LePage are geared up to be racing on the Team LaVallee Polaris/Loctite sleds this upcoming 2011-2012 Amsoil Championship Snocross Series (ACSS). And joining them this year is Semi Pro Rider, Jake Scott from Port Jefferson, New York. Scott raced on the ISOC National Tour last year in both the Sport & Semi-Pro classes, he finished 6th in the ISOC Sport Super Stock class last year and has won an outstanding 13 Championship Titles on the Eastern Racing Circuit thus far in his career.

“I for one am really looking forward to this upcoming season, I can’t wait to get back out on the track and race a full SnoCross Season. Sitting out last year was hard on me – I definitely have the itch to get back out there! And as for our Team, co-owner Glenn Kafka and myself couldn’t be more excited about having LePage back again and also bringing on a new rider, Jake Scott – it’s going to be one heck of a season!” states LaVallee.

Coming Up:
Join Team LaVallee and thousands of snowmobile fans at the 45th Annual Hay Days, September 10 & 11th, 2011 held at Sunrise Township, MN. Team LaVallee will be available both days for autographs, so be sure to stop by – meet Levi LaVallee, Bobby LePage and Team LaVallee’s newest rider, Jake Scott.

sledRacer.com Does The Duluth National

The Duluth track sent riders around the track clockwise instead of counter-clockwise as in years past.

What a difference a year makes. Last year the Duluth National Snocross was delayed because temperatures leading up to the race were too warm to make enough snow. This year? The snow piles were so high the crowd had trouble seeing over them. Plus, the Duluth area had at least 6-8 inches of natural snowfall leading up to the race. It made for a white thanksgiving as well as for a really sweet race weekend.

We spent two days at Duluth prowling the pits and checking out the racing. The way Duluth goes you could spent a week there and not see and do everything, but here are a bunch of photos that we hope will make you feel like you were there. Read on as sledRacer takes you on a journey to the Duluth National Snocross.

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LePage, Morin Win Rock Maple Pro Finals

The Rage is racing out East this year. Image by Mike Key.

The Rage is racing out East this year. Image by Mike Key.

Veteran snowmobile racers Bobby LePage and Mathieu Morin each earned victories in the Pro division Sunday, as Rock Maple Racing (RMR) kicked off its 2009-10 snocross season at the Hickory Ski Center.  LePage, (Hulten Speed Sports/Polaris) of Duluth, MN, set a blistering pace as he dominated the Pro Stock final. Defending RMR champion Danny Poirier finished second to his new teammate, while New York native Jason Stone filled out the podium. Six of the 10 riders finished on the lead lap, while LePage’s margin of victory was 3.75 seconds.

Morin, (Ingles Performance/Ski-doo) of Val D’ Or, Quebec, excelled in his debut with the Ingles squad, finishing over four seconds ahead of LePage to claim Pro Open. Poirier managed to salvage a respectable third with an engine that was about to expire. Only four riders completed all 20 laps, an indication of just how fast Morin can be when he’s dialed in.

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