Levi LaVallee and the Sno Barons snowmobile club have jointly announced that LaVallee is planning a big, 200 foot jump as a part of the Baron’s 50th annual Haydays Grass Drags and Swap Meet event. The event will be Sept. 10-11 in Sunrise Township — just east of North Branch, Minnesota. LaVallee’s jump will occur on Saturday the 10th at 5 p.m. toward the end of the grass drag track.
The Sno Barons have been hinting for a year about big plans to celebrate 50 years of Haydays (as spelled Hay Days at various times, including in the press release below). Certainly LaVallee’s jump will be big, and it’ll be interesting to see what else they have up their collective sleeves.
Below is the press release from LaVallee and the Sno Barons.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LaVallee To Perform 200′ Distance Jump At Sno Barons 50th Anniversary Hay Days
Levi LaVallee is making plans to help the Sno Barons snowmobile club celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hay Days in a very big way. With a long list of action sport accomplishments to his credit including the world record snowmobile distance jump of 412-feet, Levi will break out the ramps and launch the Hay Days celebration (and himself) with a 200-foot distance jump on September 10 in North Branch, Minnesota.
With humble beginnings as little more than a gathering of club members, Hay Days has grown to become the biggest snowmobile event in the world with more than 50,000 fans in attendance along with every major manufacturer, aftermarket company, dealer, and athlete. Today, Hay Days is the place to see and be seen for the entire snowmobile industry.
“Every year we try to add a new twist to the event,” said Meshell Gorsegner, spokeswoman for the Sno Barons. “This year we wanted to make sure the event was truly special and Levi is helping us do that. Everyone in the club has been working hard to make this year’s event the biggest and best yet, with special commemorative displays, events, and guests in attendance.”
Located 8-miles east of North Branch, Minnesota, Hay Days features something for everyone including snowmobile grass drags, freestyle exhibitions, ATV and side-by-side races, the sports largest swap meet, more than 200 vendors, demo ride opportunities, raffles, vintage displays, and so much more. Encompassing more than 180 acres, it has become the can’t miss event for thousands of snowmobile enthusiasts from across North America and even the world.
Levi’s long-distance jump is schedule for Saturday (September 10) at 5:00pm and will take place at the east end of the snowmobile drag strip, adjacent to county road 70. With a metal take-off ramp and massive dirt constructed landing ramp, he is expected to soar well in excess of 200-feet. You can also catch the action on CBS Sports Network, check your local listings for Terracross Championship in September which will feature the jump.