Recent Snowmobiling News
NO LIMITS: O Freestyle Snowmobile Star Levi LaVallee Breaks Water Gap World Record, Soars 412 Feet Over Marina Park On New Years
A run in with the Grim Reaper after a horrifically violent test crash would discourage most freestyle snowmobile riders. But not Levi LaVallee. Despite broken ribs, a cracked pelvis, a collaped lung and a punctured second lung after slamming into the ground while training for his 2010 “Red Bull: New Year. No Limits.” jump – a flight of more than 300 feet over a Marina Park in San Diego – he bounced back with a vengeance this New Year’s Eve. Just after midnight on the East Coast, Levi rocketed over 300 feet of water – safely landing and effectively shattering his own world record for distance jumping on a snowmobile, clearing 412 feet, 6 inches before a national audience (ESPN).
It was just a big party for Daniel Bodin. O’s newly signed Freestyle Snowmobile Icon, also a new member of Oakley Star Levi LaVallee’s Factory Team, busted out a double grab backflip to grab the Snowmobile Best Trick Gold on Sunday. The victory was his second Gold at Winter X 15.
Oakley athletes were on a rampage on the final day of Winter X Games 15, raking in another eight medals and bringing the final Oakley medal count to an impressive 20 Winter X Games medals. “This was a fantastic X Games for the Oakley Brand,” said Pat McIlvain, Oakley Sports Marketing VP. “Led by an incredible athlete team laying it on the line, our exposure and brand leadership was at all time high. With our sponsorship and commercials, we had the ability to communicate a stronger brand message to a much wider audience.”