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    Red Bull plans freestyle competition in Wrigleyville

    Posted by AmSnow
    on Friday, October 14, 2011

    Red Bull is putting on a freestyle snowmobile competition at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Ill. on November 5.
    Eight freestyle snowmobile competitors will compete at this open air arena.

    "I am so pumped that Red Bull Fuel + Fury is back," said Levi LaVallee, who will serve as the event host. "The event has helped elevate the sport of snowmobile freestyle to where it is today." 

    The all-star lineup of competitors includes Winter X Games gold medalists Daniel Bodin, Heath Frisby, and Justin Hoyer (2004 Red Bull Fuel + Fury winner), as well as all-stars Cory Davis, Jimmy Fejas and Jeff Mullen. LaVallee, a seven-time Winter X Games medalist, will also be joined by a panel of five judges, all of whom are industry heavyweights.
    With thousands of cubic yards of woodchips, dirt and turf laid before them, each of the athletes will take to the buried pavement for their shot. The one-of-a-kind track will launch competitors onto a course featuring three steel ramps. Between flips, grabs and big-air tricks, the unrelenting series of kickers will send riders airborne against the silhouette of the historic stadium and Chicago skyline, each ferociously vying to rev his way to victory.

    The discerning judge's panel will assess contenders over the course of a double elimination bracket challenge. Each round will feature two athletes battling it out head to head, with one advancing in the winner's bracket. The other will make his way to the consolation bracket for the chance to claw his way back to the championship.

    "I'll never forget Jay Quinlan doing the first backflip on a snowmobile in competition at the first Red Bull Fuel + Fury," said LaVallee. "That is what started the madness that you see the riders doing today. Who knows what will go down at this year's event in Chicago, but I know for sure that it will be insane!"

    Red Bull Fuel + Fury will take place at Wrigley Field, at 1060 West Addison Street. The competition will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 5. Gates open at 5 p.m. Admission is free to the public.

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