In 2009 Glenn Kafka, owner of Kafka Granite and long-time snowmobile racing tuner/crew chief, teamed up with Snocross & Freestyle Rider/X-Games Gold Medalist Levi LaVallee and together started Team LaVallee. With these two snowmobile racing powerhouses at the helm the team went on to successfully be one of Polaris Industries top racing and freestyle snocross teams.
The duo, along with Pro Adaptive racer Mike Schultz, departed July 6th with a tour that is part of the Armed Forces Entertainment. The trip starts in Germany at the Wounded Warrior Wing of the Army Hospital Landstuhl. From there the guys will travel to undisclosed bases throughout the Middle East. They will place ESPN XGames Medals around the necks of the service members, have meet and greets and share stories of their success and accomplishments.
“This is a huge opportunity for me to go over and high-five the troops for all the things they do for us. It’s going to be an awesome experience!” states, LaVallee.
“These men and women are working on billion dollar aircraft in the direct sun with temp’s north of 120 degrees for hours on end, turning wrenches, checking specifications, doing everything necessary to make the planes ready to fly, it’s so damn humbling to see their greatness on display” said Kafka ” Meeting these heroes of behind the scenes work today just put into perspective the entire XHeavy Medal Tour for me, Robi Powers told me about all the work our servicemen are doing over here in extreme conditions, today I got to see it being done up close and personal”
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