Inaugural Red Bull Sledhammers 2018 Results and Recap
April 16th, 2018

Inaugural Red Bull Sledhammers 2018 Results and Recap

Red Bull Press Release: St-Donat, QC, April 14th, 2018 – The energy of the crowd was not dampened by the cold temperature at Ski La Reserve this past weekend for the inaugural Red Bull Sledhammers 2018 event, the first-of-its-kind uphill snowmobile battle. The roar of snowmobile engines added to the heart-pumping energy brought by spectators, as 64 men and women faced off in an open class format.

Feature Photo: Dan Mathieu/Red Bull Content Pool


Red Bull Sledhammers 2018 Results and Recap

“I put my all into this competition with the firm intention of winning,” said Max Taillefer, the winner of Red Bull Sledhammers 2018. Celebrating his 29th birthday today, the Saint-Donat native said, “The event was really cool. I’ve competed in the US and Canada all season, it’s great to win at home.” At speeds reaching close to 120km/h, athletes ascended La Chute Libre”—a specially designed course featuring tunnels, rollers, bridges and unexpected obstacles, which put athletes’ skills to the ultimate test.


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Head-to-head racing was a big part of the unique draw of the event. Félix Rioux/Red Bull Content Pool


World Record Holder and multiple X Games medalist Levi Lavallee was on-site to crown the winner and showcase his skills. Even Larry Enticer showed up to take in the event and put on a show.


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Lavalle and “Enticer” went up against one another in a show for the crowd. Photo: Scott Serfas/Red Bull Content Pool


Levi Lavallee Crowns Red Bull Sledhammers 2018 Champ

“In my book, Red Bull Sledhammers was a big success,” confirmed Levi LaVallee. “The course was great; the competition was impressive and the crowd was amazing. I’m excited to see what’s in store for the next edition!”


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The Red Bull Sledhammers 2018 course, freshly manicured. Photo: Scott Serfas/Red Bull Content Pool


In addition to all the racing action, LaVallee wowed the crowd with a run alongside Darren Berrecloth.


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Levi Lavallee and Darren Berrecloth, going head-to-head. Photo: Scott Serfas/Red Bull Content Pool.


Berrecloth tested the course on a snowbike, while Lavallee made quick work of the whoops section and even overshot a few landings on his own trial run.


Red Bull Sledhammers 2018 Winners

First place went to Max Taillefer, age 29, of Saint-Donat, QC. Twenty-nine year old Evan Loschiavo of Vermont, USA took second. And in third place was Éric Boudreau-Bélanger, age 29, of Île-Perrot, QC.


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The Red Bull Sledhammers 2018 winners: 1st place Max Taillefer; 2nd place Evan Loschiavo; 3rd place Eric Boudreault Belanger. Photo: Dan Mathieu/Red Bull Content Pool


Special mention goes to the 4th place finisher, motocross amateur Jean Robert. He successfully completed his first snowmobile competition in impressive time. Meanwhile, the youngest participant was 16-years-old, and the oldest, 54-years-old.