March 21, 2015

The weather was certainly on our side for Parts Canada Sled Wars 2015 and Power Sports expo! It was a beautiful day in Avondale as six of the top Freestyle Snocross athletes in the world faced off in a competition of guts and glory, blowing the minds of the dedicated fans. The newly fallen snow and timely sunshine made for a great event that saw a wide variety of backflips and amazing tricks from the world renowned stunt riders.

As the competition kicked off Joe Parsons qualified 1st with two backflips right out the gate, followed by Heath Frisby, Fred Rasmussen, and Willie Elam. World Record Holder, Sam Rogers, was shockingly knocked out of the Championship run in the first round. Round 2, Fred "Fuzzy" Rassmussen battled with 10 time Winter X games medalist Heath Frisby. Fred pushed the bar with enough technical moves to push into the finals. In the 2nd bracket of Round 2, World Champion Air Joe Parsons battled with Arctic Cat rider Willie Elam. Parsons came out on top with several technically clean ariel moves and taking a slight edge on his final jump to secure a position in the final. The Finals had fans screaming as Rassmussen, though on a strong run early on, crashed a backflip on his final run, leaving the door open for Parsons to walk away. Parsons hit a Air-Frisby (landing backwards) in his final move to walk away with the 2015 Parts Canada Sled Wars Championship.

 

To Finish up the event the athletes competed in the Parts Canada Sled Wars Big Air which allowed each athlete to perform one top trick. Camera's were ready and the biggest tricks Newfoundland and Labrador have ever seen were thrown down with several variations of the backflip such as the Gator Hater, Heel Clicker Flips and Indian Air Flips. The win went out to Air Joe Parsons giving him a TRIPLE CROWN!

 

Eastbound Park would like thank all our Sled Wars Special Event Partners

About Eastbound
 

Nestled away in the corner of North Eastern Canada, Eastbound International Speedway & Concert Park was developed in the beautiful town of Avondale, Newfoundland and Labrador.  Located just 25 miles from the oldest historical city in North America - St. John’s, NL, Eastbound Park is backdropped by Newfoundland’s vast natural beauty, giving traditional motorsport fans a sense of serenity with a taste of horsepower. Located off exit 34 on the Trans Canada Highway Eastbound Park is a sight you won’t miss, and an experience you will never forget. 

 

The Park
 

Eastbound International Speedway and Concert Park is a state of the art 55 acre Motorsport Park featuring four series of racing on an INEX and NASCAR sanctioned 3/8 mile asphalt track, IHRA 1/8 mile drag racing, Special Events including Monster trucks, FMX, and Snocross, as well as world class musical entertainment. Seating in our grandstands has the capacity to accommodate 4,500 guests and will be continue to expand with growth. A