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!