Minnesota daredevil getting national attention for record attempt

Levi LaVallee of Longville, Minnesota, is a championship pro snowmobile racer planning to set a world record for a snowmobile jump. According to the Pioneer Press, the nearly 400-foot record attempt is giving LaVallee some national attention with appearances on "Good Morning America" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." The 29-year-old central Minnesota daredevil is set to make the jump on New Year's Eve in the San Diego harbor. You can watch the spectacle live on ESPN at 10 p.m.
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Levi LaVallee of Longville, Minnesota, is a championship pro snowmobile racer planning to set a world record for a snowmobile jump. According to the Pioneer Press, the nearly 400-foot record attempt is giving LaVallee some national attention with appearances on "Good Morning America" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." The 29-year-old central Minnesota daredevil is set to make the jump on New Year's Eve in the San Diego harbor. You can watch the spectacle live on ESPN at 10 p.m.

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