April 17, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 90

Pallin wraps up second season as snocross pro

IRONWOOD — Professional snocross racer Kyle Pallin of Ironwood recently celebrated his 22nd birthday — in Sweden.

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Professional snocross racer Kyle Pallin of Ironwood, left, raced in Sweden recently. Pallin’s friend and fellow racer, Johan Lidman, of Sweden, is at right.

It wasn’t that Pallin has become a jet-setter flying all over the world. After finishing his second season as a pro in the Amsoil Championship Snocross Series, he was invited by a Swedish friend, Mats Lauger, to culminate his season with four races in Sweden.

Lauger had raced on the American circuit and he and Pallin became friends during the 2011-12 racing season. Lauger set Pallin up for the races in Sweden and even found him a Polaris snowmobile, which was the kind he...