Saint Croix Falls, WI (6/27/2017)
– Bikeman Performance/rOtation Motorsports
had its most competitive weekend this season
during the TORC Off Road Championship UTV
races at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway
in Wisconsin. Drivers Jason Luburgh, Treavis
Poynter and Zach Martin all had competitive
runs in their Polaris RZRs.
Luburgh had a fast car all weekend. One of
the few drivers running both Pro Stock and
Pro Modified classes, he turned in a best
finish of sixth in Saturday’s Pro Stock race.
But final results don’t tell the entire story.
He was challenging for the lead in Saturday’s
Pro Modified race before a broken axle set
him back. On Sunday, he ran in the top five
in both races, before bad luck took him out
RZR's Jason Luburgh maintained his top
five in the points championship at Crandon
“I made good on a couple of wrecks, made
it up to sixth and the car was working great,”
said Luburgh. “The stock car is maxed out
and we’re adding up the little tweaks to make
it better. The mod car handles really well,
and we’re just looking for a clean race. I
was running well and was making time on the
leader when we broke an axle.”
Luburgh enjoyed Crandon’s fast and technical
track. Despite rain all weekend, the track
was dry and slick for both days of UTV racing.
Cornering was key for Luburgh.
“It’s an awesome track and a really cool
place,” said Luburgh. “The crowd was amazing.
The track was tuned in really well. The turns
are really technical. You have to commit to
the turns. So even if it’s one line, you can
still be way faster because you can corner
a lot better.”
Poynter too had several moments of greatness,
but overheating issues slowed his charge.
Poynter was challenging for the lead in Saturday’s
Pro Modified race, but high engine temperatures
forced him to back off.
Treavis Poynter battled for the lead
on Saturday in the Pro Mod class
“I was a little late off the line, tucked
into the inside and came out fourth,” said
Poynter. “I started picking people off and
got behind the leader. I had him, but he’s
a really good driver and I just couldn’t get
around him. I had a game plan, but we overheated
before I could do it. We’re just trying to
get more air to the radiators. My car has
never overheated until this weekend.”
Poynter also appreciated the technical nature
of Crandon’s corners. His GBC Tires and Fox
Shocks combined with his Crash Addict Chassis
helped him corner flatter than any other competitor
in the field.
Motorsport's Treavis Poynter was on
rails with his GBC Mongrel tires at
“I could set in the corners backward, I could
put it on the inside, and I could put it on
the outside,” said Poynter. “The GBC Mongrels
were hooking up great and my Fox Shocks were
excellent. My Crash Addict Chassis with the
low center of gravity helped us not bike into
the corners. That helped us a lot; being flat
in the corners. We have put so much effort
in the chassis and it’s a shame that people
can’t see that. Eventually, everyone is going
to see how good these cars are.”
Martin drove in relief of Mitch Guthrie,
Jr. and Colten Moore here while Guthrie Jr.
was running the Lucas Oil event in Utah. Martin,
who also gets his tune on his stock car from
Bikeman, finished 12th on Saturday and 11th
on Sunday in his first time in the turbo Polaris.
Performance's Zach Martin
“Jimmy let us get into the turbo Polaris
for the Pro Modified race and that was our
first time in that class,” said Martin. “It
made for an exciting weekend.”
The Bikeman Performance/rOtation Motorsports
team will be ready to roll when it heads to
the next TORC event at Bark River International
Raceway in Michigan. That race is scheduled
for July 15-16.
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