Saint Croix Falls, WI (9/8/2016)
– Bikeman Performance / rOtation Motorsports
drivers Treavis Poynter, Jason Luburgh, Andy
Ives, Zach Szymik, Jordy Reed, and Matt Schuette
finished off the inaugural TORC UTV Series
at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway
with a bang. Poynter won the Pro Mod UTV title
with a second-place finish. Luburgh was involved
in an incident with CJ Greaves, ending his
quest for the title, while leading in the
Pro Stock race which left him second in the
Poynter added a third runner-up finish to
his tally this year. He also won one race
/ rOtation Motorsports' Treavis Poynter
scored a 2nd place finish at Crandon,
which secured the first ever TORC
Pro Mod UTV Championship
“We went in hoping to have a nice clean race,”
said Poynter. “There were quite a few more
people at this round, so I took it easy at
the start to try to avoid getting tangled
up. The whole experience was amazing. I grew
up watching Crandon and always wanted to come
here. To wrap up a championship is huge, but
to do it here is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Bikeman gave me the equipment I needed this
year to win this title.”
Luburgh dominated Pro Stock this season,
earning three victories and a runner-up finish.
Unfortunately, the final weekend in Crandon
didn’t treat him so well.
/ rOtation Motorsports' Jason Luburgh
was taken out in the Main event, which
dropped him to 2nd Place in the Championship
race for the Pro Stock UTV class
“The season was great overall,” said Luburgh.
“Our team came together and we have a great
plan for next year. We’re really excited about
TORC next year. It was just a rough last race.
This was just hard to swallow,” said Luburgh.
“It’s an unfortunate way to finish off a great
Bikeman team driver, Andy Ives, concluded
the weekend with a 3rd place finish in the
Red Bull Cup. “I had a really good weekend.
Bikeman had my Turbo running like a rocket
ship and I really enjoyed driving that course.
In the Red Bull Cup, I kept fighting and was
able to pick off other cars one by one ending
up 3rd and I couldn’t be happier.”
Performance's Andy Ives finished on
the podium in the Red Bull Cup on
Other team drivers, Zach Szymik, racing Pro
Stock, ended up with a rough start on Saturday
but was able to climb his way back to 7th
leaving him on the podium, for 3rd in points
for the season.
Performance's Zach Szymik finished
3rd in points for the TORC season
Matt Schuette, ending up 2nd in points for
the year, took 4th in the final round of the
Performance's Matt Schuette finished
2nd in the Points
'The team didn’t get away without any carnage.
Jordy Reed was battling on the back stretch
when his car came in contact with another
causing him to barrel roll, destroying his
Polaris RZR. “It was gnarly. One second I
was full throttle going off a jump and the
next I felt like I was the laundry in the
dryer.. Thankfully, my safety equipment held
up nicely and nobody got hurt.”
Performance's Jordy Reed
Bikeman Performance owner Jimmy Krantz said
to win one championship and finish second
in another is a huge accomplishment for Bikeman
Performance / rOtation Motorsports.
“It took a lot of work this year,” said Krantz.
“The turbo is hard to keep cool and we had
to work all year on cooling issues. On the
final weekend, we finally got it working perfectly.
Treavis was pretty pumped and he should be.
Jason’s car was running perfectly on Saturday.
It was hauling and it was unfortunate that
it ended the way it did. Things are really
going to be good next year. It’s going to
be so interesting.”
Look for Bikeman Performance / rOtation Motorsports
to be racing the full TORC series in 2017.