Saint Croix Falls, WI (8/15/2018)
– Bikeman Performance driver Jason Luburgh
had a full racing weekend during the Lucas
Oil Midwest Short Course League SXS events
at Bark River International Raceway in Michigan.
The veteran off roader competed in both the
Pro Stock and Pro Modified classes in a Polaris
Performance's Jason Luburgh Pro Mod
His best result came in Saturday’s Pro Modified
event where he finished eighth, but he had
great runs all weekend. He ran as high as
third after starting last in Sunday’s Pro
Modified race and had a car that could win,
but mechanical gremlins slowed his charge
on the final lap.
“I had issues,” said Luburgh. “On Saturday,
I started seventh and made it up to fourth
before I had the problem. On Sunday, I broke
my belt on the first lap of qualifying so
I had to start last. I was right there, and
looking to battle it out, but I had a mechanical.
We had a solid third and could have made a
run for the win if I didn’t have problems.
It’s definitely a freak issue, but one my
Bikeman Team will definitely sort out before
the next race.”
Running both classes meant a lot of driving
for Luburgh. While many drivers would tire
of all the laps, Luburgh reveled in the additional
“It’s a lot to keep up with, but I really
like it because I get more seat time and I
get to race more,” said Luburgh. “The stock
class is a whole different animal, but it’s
a lot of fun. I really get to see the track
and get to know exactly what’s going on. It
gives me an advantage in the modified class.
I had a great time. I love Bark River and
it’s one of my favorite tracks.”
Performance's Jason Luburgh Pro Stock
Track conditions were ideal during the weekend.
The eight-lap races started with wet and slick
conditions from track watering and ended rough
and blue grooved. Luburgh’s GBC tires worked
perfectly and he appreciated having multiple
choices of tires to run.
“I started the weekend off with the Terramasters,
and they worked well, then, on Sunday, I switched
to the Mongrels and they worked even better
in that hard pack, blue groove,” said Luburgh.
“That’s the great thing about GBC is I have
a lot of different options to play with for
each track. Plus, I have never had any issues
with my GBC tires so it’s one less thing to
Rugged Radios provided the team clear communications,
and Luburgh’s Fox Shocks were dialed in. AiM
data systems gave Luburgh data he used to
further tune in his car.
“Rugged Radios made sure we had good communications,”
said Luburgh. “The Fox Shocks were on point
and they really helped me get to the front.
The AiM diagnostic system has been a game
changer for us. The guys from AiM come to
the trailer with data that really helps us
Bikeman Performance and Luburgh will return
to the Midwest Short Course League during
its 2018 season finale August 31-September
1 at Crandon International Raceway in Wisconsin.
2018 Bikeman Performance
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Motorsports, DWT, FOX, Kicker, Clutch Energy,
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