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Bikeman’s Jason Luburgh Second at GBC Heartland Challenge

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<p class="s4" style="text-align: start; margin: 0px; line-height: 1.2;"><span class="s5" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px; font-style: italic; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><img id="id_fc2c_92ee_1610_e255" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rjM7y1bYmFA/V7tgU3-WFdI/AAAAAAAARHk/KV4tjH_EqKs/%25255BUNSET%25255D.png"alt="Polaris RZR XP Turbo" title="" tooltip="" style="width: 537px; height: auto; margin: 4px;"> </span><br></p><p class="s4" style="text-align: start; margin: 0px; line-height: 1.2;"><span class="s5" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px; font-style: italic; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><br></span></p><p class="s4" style="text-align: start; margin: 0px; line-height: 1.2;"><span class="s5" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px; font-style: italic; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Bikeman Performance/ rOtation Motorsports Heartland Challenge UTV Race Report</span></p><p class="s6" style="margin: 0px; line-height: 1.2;"><span style="line-height: 21.600000381469727px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"> </span></p><p class="s6" style="margin: 0px; line-height: 1.2;"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;"><b>Saint Croix Falls, WI (8/21/2016)</b> - Bikeman Performance/rOtation Motorsports drivers Jason Luburgh and Treavis Poynter took a detour from dominating TORC</span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">â</span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">s new UTV series and teamed up for the Heartland Challenge in the UTV 1000 class. Driving a Polaris RZR </span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">Turbo</span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">, Luburgh drove the entire four-hour race to finish second.</span></span></p><p class="s6" style="margin: 0px; line-height: 1.2;"><span style="line-height: 21.600000381469727px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"> </span></p><p class="s6" style="margin: 0px; line-height: 1.2;"><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">The initial plan was to have Luburgh split driving duties with Poynter, but Luburgh was running strong in the early stages of the race, and when he pitted for fuel, the team decided to let him run the entire race. Though visibly tired after the challenging event, Luburgh was pleased with his runner-up finish.</span></p><p class="s6" style="margin: 0px; line-height: 1.2;"><span style="line-height: 21.600000381469727px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"> </span></p><p class="s6" style="margin: 0px; line-height: 1.2;"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">â</span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">I pitted for fuel and Treavis talked me into staying in,</span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">â </span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">said Luburgh. </span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">â</span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">It was rough, and I am definitely spent. We found some good lines and stayed out of the ruts. It was really survival, finding a pace and staying with it. The Bikeman Performance Turbo RZR worked really well today, as did the GBC Tires. I could go anywhere I wanted to with this combination.</span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">â</span></span></p><p class="s6" style="margin: 0px; line-height: 1.2;"><span style="line-height: 21.600000381469727px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"> </span></p><p class="s6" style="margin: 0px; line-height: 1.2;"><span style="line-height: 21.600000381469727px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><img id="id_7f90_e9c_fb0f_7cc2" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OMIQ1pThoP8/V7tgV_z7USI/AAAAAAAARHo/0npOEPQNBBU/%25255BUNSET%25255D.png" alt="Polaris RZR XP Turbo" title="" tooltip="" style="width: 537px; height: auto; margin: 4px;"> </span><br></p><p class="s6" style="margin: 0px; line-height: 1.2;"><span style="line-height: 21.600000381469727px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><br></span></p><p class="s6" style="margin: 0px; line-height: 1.2;"><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Andy Ives was challenged by the course, which got rougher as the race progressed. With 69 total entries, ruts were definitely an issue late in the event.</span></p><p class="s6" style="margin: 0px; line-height: 1.2;"><span style="line-height: 21.600000381469727px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"> </span></p><p class="s6" style="margin: 0px; line-height: 1.2;"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">â</span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">We had a decent start and we had made it up to fifth place on the first lap,</span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">â </span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">said Ives. </span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">â</span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">The ruts were getting pretty deep, and I rolled over. We worked our way up to 10</span><span class="s8" style="line-height: 8.399999618530273px; vertical-align: super;">th</span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;"> place when they shortened the race due to lightning. It wasn</span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">â</span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">t so bad, considering. The Polaris had plenty of power, but with so many entries the ruts got really deep really quickly.</span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">â</span></span></p><p class="s6" style="margin: 0px; line-height: 1.2;"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;"><br></span></span></p><p class="s6" style="margin: 0px; line-height: 1.2;"><img id="id_b770_5fcd_63eb_da6f" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wD9RTRwISEU/V7tgWmh85JI/AAAAAAAARHs/2M5xmqOYtT0/%25255BUNSET%25255D.png" alt="Polaris RZR XP Turbo" title="" tooltip="" style="width: 549px; height: auto; margin: 4px;"> <span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;"><br></span></span></p><p class="s6" style="margin: 0px; line-height: 1.2;"><span style="line-height: 21.600000381469727px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"> </span></p><p class="s6" style="margin: 0px; line-height: 1.2;"><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Jamie Ward was running competitively in the top 10 before electrical issues slowed her charge. Luburgh was racing a Polaris RZR 1000S.</span></p><p class="s6" style="margin: 0px; line-height: 1.2;"><span style="line-height: 21.600000381469727px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"> </span></p><p class="s6" style="margin: 0px; line-height: 1.2;"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">â</span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">About the second lap, we had some issues with overheating,</span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">â </span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">said Luburgh. </span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">â</span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">We got that fixed, went hammer down and we were running really well until the final hour of the race, coming through the pit straight, an electrical issue shut the car down. We worked on it and couldn</span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">â</span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">t fix it in time, which was a bummer. The race was pretty intense and the ruts were pretty huge, but I had a blast this year. It was probably the most fun race I</span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">â</span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">ve ever done.</span><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;">â</span></span></p><p class="s6" style="margin: 0px; line-height: 1.2;"><span style="line-height: 21.600000381469727px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"> </span></p><p class="s6" style="margin: 0px; line-height: 1.2;"><span class="s7" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">The Bikeman Performance/rOtation Motorsports team will finish up its 2016 TORC season at the finale September 2-4 in Crandon, WI. That race will feature one points round, as well as a special, non-points race.</span></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/UtvIndustryNews/~4/Sd5T1n3mLK4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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