Bunke Racing Claims Podium Finishes
(January 27, 2013) –Bunke Racing claims two podium finishes at the USXC Oslo 100 in Oslo, MN.
It was a great weekend of true cross-country racing at the USXC Oslo 100 where Bunke Racing led the Polaris race team with two podium and two top five finishes. In between blizzard warnings, Saturday’s race brought back snow-filled ditches with long straight runs, just the type of track the racers at Bunke Racing love.
Gabe Bunke, on his Energy Release/Autolite Polaris IQR edged out Ryan Simons on his Arctic Cat and took home a 1st in the Pro-Open. In the Pro-Stock 600, Gabe pulled in a 2nd and Pro racer Spencer Kadlec came in strong with two 4th place finishes. Semi-Pro racer, Taylor Bunke secured a 7th place finish in the Semi-Pro Improved class.
“Our team really had a great day in Oslo. We had our sleds dialed in and the suspension and motors were working extremely well. We were also very pleased with our new USI SPX Skis; they handled the terrain on the course and kept us on top. I am feeling really good with our set-up’s and equipment and am excited for the next USXC race- which is the I-500.” said Bunke.
Another notable Polaris win for the day was Pro Women’s driver, Anne Pladson who took home her first Women’s Pro win. Pladson is running a Bunke Racing sled this year.
Up next for Bunke Racing is the Soo I-500 race, a 500-mile endurance event held on a 1-mile ice oval in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Riders will be qualifying and testing all week on the Soo track. The race starts at 10am on Saturday, February 1st. After that, Bunke Racing gears up for the legendary USXC I-500 and then team leader Gabe Bunke will embark on his first ever attempt at the Iron Dog in Alaska. For more info on Bunke Racing visit www.bunkeracing.com