Moorhead, Minn. (January 25, 2016) –Bunke Racing claims three top podium finishes for Semi Pro 600 with Taylor Bunke behind the handle bars.
Bunke Racing is rolling through the season with momentum and grabbing wins along the way. With a one day race in Grafton ND on Jan. 16th and brutal temps down around 25 below zero and then this past weekend in TRF temps rose above 25 degrees but that didn’t keep Taylor Bunke from racking up two more wins in Semi Pro Stock giving him three wins in a row!
Last week in Grafton, ND; cold and choppy are the two words that come to mind. The elements didn’t stop team Bunke from pursuing their goals of another win. Taylor layered up with his Klim gear and mounted his machine up with PowerMadd handguards for added wind protection. Taylor took home the hardware in the Semi Pro 600 class- securing the number one podium spot.
This past weekend was a two day race; The Seven Clans TRF 250. Taylor Bunke signed up for both Pro 600 Stock and Semi Pro 600 Stock classes. Gabe, coming back from his shoulder injury in the opening race of the season decided to sign up and get some valuable seat time. With Gabe leaving the line 12th and Taylor drawing the 6th starting position Saturday and running with the best cross country drivers in the country. Taylor had a great run on his Pro S Axys, capturing the number one spot in Semi Pro Stock and 5th overall in the Pro Stock. Gabe rode as hard as he felt he could and picked off a couple positon giving him a 9th place starting spot for day two.
The temperature was delightful Sunday morning sitting around that 24 degree mark. The flat light was not delightful making for an interesting day of racing, making the holes in the ditches impossible to read. Taylor was the 5th machine to leave the line. He had to trust his set up and his dad’s advice. “Don’t worry about your position, keep your head clear and do the best you can.” Gabe stated to him in the Bunke race trailer minutes before he hit the track. Well, He did just that. Taylor took the checkered flag in the number one position in Semi Pro and grabbed the 6th spot in his Pro 600 debut.
It was a good weekend of cross country racing; visibility was pretty good on Saturday but not good at all on Sunday. Gabe didn’t push his body or machine to full capacity. He was more out on the course for seat time and shoulder strengthening. “We are approaching the two biggest races of the year, the Soo I-500 and USXC I-500 in early February,” said Gabe. “I am extremely proud and pumped at how Taylor has been riding, his determination and hard work on and off the track show his true dedication to Bunke Racing and all our sponsors.”
Bunke Racing is riding this wave and hopes to keep it rolling for the weeks to come with an Ice Lemans race scheduled for January 30 and 31st in Park Rapids, Minnesota and the Soo I-500 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on February 6th 2016.
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