Bark River Off Road Rumble in the U.P.: Weekend Recap

by Chris Leone // Website // Twitter
Images via Keegan Kincaid (1); Greaves Motorsports (2)

Between a trio of weekend sweeps and plenty of exciting action, the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League brought plenty of drama to Bark River International Raceway.

This weekend’s Bark River Off Road Rumble in the U.P. ended with two Pro Truck drivers atop the box twice, as General Tire athlete Christopher Polvoorde continued his perfect season in Pro Lite and Vision Wheel driver Keegan Kincaid scored his second back-to-back triumph of the year in Pro 2. Add in another perfect weekend for CJ Greaves in the Pro Stock SXS class, and the cream of the crop continued to dominate the Midwest Short Course season.

Both Kincaid and Polvoorde had to utilize late-race passes to score their respective victories, and both had wins that were very much in doubt during the weekend. Polvoorde’s Saturday victory came after an uncharacteristic mistake by Ryan Beat in the final corner, while Kincaid recovered from a flat tire on Sunday that should have taken him out of contention if not for a well-timed caution.

Greaves made it three for four in his weekend starts thanks to another Pro 4 victory as well, but it was his father Johnny who took the checkered flag on Sunday after suffering multiple rollovers but still finishing second on Saturday. UTV regulars Kyle Chaney, in his first-ever Pro 4 race weekend, and Jimmy Henderson completed the respective podiums behind the Greaves father-son duo.

Chaney and Polaris RZR driver Jason Luburgh split the Pro Mod SXS victories, as Luburgh became the first driver to snap Chaney’s win streak to start the season. Behind Greaves, Sunday’s Pro Stock SXS podium saw a first as both Polaris RZR RS1s, driven by Robert Loire and Colin Truett, made it to the box.

The final race of the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League season will see the series return to Crandon International Raceway for the 50th Annual World Championship Off-Road Races on Labor Day weekend. Stay tuned for exclusive on-site coverage from Crandon starting later this month!

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