blank 06/18/14 10:02AM 4X4, Motorsports, Off Road, Road Racing

Baudoux Wins Bark River Lions Club Blue Collar Cup


Bark River, MI (June 18, 2014) - The Bark River Lions Club has been hosting short-course of-road racing at Bark River International Off-Road Raceway for nearly forty years. The 2014 off-road race season saw the all-volunteer group add a new event to their spring weekend, the Bark River Lions Club Blue Collar Cup.


At the conclusion of all the Sportsman truck racing, the Lions Club posted a sizeable purse that saw representatives from all the Sportsman truck classes compete in an all-out ten lap sprint. The race was open to all Classix, Stock Truck, Formula 4x4, Super Stock Truck, Super Truck, and Sport 4 competitors.

Each division had a time delay for each before they too off from their land rush starting positions.


Early on Charlie Wilson in his Silverado Stock Truck had the lead. By lap two Mitch Dorr driving the family's Ford F-150 Super Stock Truck, took the lead. As Dorr fended off fellow Super Stock Truck racers Larry Maciosek, Rob Legrand, and Gatlin Keehner, Sport 4 driver Dan Baudoux was pushing his Ford Raptor to the limits hoping to catch the leaders before the laps would run out.


With only a half a lap before the checkered flag, the near capacity crowd was on their feet screaming as Baudoux took the lead as the two trucks flew over the infamous Bark River Hill. The veteran racer from Hemlock, Michigan pressed on to take the win just two seconds ahead of Mitch Dorr. Crossing the finish in third place for the final spot on the podium was Larry Maciosek.


"The Bark River Lions Club put this Cup race together because the fans wanted to see it happen as much as the racers," noted Tom Lanaville, Bark River Lions Club Representative. "The Sportsman racer and their fans have supported our events since we started and we can't thank everyone enough."


Bark River Lions Club Blue Collar Cup - Top 5 Official Results

  1. Dan Baudoux - Sport 4
  2. Mitch Dorr - Super Stock Truck
  3. Larry Maciocek - Super Stock Truck
  4. Rob LeGrand - Super Stock Truck
  5. Gatlin Keener - Super Stock Truck

The next race at Bark River International Off-Road Raceway is July 19-20 as the TORC Series returns for the "Throwdown in the U.P. - Part 2."


-Mike Reusche,




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