I saw this sled (as did a great many) at this years Hay-Days. I know it’s not vintage (except for the sexy graphics package) but this is just really cool. For anyone who doesn’t know, Gabe is the only son of Jerry Bunke, the outstanding oval racer who raced for the Polaris factory between 1976 and 1978.
Gabe is now an outstanding racer in his own right. At just 32 years old, Gabe was most recently named by the United States Cross Country circuit as their "Iron man" for racing every event last year, and winning three class point titles, and consistent top-five finishes.
He’s won grueling Soo I-500 oval endurance race twice, once in 2002 and once in 2005. He’s won a bunch of other cross-country titles between 2005 and 2008.
I couldn’t help seeing that sled at Hay-Days and thinking that Dad would be one extremely proud parent right about now.