This year, the Carolina Classic Derby, run concurrently with the Atlantic Breeders Incentive (ABI) Derby, was a one go-round event. That set the stage for someone to score big and do extremely well. Bundy Lane did just that.
Riding his Gunner Gump (Colonels Smoking Gun [Gunner] x Little Patrasha Gump x Little Gump), Lane scored a 224.5 and enjoyed a clean sweep in the three Non-Pro divisions of both Derbies! He won $4,536 in the Carolina Classic Level 4, $2,939 in Level 3 and $2,047 in Level 2. Lane also won $2,262 in the ABI Level 4 Non-Pro, $869 in Level 3 and $480 in Level 2. Lane, 45, Gates, N.C., earned a total of $13,133 with his one good ride on Gunner Gump!
Gunner Gump is a 5-year-old gelding trained by NRHA Professional Jamie Bissell, Water Valley, Ga. Lane has been successful in the NRHA show pen for quite a few years. In fact, in 1986, he was NRHA’s first 14-18 Youth World Champion.
The Carolina Classic is taking place at the Senator Bob Martin Agricultural Center, Williamston, N.C. The event is being judged by Clint Haverty, Terry Thompson and Bret Walters. Team Extreme Media is doing the live web-cast.