Earlier this month, the Poteau Pirates soccer team brought home a state championship. However, before 2013 a local motorcycle racer brought home a national title.
Bart Winters, who works at Cargill's Yamaha in Poteau, won the Vintage National Championship Series.
â€śI raced in about 10 races last year,â€ť said Winters. â€śI worked pretty hard for it, so it felt pretty good.â€ť
However, it wasn't the only title Winters brought home. He also won a grand prix race at Hallett, located about 30 miles west ot Tulsa.
â€śIt's a road race track, but they have an off-road race there every first week of November,â€ť he said. â€śIt's quite big to have 900 competitors there show up. There's a big Vintage class, and I'd been trying to win it for a couple of years â€” and I finally won it last year.â€ť