Honey Badger don’t care and nobody epitomized that more last week than Thompson International Speedway regular Travis Jurcik when he raced at the Waterford Speedbowl’s Finale show last Saturday.
Thanks to Randall and his glorious YouTube classic, we all know this, “Honey Badger don’t care.”
According to Randall: “The honey badger has been referred to by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most fearless animal in all of the animal kingdom.”
So we know the Honey Badger: “Just takes what he wants. He has no regard for any other animal whatsoever.”
And therein lies the gist of the Honey Badger of the Week Award. It might be a good thing, might be a bad thing, we don’t really know. The award winner stands as someone each week who best exemplifies the attributes of the Honey Badger.
Jurcik, a regular in the Mini Stock division at Thompson, put on a multi-divisional, double feature of temper tantrums on the track at the Speedbowl Saturday. You could spend four days in the WalMart toy section and not see a petulant outburst even coming close to what Jurcik put on.
And you know you’ve reached a special level of absurd when your act includes a matinee and a feature show.
The matinee took place for the Chaplin driver in Waterford’s Mini Stock division practice when he was involved in a wreck with Christina Kellerman. After the crash Jurcik got out of the car, slammed on Kellerman’s car before throwing his helmet at her car multiple times.
It was pure practice folly desperately in need of the old Benny Hill Show theme music as Jurcik chased his bouncing helmet trying to get in as many tosses as he could.
But alas, the show was not over. Jurcik somehow found a way to get a Street Stock on the track for the 50-lap feature for that division and the curtain raised on his second show after Josh Galvin dumped him in the race.
After getting spun Jurcik tried to retake his spot near the front of the field. Speedbowl starter Rich Keator had to get down from his perch on the flagstand to get Jurcik to go to the rear of the field for being an accident car. From there Jurcik made multiple stops visiting with officials on the track, each time speeding off from the confrontations with smoke shows that smelled of burning rubberized anger.
After multiple attempts to get his spot back before being rebuked each time by track officials, Jurcik was kindly told to beat it and get off the track. From there he parked his car on the frontstretch, got out and flipped off Keator on the flagstand.
That’s what we call family values Jurcik style.
As Randall says: “The Honey Badger is really pretty badass. It has no regard for any other animal whatsoever.” and clearly Jurcik showed that. It’s Travis Jurcik’s world, we just live in it.