VALCOURT, QUEBEC, CANADA, March 14, 2018 – Can-Am off-road racers competed at the 2018 Best In The Desert (BITD) Mint 400 race and came away with two on the podium. No Limit RD / Can-Am Factory racer Phil Blurton took the runner-up spot and Marc Burnett took third in the UTV Turbo class outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.
At the BF Goodrich 50th Mint 400 race powered by Monster Energy outside of Las Vegas, Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo R pilot, and reigning BITD UTV Turbo class champion, ran a spectacular race in the Nevada desert, earning second overall at what is known as the Great American Off-Road Race. Blurton and co-pilot Beau Judge ran up front all day in their No. 944 No Limit RD-refined Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle but came up about 50 seconds shy of victory.
Two additional Can-Am Maverick X3 racers ran up front and battled for top five finishes in Nevada., Marc Burnett of Marc Burnett Motorsports earned third, and fourth place went to Derek and Jason Murray of Murray Racing. A trio of Lonestar Racing-backed Can-Am pilots (Dan Fisher, eighth; Justin Elenburg, ninth; and Bryce Lamont, 10th) also put three additional Can-Am vehicles in the UTV Pro Turbo top 10. Can-Am drivers Jeramiah Drew and Michael Isom also took the runner-up position and third-place spot, respectively, in the UTV Unlimited ranks as they both chase a coveted BITD title.
Up next for Can-Am desert racers is the UTV World Championship race, April 6-7, in Laughlin, Nev.
For more information about Can-Am off-road products, the family of championship-winning Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by- side vehicles and the Can-Am racing program, visit CanAmOffRoad.com.
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