Casey Scherer, a 38-year-old rookie off-road racer, stunned the rest of side-by-side vehicle racing field in the 2017 ULTRA 4 Racing series by winning the coveted ULTRA 4 Western Points Championship. He also earned additional recognition by being named ULTRA 4 Rookie of the Year. His message: he’s hungry for more!
Most married men, who are slowly rolling up on that significant birthday No. 40, have nothing to prove to anyone. They are set in their ways and have their own opinions about things, from presidents to favorite pastimes. In pro stick-and-ball sports, most guys retire and ride off into the sunset when nearing 40, unless, of course, they really have game. However, in the off-road world, a 38-year-old man, who has 25-plus years of exploring off-road trails in 4×4 vehicles and another decade karting, has the necessary knowledge, pedigree and passion to seek out competition and new challenges.
Scherer, who hails from Auburn, Calif., is no stranger to change, which often arrives with a new set of challenges. In fact, he and his wife, Marcy, just welcomed a new daughter, Sloane Jené to the world. Scherer looked far from a “rookie” during his chase of the ULTRA 4 Racing side-by-side vehicle Western points title, so, being a newbie father probably doesn’t shake him either. In fact, it may be added incentive to go on to bigger and better things behind the wheel of his No. 79 Team Awesome / Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo. The reigning champ has already taken one big step in his pursuit of more trophies by signing on with the Can-Am X-Team factory team to compete in the 2018 King of The Hammers race and the ULTRA 4 Racing series. He’ll also compete in the Nor Cal Rock Racing series and the BITD UTV World Championships for Can-Am.
“I am stoked to race with Can-Am for 2018, after our amazing rookie season,” stated Scherer. “I can’t wait to put the Can Am Maverick X3 back on top of the box”
The first season in the ULTRA 4 Racing series saw Scherer pilot his Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo side-by-side vehicle to two wins (Vaquero 212 and Stampede) as well as a runner-up finish at the Fallon 250 and fourth overall at Nationals. Whether it’s rocking his baby girl to sleep or rocking behind the wheel of his Can-Am in grueling desert terrain, Scherer is focused and ready for 2018. Along with factory Can-Am support, Scherer has Gigabit Games, Red Line Oil, Safecraft Safety Equipment, No Limit, ZRP, Rugged Radios, RCV and FOX on board as sponsors.