|MB Motorsports / Monster Energy / Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs DPS pilot Marc Burnett took second
overall in the 1900P class this weekend at the Best In The Desert Mint 400 race in Nevada.
The BITD General Tire Mint 400 desert endurance race has been running since 1967 and is often called America’s toughest off-road race. More than 50 side-by-side vehicles were forced to complete two laps, along with two other classes, through the course’s 100-mile loop of rock, sand, silt and gnarly desert terrain.
Coming off his historic San Felipe 250 victory, MB Motorsports / Monster Energy / Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs driver Marc Burnett and co-pilot Fernando Flores took an impressive second-place finish in the 1900P class and sixth overall. They were actually in the running for the class overall, but after being delayed 10 minutes to fix a flat tire, ended up roughly seven minutes behind the eventual 1900P class winner.
“This year has been great with the Can-Am Maverick. We won the San Felipe 250 and to get second here at the Mint 400 is just unbelievable,” said Burnett, “so we are really stoked to be on the podium. The Can-Am was running amazing for the entire race, and you’d be amazed, it just kept right on going.”
Despite battling with the leaders early on, Team Can-Am / ITP / Murray Racing’s Derek Murray finished fifth in the class and 13 overall with the Can-Am Maverick MAX 1000R X rs DPS. Lacrecia Beurrier (Dragonfire Racing / Can-Am) took 11th and Desert Toyz / Can-Am driver Cory Sappington was 13th.
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