2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship
Courtesy of BRP/Can-Am
LAUGHLIN, NV, APR. 13-15, 2-17
Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo side-by-side vehicle racer Phil Blurton won the 2017 UTV World Championship Safecraft long course overall and UTV Pro Turbo class this past weekend in Laughlin, Nevada. Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle pilots had a great showing at the annual event, which is sanctioned by the Best In The Desert (BITD) racing association, winning two classes, including a podium sweep in the Pro UTV Unlimited ranks.
Blurton and co-pilot Beau Judge led the way in the number-944 No Limits SxS-backed Maverick X3 Turbo side-by-side vehicle, recording an impressive overall victory after starting from row three.
Competing against more than a hundred others in the desert race (long course) event, the California driver raced a Can-Am Maverick X3 vehicle with a stock engine and stock suspension. He finished the course in 10 laps with a time of three hours, 29 minutes and 24.709 seconds to take the overall and UTV Pro Turbo-class win by more than 20 seconds over the second-place finisher.
Can-Am factory pilot Dan Fisher drove his modified number-910 Lonestar Racing Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side to a strong fourth-place finish in the UTV Pro Turbo ranks and fifth overall, completing all 10 laps in three hours, 36 minutes and 51.120 seconds, giving Can-Am three of the top five overall finishes in long-course action.
Michael Isom and co-pilot Zack Cooper won the Pro Unlimited UTV class and took fourth overall on the day in the number-2939 Mobbin Racing Maverick X3 vehicle, which featured a Lonestar Racing suspension.
Two additional Can-Am Maverick X3 racers also earned podium finishes in the Pro Unlimited UTV class. Texan Robert Villarreal, in the number-2915 Lonestar Racing-backed Can-Am Maverick X3 vehicle, took the runner-up spot in the Pro Unlimited UTV class and placed 10th in the overall standings. Gabriel Varela earned third place in the Pro Unlimited UTV class with the number-2949 Lonestar Racing Maverick X3 Turbo side-by-side vehicle.
Can-Am racers ended the UTVWC long-course race with five of the top 20 overall finishes.