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Can-Am’s Blurton Wins 2017 UTV World Championship

| 19 April 2017 11:52 am

2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship

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LAUGHLIN, NV, APR. 13-15, 2-17

Phil Blurton completed 10 laps in a time of three hours, 29 minutes and 24.709 seconds to garner both the UTV overall and the Pro Turbo-class long-course victories in his nearly stock Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo R side-by-side vehicle.

Phil Blurton completed 10 laps in a time of three hours, 29 minutes and 24.709 seconds to garner both the UTV overall and the Pro Turbo-class long-course victories in his nearly stock Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo R side-by-side vehicle.

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.

The Monster Energy girls share the stage with 2017 UTV World Championship long-course winner Phil Blurton, his co-driver Beau Judge, and their Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo R side-by-side vehicle.

The Monster Energy girls share the stage with 2017 UTV World Championship long-course winner Phil Blurton, his co-driver Beau Judge, and their Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo R side-by-side vehicle.

Phil Blurton of Loomis, California, and his co-pilot Beau Judge celebrate in style at the UTV World Championship.

Phil Blurton of Loomis, California, and his co-pilot Beau Judge celebrate in style at the UTV World Championship.

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.

 

Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo R side-by-side vehicle racer Michael Isom finished fourth overall among all UTVs entered in the UTV desert race (long course) and won the Pro Unlimited UTV ranks.

Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo R side-by-side vehicle racer Michael Isom finished fourth overall among all UTVs entered in the UTV desert race (long course) and won the Pro Unlimited UTV ranks.

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.

St. George, Utah’s Michael Isom and co-pilot Zack Cooper were the top finishing Pro Unlimited UTV team in the Safecraft UTVWC long course desert race. Isom’s time of three hours, 35 minutes and 17.838 seconds beat the runner-up finisher (who was also in a Can-Am Maverick X3 vehicle) by almost 20 minutes.

St. George, Utah’s Michael Isom and co-pilot Zack Cooper were the top finishing Pro Unlimited UTV team in the Safecraft UTVWC long course desert race. Isom’s time of three hours, 35 minutes and 17.838 seconds beat the runner-up finisher (who was also in a Can-Am Maverick X3 vehicle) by almost 20 minutes.

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.

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