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Blurton Secures First BITD Title for Can-Am

| 5 December 2017 3:48 pm

Best In The Desert Racing Series
Pahrump Nugget 250

Courtesy of BRPNews
PAHRUMP, NV, DEC. 3, 2017

Phil Blurton piloted his Can-Am/ No Limit RD Maverick X3 Turbo R side-by-side vehicle to the UTV Pro Production Turbo-class championship at the Best In The Desert Pahrump Nugget 250 in Nevada. It was the first BITD championship for both Blurton and factory Can-Am, and the third major championship won by a racer of a Maverick X3 Turbo R vehicle in 2017.

Francois-Charles Dumas, Simon Belzile, Beau Judge, Phil Blurton, Phil Blurton Sr. and Jeff Leclerc all celebrate the 2017 Best In the Desert UTV Pro Production Turbo-class championship won by Blurton in his Can-Am/ No Limit RD Maverick X3 Turbo R side-by-side vehicle.

Francois-Charles Dumas, Simon Belzile, Beau Judge, Phil Blurton, Phil Blurton Sr. and Jeff Leclerc all celebrate the 2017 Best In the Desert UTV Pro Production Turbo-class championship won by Blurton in his Can-Am/ No Limit RD Maverick X3 Turbo R side-by-side vehicle.

“This was a historic and game-changing championship for both Can-Am and for driver Phil Blurton,” stated Jeff Leclerc, team leader of the Can-Am race department. “Not only did he accomplish the difficult task of earning the coveted BITD UTV title in his rookie season, but he also earned Can-Am its first-ever Best In The Desert championship. We have established great momentum this year with our Can-Am Maverick X3 platform, having won at least three off-road championships, and don’t plan to lift our foot off the pedal.”

The number-944 No Limit RD-prepped Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo R at the beginning of the Pahrump Nugget 250.

The number-944 No Limit RD-prepped Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo R at the beginning of the Pahrump Nugget 250.

With a solid fourth-place finish at the Pahrump Nugget 250, Blurton and co-pilot Beau Judge secured the 2017 BITD UTV Pro Production championship with their number-944 No Limit RD-prepped Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo R vehicle. Blurton, who earlier this season posted back-to-back wins at the prestigious UTV World Championship and the Vegas-to-Reno rounds, carried a 16-point advantage heading into the final round of the season. The team’s top-five finishing time of five hours, three minutes and 33.408 seconds gave them a nice seven-point cushion after the final round and their first BITD championship.

Phil Blurton & co-pilot Beau Judge won the 2017 BITD UTV Pro Production Turbo-class title.

Phil Blurton & co-pilot Beau Judge won the 2017 BITD UTV Pro Production Turbo-class title.

“It was an exciting season of racing for us, winning the 2017 BITD UTV Production Turbo-class championship,” said Blurton. “This is a team win. Thank you to Can-Am for backing our racing efforts and providing the support to make this happen. We are proud to take home this win for the Can-Am X Team. And we have to thank our other sponsors who were dedicated to keeping our No Limit RD/ Can-Am X3 car competitive all season.”

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Other Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo R racers were also successful. Kyle Chaney won The Off-Road Championship (TORC) UTV Turbo-class championship, and the SCORE International Pro UTV Forced Induction title was garnered by Marc Burnett.

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 the website at https://can-am.brp.com/off-road/

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