Driven Powersports Team Ready
for 2017 Desert Racing
Team to Compete in
SCORE and BITD Pro ATV Classes
Casper, WY (3/6/2017) - After
finishing second in the opening round of the Best
in the Desert Series, Don Higbee unveiled his
newly formed Driven Powersports/Can-Am team with
an expanded four-rider effort. The team will compete
in the Best in the Desert Series and SCORE International
ATV races this season.
After just missing out on the BITD Pro ATV Championship
last year, Higbee has teamed with Bryan Buckhannon,
Rick Cecco and Michael Burrows on a Can-Am Outlander
1000R in BITD. Cody Mitchell will also join the
team for SCORE events.
2017, Don Higbee has teamed up with Bryan
Buckhannon, Rick Cecco, Michael Burrows,
and Cody Mitchell to race in the BITD &
SCORE Series on the Can-Am Outlander
Though they are running one of the few utility
quads in classes dominated by sport ATVs, Higbee
thinks it actually gives them a competitive advantage.
Higbee and his teammates are all tuned into the
“I am very comfortable on the Outlander 1000R
platform,” said Higbee. “I rode the Iron Man class
in the Baja 1000 in 2013 and I feel at home on
Higbee raced with the Buckhannon in the BITD
season opener. The pair finished second after
a hard crash trashed one side of their machine.
Driven Powersports Team heads to Mexico
for the SCORE San Felipe 250 Season Opener
on March 29 - April 2nd
“It’s been about four years since I ran a quad
here in the desert,” said Buckhannon after the
Parker 250. “It was great to be back. It was kind
of like a vacation for me. I get to switch it
up and go a little faster.”
Higbee was also glad to add Mitchell for the
SCORE events. His experience will add depth to
an already all-star squad.
“We compete against Cody in BITD, but I’m happy
to have him on the team for SCORE,” said Higbee.
“He knows the desert well, is quick and knows
how to finish races. That plays right into our
strategy. We have a great mix of riders on the
team and look forward to a solid year in the desert.”
The Driven Powersports team will kick off the
SCORE season during the season opening San Felipe
250 March 29-April 2. The team will then compete
in the BITD UTV World Championship April 14-15
in Laughlin, NV.
Racing 2017 Sponsors:
Can Am, Driven Powersports, Custom Axis, Tucker
Rocky, Dirtworks, Tire Spines, David Jesse Racing,
OMF, Dirtworks, Kenda, DP Brakes, Evans Coolant,
MSR, Arai, Team JDR, Airdam Clutches, Spider Graphix,