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Driven Powersports Finishes Third in Vegas to Reno
Best in the Desert Series Pro ATV Race Report

Casper, WY (9/5/2018) - Can-Am Driven Powersports’ Don Higbee with co-riders Jose Torres and Adolfo Arellano finished third in the Pro ATV class in the Vegas to Reno Best in the Desert Race. The trio competed on a Can-Am Outlander 1000R and recorded a record race pace in the process.

Don Higbee Can-Am Outlander 1000 BITD Racing
Can-Am / Driven Powersport's Don Higbee

With heavy rains leading up to the race, the 500-mile course was one of the fastest on record. Though the 4X4 ATV excels more in technical terrain, the team stayed with the sport quads for most of the race and finished a close third. Their time of 10 hours, 39 minutes set an event record for a 4X4 ATV.

“On adjusted time we were just about even going into pit seven,” said Higbee. “The Can-Am did well even though we were pushing it to its limit with the high temperatures and altitude. This was the fastest course we’ve ever been on. The only real technical section was at the end going around the mountain. It was pretty much a 500-mile drag race.”

Adolfo Arellano Can-Am Outlander 1000 BITD Racing
Can-Am / Driven Powersport's Adolfo Arellano

The key to success in long-range endurance events is dependability and the Can-Am Outlander 1000R was perfect despite the high temperatures and altitude. Kenda Tires with TireSpines made sure the team had no tire-related problems.

“We never touched a wrench all day,” said Higbee. “We had zero flats with the Kenda tires and TireSpines. The race couldn’t have gone better for us.”

Jose Torres Can-Am Outlander 1000 BITD Racing
Can-Am / Driven Powersport's Jose Torres

The event represented the season finale for the BITD ATVs and the team scored another podium in points, finishing third. With only four races on the schedule, the team excelled all season.

“The Can-Am Outlander 1000R did great and we appreciate all of the support provided to us by Can-Am,” said Higbee. “Despite the top-two finishers in points being on 450 sport quads, we were right with them all season. I’m super proud of the team. They did great work pushing that quad as fast as it could go.”

With the BITD season over, Higbee is now eying a run in the Baja 1000 SCORE event. That race is scheduled for November 14-18 in Baja, Mexico.

Driven Powersports Racing 2018 Sponsors:
Can Am, Driven Powersports, Custom Axis, Tucker Rocky, Dirtworks, Tire Spines, David Jesse Racing, OMF, Dirtworks, Kenda, DP Brakes, Evans Coolant, Team JDR, Airdam Clutches, Spider Graphix, Cecco Racing

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