Logan Gastel Finishes Third
at Vegas to Reno, Moves to Fourth in BITD Pro
Turbo UTV Points
Highland, CA (8/23/2017) - Logan
Gastel shook off bad luck in last year’s race
and finished third in the Vegas to Reno race,
round four of the Best in the Desert Series. Driving
his Can-Am X3, Gastel was just 25 seconds behind
the winner of the 500-plus-mile race for the Pro
Turbo UTV class.
“Flawless” was the word of the day for Gastel.
After starting 40th, Gastel was quickly moving
up through the dusty conditions on the course.
The silt beds were deep and hid rocks underneath,
but his Can-Am, equipped with 31-inch ITP Tires,
ran perfectly during the 13-hour race.
Gastel scored a podium finish in the BITD
Pro Turbo class at the Vegas to Reno with
a third place finish
“We had to battle a bunch of guys and the dust,
but the car ran flawlessly,” said Gastel. “We
could have gone another 200 miles if we had to.
We’re running the new Lonestar Long Travel kit
and it did its job. I was really impressed with
how it handled. We had no flats on our ITP Tires.
There were a lot of rocks hiding in the silt beds
and the last five miles were nothing but rocks.”
Gastel was running a competitive race in the
2016 Vegas to Reno event when he fell out of contention
late in the race. He was pleased to redeem himself
this year with a podium finish that unofficially
leaves him fourth in points with just three races
left in the season.
Gastel has moved into fourth place in the
2017 Best in the Desert Pro Turbo points
race heading into the final three races
“It’s great to come back and up on the podium
this year and this definitely helped us in the
points,” said Gastel. “We were so close last year,
so to come back this year and almost win it is
a testament to our program. I couldn’t do it without
my crew and our great sponsors. I look forward
to the next race in September.”
Gastel is a factory Can-Am driver and debuted
the new X3 at the first race of the season. Along
with most of the sponsors he had last year including
ITP Tires, he also welcomed Lonestar to his program.
“It’s nice to have factory Can-Am support this
year and we’re glad to bring back Lonestar Industries
this year,” said Gastel. “This will give us a
great foundation on which to build for the 2017
Gastel next heads to Caliente, NV for the Silver
State 150. That race is scheduled for September
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