It was a wild weekend over at the Silverstate 300, if you haven’t had a change yet, make sure you check our sum up of the 2019 Silverstate 300.
Can-Am continues its impressive performance during Best In The Desert (BITD) racing, capturing two class overall victories at the VT Construction Silver State 300 in Alamo, Nev. Maverick X3 Turbo R side-by-side pilot Phil Blurton won the UTV Pro Turbo class and was joined on the podium by third-place finisher and Can-Am teammate Dustin Jones. Can-Am Maverick X3 racers also took home a podium sweep in the UTV Unlimited class, won by Michael Isom.
Blurton Wins Silver State 300
Reigning BITD UTV Pro Turbo Class Champions Blurton and co-pilot Beau Judge have maintained their consistency this racing season and were amongst the leaders in the chase for the 2019 title. However, this dynamic duo had never won the Silver State 300 event. Well, that is until this past weekend, when they guided their No. 944 Can-Am XPS No Limit RD Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo R side-by-side vehicle to the UTV Turbo class win. The victory was big for a few reasons. First, it erased any doubt that they couldn’t find the top stair of the podium at this event. Second, it proved they could outrun their competitors as they won by almost 9 minutes and were one of only two race teams in the class to finish in less than six hours. And finally, the big win let them walk away with the class points lead heading into the Vegas-To-Reno event.
“We finally got the Silver State win,” stated Blurton, who had finished runner-up the previous two seasons. “We have worked hard for this one. Our No Limit RD-prepped Can-Am Maverick X3 continues to outpace the competition. It feels good to pull it off, because it means a great starting spot for the Vegas-To-Reno race.”
Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo R racer Dustin Jones and co-pilot Dustin Henderson fought hard in the Nevada desert, erasing 20 spots on their way to a third-place podium finish in the UTV Pro Turbo class at the SS300. The strong finish also gives the S3 Racing tandem a better standing in the championship points and a better start for the August round in Vegas. Can-Am Maverick X3 racers also captured sixth (Dan Fisher) and ninth (Derek and Jason Murray) in the UTV Pro Turbo class to give Can-Am four top-10 finishers.
Racer Michael Isom and James Konces (Mobbin’ Racing No Limit RD Can-Am) won the UTV Unlimited class. Texan Josh Shelton took the runner-up spot behind Isom, while Minnesotan Craig Johnson rounded out the all-Maverick X3 podium in third place.
“We had a blast battling in the blinding dust,” stated Isom, who finished 50th overall amongst all 170 cars, trucks and UTVs (70+) entered. “Our Can-Am was fast and on point. A huge thanks goes to our trusted pit crew and sponsors.”