VALCOURT, QUEBEC, CANADA, Jan. 14, 2019 – S3 Racing Can-Am racer Dustin Jones piloted his Maverick X3 MAX Turbo R side-by-side vehicle to the UTV Turbo class win at the Best In The Desert season opener in Parker, Ariz. Jones, and co-pilot Dustin Henderson outlasted 60-plus entrants in their class to notch the victory. Can-Am racers Michael Isom (UTV Unlimited) and Beau Judge (Short Course) also earned overall class wins at the 2019 BITD Parker 250 event.
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So pumped to start the @bestinthedesert season with a WIN!!! ? ? Proud to represent @s3powersports and take home to top podium spot in our @canam @monsterenergy X3! Our team did an amazing job putting it together at this first race! @dhenderson0615 killed it in the co-dawg spot and @mannyfresh265 prepped the pants off the car! Looking forward to the rest of the 2019 season! #noliftshift #bayoubobsled . . . @kmcwheels @itptireswheels @bajadesignsofficial @evo_powersports @ruggedradios @prpseats @double_e_racing @zollingerracingproducts @factory_utv @warrantykillerperformance @ppei_tuning @steinjager . . Thanks for the photos @utvsportsmag @harlenfoley @sxsperformance @simbelzile @joshfcatogni #race #racecar #offroad #utv #utvunderground #desert #parker #bitd #s3nation #noliftshift #canam #monster #bajadesigns #kmcwheels #xdwheels #ruggedradios #s3racing
“It’s awesome to start the Best In The Desert series and the desert-racing season with a Pro Turbo class win from the S3 Racing Can-Am tandem of Dustin Jones and Dustin Henderson,” said Jeff Leclerc, Team Leader, Can-Am race department. “With our huge effort in Dakar and now some key wins at the BITD season opener, Can-Am begins the 2019 on top. The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle continues to prove it’s THE platform of choice for adventurous off-road drivers.”
Dustin “Battle Axe” Jones, who last earned podium glory with a third-place finish at the 2018 Pahrump 250 event, started the season in the best possible fashion, notching the victory against 63 other side-by-side vehicle racers at the UTV Winter Nationals Parker 250. The Louisiana native, and fan favorite, continues to thrive in the desert, as he drove the No. 1978 Can-Am Monster Energy S3 Racing Maverick X3 MAX Turbo R side-by-side vehicle to a three-lap time of 4:34:48.128 to win by more than four minutes. Can-Am racer Austin Weiland finished in the top five as well.
“[I’m] So pumped to start the Best In The Desert Racing season with a win,” stated Jones. “We’re honored to represent Can-Am and S3 Power Sports on the highest stage of racing and take home to top podium spot in our Can-Am Monster Energy X3. Our team did an amazing job putting it together at this first race.”
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1st place Parker 250! Great way to start the 2019 season. Thank you @bestinthedesert for a fun, safe race and our talented pit crew for getting our rear axle changed out as quick as you did. @carey_mcc @adventurelife70 @corncobb_127 @chels_konces @wendy_i @jump_it13 @canam #maverickx3 @lonestarracing1 @liquimoly.usa.canada @visionxusa @bfgoodrichtires @racelinewheels @monster_seal @maglock_usa @uniongraphicco @hostyleinc @hostyledan @ruggedradios @factory_utv @pro_eagle @sdhq @utvguide @fox @wayne_at_alltech #vaultais
Can-Am Racers also went 1-2 in the UTV Unlimited class, as Mobbin’ Racing’s Michael Isom outlasted fellow Can-Am pilot Josh Shelton for the victory. No Limit RD Can-Am racer Beau Judge, who is best known as Phil Blurton’s co-pilot, proved he can handle himself quite well behind the wheel of a Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R side-by-side vehicle, as the Californian won the Pro Turbo Short Course Race.
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