S3 Power Sports’ Dustin Jones and Shane Dowden win, on their first attempt, one of the toughest races in North America, the legendary Mint 400, on BRP’s Can-Am Maverick MAX X ds Turbo side-by-side vehicle.
The S3 Power Sports team traveled from Louisiana to Las Vegas, NV last weekend to compete in the 2015 Best In the Desert Mint 400 with very little experience racing in the desert. With nearly 50 side- by-side pro class entries, S3 Power Sports overcame the odds to win one of the most prestigious and historic desert races in North America on its Can-Am Maverick MAX X ds Turbo.
“It feels amazing to get the win at the Mint 400! The Maverick MAX X ds Turbo had the reliability handling and the power to conquer over 480 kilometres (300 mi) of harsh desert terrain. It was an absolutely brutal course with big rocks and big whoops, and we couldn’t be happier with how the Maverick MAX X ds Turbo performed,” explained Jones.
The Can-Am Maverick Turbo X ds Turbo model features the first factory-installed turbo that delivers 121 hp, giving it the clear power advantage with 40% more torque than its closest competitor.
“The Can-Am Maverick X ds Turbo is gaining strong momentum with consumers and is clearly the new benchmark in the side-by-side market. S3 Power Sports’ Dustin Jones and Shane Dowden proved it by winning the challenging Mint 400,” said Philippe Normand, director, Global Marketing, Can-Am off-road. “We are excited to see the Maverick X ds on top of the podium and we are looking forward to many podium finishes in the near future.”
Can-Am racers were also able to sweep the GNCC Pro 4×4 ATV podium at GNCC Round 2 in Washington, GA last weekend, with Renegade racers Bryan Buckhannon, Robert Smith and Rick Cecco. In addition, Can-Am X-Team Maverick X xc racer Treavis Poynter won the first side-by-side race of the season in the premier GNCC XC1 Pro UTV – Class.