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.
/ 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.”
/ 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.”
/ 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
“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
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.
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