Murray Brothers Drive Can-Am X3 to Second at Mint 400

By December 30, 2017 No Comments

Downey, CA (3/7/2017) – Murray Racing’s Jason and Derek Murray had a near-perfect race and finished second in the Pro Turbo UTV class at the Mint 400. The event, held in the desert between Primm, NV and Las Vegas, was the second round of the Best in the Desert Series.

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The Can-Am / ITP / LSR / Murray Racing team finished second in the Pro Turbo UTV class at the Mint 400

The brothers started ninth in their Can-Am Maverick X3 in the rough 300-plus mile event. By the end of the first lap, they broke into the top three and drove a near-perfect race, save a late fueling problem, to net the runner-up finish.

“We just ran smooth and steady all day,” said Derek Murray. “The car wanted to go faster, so we’ll push a little harder next time. We always want the win, but one little thing will take out these days. Out of a 110-plus cars we finished second, so we’re proud of our team and proud of the Can-Am X3.”

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Jason Murray said their podium finish is testament to the Can-Am X3’s durability and competitiveness out of the box

Aside from the rollcage and safety equipment, the Can-Am X3 is essentially the same one anyone can buy off the showroom floor. Jason Murray said the podium finish in arguably the toughest race on the calendar is testament to the machine’s durability and competitiveness out of the box.

“This is a stock platform and it’s pretty impressive to see what these machines can do with a stock suspension, stock drivetrain and stock engine,” said Jason Murray. “We’ll go back to the drawing board and make this machine a little bit faster.

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The Murrays will be back in action as the Best in the Desert Series next heads to Laughlin, NV for the UTV World Championship April 14-15.

Murray Racing 2017 Sponsors:
Can-Am, ITP, Lonestar Racing, FOX, Yoshimura, Lazerstar, Torco, Beard Seats, K&N, Berts UTV, AMR Racing, Shoria, OMF, Rugged Radios, Streamline, Visual Impact, Pyrotech

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