Can-Am's Logan Gastel Podiums
at BITD Tonopah 250
Highland, CA (10/25/2017) -
Can-Am’s Logan Gastel continued one his strongest
Best in the Desert Series seasons on record as
he finished third in round six of the series:
the Tonopah 250. The podium handed Gastel sole
possession of third in Pro Turbo UTV points going
into the final race of the season.
Gastel scored another podium finish in the
BITD Pro Turbo class at the Tonopah 250
with a third place finish
The racecourse was set up on the dry lakebeds
and rocky desert outside Tonopah, NV. The open
sections provided the class lots of room to breath
and many, including Gastel, were reporting hitting
close to triple digit speeds. Those speeds kicked
up a lot of dust, so visibility was at a premium.
Gastel started 15th and was running a hard pace
before impacting a large rock at mile marker 70.
His Lonestar Suspension components held strong
on his Can-Am and he kept going to score the third-place
Racing's Logan Gastel started 15th in the
Pro Turbo UTV Class
“Our goal was to push as hard as we could to
try to get up to the front,” explained Gastel.
“The Lonestar Suspension Components held up to
the brutal beating we put them through. I’m amazed
we didn’t rip the front end off of that car with
the size of the rock we hit. It was the size of
a beach ball and we hit it at speed. We had no
flats or wheel issues. For us to push from 15th
to third and keep the guys in front of us honest
was definitely what we set out to do.”
The high speeds turned the race into one of BITD’s
fastest in recent memory. Gastel was impressed
at the performance of his Can-Am. Gastel became
a factory Can-Am driver this year and is racing
the company’s X3.
“That car amazes me every single race with how
hard and how fast we drive it,” said Gastel. “It
just keeps going and never gives me any trouble.
The reliability is great. It just goes and goes.
The speed and the power the car produces are unbelievable.”
His ITP Tires, Lonestar Suspension, and Fox Shocks
were also keys to his success. With high speeds
comes high stress and the components worked flawlessly
“Lonestar Suspension with Fox Shocks ate up that
desert,” said Gastel. “I’ve been racing BITD for
three years and this was, by far, the fastest
course I’ve ever run. We pushing 93 miles per
hour today in some of the sections and it handled
right. We ran the 30-inch ITP Tires. They were
the same set I ran at the Caliente 150. It’s amazing
because these tires look like they could go another
Gastel now sits a lone third in points and is
definitely in contention for the championship.
That title bid will come down to the final race
“It’s going to come down to Pahrump,” said Gastel.
“Everyone is going to have to bring their A games.
The competitiveness and the level of talent in
our class are pretty aggressive.”
Gastel will finish out the BITD season at the
Pahrump Nugget 250 December 2 in Pahrump, NV.
Logan Gastel 2017
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