St. George, UT (12/8/2017)
Michael Isom finished second in the
season finale Nugget 250 Best in the Desert race
in the Pro Unlimited UTV class. His performance
this season caught the eye of Can-Am’s Jeff Leclerc,
and Mobbin Racing is excited to announce Can-am
as a sponsor for 2018.
Racing's Michael Isom and Russ Perry teamed
up for the Nugget 250 in Pahrump, Nevada
Isom, with a group of different co-drivers,
came on strong as a privateer during the 2017
Best in the Desert racing season. With the addition
of Can-Am to his stout group of sponsors, Isom
will be running for the Pro Unlimited Championship
when the 2018 season kicks off next month.
“I’m super excited and privileged to be able
to represent Can-Am,” said Isom. “We’ll again
be on Tensor Tires with a lot of support from
Lone Star Racing and Jim Osier with Addict Racing
Engines. Liqui Moly will also return. Justin
at Shock Therapy will continue to maintain and
tune our shocks. Our pit crew has made a commitment
to run every race with us in 2018.”
Michael Isom started the race shortly
after 8AM just north of downtown Pahrump,
NV after a police escort to the starting
The Pahrump course was universally accepted
as the most difficult on which the BITD has
competed this year. Isom competed with co-driver
Russ “Pickle” Perry, who made his debut as navigator
during the event. The team was in position for
another victory when a mechanical issue sidelined
them just 20 miles from the finish, putting
them second in the final order.
“This was a great time to shake down the car
with a new navigator Russ Perry,” said Isom.
“He did a great job and he had a wonderful time.
We had some issues with 20 miles left that took
us out of contention for the win. But we’ll
take second place and learn from it. We have
a lot of big things going on with the engine
and the transmission and Union Graphics will
have a new wrap on the car.”
Racing 's Michael Isom finished the 2017
BITD season with a 2nd Place finish
Perry was amazed at how the Can-Am X3 performed
on the challenging track. Though he admitted
he had a learning curve to approach as navigator,
in the end it was the experience of a lifetime.
“The Can-Am is amazing,” said Perry. “We were
literally going from rock climbing to pounding
it at 70 mph. It just outperformed. This is
my first time off road racing and it was phenomenal.
When we hit the flats and the helicopter cruised
past us, that was pretty bad ass. Everyone asked
me if I wanted to do it again. The answer is
Isom will kick off the 2018 BITD season, eyeing
the Pro Unlimited Championship, December 5-6
during the Casey Folks Parker 250. The race
is being held in Parker, AZ.
Michael Isom’s 2017
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Racing Engines, VisionX, Rugged Radios, Liqui
Moly, Tensor Tires, DWT Wheels ,Fox, BP Graphics,
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