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Driven Powersports Returns to BITD with Can-Am
Don Higbee Teams Up with Jose Torres, Dofo Arellano & Felipe Velez

Casper, WY (1/5/2018) - Can-Am Driven Powersports’ rider Don Higbee has the Pro ATV Championship in his sights as he returns to the Best in the Desert Series this season on his proven Can-Am Outlander 1000R. Higbee will team up with Jose Torres, Dofo Arellano and Felipe Velez for an all-out assault on the BITD title.

Higbee ran a super competitive 2017 season in BITD, competing with East Coast racers Rick Cecco and Bryan Buckhannon, as well as Jose Torres and Jeremy Gray. The team finished out 2017 with a victory at the Tonopah 250 and just missed the championship.

“In BITD, we won the Tonopah race in October and again just missed the championship by two points,” said Higbee. “We had a great mix of riders with great attitudes and strong work ethics. They really stepped up and that was huge part of our success. I couldn’t have done it in 2017 without my teammates. We had a blast last year, a lot of laughs and a lot of fun.”

Don Higbee Can-Am Outlander 1000 BITD Racing
Can-Am / Driven Powersport's Don Higbee along with Jeremy Gray & Jose Torres secured their first BITD Pro Quad win at the season finale

Higbee continues his relationship with Can-Am, as well as Driven Powersports, and David Jesse Racing. Lead mechanic Dave Osborne will again lead the team in the pits. Higbee thinks the two new riders will bring an unprecedented edge to the team this season.

“The Can-Am Outlander 1000R is a great platform and it proved last year that it can win races,” said Higbee. “Dofo and Felipe are coming up from Baja to run with us. It will be their first time on a 4X4 and they are super excited. We’re bringing two of the fastest desert racers in the world onto the team and that should add to our competitive edge.”

Higbee is focusing most of his time on BITD this season. Unfortunately, SCORE and BITD have overlapping schedules, so the team isn’t able to run both championships. However, Higbee is planning to run select SCORE races, including an Iron Man effort at the Baja 1000.

“We’re focused on BITD this year,” said Higbee. “We’d like to find a way to do the beach race and I’d envision doing an Iron Man at the Baja 1000. I’ve done it once. It would be really great if a few more 4X4 factory teams would field a rider to line up for that race.”

Don Higbee Can-Am Outlander 1000 BITD Racing
Can-am's Don Higbee

The team is preparing for the Parker 250 this weekend in Parker, AZ. Higbee said the team is ready to start out the 2018 BITD season with a strong finish.

“We’re ready to go this weekend,” said Higbee. “We have a fresh build underneath us and we’ve proven that this Can-Am Outlander 1000R is ultra competitive with the sport bikes. We’re really the only ones out there running a 4X4 quad and we’re running up front. That’s a testament to the engineering Can-Am puts into these bikes.”

Higbee, Torres, Arellano, and Velez are ready for action as the Best in the Desert Series kicks off its 2018 season Friday and Saturday, January 5-6. The Parker 250 is being held in the desert surrounding Parker, AZ.

Driven Powersports Racing 2018 Sponsors:
Can Am, Driven Powersports, Custom Axis, Tucker Rocky, Dirtworks, Tire Spines, David Jesse Racing, OMF, Dirtworks, Kenda, DP Brakes, Evans Coolant, MSR, Arai, Team JDR, Airdam Clutches, Spider Graphix, Cecco Racing

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