Can-Am has walked away with the top 15 positions in the SXS Turbo class at round two of the CAMS Australian Off-Road Championship and the biggest Off-Road race in Australia, the Finke Desert Race.
Lasting over three days and spanning across 500km of the Northern Territory Desert, Finke is the most physically and mentally gruelling race in the Off-Road racing calendar. It challenges both driver and machine, and to be successful both must be equally as tough.
Solid results at #Finke18 with the JSW X-team competing in the SXS Turbo class.
Driver Jeff McNiven + Navigator Andrew Reid placing 5th in class and 20th outright.
With 67 cars in total crossing the finish line including 26 Can-Am Mavericks.
Words from Jeff McNiven “We lost a bunch of time with a tyre change, but I feel like we had podium speed this weekend.”
Backing up their win in round one, Toby Whatley alongside co-driver Simon Herrmann are now Finke desert race champions for 2018. Following in second place was 2017 winners Nathan Chivers with Scott O'Connor and in third place Mick Crossland and Steve Wood.
Can-Am accounted for 39 of the total 130 car entrants this year, it was clear Can-Am was the machine of choice “it’s just amazing what these cars can do, I just love it” – Nathan Chivers.
2017 saw Can-Am Maverick X3 drivers finish with the top 13 positions in class and Chivers placing
20th outright. This year saw Whatley dominate the SXS turbo class as well as pushing his Maverick
X3 into 15th place outright and overall five Can-Am finishers in the top 20 outright.
With only one round remaining of the CAMS Australian Off-Road Championship left, the Rainbow Desert Enduro held on the 10th of August in Victoria we are excited to see Can-Am further showcase its dominance over the competition.
Until next year Finke...