RT Pro’s Best in the Desert Round 3 UTV Race Report
RT Pro’s Logan Gastel drove a Can-Am Maverick Turbo to a fifth-place finish in the Pro UTV Turbo Class in the Mint 400. The race was Round 3 of the Best in the Desert Championship.
Gastel ran a competitive race and notched the top five in the tough 330-mile race. The event was held on the typical Mint 400 course, but it was run in the opposite direction from year’s past, giving veterans like Gastel a brand new course to contend with.
“It was brutal,” explained Gastel. “We ran the Mint 400 backwards, so we ran up and into the canyon and it was definitely rough. We got all three laps in and we’re here at the finish line. I’m just glad we got a finish.”
Gastel’s Can-Am was built by RT Pro and features RT Pro hard parts throughout. He said the durability of the RT Pro components was welcome on the tough race course.
“This is our seventh race on our RT Pro components and not one failure,” said Gastel. “This race was 330 miles of pure hell, and they held up. I’m pretty impressed. RT Pro built us this car. We have 2,500 race miles on it and have yet to have an issue. They build our steering components, fifth links, tie rods; all of that stuff has held up perfectly.”
Gastel will be back in action as the series heads back to Nevada May 5-8 for the Laughlin Desert Classic where he and his RT Pro Can-Am will be in top contention.