Burnett, who was instrumental in the
rise of freestyle motocross, SMP and
the Boost Mobile FMX Tour, turned to
four wheels after 15 years to race Class
6 Mini Trucks in SCORE races. Then he
turned to UTVs and Can-Ams, winning
the 2014 UTV title in a Maverick 1000R.
He switched to Polaris briefly, but broke
his ankle at a 2015 FMX event. He won
the Baja 500 in 2016 but returned to
Can-Am to race the new Maverick X3 X
rs for 2017. As he pre-ran and marked
the 50th Baja 1000 course, we got a
chance to ride along in his Maverick X3
X rs and Max X3 X rs from Ensenada to
Mike’s Sky Ranch and back to Coyote
Cal’s on the Pacific Ocean.
BACK IN BLACK AND BAJA
Burnett is a Monster Energy athlete
and Can-Am X-Team member, but his
two- and four-seat X3 X rs pre-runners
don’t sport the Monster Energy logo.
Packs of the Monster Mav stickers
ride in each glove box for local kids,
and door bags carry octane booster
for the turbo triples. Each is fitted with
mapping and marking and a Rigid
40-inch Combo LED light bar. The Max
X3 gets Can-Am’s accessory adventure
roof rack ($549.99) for strapping
down extra gas cans and gear for the
overnight stay at Mike’s, and the Max is
wired for sound with accessory speaker
pods ($299.99). Both cars get a Drake
fire extinguisher and cage mount
and Can-Am’s Lin-Q spare tire rack
($449.99). The Max gets the lockable-
bed 8-gallon cooler ($349.99).
Burnett’s SCORE/Bi TD Monster
Energy X3 sports S3 high-clearance
UTV Action got to do some pre-running for the 50th annual SCORE Baja 1000 with 2014
UTV Pro series champion and current points leader Marc Burnett. Here he is sliding his Can-Am Max X3 X rs on the road linking Valley Trinidad and remote Mike’s Sky Ranch.
Marc’s favorite accessory is the X3 Max Adventure rack, which gives the
Maverick much more storage room. Mike’s road is too chewed up for
anything but vehicles with high ground clearance, so we carried our gear
bags in plastic bags and strapped them down with ratchet tie-downs.
It’s hard to beat the scenery when you UTV up the Pacific Ocean,
and Marc always stops to visit Coyote Cal’s in Erendira. His X3 pre-runners sport Rigid 40-inch LED light bars, PCI radios, Lowrance Elite
GPS and Assault mirrors.