BRP hosted the last Race of Eight going into the
Monster Energy Cup 2017 finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and Matt Kenseth won the
Can-Am 500 in the Joe Gibbs Racing Dewalt #20
Toyota. Kenseth joined Martin Truex Jr., teammate
Kyle Bush and Kevin Harvick in the race for the
Monster Energy Cup the next weekend in Florida.
FROM OFF-ROAD TO ON-TRACK
The man behind the Can-Am NASCAR
family also happens to have a love for dirt.
The #32 racer was born in California and
grew up off-roading. He developed an
interest in NASCAR at a young age and got
his start as soon as he could. With five kart
racing championship wins by the time he
was 12, the need for speed pushed Matt to
become the best racer he could be. Many
NASCAR drivers get their start in kart racing,
where the BRP Rotax motor is popular,
giving many racers an early relationship
with the brand. After moving to the heart
of NASCAR country, North Carolina, and
working hard at his career, Matt was seated
32nd in the Monster Energy Cup Series,
giving GoFas its best season so far.
DiBenedetto still has a passion for the dirt,
however. The pro driver saw the Maverick
X3 when it was first released and instantly
knew he had to have one. After being
signed with GoFas, his race team hooked
him up with a custom #32 X3 as well as
a Commander Max, complete with his
signature race car graphics. Not only does
the sporty X3 keep Matt in his racing roots,
but he tells us that it makes for a date night
that he and his wife can both enjoy.
CAN-AM AND 2018 NASCAR
Can-Am is sponsoring the Duels at
Daytona International Speedway (February
15), which determine the starting order for
the Daytona 500 on February 18th and
the Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International
Raceway November 11th. The Can-Am 500
will again be the race that determines which
four Monster Energy Cup drivers will race for
the 2018 championship the next weekend
at the Homestead-Miami Speedway’s Ford
EcoBoost 400. ❏
BRP hosted a number of lucky guests for VIP treatment at the main event.
Dealers, fans, media and contest winners came from far and wide to have
the Can-Am experience. The exclusive VIP package included a meet-and-greet with Matt, pit tours, pace-car rides, a walk along the starting line, a
private suite to watch the race, and luxury treatment with high-end catering
and cool souvenirs.
Can-Am sponsors Matt
GoFas Ford Fusion. His
Maverick X3 X rs is
wrapped to look like
his Monster Cup Ford.
Matt’s team also uses
a Defender HD10 Max
with a similar wrap.