Clearly many will debate that the Maverick X3 finally gave Can-Am a real gun for the gun fight the moment it came out, which is true. But those of us glued to the industry would fairly assess that Can-Am racers would need to dial those machines in before they consistently competed at the top, which also proved to be true. In addition, it would take more than just a couple of race teams to give Can-Am a FAIR fight for consistent podium finishes (wins) until the car counts were more evenly spread between the two brands. (RZR always had more machines in the field) Despite the fact that Blurton won the Championship last year in BITD & Burnett in SCORE, I think many still gave the RZR the upper hand, myself included. But it seems that the field has finally proven to be competing in an even match when comparing Maverick vs. RZR The Turbo results at Silver State have solidified in my mind that we now have a TRUE, and FAIR, fight. While RZR still has the lions share of championships and wins based on history, I feel like the playing field has finally been equalized. Gone are the days of making excuses that RZR has more cars which gives them a better chance to win. For the first time in a very long time, maybe ever, we finally have a legit manufacturer battle for supremacy. The machines are equally matched between the two brands. Both brands have a legit roster of factory racers. Both brands are fully committed to competition. Rules haven also been evenly matched between the two brands furthering parity amongst the competitors. And better yet, the results from race to race show that its truly anyones game! At the Silver State 300, 14 Maverick X3's competed in the Turbo class vs. 22 RZR's. RZR still had the upper hand as far as car count. of the 14 Maverick's competing, 10 finished the race while 15 RZR's finished the race. The most important stat, Can-Am took home 1st & 2nd with RZR taking a 3rd. I think whats even more special is that the winner was Logan Gastel, a highly competitive factory backed racer who had yet to win prior to this race showing that there is still a lot of guys competing for wins beyond the usual suspects. Can-Am has played their cards well over the past couple of seasons taking a page from their biggest adversary and putting in an adequate effort to build up their roster of racers. UTV desert racing is at an all-time high and many continue to wait for it to plateau and begin its decline. But I don't see this happening anytime soon. So, whats your prediction for this season and beyond? Do you feel the tables have finally tilted into Can-Am's favor or is RZR still the top dog? Going into the summer break, who's your pick to win out and take home the 2018 BITD Pro Turbo season championship?