Welcome to the Can-Am family, Seth! Tell us a little bit about yourself for those who may not know you and your racing history.
Seth: I have been racing UTVs since I was nine years old. I started out in 2014 and won the World Championship in 2015. That was really pivotal to jump-starting my career. In 2017, I went pro and I saw some success in the short-course world, but I ultimately found my stride in the desert. In 2020, I started racing some of the overseas Rally Raid events, and in 2021, I became the youngest driver to win a stage at Dakar, which I followed up in 2022 by logging the most stage wins at Dakar (12).
This will be the first year that you’ll be racing in a Can-Am Maverick X3. How has the training been going so far, what has surprised you with the Can-Am Maverick X3 platform?
Seth: Training has been going really well. We have been logging LOTS of miles in the Can-Am Maverick X3. The overall ergonomics of the car are what surprised me the most. Any type of terrain that I have pushed the car into, it just adapts so quickly, which makes it really easy to drive.
What does your race preparation routine look like?
Seth: Race preparation looks a lot different for me than a lot of other racers. Racing is such a big mental game, so for me, visualization is a huge tool, but also the ability to step back and enjoy the things in life that bring me happiness outside of racing. This is especially big when I am back home from racing.