Rugged Radios equipment:
October 26, 2014
Pure 175 Heartbreak
"Good Morning Team well with the pure 275 now in the books it brings our 2014 season to an end. Needing to finish 1st in the last race and the current points leader to finish 5 cars behind us to win another championship we know we had our work cut out for us. After starting last in class and being in the car for 6.5hrs straight we finished 3rd guaranteeing our 3rd place finish in points for the season in the pro class and overall. Here's the break down in numbers 3rd out of 26 in class and 3rd out of 56 overall for the yr., although I would've liked to be on top again this season I feel my team and I did well with the new maverick that was flawless for the 5 races and looking forward to what 2015 brings us. Thank you and everyone at Rugged Radios for giving me the opportunity to represent the Rugged family and hope to build on our relationship for next year."
April 6, 2014
Pure 175 Heartbreak
"It is with great displeasure that I'm writing you all this morning to inform you that the Can Am Maverick of Gastel Racing/ Murray Motorsports was handed our first DNF of our desert racing carrier in the pure series this pastafter starting out strong and taking the lead early in the first lap, we began to put distance between us and the rest of the field but unfortunately somewhere around 1/2 way through the race just 4 miles short of the pit we took a small stick right through the radiator, I tried to nurse the car back to the pit by only going 30mph but it was getting too hot so I made the decision to stop and shut her down to save the motor. My chase team came out to tow me back the 4.2 miles to the pit which was 2.4 miles further then allowed for me to fix the radiator and re-enter the race. I feel terrible letting all of you down and has been eating me alive all weekend, I want to thank you all for putting your trust and faith in my team and I to go out there and do battle and represent your companies and will do our best to rebound from this and get us back on podium!"
December 23, 2013
Gastel Racing is small family operated race team owned by Logan Gastel. Logan is a third generation business owner of his families construction company started in 1969 by his grandfather and a loving husband to his wife and son (2nd child on the way). Gastel racing started in 2011 after years of watching off-road events and the passion for UTV racing. In 2012 Logan decided to build a race car on the can am commander platform which he did well on for his first year. In 2013 Logan returned with that same car to win his first championships in desert racing at Pure SXS series in Cal City. Logan look’s to build on that success going in to 2014 with the teams new Can AM maverick.
To defend our 2013 championship in the pure series and to race a few of BITD races (MINT 400 , silver state 300, and parker 250)
Summary of Sponsors:
Summer Brother Racing, Rugged Radios, ITP Wheels and Tires, Can AM TEAM X, Cold Blooded Performance, & Alba Racing.
- 2012 King of the Hammers -
2013 Pure Sxs Off-Road Series:
- Pure “400” -4th place finish -
Key Achievements:- 2013 Overall points & Pro production Champion Pure Series,
- mile 75 2013 KOH
- mile 63 2012 KOH
- 2nd place finish at Glen Helen GP 2012 -
- Vehicle was on display at: Sand Sport Super Show 2012 & 2013, and Off-road Expo 2012 & 2013