You can’t outrun this kind of experience. Racing in the desert since he was 4 years old, Matt Burroughs has long lived at full throttle. Nicknamed “Monster Matt”, he raced on two wheels before becoming one of the most feared competitors in the side-by-side class for Monster Energy Can-Am Racing. Rarely outside the top 10 and often fighting for podiums and wins wherever he competes, “Monster Matt” has more than 30 years of racing experience and isn’t about to let up any time soon.
The Baja 500 isn’t some casual fun run—it’s one of the most intense off-road races the world has to offer. Follow Matt as he lays down a strong finish in the 2019 event, but most important: see how he and the team fight to stand on the iconic Baja podium.
FAVORITE PLACE TO RIDE: Johnson Valley, CA
BEST OFF-ROAD STORY: I became a factory Husqvarna desert race back in 2000. In 2003, we decided to race the
Laughlin US Hare Scrambles Championship on a 125cc 2-stroke. At the time, TeamGreen
Kawasaki and KTM were winning everything. We fought all day long at this incredibly tough
race and were able to get the top spot on the box.
BIGGEST INSPIRATION: My wife for sure. She battled cancer a few years ago without letting off the gas.
PHILOSOPHY ON LIFE: Always out work your competition.
FAVORITE FOOD: Tacos
MUSIC TO RIDE TO: The Who “Baba O’Riley”
RACING ACCOMPLISHMENT: Racing Accomplishments:
- Becoming a Factory Can-Am Monster Energy driver
- 2 nd overall UTV at the 2016 Vegas to Reno
- Becoming a Senior Vice-President at Monster Energy
- Racing my 4 kids
DREAM RIDING LOCATION: Dakar