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Chicago Pneumatic Sponsored Athlete Takes Title

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December 7, 2017

Marc Burnett wins 2017 World Desert Championships

Chicago Pneumatic congratulates Marc Burnett on winning the 2017 SCORE International Off-Road Racing points title in the Pro UTV Forced Induction class. Marc’s 10th place finish at November’s historic 50th anniversary running of the BAJA 1000 race was enough to take the title, winning on a tie-breaker over the second place finisher.

“Marc is a fierce and tireless competitor who consistently goes above and beyond — on the race course, and for his sponsors,” said Billy Lipari, marketing manager for Chicago Pneumatic. “All of this season’s hard work, all the obstacles overcome, and all the long hours paid off. Chicago Pneumatic is proud to have been a partner along the way.”

The SCORE International World Desert Championships series consists of four events, including the BAJA 1000, BAJA 500, the Tijuana Desert Challenge, and the San Filipe 250. The pro-UTV Forced induction class is one of many classes in the SCORE series, and refers to four-wheel, two-seat forced induction Utility Terrain Vehicles.

“All the things have to line up to make this race happen,” said Marc Burnett. “I want to thank all my crew and everybody that’s helped me throughout the year. I want to thank you for keeping us alive and for making it happen.”

Burnett said having Chicago Pneumatic's electric impact and air tools with him for repairs -- which were many - made all of the difference because of their speed and durability.

"Chicago Pneumatic was a big help, changing tires and using the tools on all of the pit stops," said Burnett. "We couldn't have done it without them."

Chicago Pneumatic has sponsored MB Motorsports since 2016, and is proud to continue its support of Marc Burnett and his racing endeavors.

See MB Motorsports wrap up of the race on their YouTube page:

About Marc Burnett

When he’s not winning off road endurance races, Burnett manages more than a 100 FMX shows domestically and internationally as president of FreestyleMX, Inc. Some days he plays the entrepreneur, some days it's weatherman but, on the day he plays mechanic, Marc is a fan of Chicago Pneumatic tools.

"On tour, we ride hard, break things and have no time to mess with tools that can't keep up. I like CP tools ‘cause they take the worst beating we can give them and still work perfectly,” said Burnett.

Follow his demanding race and show schedule at or find him on social media here: @FreestyleMX (Twitter), @mbmotorsportsoffroad (Instagram) and

About Chicago Pneumatic

Chicago Pneumatic has a proud history in the automotive industry beginning in 1925 when it manufactured the Benz Diesel(R) engine used in European race cars. In 1969, Chicago Pneumatic introduced the world’s first speed ratchet, “CP728” at the Ford Motor Company. Since then, Chicago Pneumatic tools have been the choice of automobile manufacturers and repair professionals worldwide.

Chicago Pneumatic is a global manufacturer of power tools, air compressors, generators, light towers and hydraulic equipment, for professional and industrial applications. With thousands of products available in more than 150 countries, Chicago Pneumatic, Inc. is held by the Swedish conglomerate Atlas Copco.

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