In a dominating performance, six Can-Am® racers posted overall class victories at the fifth annual GBC Heartland Challenge in Carlisle, Iowa. Motoworks / Can-Am racer Kyle Chaney (UTV Open) and Can-Am / UXC Racing’s Michael Swift (4x4 Open) led the way, winning the two marquee classes. Across the country in the New England ATV Motocross series, BCS Performance / Can-Am DS 450™ pro Josh Creamer won two classes at round eight held in Minot, Maine. At the General Tire Vegas-To-Reno round of the Best in the Desert (BITD) series, Motoworks / Can-Am DS 450™ teammates Dillon Zimmerman and Josh Frederick earned third on the Quad Pro class podium, while Murray Motorsports finished third in its Commander™ the UTV Pro class.
Valcourt, Québec, Sept. 5, 2012 — BCS Performance / Can-Am® DS 450™ racer Josh Creamer clinched the 2012 New England ATV Motocross (NEATV-MX) Pro Class Championship by winning both Pro class motos at round nine in Clifford, Pa. Several other Can-Am racers, including Cody Miller, Hunter Miller and Joel Hetrick reached the podium in different racing events in the US. Across the Atlantic Ocean, Americans Josh Frederick and Dillon Zimmerman teamed with Frenchman Jeremie Warnia to finish fourth in the 26thAnnual 12 Hours of Pont de Vaux in France.
“Josh Creamer put an exclamation point on his 2012 NEATV-MX season, winning both Pro-level classes at round 9 and securing the 2012 Pro class title with three rounds remaining. His approach and determination this year have been exceptional and he has rewarded himself, his sponsors and BRP with a well-deserved championship,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “I was extremely proud of the way the Motoworks / Can-Am team never quit and battled through adversity in France to earn fourth at Pont de Vaux.”
Valcourt, Québec, August 15, 2012 – Can-Am® DS 450™ ATV Pro class racer John Natalie won the final round of the 2012 AMA ATV Motocross Championship series held at Loretta Lynn’s Motocross track in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Natalie was joined on the podium by his Motoworks / Can-Am teammate Joel Hetrick, who finished second overall. Fellow Can-Am pro Josh Creamer finished fourth in the Pro class in Tennessee.
Valcourt, Québec, Sept. 19, 2012 — Can-Am® racers posted five overall class victories at the Unadilla Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) race in New York state. In the New England ATV Motocross (NEATV-MX) series, three Can-Am DS 450™ racers swept the Pro class at round 10 held in Epping, N.H. At the final round of the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS), Can-Am-mounted racers won four classes in Taft, Calif.
“I was extremely pleased with all of our 4x4 racers’ efforts on the challenging Can-Am Unadilla GNCC course. Having five class wins was a nice way to start the second half of the season,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “Josh Creamer kept his perfect season alive, winning both the Pro and Pro-Am classes and earning the 2012 Pro and Pro-Am titles. It was gratifying to see Josh Frederick finish second in the SxS Production 1000 class and also take second overall in the ATV Pro ranks. Both he and Dillon Zimmerman put in a solid year for team Motoworks / Can-Am.”
Valcourt, Québec, July 17, 2012 – Can-Am® DS 450™ ATV Pro class racer Josh Creamer finished second overall at round eight in Unadilla, N.Y., in a successful return to the AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series. He was joined on the Pro class podium by defending AMA ATV MX champion John Natalie, who finished third overall. Natalie’s Motoworks / Can-Am teammate Joel Hetrick finished fourth while Canadian Can-Am X-Team racer Richard Pelchat took seventh on his DS 450.
“It was another great weekend of racing, as our Can-Am riders battled hard to earn two spots on the Pro podium in Unadilla, N.Y. Josh Creamer had a memorable return to the AMA ATV MX National series convincingly winning the first moto and ending up second overall. Motoworks / Can-Am pilot John Natalie earned a hard-fought third-place finish and kept himself in the championship points race with only two rounds remaining,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “Joel Hetrick just missed the podium, finishing fourth, but gained some valuable points in his pursuit to remain in the top three in the Pro class points race.”
Valcourt, Québec, August 8, 2012 – BCS Performance / Can-Am® DS 450™ pro Josh Creamer won both the Pro and Pro-Am classes at round seven of the New England ATV Motocross series at Englishtown in New Jersey. In the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS), Motoworks / Can-Am teammates Dillon Zimmerman and Josh Frederick finished second and third on the Pro class podium at round seven held in Anza, Calif.
“Josh Creamer continued his impressive winning streak in the NEATV-MX series, notching both the Pro and Pro-Am class victories. He’s very determined to earn two class championships on his Can-Am DS 450 in 2012, and we hope he can carry over some of this fortitude to the AMA ATV MX finals at Loretta Lynn’s this coming weekend,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “I’m extremely thrilled for Motoworks / Can-Am Pro Dillon Zimmerman after he put in the best race of his young career this past weekend in WORCS. He finished a very close second place and clearly has established himself as a podium contender each and every weekend.”
Can-Am® DS 450™ ATV Pro class racer John Natalie finished third overall at round nine of the AMA ATV Motocross Championship series held Red Bud in Buchanan, Mich. Natalie, the defending AMA ATV MX champion, easily won the first moto, but had to come from behind in moto two after crashing in the second turn. He ended the day third overall and kept his title hopes alive with one round remaining in 2012.
Valcourt, Québec, July 11, 2012 – Team Travalena won the XC2 UTV class in its Can-Am® Commander™ 1000 X® and Motoworks / Can-Am Commander racer Kyle Chaney finished a close second in the XC1 UTV class at round nine of the 2012 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series held in Millfield, Ohio. Can-Am 4x4 ATV racers Bryan Buchannon (4x4 Open), Clifton Beasley (U2), Kevin Trantham (4x4 Lites) and Forest Whorton (4x4 Senior) also won their class at The John Penton GNCC race.
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