Can-Am Racers Earn Numerous Podium Finishes In GNCC, NEATV-MX and WORCS
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 Unadilla GNCC, Round 10
Can-Am racers recorded five class victories
and a total of 13 podium finishes at the Can-Am Unadilla in New Berlin, N.Y.,
as the series resumed from its summer break. Leading the way was Bryan
Buckhannon (4x4 Open), Clifton Beasley (U2), Kevin Trantham (4x4 Lites),
Forrest Whorton (Super Senior 45+) and Tanner Bowles (4x4 Novice), who each won
their class. Can-Am riders swept the U2 and 4x4 Novice class podiums.
The 4x4 Open class again saw Can-Am X-Team
racer Buckhannon and Michael Swift in a head-to-head battle on Outlander™ ATVs.
Swift came from last place to take over the lead, but then collided with a
lapped rider and lost the lead to Buckhannon, who went on to win the class.
Swift overcame the loss of the rear differential after the crash to earn third
Motoworks / Can-Am DS 450 Pro class racer
Chris Bithell held a top five spot for the first three laps, but had to
withdraw from the race due a broken rear axle.
NEATV-MX, Round 10
Creamer maintained his perfect Pro and
Pro-Am class records in the NEATV-MX series by winning all four motos and both
classes at MX101 in New Hampshire. Creamer also secured the 2012 NEATV-MX Pro
and Pro-Am titles with his wins at round 10.
DS 450 racer Michael Troiano (BCS
Performance) won two of four holeshots and finished second overall in both the
Pro and Pro-Am classes. Mastine Motorsports' Can-Am pilot Brad Burbine was
third in the Pro class.
WORCS, Round 8
California’s Honolulu Hills MX hosted the WORCS
finale. In the Pro class, Zimmerman battled back from a poor start, using a
late-race charge to finish fourth aboard his Motoworks / Can-Am DS 450. His
finish in Taft was good enough to secure a career-high fourth overall in the
WORCS ATV Pro class points championship.
Frederick got off to a respectable start at
round eight, but faded due to severe arm pump related to an issue with his
suspension settings. Frederick finished fifth on his Motoworks-backed Can-Am DS
450 and second overall in the Pro class points race for 2012. He also earned a
career-best, second-place finish in the highly competitive SxS Production 1000
class inside his Can-Am Commander™ 1000 X®, to earn fourth overall for the
“It’s been a great year; I don’t regret
anything. I worked hard, the team worked hard, some things just happen and
you’ve got to work through them. I did the best I could and to finish second in
the Pro class is a great accomplishment,” said Frederick. “I’m really stoked to
get second for Can-Am [in SxS] and end the season on an awesome note!”
With his Pro-Am class win, Can-Am X-Team racer Collins
Webster finished second overall in the Pro-Am season standings. Other Can-Am
racers who won their class at the finale were Mike Hrubetz (50 B/C), Benjamin
DeChaine (4x4 Open) and Brody Blackwell (Open B).
For more information on Can-Am racing, the entire 2012 schedule, the ’12
contingency program and DS 450 amateur racer support program, please visit
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