Can-am DS 450 racers won seven classes and earned 17 total class podiums at round eight of the 2013 AMA Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series in New Berlin, N.Y.
Can-Am Pro class racer Josh Creamer won one moto and finished second overall at the Can-Am Unadilla event. On the West Coast at round six of the World Off-Road Championship Series, three Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs pilots finished in the top five of the SxS Pro Production class. Pablo Veglia earned his first ever SxS Pro Production class podium, taking third at Pala Raceway in Pala, Calif.
“Can-Am Pro and amateur class racers put in some of the best overall weekend performances recently with the DS 450 ATV, winning seven classes and a total of 17 class podiums. Josh Creamer was untouchable in moto two and equaled his best overall finish of the year with second place in the Pro class,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “We were pleased that three Can-Am Maverick racers earned top-five finishes in California, highlighted by Pablo Veglias third-place podium finish in the SxS Pro Production class.”
Unadilla ATV MX National
The Can-Am Unadilla was the eighth round of the ATV MX Nationals, held at Unadilla Motorsports Park in New York. Can-Am DS 450 racers tallied a total of seven class victories and 17 podium finishes. Josh Creamer (BCS Performance / Can-Am) took second in the Pro class and Travis Spader won three classes.
Creamer, who has three podium finishes in ’13, recovered from a mid-pack start in moto one to earn fourth place. However, the former national champion shined in moto two. Creamer grabbed the holeshot and led from start to finish to earn his third moto victory of the season. His 4-1 scorecard was his best two-moto score of the year and was good for second overall.
“I didn’t have a great start in moto one, I ducked underneath everyone to try and salvage it. I was mid-pack and really had to work,” said Creamer, who is third in the Pro class championship points race. “Moto two was great. I got the holeshot and never looked back. My BCS Performance Can-Am DS 450 was awesome today.”
Can-Am DS 450 Pro Jeffrey Rastrelli (JB Racing / Can-Am) notched his third consecutive seventh-place finish, with 8-7 moto scores.
He is in eighth place in the Pro class point standings. Can-Am X-Team racer Nick Gennusa took fifth place in the Pro-Am class. However, he won the Open A class and is the class points leader heading into round nine.
Travis Spader (BCS Performance) won all six motos on his way to victory in the Junior 25+, Vet 30+ and Senior 40+ classes at Unadilla. Jacob Chamberland posted 3-1 moto finishes on his Can-Am to win the 450 A class.
Fellow DS 450 pilots Mathieu Deroy and Eli Deroches joined him on the podium. DS 450 racers Mathew Coad (450 B) and Justin Locke (4-Stroke B) also posted class wins at Unadilla.
Around 50 total side-by-side vehicles competed at round six of the 2013 Rocky Mountain ATV MC WORCS held at Pala Raceway in Southern California. The track was dusty with an intense moto section and a lot of rocks.
Team Del Almo / Murray Motorsports / Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs pilot Pablo Veglia earned a career-best third-place finish in the competitive SxS Pro Production class. He came all the way from 11th place after lap one to earn his first podium with the Can-Am Maverick side-by-side.
Two other Can-Am Maverick racers also earned top-five finishes in the SxS Pro Production class. Gilbert Flores (Motoworks / DWT) was fourth for his best finish of the season. And in his first WORCS race, Kyle Chaney, who raced for Murray Motorsports / Can-Am, took fifth overall despite a damaged vehicle due to being hit by another driver.
“My Can-Am worked amazing. It cornered so well and the power and suspension were awesome,” said Veglia. “It had plenty of power to clear all the jumps. The Maverick took a lot of abuse today, and it came out strong.”
For more information on Can-Am racing, the entire 2013 schedule, the ’13 contingency program and Can-Am DS 450 ATV amateur racer support program, please visit www.can-amxteam.com.