Can-Am pro racers had a successful weekend racing their DS 450 ATVs in both the United States and Canada. Three racers earned a total of six pro-level podiums competing in the New England ATV Motocross (NEATV-MX) series and the Canadian Motosport Racing Club (CMRC) series.
“Can-Am pro racers continue to put in impressive rides and earn podiums aboard the highly competitive DS 450 ATV,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “No matter the country or the series, the DS 450 has proven to be a competent and capable machine for ATV motocross.”
In the NEATV-MX series, Motoworks / Can-Am racer Josh Creamer won the first moto in both the Pro and Pro-Am classes, but finished in the runner-up spot in moto two of each class. His 1-2 moto scores in both classes earned him second overall in each class. However, he remains just 14 points behind the Pro class points leader heading into round eight August 7, in Lyman, Maine.
“It was definitely a rough track and I had some shock issues out there, but I finished on the podium and that’s what counts,” said Creamer. “I’m going to be doing a little more training between now and the next round, because I want to be back on top and take the win.”
BCS Performance / Can-Am DS 450 pro racer Cody Miller tallied a 4-3 moto score in the Pro class for third place overall. Miller, who grabbed the holeshot in the first Pro-Am moto, also finished third overall in the Pro-Am class.
The CMRC Canada Cup series held a doubleheader this past weekend Motopark Racing in Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada. Round two was held Saturday in the brutal heat and humidity and round three was held the following day.
Can-Am X-Team pro racer Richard Pelchat earned second in the pro class on both days. He earned 2-2 moto scores on both days, which resulted in second-place overall finishes for each round.
“Overall I had a good weekend and my quad was running really well despite the heat and I had a good time out there. I am going to go home and rest up a bit and recharge. Then I am going to get back to training so I can come back in the next round and take a win for Can-Am,” said Pelchat.
For more information on Can-Am racing, the entire 2011 schedule, the 2011 contingency program and Can-Am DS 450 ATV amateur racer support program, please visit www.can-amxteam.com.