Motoworks / Can-Am DS 450 ATV racers Josh Creamer and Josh Frederick each won the Pro class in their respective series to inch closer to the overall points lead.
Creamer, who competes in the New England ATV Motocross Series (NEATV-MX), went 1-2 in the Pro class at Englishtown, N.J. to stay within four points of the Pro class points leader.
In Washougal, Wash., Frederick won his second race of the season in the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) to climb within five points of class leader, teammate Jeremie Warnia.
“I was very pleased with the efforts put forth by both Creamer and Frederick and seeing them each earn the top spot on their respective podiums to stay in the hunt for their Pro class titles,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “No matter the conditions, terrain, distance or series, the Can-Am DS 450 continues to outperform the competition.”
NEATV-MX, Round 9
Creamer won the Pro and Pro-Am classes on his DS 450 ATV, tallying 2-1 moto finishes in both classes at a gnarly Raceway Park in Englishtown.
Creamer overcame the wet, single-line course to notch his second straight victory and fourth win of the season on the Can-Am ATV. Difficult passing conditions hampered Creamer’s first moto as he took second place.
However, in moto two, Creamer started out in third place and quickly moved into second after just two turns. He then made a pass on the leader to take the lead and earn the overall victory. Creamer remains only four points behind Pro class points leader with three rounds remaining on the NEATV-MX schedule.
“I’m a little disappointed that I didnt win all four motos, but Im still happy to get the overalls,” said Creamer. “Ryan Cox (Motoworks) came out to help me this weekend and it was nice to have a mechanic there to take some of the pressure off and let me focus on racing.”
BCS Performance / Can-Am DS 450 Pro racer Cody Miller recorded 3-3 finishes in the Pro class to finish third on the podium. In Pro-Am action, he also earned third with 4-3 moto scores. Miller is currently in third place in the points races in both classes.
On September 4, Hurricane Hills MX in Clifford, Pa., will host round 10 of the NEATV-MX series.
WORCS, Round 6
Frederick, the defending WORCS ATV Pro Class Champion, was ready to take on the rough-and-wooded Washougal course and jumped out to an early lead as he grabbed his first holeshot of the year.
However, he soon dropped to third place after going through Washougal’s picturesque motocross section. Frederick held that spot for the next five laps until he passed for the lead around the midway point of the race. He never let off from there and won his second Pro event of the year by more than a minute.
“Taking the win let me close the points gap a little more and now, hopefully, I’ll win at the next round and can take the points lead,” said Frederick.
Warnia, the current Pro class points leader, started the race strong, despite riding with a badly swollen right thumb that was the result of a qualifying crash.
Warnia battled all day aboard his Motoworks / Can-Am DS 450 and even posted the fastest lap of the day on lap three. However, his injury slowed his pace and forced him to settle for third place overall. His podium finish also helped him maintain his Pro class points lead.
In UTV Class 1 action, Marc Holz, in the No. 673 Holz Racing / Motoworks / Can-Am Commander 1000 X, grabbed the holeshot and led for much of the race before a lapped vehicle allowed another driver to sneak past him on the final lap. The second-place finish allowed Holz to maintain his second place points spot in his class.
The WORCS series resumes Sept. 16 at Glen Helen MX in Devore, Calif.
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.