John Natalie gave BRP its first AMA ATV Motocross National win when he raced his Team Motoworks / Can-Am DS 450 to the overall Pro-class win at Pleasure Valley Raceway near Armagh, Pennsylvania this past weekend.
Natalie took the holeshot in the first Pro moto and never looked back as he took this win. In the second moto Natalie nearly grabbed another holeshot and finished second. With those two moto results, Natalie took the weekend overall in the class.
“This is a special moment for everyone at BRP,” says Jimmie O’Dell, Racing Manager for Can-Am ATVs at BRP. “That John was able to give BRP its first overall victory at the AMA ATV motocross nationals is only fitting, he has worked hard to bring this moment to the company. And he could never have accomplished it without the amazing dedication shown by the Motoworks organization to put the Can-Am DS 450 on top of the podium.”
The win was made even sweeter as Natalie was able to accomplish it a little more than an hour from his home, so there were plenty of friends and family on hand to witness the win. The win also puts Natalie in third for the overall season championship race in the Pro class.
“I am really proud to give Can-Am their first overall win! I have to thank Can-Am and Motoworks for everything they have done and I couldn’t be happier to give them the win today,” said Natalie “It felt great to be in the lead off the start like that and to run in first place for the whole first moto. I felt good out there and my quad was running perfectly.”
In the amateur classes, Chase Henry, took the weekend overall in the 4-Stroke B class and furthered his lead in the class championship. His brother, Cole, still leads the Production A class after finishing fourth overall for the weekend.
The next round in the AMA ATV Motocross Championship will be July 17-18 at the famed Unadilla Motorsports facility near New Berlin, NY. For more information on Can-Am racing, the entire 2010 schedule, the 2010 contingency program and DS 450 amateur racer support program, please visit www.can-amxteam.com.