CAN-AM RACERS EARN NUMEROUS PODIUM FINISHES IN GNCC, NEATV-MX AND WORCS

    Valcourt, 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.”

    CAN-AM DS 450 ATV RACER JOSH CREAMER WINS NEATV-MX PRO CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP

    Valcourt, Québec, Sept. 5, 2012 — BCS Performance / Can-Am® DS 450™ racer Josh Creamer clinched the 2012 New England ATV Motocross (NEATV-MX) Pro Class Championship by winning both Pro class motos at round nine in Clifford, Pa. Several other Can-Am racers, including Cody Miller, Hunter Miller and Joel Hetrick reached the podium in different racing events in the US. Across the Atlantic Ocean, Americans Josh Frederick and Dillon Zimmerman teamed with Frenchman Jeremie Warnia to finish fourth in the 26thAnnual 12 Hours of Pont de Vaux in France.

    “Josh Creamer put an exclamation point on his 2012 NEATV-MX season, winning both Pro-level classes at round 9 and securing the 2012 Pro class title with three rounds remaining. His approach and determination this year have been exceptional and he has rewarded himself, his sponsors and BRP with a well-deserved championship,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “I was extremely proud of the way the Motoworks / Can-Am team never quit and battled through adversity in France to earn fourth at Pont de Vaux.” 


    NEATV-MX

    Round nine of the 12-round NEAVT-MX series was held at Hurricane Hills in Clifford, Pa. Creamer once again came away with four moto wins, earning 1-1 sweeps in both the Pro and Pro-Am classes. More importantly, his consistency in the series not only preserved his perfect record in the Pro class, but also locked up the 2012 NEATV-MX Pro championship title. Creamer grabbed the holeshot in each Pro class moto and walked away from the rest of the field to secure the championship with three rounds remaining this year. Can-Am racer Brad Burbine also reached the Pro class podium, finishing third.

    Creamer had a much tougher first moto in the Pro-Am class, as he got off the line late and had to come from the back of the pack. However, the gritty pro finally made his way to the front on the final lap and took the win. He followed it up with a moto-two holeshot and dominant victory for the Pro-Am overall. Michael Troiano earned third in the Pro-Am class aboard his Can-Am DS 450.

     

    “I had a great weekend. Both Pro motos went great for me. I grabbed both holeshots and pulled away. I have to thank Can-Am, BCS and everyone who has helped me to win this championship. I am very happy and I plan to keep winning for them,” said Creamer.

     

    TQRA

    Can-Am X-Team members Cody and Hunter Miller put their Louis Powersports-supported Can-Am DS 450 ATVs on both the Expert and Pro-Am podiums at round nine of the Texhoma Quad Racing Association series held in Decatur, Texas. Cody Miller finished second in both classes, while his older brother Hunter earned third place in each class during TeXGames weekend at Oak Hill MX.

     

    Pont de Vaux

    In France, the team of Frederick, Zimmerman and Warnia, the 2011 WORCS ATV pro champion, competed in the 12 Hours of Pont de Vaux aboard a Motoworks / Can-Am DS 450. The team raced out to the overall lead and carried that lead into the night session. However, during Frederick’s turn on the ATV, the headlights stopped working and he crashed. During the 30-minute delay to repair the vehicle, the team dropped from first to 59th place. Once the ATV was repaired, the racers rallied and soon climbed back into the top 10. Finally, at the completion of the 12 hours, the Motoworks / Can-Am team had worked its way up to an impressive fourth-place finish.

     

    Matt Bartosek Celebration Race

    Motoworks / Can-Am racer Joel Hetrick traveled to Sugar Grove, Pa., to compete at the 10th annual motocross race that celebrates the life of fallen ATV racer Matt Bartosek. Hetrick, who finished third overall in the 2012 AMA ATV MX Championship series, notched 2-2 moto scores on his Can-Am DS 450 to finish second overall.

    For more information on Can-Am racing, the entire 2012 schedule, the ’12 contingency program and DS 450 amateur racer support program, please visit www.can-amxteam.com.

     

     


    BRP (TSX:DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles. Distributed in 105 countries, its portfolio of brands and products includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Spyder roadsters, Evinrude outboard engines, as well as Rotax propulsion systems. BRP employs approximately 6,800 people worldwide.

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    CAN-AM RACERS FIND SUCCESS IN SEVERAL OFF-ROAD RACING SERIES

    In a dominating performance, six Can-Am® racers posted overall class victories at the fifth annual GBC Heartland Challenge in Carlisle, Iowa. Motoworks / Can-Am racer Kyle Chaney (UTV Open) and Can-Am / UXC Racing’s Michael Swift (4x4 Open) led the way, winning the two marquee classes. Across the country in the New England ATV Motocross series, BCS Performance / Can-Am DS 450™ pro Josh Creamer won two classes at round eight held in Minot, Maine. At the General Tire Vegas-To-Reno round of the Best in the Desert (BITD) series, Motoworks / Can-Am DS 450™ teammates Dillon Zimmerman and Josh Frederick earned third on the Quad Pro class podium, while Murray Motorsports finished third in its Commander™ the UTV Pro class.

     

     

    “I was pleased with the results from our Can-Am racers at three different racing series across the country. Can-Am racers ruled the Heartland Challenge. It was thrilling to see Kyle Chaney and Michael Swift each earn the hard-fought overall wins. Winning four more class titles was icing on the cake,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “Josh Creamer kept rolling in the NEATV-MX series as he once again put his DS 450 out front and on top of the podium. And although we missed out on a Vegas-To-Reno victory, having both the DS 450 and Commander teams reach the podium was truly an accomplishment.”

     

    Heartland Challenge

    The Heartland Challenge had its largest attendance in the race’s five-year history with 109 entries. The endurance event, which uses a Lemans-style start, features ATV and side-by-side vehicle racing with 10- and 4-hour race times, respectively.

     

     

    In the 4-hour UTV race, Chaney fought off numerous challenges to take a popular win in the UTV Open class in his Motoworks-prepped Can-Am Commander 1000 X®. Chaney got off to a slow start, but quickly worked his way through the 22-car field and into the lead pack. Just after the halfway point, Chaney inherited the lead and never relinquished it, despite a few challenges. At around 11 p.m., and with a four-minute time advantage, he drove across the finish line with the UTV Open class victory.

     

     

    Swift won the Pro 4x4 Ironman class and was joined on the podium by Can-Am racers Bryan Buckhannon and Chris Robinson. Buckhannon was out front early but missed a turn and allowed Swift to take over the lead. Swift then rode for the next five hours straight before stopping for a break. A refreshed Swift resumed his race pace to outdistance Buckhannon by four laps for the overall win. D&S Racing (UTV 850 Mod), Stalker Racing (A class), Team Katers / Zakowski Motorsports (4x4 Open) and Justin Steck (Open Ironman) also earned overall class wins with Can-Am vehicles. Can-Am racers Forrest Whorton (third, Open Ironman), Sammy Joe Racing (third, B class) and Go Blue Racing (second, 4x4 Open) earned class podiums.

     

     

    NEATV-MX

    Creamer continued his undefeated run in both the Pro and Pro-Am classes in the NEATV-MX series this year. At Hemonds MX in Maine, Creamer rode his BCS Performance-supported DS 450 to four holeshots, four moto wins and victories in both the Pro and Pro-Am ranks. He has yet to lose in the 2012 NEATV-MX series aboard his Can-Am.

     

     

    BITD

    In the UTV class, brothers Jason and Derek Murray of the Murray Motorsports / Can-Am team battled with more than 20 other side-by-side vehicles on their way to an impressive finishing time and third overall on the 534-mile desert course. The Can-Am Commander pilots led a good portion of the race, but issues with a flat tire late in the race slowed their pace and allowed two other teams to pass. The Murrays repaired the tire and finished on the podium in third, earning 152 valuable points in their chase for a title.

    “We were running in the lead most of the race. We had a logistics issue with a flat and lost the lead with not enough time to catch up,” said Derek Murray. “The Commander ran great, and with the third-place finish we still hold the points lead.”

    With a time of 10:44:11.867, the DS 450-mounted Frederick and Zimmerman finished the Quad Pro class in third place and 12th overall on the day in the Motorcycle/Quad division.

    For more information on Can-Am racing, the entire 2012 schedule, the ’12 contingency program and DS 450 amateur racer support program, please visit www.can-amxteam.com.

     

     


    BRP (TSX:DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles. Distributed in 105 countries, its portfolio of brands and products includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Spyder roadsters, Evinrude outboard engines, as well as Rotax propulsion systems. BRP employs approximately 6,800 people worldwide.

    www.brp.com

    Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo, Lynx, Evinrude, Can-Am, Spyder, Rotax and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.

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