MOTOWORKS CAN-AM DS 450 PRO JOHN NATALIE WINS AMA ATV MX FINALE AT LORETTA'S

    Valcourt, Québec, August 15, 2012 – Can-Am® DS 450™ ATV Pro class racer John Natalie won the final round of the 2012 AMA ATV Motocross Championship series held at Loretta Lynn’s Motocross track in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Natalie was joined on the podium by his Motoworks / Can-Am teammate Joel Hetrick, who finished second overall. Fellow Can-Am pro Josh Creamer finished fourth in the Pro class in Tennessee.

     

     

    “I was pleased with the outstanding effort put in by John Natalie and Joel Hetrick here in Tennessee. Having them go 1-2, and also seeing Josh Creamer finish fourth, at the final round was awesome. Unfortunately, we came up a little short in our attempt to repeat as champions, but finishing second and third overall in the AMA ATV MX Championship points for 2012 is also something to be very proud of,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “We also had four AMA ATV MX National Championship amateur titles this season aboard Can-Am machines, as Travis Spader won three titles and Ries Parvin earned another.”

    The first moto belonged to Hetrick, who also earned the weekend’s Fastest Qualifier award, came out of the gate in second and quickly passed for the lead. Hetrick continued to pour it on and ended up winning moto one by more than 13 seconds. His Motoworks / Can-Am teammate Natalie started the race in fifth, but was stuck in a heated battle for the rest of the moto. He eventually worked his way into fourth place before the checkers flew. Creamer (BCS Performance / Can-Am) was in the same clump of racers as Natalie in moto one, but unfortunately his ATV had a loose electrical connection and sputtered a few times, slowing his push. He dropped back from Natalie and ended the moto in sixth.

     

     

     

    Moto two started out average for Natalie, as he came off the line in seventh. However, by the end of lap one, he had moved into the top three. One lap later, Natalie had picked off another racer and set his sights on the leader, Creamer. Natalie powered around the outside of Creamer in a wide right-hand sweeping corner to take over the lead. From there, the 2011 AMA ATV MX Champion didn’t let up as he went on to win the moto. His 4-1 finish outpaced Hetrick’s 1-5 scores, and earned Natalie his third overall win of 2012. His victory secured second place in the overall points championship with 428 points.

    “This was the first time I have won an overall at Loretta Lynn’s,” said Natalie, “and this was really special for me; almost like winning a championship. I have to thank everyone at Can-Am, Motoworks, and my mechanic Casey Greek. We had a good season. We didn’t have a DNF and we were on the box every round but one.”

     

     

    Hetrick ended his second professional season in third place in the Pro class points standings with 382 points. Creamer, who raced the final three rounds of the AMA series, earned one podium and two top-five finishes, including fourth at Loretta’s.

    “This was a great year and I am really happy to be up on the box as much as I was and I finished in the top three at the end. That’s what I was aiming for. Next year I will be going for the championship,” said Hetrick.

     

     

    In the amateur ranks, Can-Am-mounted racers won four titles and had several others end up in the final top-three of their class. Travis Spader wrapped up a total of three national championship titles this season aboard his BCS Performance-prepared Can-Am DS 450. Spader won the Junior 25 Plus, Veteran 30+ and Open A class championships. Also, Ries Parvin had a successful weekend at Loretta’s and he notched an overall win in the 450 B class and finished second overall in the Open B class. The latter finish helped the young Ohio racer earn the Open B national championship aboard his Can-Am.

     

     

    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.

     


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    CAN-AM DS 450 PRO RACERS EARN WORCS, NEATV MOTOCROSS SERIES PODIUMS

    Valcourt, Québec, August 8, 2012 – BCS Performance / Can-Am® DS 450™ pro Josh Creamer won both the Pro and Pro-Am classes at round seven of the New England ATV Motocross series at Englishtown in New Jersey. In the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS), Motoworks / Can-Am teammates Dillon Zimmerman and Josh Frederick finished second and third on the Pro class podium at round seven held in Anza, Calif.

    “Josh Creamer continued his impressive winning streak in the NEATV-MX series, notching both the Pro and Pro-Am class victories. He’s very determined to earn two class championships on his Can-Am DS 450 in 2012, and we hope he can carry over some of this fortitude to the AMA ATV MX finals at Loretta Lynn’s this coming weekend,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “I’m extremely thrilled for Motoworks / Can-Am Pro Dillon Zimmerman after he put in the best race of his young career this past weekend in WORCS. He finished a very close second place and clearly has established himself as a podium contender each and every weekend.”

     

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    Creamer remains undefeated in both Pro and Pro-Am classes in the NEATV-MX series this year. At Englishtown MX in New Jersey, Creamer took holeshot and walked away with the moto one victory in the Pro class. However, in moto two, he inadvertently stalled his Can-Am at the start of the race and had to battle from the back of the pack. By lap four, Creamer had taken over the lead and eventually went on to notch another 1-1 moto finish in the Pro class. The Pro-Am class motos were much easier for Creamer as he pulled both holeshots and won both motos convincingly. Creamer was joined on both podiums by fellow Can-Am DS 450 racer Brad Burbine, who finished third in both the Pro and Pro-Am classes.

     

     

    The former AMA ATV Pro MX Champion will compete in the AMA ATV Motocross Championship series finale held August 11, at Loretta Lynn’s Motocross in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. He has competed in the prior two rounds and finished second and sixth.

    “It has been a really good season for me and I have a good lead in points in both the Pro and Pro-am classes, so I am pretty happy and plan to give Can-Am and BCS a couple of championships,” said Creamer. “I plan to race at Loretta Lynn’s for the final round of nationals. I have been training and I hope to finish on the podium.”

     

    WORCS

    Zimmerman and his Motoworks / Can-Am teammate Josh Frederick overcame the blanketing dust to earn a Pro class podium finish at round seven of WORCS held at Cahuilla Creek MX. Zimmerman pulled the Pro class holeshot and held the lead for the first four laps before dropping off the pace into second. He ended the day in the second spot and earned his top finish of 2012.

    “It felt good to get that holeshot. That really helped me a lot and helped me get a good finish today. It was really dusty and rough, so I knew I needed to get a good start,” said Zimmerman. “It felt really good to get second. I have to thank Can-Am, Motoworks, my family and friends for all of their support.”

     

     

    Frederick, who is currently second in the Pro class points race, had a tough time of things at round seven. He was in the mix for the lead at the start of the race, however, Frederick crashed in the thick dust entering the Pro section of the track and lost several spots. The former WORCS champion mounted an impressive rally, but could only climb to third place by the time the race ended. He still has an outside shot at the Pro class title, but trails by 18 points headed into the season finale Sept. 14-16 in Taft. Calif. 

    In the Pro-Am class, Collins Webster grabbed the holeshot and won his first race of the season at Cahuilla Creek MX. He’s now just nine points off the lead with one round remaining on the schedule.

     

     

    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.


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    CAN-AM DS 450 PRO JOHN NATALIE TAKES THIRD AT RED BUD AMA ATV MX NATIONAL

    Can-Am® DS 450™ ATV Pro class racer John Natalie finished third overall at round nine of the AMA ATV Motocross Championship series held Red Bud in Buchanan, Mich. Natalie, the defending AMA ATV MX champion, easily won the first moto, but had to come from behind in moto two after crashing in the second turn. He ended the day third overall and kept his title hopes alive with one round remaining in 2012.

     

     

    “It was a challenging weekend at the Red Bud MX facility in southern Michigan this past weekend. Defending national champion John Natalie came out strong, taking the moto one holeshot and earning a convincing victory. However, he crashed at the start of the second moto and had to come from dead last. He truly earned this trip to the Pro class podium,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “We’re not out of this championship race yet, so we’re going to give it everything we have at the series finale at Loretta’s.”

    In moto one action, Natalie grabbed the holeshot aboard his DS 450 and held the lead until a rare mistake on lap two put him in second. Two short laps later, Natalie regained the lead and then cruised to the moto one victory. In turn two of the Pro class moto, Natalie crashed after his ATV connected with another racers’ vehicle. Natalie was not hurt and immediately got back aboard his DS 450, but was more than 15 seconds behind the leaders. Natalie put his head down and sliced through the field on his way to a sixth-place finish. His gallant second-moto efforts put him in third place on the Pro podium. Natalie is 36 points behind the points leader for the Pro class title heading into the finale on August 11 at Loretta Lynn’s in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.

     

     

    “I was going for one line and got shut out and ended up going down. I was pretty fired up after that and tried to charge as hard as I could and I was able to get up to sixth place,” said John Natalie. “I felt good out there and I felt like I had another moto win in me, but that just didn’t happen. There’s still one more round left and anything can happen. I am going to go out there and give it everything I have and hopefully take the final win of the season.”

     

     

     

    Joel Hetrick's ATV experienced an intermittent electrical issue in moto one, but the Motoworks / Can-Am racer soldiered his way to a sixth-place finish. In moto two, Hetrick came out of the gate in fifth. He then posted the fastest lap of the entire race on lap four and soon after passed his way into third place. His 6-3 finishes were good for fifth place and also helped him maintain control of the third-place position in the Pro class points standings. 

    Team BCS Performance / Can-Am DS 450 Pro racer Josh Creamer, the current NEATV-MX series Pro and Pro-Am class points leader, also competed at Red Bud and came away with two fifth-place moto finishes which were good for sixth overall.

     

     

    In the amateur ranks, Can-Am DS 450 racers earned several class victories in Michigan. Leading the way was former GNC champion Travis Spader, who won two classes (Vet 30+ A, Open A). Can-Am X-Team racerChase Henry won the Production A class with an impressive 1-1 sweep. WORCS racer and Can-Am X-Team member Collins Webster entered four classes at Red Bud and earned one podium. He finished second to Spader in the Open A class and was fourth in his other three classes. Open B class racer Ries Parvin increased his class points lead with another overall victory on his DS 450.

     

     

    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.

     


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