ATV & Side-by-Side Racing News
(From left) The 2013 Florida GNCC am podium was comprised of Can-Am 4x4 ATV racers Bo Jones, Robert Smith and Bryan Buckhannon.
Valcourt, Québec, March 15, 2013 – Five Can-Am® 4×4 ATV racers won their class at the opening round of the 2013 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series in River Ranch, Fla. Robert Smith, who won the U2 class aboard his Can-Am Renegade® 4×4, was the top finishing Can-Am racer and also took second overall on the morning podium. Reigning 4×4 Open class champion Bryan Buckhannon notched a victory on his Outlander™ 800R. XC1 ATV Pro class racer Jarrod McClure earned fifth in his first GNCC race competing on his Can-Am DS 450™ ATV.
Kyle Chaney (JB Off Road Racing / Can-Am) recorded the first official organized racing victory with the Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs side-by-side vehicle with his recent UTV Rally Raid series win in Tennessee. (Image supplied by Quantum Racing Inc.)
Valcourt, Québec, February 20, 2013 – Team JB Off Road Racing / Can-Am® pilot Kyle Chaney won the 2013 UTV Rally Raid Northern Series opening event in Oliver Springs, Tenn., earning the first official victory in organized competition with the new Can-Am Maverick™ 1000R X® rs side-by-side vehicle. Chaney pulled a commanding lead over the field of more than 30 entries to win not only the series’ premier unlimited C class, but also the overall event victory at the four-hour day / night race held at Windrock Park.
Motoworks / Can-Am Pro Josh Frederick finished third in the SxS Pro Production class at round two of WORCS.
Valcourt, Québec, February 12, 2013 – Team Motoworks / Can-Am Pro Josh Frederick piloted his Can-Am® Maverick™ 1000R X® rs side-by-side vehicle to a third-place podium finish and his DS 450™ ATV to second overall at the second round of the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) this past weekend in Primm, Nevada. Fellow SxS Pro Production side-by-side class and Can-Am Maverick racer Pablo Veglia finished fifth.
Back in 2010, Murray Racing was searching for a new platform for their desert racing team. Also that year, BRP released the Can-Am® Commander™, their first foray into the world of SxS. The two became a perfect match. We asked Murray Racing about that transition, the current SxS desert racing scene and their plans for the new Can-Am® Maverick™.
Valcourt, Québec, February 1, 2013 – The 2013 Can-Am® Maverick™ 1000R X® rs made its competitive debut at the WORCS ATV and side-by-side racing series this past weekend at a waterlogged Canyon MX in Peoria, Ariz. The opening round not only marked the first official race for the Maverick side-by-side, but also the return of the Can-Am DS 450™. The dismal track conditions, which included deep mud, standing water and wet sand in additional to the normal desert obstacles, made for a challenging start to the 2013 season. Two Can-Am racers, James Hill and David Martinez, posted top 10 finishes in the SxS Pro Production class in their Maverick 1000R X rs vehicles.
James Hill (IMG Racing) finished in sixth place out of 23 competitors in the side-by-side Pro ranks.