Valcourt, Québec— 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 26th Annual 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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.