Valcourt, Québec, April 17, 2013 – Can-Am ATV racers earned two overall class victories and nine podium finishes at round two of the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship series, sanctioned by the AMA, held at Muddy Creek in Blountville, Tenn. BCS Performance / Can-Am Pro Josh Creamer finished fourth in the Pro class. At the New England ATV Motocross (NEATV-MX) series opener in Wallkill, N.Y., Can-Am DS 450 racer Travis Moore won both the Pro and Pro-Am classes.
“Overall, it was good weekend for Can-Am ATV racers at Muddy Creek in Tennessee. Although Josh Creamer just missed the Pro class podium, we had three riders in the top 10 in both the Pro and Pro-Am classes. We also had three amateur racers win their respective classes on the DS 450,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “I am proud of the way Travis Moore raced in his Can-Am DS 450 debut in the NEATV series. It’s never easy to win two Pro-level classes and he did just that.”
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Creamer (BCS Performance / Can-Am) finished sixth in the first Pro class moto due to a rough start that forced him to play catch up the entire moto. However, the former ATV MX Pro Champion stayed patient and found his way around seven riders on his way to earning sixth. Moto two started much better for the DS 450 Pro, as he tucked into the third-place position early on. Creamer was unable to find a way around the two other racers and had to settle for third. His 6-3 moto scores were good for fourth overall in Tennessee, and also put him in fourth in the class point standings, just 11 points behind the class leader.
“I had a rocky start in moto one. It took me a bit to calm down and make passes. My BCS Performance-powered Can-Am DS 450 worked amazingly well,” said Creamer. “My tires and motor were flawless, the only thing that needed work was me. My team and sponsors are working well and I want that win!”
Two other Can-Am DS 450 Pros made the top 10 at Muddy Creek. Jeffrey Rastrelli (JB Racing / Cheerwine / Can-Am) finished in the eighth spot with his 8-9 moto finishes. Can-Am racer Ronnie Higgerson, who was second in the Pro-Am class, took 10th in the Pro ranks.
In Amateur class action, Can-Am racers won three class overalls and earned 8 total podiums. Former GNC ATV Pro champion Travis Spader won the 30+ and 40+ classes and took second in Junior 25+. BCS Performance / Can-Am pilot Nicholas Gennusa won the Open A class, and was joined on the podium by fellow Can-Am racer Brad Mickley, who was third. Andy Magyan finished second in the 4-Stroke A class and third in the College 16-24 class.
The NEATV-MX series opened at Walden Playboy MX track. Can-Am DS 450 racers had a very successful weekend in New York, tallying 15 podiums and five class victories, including both the Pro and Pro-Am classes. Travis Moore (BCS Performance / Wide Open Racing), making his Can-Am debut, shined brightest as he won both the Pro and Pro-Am classes with 2-1 moto scores. Mathieu Deroy, Quebec, Canada, also competed in both the classes. He won the first moto in both classes, but finished second behind Moore in each class. Half of the top 10 finishers in the Pro-Am class competed with Can-Am DS 450 ATVs.
“This is our first year on the Can-Am DS 450 ATV, as well as being a new team together. We had some issues in the first moto of each class, but the Can-Am was easy to dial in and we got right back after it in the second motos and brought home the 1-1 in each class for the wins. I couldn’t be happier with how the opening weekend turned out for us,” said Moore.
Jake Chamberland (College Boy, 4-Stroke A) and Tyler Turner (Open A) also posted class victories aboard the Can-Am DS 450 at round one.
For more information on Can-Am racing, the Maverick 1000R side-by-side vehicle, the entire 2013 schedule, the ’13 contingency program and Can-Am DS 450 ATV amateur racer support program, please visit www.can-amxteam.com.