Valcourt, Québec, April 25, 2013 – Can-Am ATV and side-by-side racers had a successful weekend of racing at several different off-road events across America. Can-Am 4×4 ATV racers won five morning classes at round four of the 2013 Grand National Cross Country held in Union, S.C. At the fourth round of the World Off-Road Championship Series in Hurricane, Utah, Can-Am X-Team pilot Dillon Zimmerman earned third in the Pro class. Can-Am racers won three classes and earned seven podiums at round three of the Texhoma Quad Racing Association series in Texas. A Can-Am Commander™ team finished second in the QR2 class at round three of the UTV Rally Raid Southern Series in Alabama.
“Can-Am 4×4 machines again dominated the GNCC morning racing by winning a total of five classes and Can-Am Renegade racer Michael Swift taking the final spot on the morning overall podium,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “I was pleased to see Can-Am DS 450 Pro Dillon Zimmerman earn his first WORCS Pro Quad podium of 2013.”
GNCC – Round Four
Big Buck in South Carolina hosted round four of the AMSOIL GNCC series and round two of the SxS schedule. Swift was the top finishing Can-Am 4×4 ATV racer, riding his Team UXC Racing / Can-Am Renegade 800R to third on the overall morning podium, the top spot on the 4×4 podium and the U2 class win. Jordan Phillips was third on his Can-Am Renegade.
Bryan Buckhannon remained perfect in 2013 on his ATV Parts Plus / Can-Am X-Team 2013 Outlander™ 800R after winning the 4×4 Open class. Can-Am racers Bo Jones and Sam Williams also made the podium. Reigning 4×4 Lites champion Kevin Trantham recorded his third straight class win and was second on the 4×4 overall podium. Andrew Langston and Scott Day, also riding Can-Am ATVs, rounded out the 4×4 Lites top three. The 4×4 Senior class podium featured defending class champion Forrest Whorton followed by Terry Whiteside and Don Higbee. Can-Am pilots Joseph Sichelstiel and Ryan Smith went 1-2 in the 4×4 Novice ranks. CJ Bender was second in the 16-19 C class on a Can-Am.
In afternoon action, JB Racing / Can-Am DS 450 Pro Jarrod McClure overcame a slow start to notch his third top five finish of 2013 in XC1 Pro class.
Two Can-Am Maverick™ 1000R X® rs teams earned a place in the top five of the XC1 Modified class and a total of four made the top 10. Team Hendershot Performance was the top finishing Can-Am, taking fourth ahead of JB Racing / Can-Am Maverick pilot Tim Farr.
WORCS – Round Four
The WORCS ATV and SxS series stopped at Sand Hollow SVRA in Hurricane, Utah, for round four. Can-Am X-Team racer Dillon Zimmerman finished third in the WORCS ATV Pro class aboard his Team GPS-backed DS 450, earning his first podium this year. Can-Am racers also did well in the age classes as Mike Hrubetz won the Senior 50 B/C class and Jeff McBride (40+A) and Jered Teixeira (30+A) each finished second in their class.
Three Can-Am Maverick vehicles finished in the top 10 in the SxS Pro Production class. James Hill (IMG Motorsports / Can-Am X-Team) was fifth and is currently third in points.
TQRA – Round Three
Three Can-Am racers earned wins at round three of the Dockside Marine TQRA series held at Johnsonville Farm MX in Yantis, Texas. Cody and Hunter Miller (Louis Powersports / Can-Am) each notched a class win and a second place finish. Cody won the Open Expert class, while Hunter took the win in Pro-Am. The third class victory went to 30+ class racer Jeff Reeves. Along with the Miller brothers, Can-Am racers Steven Padgett (3rd, Plus 25) and Bruce Rowe (2nd, Over 40B) also earned podiums.
UTVRR Southern Series – Round Three
The Southern Series of UTV Rally Raid racing is held at Stony Lonesome OHV Park in Cullman County, Ala., and round three featured a tricky, new short-course section. Team Pearson Racing piloted its Commander side-by-side to the second spot on the Q2 class podium. Outlaw Motorsports’ Can-Am Maverick 1000R as sixth in the QR1 class.
For more information on Can-Am racing, the Maverick 1000R, the 2013 schedule, the ’13 contingency program and Can-Am DS 450 ATV amateur racer support program, please visit www.can-amxteam.com.