Valcourt, Québec – BCS Performance / Can-Am® DS 450™ Pro Josh Creamer won both the Pro and Pro-Am classes at round nine of the 2013 New England ATV Motocross Series in Clifford, Pa. Hendershot Performance / Can-Am also notched an overall victory recently, winning the UTV Open class with its Maverick™ 1000R X® rs at round six of the American Woods Racing Championship Series in Ohio.
“Josh Creamer continued his successful 2013 season aboard his BCS Performance-backed Can-Am DS 450, winning two classes and all four motos at round nine of the NEATV-MX series,” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “We were excited to hear the Hendershots showcased the impressive power and handling of the Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs in driving it to an UTV Open class victory at the AWRCS race in Ohio.”
Can-Am DS 450 racers won six classes and earned 11 total podiums at round nine of the NEATV-MX series at Hurricane Hills MX. The track also hosted round four of the series, but the promoters changed the track direction for round nine. Former ATV national champions Josh Creamer and Travis Spader each won two classes with their BCS Performance-tuned, Rotax-powered Can-Am DS 450 ATVs.
Creamer, the reigning NEATV-MX Pro and Pro-Am class champion, posted twin 1-1 moto sweeps in both his classes to go a perfect 4-for-4 on the weekend. He grabbed both Pro class holeshots and walked away with two easy moto victories. Creamer also put in dominating performance in the Pro-Am class, leading ever lap and posting a 1-1 scorecard.
“My BCS Performance Can-Am was running amazing for the entire length of the motos. That BCS motor tore out of the gate and flew past everyone and I was able to secure all but one holeshot today,” said Creamer. “The track was really fast and got roughed up pretty quickly but I felt great and finished first in both classes.”
Fellow Can-Am DS 450 Pro Travis Moore (BCS Performance / Wide Open Racing) had a challenging weekend in Pennsylvania, finishing seventh in the Pro class and fourth in Pro-Am. However, he garnered enough points to hold onto the points lead in both classes. Can-Am X-Team racer Nick Gennusa also competed at round nine, finishing fifth in the Pro class and sixth in Pro-Am.
Spader also posted a double-moto sweep in both the 40+ and 25+ classes for his two wins at Hurricane Hills MX. The other two class overall wins went to Jake Chamberland in the College Boy ranks and Alan Provost Jr. in the Production Stock C class. The next round is scheduled for Sept. 14-15, at Hemond’s Moto-X Park in Minot, Maine.
Powerline Park, near of St. Clairsville, Ohio, hosted round six of AWRCS. The course featured a mix of high-speed straightaways, challenging hills, groves of trees and slippery mud sections. Pre-race thunderstorms made for difficult conditions, but Hendershot Performance / MAXXIS / Can-Am outran 20 other side-by-side vehicles with its Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs and came out on top of the UTV Open class. After winning the one-hour hare scramble race, the team sits in second place in the class points race, just one point behind the current leader, Team Burkey, which also drives a Can-Am.
“Special thanks go out this week to Can-Am for designing and building the Can-Am Maverick 1000 X rs,” said the Larry Hendershot. “If I had to describe this machine with one word, it would be ‘awesome!’”
The next AWRCS SxS race is slated for Saturday, Sept. 14 in Clintonville, Pa.
For more information on Can-Am racing, the 2013 schedule, the ’13 contingency program and Can-Am DS 450 ATV amateur racer support program, visit www.can-amxteam.com.