Can-Am-Phoenix-Nascar-11-17-15PHOENIX, AZ – The November 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) will be known as the Can-Am 500, continuing the brand’s expansion into racing sponsorship. The race is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016.

“We are thrilled to partner with BRP to present the Can-Am 500 next November,” said PIR President Bryan R. Sperber. “There is a tremendous affinity for outdoor powersports among NASCAR fans, particularly in the desert southwest, that makes this a fantastic fit. The passion, energy and excitement synonymous with the Can-Am brand will be on full display throughout the Can-Am 500 race weekend as the Chase for the Sprint Cup comes to Phoenix.”


Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am X-Team members wrapped up their Grand National Cross Country season in dominating fashion, winning six classes, the SxS overall and securing two Pro class championships at the Ironman event in Indiana. Can-Am Maverick 1000R pilot Kyle Chaney and Renegade X xc 800R racer Bryan Buckhannon successfully repeated as XC1 Pro SxS and 4×4 Pro ATV class champions, respectively.

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– Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side vehicle racer Tim Farr won the XC1 Pro UTV class at round 12 of the 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country series in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Maverick 1000R pilots also won series championships in the Mid America Cross Country series, Wood Extreme XC Racing, American Wood Racing Championship Series and earned two runner-up spots in the World Off-Road Championship Series.

Can-Am unveils new Defender lines of side-by-sides last night at its dealer show.

Can-Am unveiled new Defender lines of side-by-sides last night at its dealer show.

Last night, BRP unveiled its newest line of side-by-sides at its dealer show, as the company will now enter the utility-recreation segment with the all-new Defender family of vehicles. Of this new line Can-Am says, “The Defender side-by-side vehicle brings tough features, capable performance with control and clever adaptability to consumers looking to reach remote locations to work, farm or hunt.”

Paso Robles, Calif. –
Dubbed the longest off-road race in America, the Best in the Desert Racing Association’s “Vegas to Reno” is a grueling 545-mile journey through the Nevada desert. The rough and dusty course knocked dozens of competitors out of contention, but both Lazer Star Lights sponsored teams persevered through the conditions to claim impressive finishes in their classes.

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– Can-Am ATV and side-by-side vehicle racers earned four podiums, including Jack’s Excavating / Can-Am winning the UTV 1000 (Pro) class and overall, at the 2015 Heartland Challenge endurance race in Iowa. In Ohio, Can-Am Maverick 1000R racer Kyle Chaney won the Woods Extreme X-C Racing UTV Open class.

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– Can-Am ATV and side-by-side vehicle racers came away with two podiums at the 2015 Best In the Desert Vegas To Reno desert race. The Can-Am / ITP / Murray Racing team of Derek and Jason Murray finished second in Class 1900 in their Can-Am Maverick side-by-side. Can-Am Renegade 4×4 racer Chris Robinson put in a spectacular third-place ride in the Ironman division.

BJ Baldwin poses with his new Can-Am Maverick X ds Turbo side-by-side.

BJ Baldwin poses with his new Can-Am Maverick X ds Turbo side-by-side.

Valcourt, Québec, Canada, June 15, 2015 – BRP reinforces its performance leadership in the off-road powersports industry by collaborating with off-road racer, YouTube sensation and Recoil video series icon “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin.


Can-Am unveiled a new 1000R Turbo model for its 2016 lineup. Photo: Courtesy of Can-Am

BRP asserts itself as the off-road performance leader by delivering more of what consumers have been asking for: three new class-leading Rotax ATV engines, increased to 131 hp the flagship Can-Am Maverick X ds 1000R Turbo, and new specialized models for the 2016 Can-Am off-road line-up.


Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side vehicle racer Kyle Chaney won the XC1 Pro UTV class at the Mountaineer Run Grand National Cross Country race this past weekend in West Virginia. Can-Am Maverick 1000R pilots swept the XC1 Pro class and also won the XC2 Pro Sport and Amateur Limited classes at the Masontown, W.Va., race. Can-Am ATV racers also earned two wins and eight podiums.