Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am Renegade 800R X xc racer Kevin Trantham won the inaugural running of the 4×4 Pro class and 10 a.m. session overall at round one of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country series in Florida. Can-Am 4×4 racers won a total of two morning classes and earned eight total 4×4 class podium finishes out of a possible 12 at the opening round of the national cross-country series.
Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs side-by-side Pro Marc Burnett won the San Felipe 250 and Can-Am Maverick MAX racer Derek Murray finished second to give Can-Am a 1-2 finish at the SCORE International opener In Mexico. Also, in Boyd, Texas, Hunter and Cody Miller recorded the UTV Expert and ATV Pro class victories, respectively, at the opening round of the Texas Off-Road Nationals.
Valcourt, Québec – BRP will once again field a team of ATV and side-by-side vehicle racers for 2014 in addition to its industry-leading US $1.4 Million Can-Am racing contingency program. After a successful and competitive 2013 that saw Can-Am racers earn class championships with both ATVs and side-by-side vehicles, BRP added to its racing team and also expanded the Can-Am X-Team program to include additional side-by-side vehicle racing support.
Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am DS 450 Pro Dillon Zimmerman earned third place in the ATV Pro class at the opening round of the 2014 Rocky Mountain ATV MC World Off-Road Championship Series held in California.
“Dillon put forth a great effort in very challenging conditions, battling for a top three finish aboard his Can-Am DS 450 ATV,” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “He now has back-to-back podium finishes, dating back to last year’s final round, proving his speed, confidence and machine setup are all dialed in.”
Chandler, AZ — Ever hear the expression “look before you leap”? Can-Am Maverick and Max owners should heed this advice and check out the hollow aluminum tie rods that come stock on these UTVs. DragonFire suggests taking a closer look at their tougher tie rod options, especially when it comes to big jumps, deep whoops and rough trails.
“DragonFire has found that the stock tie rods can be the first thing to go during aggressive driving,” says product development manager, Brice Ginn. “As always, we went to the drawing board and designed a set of tie rods that hold up to the punishment DragonFire likes to dish out.” Years of racing experience are combined with technological savvy to create heavy duty solid 4130 Chromoly steel tie rods that are a direct replacement for the stock aluminum components.
Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am ATV and side-by-side racers competed in the 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert endurance race over the past weekend in Mexico, and came away with one class victory and an impressive third-place finish it the UTV class. Team UXC Racing / Can-Am racer Michael Swift rode the entire 833-mile course alone to win Class 26 aboard his Outlander™ 4×4 ATV. Cory Sappington also finished the race, earning third overall in Class 19 (UTV) with his Desert Toyz / Can-Am Maverick™ 1000R side-by-side vehicle.
“I’m very pleased with Michael Swift’s Class 26 win, considering the fact that he raced the entire Baja 1000 solo and it was said to be one of the most grueling courses in the history of the race,” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “Despite a few challenges in the UTV race, I was thrilled to learn Desert Toyz driver / owner Cory Sappington earned the first Baja 1000 podium for the Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side.”
Three Can-Am Outlander ATV and Grand National Cross Country racers made up the competitors for class 26. They consisted of Team UXC Racing / Can-Am team members Michael Swift and Don Higbee, who each raced alone on separate ATVs, as well as Penland Racing / Can-Am pilot Mike Penland and his squad. Swift, who won the 2013 GNCC U2 class championship on an Can-Am Renegade 4×4, held the lead for much of the race and finished with a total official time of 33:12:39.176, averaging 26.6 mph. Higbee, who reached the finish almost seven hours behind Swift, earned the second-place award and both a finisher’s medal and iron man recognition from SCORE.
Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am ATV and side-by-side racers competed in many different off-road series last weekend, coming away with a couple championships and several wins. Can-Am DS 450™ racer Travis Moore wrapped up the New England ATV Motocross Series Pro class championship with a podium finish at the series finale in New York. Maverick™ 1000R pilot Steve Beilman secured the 2013 UTV Unlimited class championship with a top-five finish at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Regional Racing Series race in Southern California.
“Can-Am ATV and side-by-side racers had a great weekend, winning two overall championships and putting themselves in position for perhaps several more,” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am.
Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side racer John Pacheco finished second at the Dirt Series finale in Riverside, Calif., to win the Pro Production 1000 class championship. Several Can-Am ATV and side-by-side racers took part in the Texas Quad Racing Association (TQRA) ATV Pro Challenge weekend in Texas, winning three classes and earning at least two championships. Can-Am Maverick pilot, Kyle Chaney, earned the SxS overall and QR1 class win at the UTV Rally Raid Northern Series event in Tennessee.
“Despite a very busy weekend, Can-Am racers came away with one side-by-side class championship, two ATV MX titles, and four total victories in three different forms of racing,” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “I’m very thrilled to learn we won the Dirt series SxS Pro Production 1000 championship and two Pro-level championships in TQRA.”
Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am ATV racers won four 4×4 classes and put two riders on the overall morning podium at round 11 of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country series in Foxburg, Pa. U2 class racers Rob Smith, who won the class for fifth time in 2013, and Jordan Phillips reached the morning podium on their Can-Am Renegade® 800R EFI 4x4s. On the West Coast, Can-Am Maverick pilot Pablo Veglia notched an impressive second-place finish in SxS Modified class in the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Series.
“Utilizing our industry-leading 4×4 system, Can-Am racers overcame the horribly muddy conditions at the first-ever Gusher GNCC to win four 4×4 classes and earn two spots on the overall morning podium,” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “The fact that we had five Can-Am 4×4 vehicles in the top eight finishing positions in the 10 a.m. session during a super muddy event says a lot about both our racers and our vehicles.”