Creamer-Can-AM-7-18-13Valcourt, Québec – Can-am DS 450 racers won seven classes and earned 17 total class podiums at round eight of the 2013 AMA Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series in New Berlin, N.Y. Can-Am Pro class racer Josh Creamer won one moto and finished second overall at the Can-Am Unadilla event.

On the West Coast at round six of the World Off-Road Championship Series, three Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs pilots finished in the top five of the SxS Pro Production class. Pablo Veglia earned his first ever SxS Pro Production class podium, taking third at Pala Raceway in Pala, Calif.

Zakowski-Maverick-Off-Road-7-12-13Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs pilots Kyle Chaney and Zak Zakowski each earned overall racing victories this past weekend. Chaney dominated the QR1 class at round six of the UTV Rally Raid Northern Series in Tennessee. Zakowski won two classes and the UTV race overall in the Iowa ATV Hare Scramble Series. At round seven of the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series, DS 450 racer Travis Spader won two classes, while Nick Gennusa earned his first career Pro-Am class podium finish aboard his Can-Am.

“Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side racer Kyle Chaney put in an outstanding effort in miserable conditions to dominate the UTV Rally Raid event at Windrock OHV park. I was thrilled by Zac Zakowski’s double victory in Iowa, which included his first official UTV overall with his new Maverick 1000R X rs,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “We had tougher luck and spotty weather at round seven of the ATV MX Nationals, but I was excited for Nick Gennusa’s moto-one victory and first career Pro-Am class podium finish.”

Buckhannon-4x4-Can-Am-5-8-13Valcourt, Québec, May 8, 2013 – Can-Am ATV and side-by-side racers won numerous classes and earned several podium finishes at various off-road events in the U.S. and Canada. Highlighted by Team UXC Racing / Can-Am X-Team racer Michael Swift’s morning overall and U2 class win, Can-Am 4×4 ATV racers won five morning classes at a soggy round five of the 2013 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country held in Kentucky. Team Hendershot Performance won the Pro SxS race at round three of the American Woods Racing Championship Series in Pennsylvania. Maverick™ 1000R side-by-side team Murray Motorsports finished third in the SxS Pro class at the Best In The Desert Silver State 300 in Nevada. In the Courses VTT series in Canada, a Maverick pilot earned a podium position while three Can-Am DS 450 racers swept the ATV Pro class.

“Can-Am 4×4 racers dominated the murky Mammoth GNCC event, winning five classes. I was pleased to see Can-Am Renegade racer Michael Swift win his class, the morning overall and prove that sportsmanship is alive and well in our sport,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “Our Can-Am Maverick 1000R racers continue to make strides in the new side-by-side vehicle, winning two events and earning podium finishes in others.”

Buckhannon-Can-Am-Off-Road-4-25-13Valcourt, 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.”

Can-Am-Race-4-2-13Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side vehicle driver James Hill finished second in the SxS Pro Production class at round three of the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) in Arizona. Brothers Derek and Jason Murray also earned a podium finish with their Maverick 1000R X® rs, racing to a third-place finish in the Best In The Desert (BITD) Mint 400 outside of Las Vegas. At the 2013 Mtn. Dew AMA ATV Motocross Nationals opening round in Georgia, BCS Performance / Can-Am pro Josh Creamer finished second in the Pro class aboard his DS 450™.

“I was thrilled that Can-Am racers earned hard-fought podium finishes in three different series, and in very difficult conditions,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “James Hill overcame a challenging WORCS course to earn his second podium behind the wheel of the Maverick. The Murray Motorsports team had a spectacular podium finish at the Mint 400 and narrowly missing second-place by only two seconds. Josh Creamer — despite a first-turn crash in the first moto and very wet, muddy conditions — won a Pro class moto and notched an impressive second-place finish overall at round one of the AMA ATV MX series.”

Can-Am-Maverick-Win-3-19-13Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am X-Team member and Maverick™ 1000R side-by-side racer James Hill won the UTV Unlimited class at round one of the 2013 DIRT series at Lake Elsinore in Southern California.

“We’re thrilled to have Can-Am X-Team racer James Hill start off the season with a DIRT series victory in the Can-Am Maverick 1000R,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “His UTV Unlimited class win further proves that the Maverick side-by-side vehicle is not only designed to excel at racing, but it’s also a versatile and legitimate threat to win, no matter the series and terrain.”

Paso Robles, Calif. – Lazer Star Lights – a global manufacturer for off-road LED light bars and performance lighting accessories – recently announced a new sponsorship agreement with Can-Am Factory ATV Race Teams for the 2013 season.

“We couldn’t be more excited to work with Can-Am’s Factory teams and riders,” says Lazer Star Lights, “It’s a testament to both the quality of our lights, and Can-Am’s trust in our products to help win championships.”

Can-Am Factory Teams compete across multiple series and races including, AMA ATV Motocross Championship, AMSOIL GNCC, WORCS, SCORE, and Best In The Desert.

Lazer Star Lights will equip the  Factory Can-Am Teams with a variety of LX LED light bars for their race and support vehicles. Lazer Star will have presence on racer jersey’s, in the pits on Can-Am Factory trailers, and on banner displays.

Lazer Star Lights is proud to announce five time GNCC 4×4 Open champion Bryan Buckhannon has been award GNCC’s 4×4 Rider of the Year award. Last weekend over 1,200 riders and spectators gathered in Morgantown, West Virginia to celebrate the 2012 GNCC Can-Am Grand National Cross Country season, handing out various awards to the top ATV and moto GNCC racers.

This year Lazer Star Lights own Bryan Buckhannon won the 4×4 Rider of the Year, another trophy to add next to his recent 5th consecutive GNCC championship. The Can-Am rider has shown impressive speed and consistency throughout the year, winning 9 out of 13 races in the 4×4 open class. That’s five straight GNCC 4×4 Open National Championships! Congrats Bryan on earning the GNCC’s the 4×4 Rider of the Year award, you proved it.

Valcourt, Québec, November 26, 2012 – After a 27-hour battle with the most brutal racing terrain the Baja Peninsula of Mexico has to offer, the Motoworks / Can-Am DS 450 team of Josh Frederick, Jeremie Warnia, Collins Webster and Jarrod McClure crossed the finish line ahead of 297 other starters and 1121 miles away from the start line of the Baja 1000 in Ensenada, Mexico. Once across the line, the team was officially declared the Pro ATV-class winner of the 45th running of the Baja 1000.

“This team was prepared to deliver BRP its first Pro ATV-class victory in over a decade and the first for the DS 450 ATV,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Can-Am off-road race manager. “The dedication by the entire Motoworks team was evident from pre-running to the finish; I am proud that they are an important partner with BRP.”

Valcourt, Québec – Three Can-Am® Outlander™ ATV racers finished on the morning overall podium and swept the 4×4 Open class at round 11 of the 2012 Can-Am GNCC Racing series in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Can-Am X-Team racer and reigning 4×4 Open class champion Bryan Buckhannon, won the morning overall and his class, beating fellow Can-Am pilots Michael Swift and Zac Zakowski. In the afternoon session of ATV racing, Motoworks / Can-Am DS 450™ Pro racer Chris Bithell finished third overall in the XC1 ATV class. XC1 Modified side-by-side driver Joe Krecelich also earned a third-place podium finish in his Can-Am Commander™ 1000 X®.