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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.”

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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.

Team-UXC-Racing-Can-Am-Baja-1000-11-26-13Valcourt, 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.

Buckhannon-Can-Am-Off-Road-10-25-13Valcourt, 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.

Pacheco_Can-Am_-10-15-13Valcourt, 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.”

Can-Am-GNCC-Buck-9-27-13Valcourt, 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.”

Creamer-neatv-can-am-9-6-13Valcourt, 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.”

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.”