Valcourt, Québec, March 23, 2012 – With two rounds of ATV racing and one round of side-by-side racing completed, several Can-am® ATV and side-by-side racers lead their class in points or are in the top three with 11 ATV rounds remaining and 5 side-by-side rounds remaining in the 2012 Can-Am / GNCC series. Team Motoworks / Can-Am DS 450™ EFI racer Chris Bithell is third in the XC1 Pro class points after two rounds. Can-Am X-Team racer Bryan Buckhannon dominated both 4×4 Open class races aboard his Outlander™ 800R. Cliff Beasley also posted two consecutive class wins on the Renegade® 800R 4×4.

“Cliff and Bryan are as fast as ever and are already in the driver’s seat in their respective 4×4 classes,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “Even though there is plenty more racing left in the season, we’re content to have our riders positioned where they are after two rounds of Can-Am / GNCC racing. Bithell currently sits third in the XC1 class standings and I predict he’s about ready to show us what he’s made of as the series heads to some of his favorite tracks. I’m proud to see Kyle Chaney put the Commander side-by-side on the XC1 UTV Modified podium in Georgia in his first race with the Motoworks / Can-Am team.”

Morgantown, W.Va. - The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series is pleased to announce that Can-Am will return with their highly popular demo rides for the 2011 season. Can-Am demos will be offered at three rounds of the 13-stop tour, with an additional round featuring display units only.

“We return as title sponsor of one of the greatest off-road racing series in the world, and we return with our demo tour at selected spots in 2011. We enjoy bringing our machines to the GNCC crowds because we appreciate their passion for performance and winning. These are two elements crucial to the Can-Am brand,” said Chaz Rice, Media and Public Relations Manager.

Demo rides will be offered at the Loretta Lynn, Snowshoe and Ironman events, with the addition of display units at Unadilla. Several products from the 2011 Can-Am line will be represented at the demo – featuring the Commander, the Outlander and the Renegade.

The GNCC track crew will construct a course that will showcase the capabilities and characteristics of each machine.

“We’re excited to welcome back Can-Am Demos for another year,” said Jeff Russell, GNCC Trail Boss. “Can-Am always brings out a great setup for their demos and we’re happy to construct a course where people can experience a Can-Am of their choice and really get the most out of it.”

Log on to www.theridesaysitall.com to find out more information on the demo rides.

The first demo ride will be held at the Parts Unlimited Loretta Lynn’s GNCC in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. April 30 – May 1.

The 2011 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series kicks off with the Moose Racing Westgate River Ranch GNCC in River Ranch, Florida in conjunction with Daytona Bike Week March 5-8. ATV practice will take place on Saturday and racing on Sunday, followed by bike practice on Monday and racing on Tuesday. For more information, go to www.gnccracing.com.