Valcourt, 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 4x4 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 4x4 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.”
GNCC - Round Four
Big Buck in South Carolina hosted round four of the AMSOIL GNCC series and round two of the SxS schedule. Swift was the top finishing Can-Am 4x4 ATV racer, riding his Team UXC Racing / Can-Am Renegade 800R to third on the overall morning podium, the top spot on the 4x4 podium and the U2 class win. Jordan Phillips was third on his Can-Am Renegade.
Bryan Buckhannon remained perfect in 2013 on his ATV Parts Plus / Can-Am X-Team 2013 Outlander™ 800R after winning the 4x4 Open class. Can-Am racers Bo Jones and Sam Williams also made the podium. Reigning 4x4 Lites champion Kevin Trantham recorded his third straight class win and was second on the 4x4 overall podium. Andrew Langston and Scott Day, also riding Can-Am ATVs, rounded out the 4x4 Lites top three. The 4x4 Senior class podium featured defending class champion Forrest Whorton followed by Terry Whiteside and Don Higbee. Can-Am pilots Joseph Sichelstiel and Ryan Smith went 1-2 in the 4x4 Novice ranks. CJ Bender was second in the 16-19 C class on a Can-Am.
In afternoon action, JB Racing / Can-Am DS 450 Pro Jarrod McClure overcame a slow start to notch his third top five finish of 2013 in XC1 Pro class.
Two Can-Am Maverick™ 1000R X® rs teams earned a place in the top five of the XC1 Modified class and a total of four made the top 10. Team Hendershot Performance was the top finishing Can-Am, taking fourth ahead of JB Racing / Can-Am Maverick pilot Tim Farr.
WORCS – Round Four
The WORCS ATV and SxS series stopped at Sand Hollow SVRA in Hurricane, Utah, for round four. Can-Am X-Team racer Dillon Zimmerman finished third in the WORCS ATV Pro class aboard his Team GPS-backed DS 450, earning his first podium this year. Can-Am racers also did well in the age classes as Mike Hrubetz won the Senior 50 B/C class and Jeff McBride (40+A) and Jered Teixeira (30+A) each finished second in their class.
Three Can-Am Maverick vehicles finished in the top 10 in the SxS Pro Production class. James Hill (IMG Motorsports / Can-Am X-Team) was fifth and is currently third in points.
TQRA - Round Three
Can-Am racers earned three wins at round three of the Dockside Marine TQRA series held at Johnsonville Farm MX in Yantis, Texas. Hunter Miller (Louis Powersports / Can-Am) won both the Open Expert and Pro-Am classes on his DS 450 ATV, while his teammate and younger brother Cody was second in each class. The third class victory went to 30+-class racer Jeff Reeves. Can-Am racers Steven Padgett (3[SUP]rd[/SUP], Plus 25) and Bruce Rowe (2[SUP]nd[/SUP], Over 40B) also earned podiums.
UTVRR Southern Series – Round Three
The Southern Series of UTV Rally Raid racing is held at Stony Lonesome OHV Park in Cullman County, Ala., and round three featured a tricky, new short-course section. Team Pearson Racing piloted its Commander side-by-side to the second spot on the Q2 class podium. Outlaw Motorsports’ Can-Am Maverick 1000R as sixth in the QR1 class.
For more information on Can-Am racing, the Maverick 1000R, the 2013 schedule, the ’13 contingency program and Can-Am DS 450 ATV amateur racer support program, please visit Can-Am Side by Side ATVs, UTV & ATV Races | Can-Am USA.