Valcourt, Québec, September 19, 2013 –Can-Am side-by-side racers competed in numerous racing series in North America and Europe, coming away with several wins and individual championships. Zac Zakowski won two titles in the Iowa Short Course Series.
“Can-Am racers have had a successful season throughout the world. Recently, our racers have earned many victories and several championships,” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “Zac Zakowski earned a championship proves that Can-Am offers excellent, race-proven vehicles.”
At round three of the Iowa Short Course Series, held in Chariton, Iowa, Zakowski Motorsports / Can-Am racer Zac Zakowski won both his ATV and side-by-side classes. The victories earned Zakowski both class championships, one on his Can-Am Outlander 4x4 and the other in his Can-Am Commander 1000 side-by-side.
“I've been working really hard over the years to collect some championships on my Can-Am machines,” said Zakowski. “It feels good to take home a double championship this year."
Dave Martinez (Murray Racing / Yoshimura / Can-Am) was the top finishing Maverick 1000R X rs pilot, earning fourth overall in the SxS Pro Production class, at round eight of WORCS in Milford, Calif. Can-Am racers Gilbert Flores (Motoworks), James Hill (Team IMG) Pablo Veglia (Del Amo Motorsports) finished fifth through seventh, respectively. Veglia currently leads Hill by one point for third place in the class standings heading into the finale.
Dillon Zimmerman (GPS Off-Road) earned fourth place in the ATV Pro class on his Can-Am DS 450. The final WORCS event is scheduled for Oct. 11-13, in Primm, Nev.
Can-Am Maverick 1000R pilot Charles-Antoine Villeneuve won the SxS class at round nine of the Provincial Endurocross circuit of the FMSQ series in Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada.
Can-Am Maverick 1000R pilot Matt Rowell won the 801cc+ class at round 10 of the Midwest Cross Country Racing series in Martinsville, Ind. It was Rowell’s second straight win and third podium finish in three rounds of racing with the Maverick 1000R.
In its Can-Am Maverick 1000R, Team Hendershot Performance won round seven of the American Woods Racing Championship Series in Clintonville, Pa. The Hendershot team beat 17 other side-by-side vehicles to the finish line despite starting from row two.
“We now have the points lead with only one SxS round to go,” said Larry Hendershot. “We believe it made a big statement that the Can-Am Maverick is the machine to beat.”