Can-Am Maverick racers are coming off a very successful weekend, sweeping the podium in the UTV 1 Open class at Round 5 of the Woods Extreme XC Racing (WEXCR) series in Amesville, Ohio and taking the checkers across the country at the DWT Pure 250 in California City, Calif. Can-Am ATV racers also participated in round 11 of the New England ATV Motocross series, earning 15 total podium finishes.
“I was pleased to learn that Can-Am Maverick racers won two growing race series this past weekend. We had the top four finishers at the WEXCR event, which clearly proves the Can-Am Maverick Side-by-Side is becoming the vehicle to own for cross-country racing” says Jeff Leclerc, racing project leader, Can-Am. “To hear Jim McKay won the PURE 250 overall his first time competing with his Maverick 1000R is great because it proves BRP offers a true high-performance Side-by-Side purpose built for racing, no matter the environment.”
Round 11 of the WEXCR series in Ohio, also served as round five of the UTV series. Can-Am had several Side-by-Side racers competing in the one-hour, UTV 1 Open class Sunday, Sept. 29. Maverick 1000R pilot Treavis Poynter and co-pilot Lindsay Hendershot of Team Crash Addict / Performance East / Can-Am took the win. Poynter was in third place after the first three laps, but grabbed the lead after the racer leader, JB Off-Road / Can-Am Maverick 1000R pilot Kyle Chaney, dropped out. Thanks in part to a sub eight-minute lap time on lap four, Poynter extended his lead all the way to finish for his first win of 2013.
Team Hendershot / Can-Am held the lead after lap one, but dropped back to second place on lap two. They were the only team to break the nine-minute mark on the final lap and ended up second, just seven seconds behind Poynter. Team Tigercat (Maverick 1000R) edged Austin Seelig’s Team 1-Fourty-4 (Commander 1000) for third overall in the class.
Can-Am Outlander 800R racer Bryan Buckhannon earned a third-place podium finish in the Adult Quad Open A class. For more info on the WEXCR series, visit www.wexcr.com.
The DWT PURE Deep Into The Night 250, presented by SxSPerformance.com, was held Sept. 27-29 in California. Racer Jim McKay, who was competing for the first time behind the wheel of the Maverick he bought himself for Christmas, won the PURE 250 Production 1000 Sportsman class and took home the SxS overall in California City. McKay completed all six laps in a time of 6:04:33. He was in fourth place after lap one. However, McKay took over the race lead on lap four and stayed on the gas to win his class and beat 15 other racers from four total classes to the finish line.
“Our Maverick is completely stock aside from the safety components needed for the race,” says McKay. “From day one, I’ve been extremely pleased with the durability and performance of the Maverick. As we found out on Saturday, there isn’t much needed to compete with all the extremely modified SxSs that we were up against.”
Can-Am Commander pilot Logan Gastel finished third in the Production 1000 Pro class. Murray Racing / Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs racer Aaron Juarez finished sixth. For more information about the PURE series, please visit www.averacing.com.
Can-Am DS 450 ATV racers won three classes and earned 15 total class podium finishes at round 11 of the NEATV-MX series at MX101 in Epping, N.H. Can-Am Pros Travis Moore, Matheiu Deroy and Keven Vachon competed in the Pro class. Moore earned second overall with a 3-2 moto scorecard, while Deroy was third and Vachon sixth. Moore also scored a third-place podium finish in the Pro-Am class.
In the amateur ranks, Can-Am DS 450 racers won three classes and earned 12 additional podium finishes, which included a sweep in the College Boy class. Victories went to Roy Lampron (40+), Jake Bradway (4-Stroke A) and Jake Chamberland (College Boy). The season finale of NEATV-MX series is Oct. 12-13, at AK Farms in Modena, N.Y.