Jeremie Warnia wins Open Pro title
Team Motoworks / Can-Am is celebrating another Can-Am DS 450 championship after Jeremie Warnia raced to the ITP QuadCross Open Pro championship last weekend at Glen Helen Raceway near San Bernardino, Calif.
By winning the second moto of the Open Pro class, Warnia secured the overall for the weekend and his class championship. His teammate, Dillion Zimmerman, won the second moto of the 450 Production Expert class for the weekend and finished second in the class championship.
“Jeremie Warnia showed how tough of a racer he was by battling the rough conditions to win the Open Pro championship at Glen Helen,” says Jimmie O’Dell, racing manager for Can-Am ATVs at BRP. “We are excited he will be racing the AMA Pro ATV Nationals next year for Motoworks and look forward to seeing him build upon his success in the ITP Quadcross series this season.”
Warnia was close to making it a sweep of both QuadCross Pro-class championships this season as he led the points race in the Pro 450 Production class heading into the final race. In the first Pro 450 moto, a bad start forced him to work through traffic where he finished fourth. In the second moto, however, he didn’t get the finish he needed to hold onto the points lead and finished second in the championship by only a handful of points.
Chad Wienen raced in the Pro 450 Production class and went 3-1 in the two motos to finish second overall on his Motoworks-prepped DS 450. Teammate Josh Fredericks finished sixth overall in the Pro 450 Production class for the weekend on his DS 450. Local rider Lance Hancock rode his DS 450 to convincing overall wins in both the Open Production Beginner class and the 450 Production Beginner classes.
For more information on Can-Am racing, the 2009 contingency program and amateur DS 450 support program, visit Can-AmXTeam.com.