Motoworks/Can-Am pilot extends points lead
Motoworks / Can-Am pro ATV racer Jeremie Warnia won round five of the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) held at Clays Peak MX in Payette, Idaho. The victory extended Warnia’s points lead to 10 in the highly competitive WORCS ATV Pro class. Reigning WORCS Pro ATV Champion and Motoworks / Can-Am teammate Josh Frederick also reached the podium aboard his Can-Am DS 450, finishing third.
“Jeremie Warnia continued his impressive racing in 2011, leading from the first lap to the checkered flag,” says Jimmie O’Dell, race manager, Can-Am. “Having both he and Josh [Frederick] reach the podium despite the dusty and rough track conditions is a huge accomplishment. The fact that they’ve both finished on the WORCS podium at every round and won four of the first five rounds speaks volumes for the capabilities of the DS 450 sport quad, these two riders and the entire Motoworks / Can-Am team.”
A determined Warnia grabbed the early lead aboard his Can-Am DS 450 sport ATV and never looked back. The team Motoworks / Can-Am racer then posted the fastest lap of the day on the second lap to stay ahead of his competitors and the dust, which plagued other riders. Warnia won the race by more than 30 seconds and has now won three rounds in 2011.
“I got out front and kept my head down and tried to stay focused,” says Warnia. “The dust was bad, so I was happy to be out front. I am excited to take another win and I am hoping for a championship this year.”
Frederick also tallied his fifth-consecutive Pro class podium in Idaho. He came off the line in third place and moved into second place on the second lap. However, a bobble in the motocross section of the course dropped him to fourth. Frederick charged hard to pass back into third place, but ran out of time to challenge for another spot.
“I worked into second early, but then I went into the motocross section and made a mistake and got hung up,” says Frederick. “I was stuck for about 30 seconds and two riders got by me. I got back by one, but I couldn’t catch second place in time.”
Fellow Motoworks / Can-Am Pro class racer Dillon Zimmerman also competed in Idaho on a DS 450 and finished sixth overall.
Team Motoworks / Can-Am factory side-by-side driver Mark Holz piloted his Can-Am Commander 1000 X to second place in the Class 1 competition. He currently sits second in the class points race.