BRP Announces $1.8 Million Can-Am Racing Contingency Program

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
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BRP will provide nearly US $1.8 million to support its Can-Am ATV and Side-By-Side Racing Contingency Program for the 2012 racing season. BRP has added more regional racing series as well as improved the contingency program for select Can-Am ATV and all Can-Am Commander side-by-side vehicle racers for 2012. Racers who compete on Can-Am ATVs and side-by-side vehicles in both Canada and the United States are eligible for a cash payout through the program for the upcoming racing season.

“We remain dedicated in our support of both professional and amateur Can-Am ATV and side-by-side vehicle racers,” says Denis Morin, vice-president, Product Development & Racing at BRP. “Our class-leading contingency program is essential for rewarding those racers who choose to compete on our products and be part of the Can-Am family. Racing is deeply rooted in our heritage and serves as an integral resource for furthering product development and innovation.”

Participating racers who compete in an approved racing series aboard the Can-Am DS 450, Can-Am Outlander or Can-Am Renegade lines of ATVs and the Can-Am Commander line of side-by-side vehicles can be eligible for the cash payout. Racers, who meet the terms of the contingency program, will be awarded cash payouts in the amount earned based on a racer’s overall finish at a qualifying event and be mailed directly to the participant or the legal guardian. Additional contingency will also be awarded to racers who secure a class championship at the end of the season.

For 2012, the revised Can-Am 4×4 Contingency Program includes more models and rebates for eligible participants. The program starts immediately and includes all new or unused 2010, 2011 and 2012 Can-Am Outlander and Renegade ATVs, and all 2011 and 2012 new or unused Can-Am Commander side-by-side vehicles. Benefits of the program include a $1000 factory discount on all eligible ATV models and a $1500 factory discount on all eligible side-by-sides. Racers can qualify for model rebates by purchasing a qualifying ATV or SxS, register with an authorized Can-Am dealer and then compete in their local series or a nationally recognized racing circuit. However, the number of vehicles eligible for the program is limited and once BRP reaches that number, the program will end.

Amateur racers who compete aboard the Can-Am DS 450 EFI ATV will also continue to have unprecedented access to factory racing support with the new Can-Am X-Team DS 450 Racer Support Program and more racing series to choose from in 2012. Once the amateur racer applies with any authorized Can-Am dealer and is approved, he or she can receive factory support no matter the race series and no matter the class.

All approved Can-Am X-Team DS 450 racers will receive a one-year Can-Am X-Team membership card and a unique racer ID, which also grants them access to a $2,000 racer discount on any new or unused DS 450. Can-Am X-Team racing members will also receive a FREE Can-Am X-Team / Motoworks Stage 1 Racing Kit (up to a $1,000 value). This factory-developed racing kit includes a racing Engine Control Module, Motoworks SR4 aluminum slip-on silencer and other race-proven items. The Stage 1 Racing Kit increases the DS 450 ATV’s crank horsepower to 50 hp – an improvement of 11 percent over stock – and improves low-end torque.

Approved racers will also be issued a $1,000 Can-Am X-Team parts, accessories and clothing account with BRP. Specific performance parts will also be discounted up to 75 percent off MSRP for approved racers. Race-tested and approved parts include, FOX Racing Shox, 50-inch widening kits or other performance packages for specific racing applications (aside from the X mx and X xc DS 450 models).

Contingency cash is paid out in all major U.S. national racing series, including the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series, AMA ATV Motocross series, World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS), High Lifter Mud Nationals as well as numerous local off-road racing series. The list of qualified racing series has expanded for 2012 to include even more racing circuits, from desert events to hare scrambles to endurance events in the U.S. and Canada.

For more information on Can-Am racing, the entire 2012 schedule, the contingency program and all amateur racer support programs, please visit

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including,,,,, and many more.

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