Can-Am Race Report: WORCS Round 7 and NEATV-MX Round 7
Can-Am DS 450 riders had a successful weekend, as BCS Performance / Can-Am DS 450 rider Josh Creamer earned multiple wins at round 7 of the New England ATV Motocross Series (NEATV-MX), while Motoworks / Can-Am teammates Dillon Zimmerman and Josh Frederick finishes second and third in the Pro class at round seven of the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS).
“Josh Creamer continued his impressive winning streak in the NEATV-MX series, notching both the Pro and Pro-Am class victories. He’s very determined to earn two class championships on his Can-Am DS 450 in 2012, and we hope he can carry over some of this fortitude to the AMA ATV MX finals at Loretta Lynn’s this coming weekend,” says Jimmie O’Dell, race manager, Can-Am. “I’m extremely thrilled for Motoworks / Can-Am Pro Dillon Zimmerman after he put in the best race of his young career this past weekend in WORCS. He finished a very close second place and clearly has established himself as a podium contender each and every weekend.”
Creamer remains undefeated in both Pro and Pro-Am classes in the NEATV-MX series this year. At Englishtown MX in New Jersey, Creamer took holeshot and walked away with the moto one victory in the Pro class. However, in moto two, he inadvertently stalled his Can-Am at the start of the race and had to battle from the back of the pack. By lap four, Creamer had taken over the lead and eventually went on to notch another 1-1 moto finish in the Pro class. The Pro-Am class motos were much easier for Creamer as he pulled both holeshots and won both motos convincingly. Creamer was joined on both podiums by fellow Can-Am DS 450 racer Brad Burbine, who finished third in both the Pro and Pro-Am classes.
The former AMA ATV Pro MX Champion will compete in the AMA ATV Motocross Championship series finale held August 11, at Loretta Lynn’s Motocross in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. He has competed in the prior two rounds and finished second and sixth.
“It has been a really good season for me and I have a good lead in points in both the Pro and Pro-am classes, so I am pretty happy and plan to give Can-Am and BCS a couple of championships,” says Creamer. “I plan to race at Loretta Lynn’s for the final round of nationals. I have been training and I hope to finish on the podium.”
Zimmerman and his Motoworks / Can-Am teammate Josh Frederick overcame the blanketing dust to earn a Pro class podium finish at round seven of WORCS held at Cahuilla Creek MX in Anza, Calif. Zimmerman pulled the Pro class holeshot and held the lead for the first four laps before dropping off the pace into second. He ended the day in the second spot and earned his top finish of 2012.
“It felt good to get that holeshot. That really helped me a lot and helped me get a good finish today. It was really dusty and rough, so I knew I needed to get a good start,” said Zimmerman. “It felt really good to get second. I have to thank Can-Am, Motoworks, my family and friends for all of their support.”
Frederick, who is currently second in the Pro class points race, had a tough time of things at round seven. He was in the mix for the lead at the start of the race, however, Frederick crashed in the thick dust entering the Pro section of the track and lost several spots. The former WORCS champion mounted an impressive rally, but could only climb to third place by the time the race ended. He still has an outside shot at the Pro class title, but trails by 18 points headed into the season finale Sept. 14-16 in Taft. Calif.
In the Pro-Am class, Collins Webster grabbed the holeshot and won his first race of the season at Cahuilla Creek MX. He’s now just nine points off the lead with one round remaining on the schedule.