Can-Am Expands Race Profile
Can-Am is planning to run a full factory team for the ITP/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross National series in 2008.
The brand of Canadian manufacturer Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. will have six riders this season straddling its new DS450 sport quad. Jeremy Lawson, Greg Gee, Sage Baker and Richard Pelchat will race the entire series, while John Natalie, Jr. and Cody Miller will compete at select events.
Can-Am product, media relations and racing manager Delton Bohlman says the team chose to return to ATV National competition with an eye on the AMA No. 1 number plate. That honor goes to the overall ATV Motocross Nationals Pro Champion and is awarded at the AMA season finale banquet.
“The AMA plate comes with a lot of prestige,” says Bohlman. “We would love to attach that No. 1 plate to our bike. With that in mind, we configured our teams with a lot of thought and research. We wanted both veterans and the up and comers in order to help develop the new DS450, and to win the overall title.”
Teams carrying the Can-Am factory flag include Epic Racing and Warnert Racing. Pelchat, a privateer, will receive factory support and will also be vying for the Canadian Championship.
The Pro portion of the 11-round 2008 ITP/Moose Racing AMA Pro ATV Motocross season kicks off March 9 at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, Calif.
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