Though spring may be a little slow in coming to some areas across northern New England, Rock Maple Racing is getting ready to begin the 2008 Can-Am ATV Series.

Rock Maple Racing’s third season is set to debut on Sunday, May 11 at Hemond’s MX in Minot, Maine. It is one of the region’s biggest and most challenging ATV tracks.

Much like Rock Maple Racing does with its snocross racing series, the Can-Am ATV Series will have East and West points races. This makes it easier for teams to run for points titles without having to spend as much time and money on extra travel.

Round 2 of the Can-Am ATV Series will take place on May 18 at Twister Valley in Fort Plain, NY, while Round 3 will be held on June 1 at Crow Hill Motor Sports Park in Templeton, Mass.

On June 22, the series will return to Thornwood MX in Williamstown, NY. On July 27, the circuit will return to historic Thunder Ridge in South Edmeston, NY, one of the Empire State’s most renowned tracks. On Aug. 10 the Can-Am series will debut at historic New England Dragway in Epping, NH, as part of the speedway’s Sunoco Race Fuels ET Series & Hot Rod event.

And on Aug. 17, Rock Maple Racing will play host to the WPSA’s Powersports ATV National tour. All the major factory-backed teams will converge on Hemond’s MX for what is sure to be the biggest ATV race ever held in the northeast.

Twister Valley will host the series a second time on Sept. 7, the second of two combination East/West points races. On Sept. 21, the circuit will debut in Monkton, Vt., in a race hosted by the Monkton Fire Department.

As autumn advances, the West circuit will return to Thunder Ridge on Oct. 5. This race will be held in conjunction with the Central New York Motocross Riders Association (CNYMRA) and promises to provide some exciting competition.

And just as it has the past two years, a two-day event at the famed NHSA Grass Drags & Water Crossing in Fremont, NH, will close out the season on Oct. 11-12.

Rock Maple Racing is the eastern affiliate of the World Powersports Association (WPSA), the national sanctioning body for snocross and ATV racing.

Can-Am ATV Series Schedule:

Date (Series) Event Location
May 11 (East) Hemonds MX Park Minot, ME
May 18 (West) Twister Valley Fort Plain, NY
June 1 (East/West) Crow Hill Motor Sports Park Templeton, MA
June 8 (East) TBA TBA
June 22 (West) Thornwood MX Williamstown, NY
July 13 (East) TBA TBA
July 26-27 (West) Thunder Ridge South Edmeston, NY
August 10 (East) TBA TBA
August 17 (WPSA National) Hemonds MX Park Minot, ME
September 7 (East/West) Twister Valley Fort Plain, NY
September 21 (East) TBA TBA
October 4-5 (West) Thunder Ridge South Edmeston, NY
October 11-12 (East) NHSA Grass Drags Fremont, NH



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