CAN-AM DS 450 WINS PARKER 250
CAN-AM DS 450 WINS PARKER 250 DESERT RACEÿÿÿÿÿÿ
Valcourt,ÿQu?©bec,ÿJanuaryÿ13,ÿ2009ÿ?ÿTheÿtandemÿofÿJosh FrederickÿandÿDillon Zimmermanÿfinished ahead of all otherÿQuad Proÿclass competitors, racing a Team Motoworks-prepped Can-Am DS 450 EFI ATV atÿtheÿBest In The DesertÿParker 250 desert race.ÿCutting across the desert at breakneck speed, the riders quickly established themselves as the team to beatÿduringÿthe three laps of the 83-mile loop.Frederick and Zimmerman finished the race just over five hours, nearly two minutes ahead of second place.
“The Motoworks team wasÿtesting different setting,ÿusing the Parker 250 as aÿtune-upÿrace for the upcoming WORCS series,”ÿsays Jimmie O’Dell, Racing Manager for Can-Am ATVs at BRP. “So it was icing on the cake to get the big win for the DS 450!ÿJosh and Dillon rode a blistering pace and we are encouraged with the great start to the 2010 season.“
Frederick is noÿstrangerÿto success in desert racing, as he was the Best In The DesertÿQuad Proÿchampion in 2005.ÿHis teammate, Zimmerman, is a relative newcomer toÿpureÿdesert racing, but has quickly established himself as a young talent in the ATV racing world.
Bryan Buckhannon, whoÿregularlyÿraces the Grand National Cross Country Series back east, took to the desert aboard aCan-Am Outlander 800R EFI ATVÿwith teammateÿRichard Goforth. The two riders raced to theÿQuad Amateurÿwinÿandfinished the race 10 minutes ahead of second placeÿin the class.
The next race for the two Motoworks riders will be the WORCS opener January 24 near Phoenix, AZ. Both riders are also racing the DWT World MX Racing Championship with the final two rounds February 6 and 7 near Anza, CA.Buckhannon will race the 2010 GNCC opener on February 28 in Florida.
For more information on Can-Am racing, the entire 2010 schedule, the 2010 contingency program and DS 450 amateur racer support program, please visitÿwww.can-amxteam.com.
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