Creamer WIns First NEATV-mX Pro-Class Overall
Creamer WIns First NEATV–mX Pro-Class Overall Aboard Can-AM ds 450
Valcourt, Québec, June 13, 2011 – Motoworks / Can-Am racer Josh Creamer earned his first ATV Pro-class overall aboard the Can-Am DS 450 at round four of the New England ATV Motocross Series held this past weekend at Capeway Rovers Motocross Park in Carver, Mass. Creamer, who recorded a 2-1 moto finish on the weekend, was joined on the podium by BCS Performance / Can-Am rider Cody Miller.
“Josh put in a pair of excellent rides this weekend and earned his first Pro-class overall for team Motoworks / Can-Am,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “This was a well-deserved victory for Josh and Can-Am, as we remain in the chase for another professional ATV motocross title. Both Josh and Cody had impressive moto performances aboard their Can-Am DS 450 machines, once again showcasing the machine’s elite capabilities.”
Despite heavy rain, muddy conditions and nagging injuries, Creamer was in championship form at round four of the NEATV–MX Series. The first Pro-class moto began with Miller edging Creamer for the holeshot. The two Can-Am-mounted racers put in a great battle throughout the moto, but slick, muddy conditions created minimal passing opportunities and the two riders finished the race how they started it. The moto victory was the first in 2011 for Miller, who is the reigning NEATV–MX Pro champion.
In the second Pro-class moto, Creamer took charge from the start as he grabbed the holeshot aboard his Motoworks / Can-Am DS 450. Creamer, the 2010 AMA ATV MX Champion, pulled away and took an easy victory in moto two. His 2-1 moto scores were good for the overall and more than made up for not reaching the pro podium the previous round. Creamer is now just 17 points out of first place heading into round five.
“We had a good weekend and I am really glad to finally take a win,” explained Creamer. “I hope the rest of the season goes as well as this round, so I can take over the points lead and give Can-Am a championship.”
Miller paired his first-moto win with a fourth-place ride in the second pro moto. He got pushed out on the start and was in last place off the line. However, the young Texan put his head down and passed his way into fourth place before crossing the finish line. His 1-4 moto finishes were good for third place overall and a fourth-consecutive trip to the Pro-class podium. Miller sits comfortably in third place, 19 points behind Creamer with four rounds completed.
“I got a great start in the first pro moto. Creamer was right behind me, but I held him off and was able to take the win,” said Cody Miller. “It felt good to win that moto and I am happy to again be on the podium.”
For more information on Can-Am racing, the entire 2011 schedule, the 2011 contingency program and Can-Am DS 450 ATV amateur racer support program, please visit www.can-amxteam.com.