Can-Am DS 450 Pro Racers Earn Podiums in AMA ATV MX and NEATV-MX Series
Three Can-Am DS 450 Pro ATV racers either won or finished on their class podium in recent motocross action. BCS Performance / Can-Am racer Josh Creamer was a perfect 8-for-8 in motos and posted four overall wins in two separate rounds in the New England ATV Motocross series. At round four of the AMA ATV Motocross series in Illinois, Motoworks / Can-Am teammates John Natalie and Joel Hetrick finished second and third overall.
“I can’t say enough about the consistency and overall effort put in by DS 450 Pro Josh Creamer. It’s not easy to win eight Pro-level motos, but he made it look simple and is determined to win both the Pro and Pro-Am NEATV-MX titles,” stated Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “In the AMA series, John Natalie put in a great charge to finish second overall in Illinois. Having both John and Joel Hetrick put their DS 450 ATVs on the Pro class podium is always good. We’re still very much in the race for the AMA championship and will continue to push for overall wins at the remaining five rounds.”
Josh Creamer is determined to win the NEATV-MX ATV Pro Championship on his Can-Am DS 450 in 2012. His dominating performances at round three and four extended his points leads in both the Pro and Pro-Am classes.
Lyman, Maine’s MX 207 hosted round three of the series. Creamer won the first Pro class moto and followed that up by winning moto two by more than a minute. The Pro-Am races were similar as Creamer walked away with both motos aboard his Can-Am DS 450.
At round four at Hurricane Hills in Clifford, Pa., Creamer was even more dominant aboard his BCS Performance-backed Can-Am DS 450. He posted two wire-to-wire victories in the Pro class motos and also earned two resounding wins in the Pro-Am class in Pennsylvania.
“I am going to be racing at the AMA MX Nationals in about a month, so I really needed to push it here and get in shape so I can be on the podium,” said Creamer.
AMA ATV MX
A recently redesigned Sunset Ridge MX Park in Illinois, hosted round four of the AMA ATV MX series. Motoworks / Can-Am DS 450 pros John Natalie and Joel Hetrick finished second and third overall. In moto one, Natalie was bumped early at the start and had to battle back from the 10th position. He charged his way through the pack and up into third place before the first moto ended. Hetrick, who grabbed the ATVRiders.com Fastest Qualifier award, finished second in the first moto thanks to a top-five start and consistent riding.
In the second Pro class moto, Natalie had the lead after just one lap of racing. He later dropped to third after a slight bobble in a turn and gave away the lead. Natalie moved back into second place and was soon on the rear bumper of the leader, searching for a passing line at the end of the moto. Natalie ended up in second and his 3-2 score was good for second overall, which maintained his second spot in the Pro Class point standings. Hetrick started the second moto in eighth place, but battled his way into fourth by the midway point of the race and held it the rest of the way to the finish line. His 2-4 score was good for third overall and kept him in third place in the Pro class rankings.
“It was a really close race, and I gave it my all, but I just couldn’t get around the leader at the finish. The track was good and rough and I really couldn’t have asked for any better,” said Natalie.
Amateur Can-Am racer Travis Spader won three classes (Open A, Junior 25+, Veteran 30+) aboard his BCS Performance-backed DS 450 ATV.
For more information on Can-Am racing, the entire 2012 schedule, the ’12 contingency program and DS 450 amateur racer support program, please visit www.can-amxteam.com.