Marios sweeps Pro finals at Canaan for Can-Am
the New England Dodge Dealers
CANAAN, N.H. (July 14,
2008) - Veteran ATV racer Luke Marios
gets pretty serious when racing in his home
state. The athlete from Weare put on a clinic
Sunday, sweeping the Pro division finals as Rock
Maple Racing (RMR) completed Round 5 on the 2008
Can-Am Series schedule at the River's Edge ATV
Marios powered his Suzuki to victory in both
the Pro Unlimited and Pro Am classes, finding
the quick lines around this challenging track.
Brian Daigle finished second in the Pro Am final
with a strong run on his Kawasaki.
Steffan Dager added two more victories to his
impressive 2008 campaign on Sunday. The rider
from Hampstead, NH, claimed both the A Unlimited
and Plus 25 finals, capping a strong outing in
his home state. Local favorite Andrew Ruel of
Enfield earned his fifth win of the season in a
hotly-contested C Unlimited final. Ruel held off
David Livingston and Glynn Desilva for top
Justin Chamberland also notched a pair of
wins at Canaan. The young athlete from Pittston,
Maine, out-gunned Dale Robinson and Adam Wyman
to claim the Open Amateur class, then held off
Robinson and Curtis Gillilan to win the
Production Lites final. Livingston found
redemption in the 16-24 year-old class, beating
Bruce Gaspardi to the line for top honors.
Colin Lancaster broke George Layton's
stranglehold on the Plus 35 class, as the rider
from Salem, MA, out-gunned the veteran from
Averill Park, New York. Richard Murtaugh was the
rider to beat in Junior competition at Canaan,
earning three final round wins in a great
effort. The young racer from Fulton, NY, won
both the Junior and Senior divisions of the
0-50cc class, then added a victory in 70cc
Modified action to complete the hat trick.
Other winners Sunday in the MX classes
include Montana Jess (0-90cc Unlimited); Petra
Undeborg (Women Unlimited); Alex Parker (0-90cc
Modified); Tatum Hax (0-90cc Limited); and Chris
Kearney (0-70cc Unlimited).
In QuadTerrain action at Canaan, Nick
Lima and Alex Layn both registered final round
wins. Lima, of Wakefield, Mass., held off Peter
Gallant to claim the 500 final, while Layn, of
Bristol, VT, out-dueled Joey Delacruz and Devon
Kariak to win the Terrain Open final.
RMR's new Pit Bike series was also in
action Sunday at Canaan. Mike Lowrey and Evan
Arnold both posted two wins in their respective
divisions, making a loud and clear statement to
their competition. Lowrey, of Northfield, NH,
earned his victories in the Youth 10-inch and
Youth 12-inch classes, while Arnold, of
Willington, CT, ruled the Pro classes on his
Kawasaki. Arnold held off David Souza and Scott
Furtado to claim the Open class, then led the
same pair (although in different order) across
the line in Pro 12-inch. These Pit Bikes are as
exciting to watch as their full-blown motocross
brothers, adding more thrills to a weekend of
Can-Am Series action.
Other winners in Pit Bike competition
at Canaan include Jeremiah Murphy (Pro 10-inch);
Ken Lowrey (Stock 10-inch); Andrew Harman (Stock
12-inch); Dennis Gendron (Open Amateur); and
Taylor Raisanen (Mod 12-inch).
Rock Maple Racing would like to thank the
entire staff at the River's Edge ATV Park for
hosting the Quad-X tour once again in 2008.
Round 6 on the 10-race 2008 Can-Am Series
schedule is set for Sunday, July 27, at the
beautiful Thunder Ridge facility in South
Edmeston, NY. For full results from Canaan or to
learn more, please visit us online at
Rock Maple Racing is presented by your
New England Dodge Dealers, who urge you to stop
by today and see the full line of 2008 cars and
trucks. Grab life by the horns!