Season finale in Monkton, VT next up for Can-Am
Presented by the New
England Dodge Dealers
DERRY, N.H. (Sept. 8, 2008) - All
summer long, ATV racers around the northeast
have done their best to record wins and podium
finishes in their respective divisions. They've
battled wheel-to-wheel on some of the area's
best tracks, and now it's time to determine this
year's champions at an exciting new race site.
officials are anxious for a trip to Vermont’s
scenic Addison County, as Rock Maple Racing
(RMR) prepares for its 2008 Can-Am Series season
finale Sunday, September 14, on the Mountain
Road in Bristol.
RMR's Quad-X season finale is presented by the
Monkton Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) as part
of their Third Annual Snowmobile Grass Drags.
Vermont is not only the most beautiful place on
the planet to be in mid September, it's also a
hotbed for ATV enthusiasts.
Spectator gates open at 8 a.m., with racing
getting under way promptly at 9 a.m. Admission
is $10 for adults, while children age 12 and
under will be admitted free with a paying adult.
For those who
may not have attended a Can-Am Series event
before, here is what to expect. The day's
program will begin with qualifying action for
all classes. These qualifying races allow riders
to learn quick lines around the challenging
track. It all builds to an exciting climax at
roughly 1 p.m. as finals for all classes begin.
series offers riders two separate divisions in
which to compete. The popular MX division is for
rear-wheel-drive, race-bred machines, while the
Utility division is for entry-level riders with
4x4 or utility-style ATVs. A separate course is
built at select events for 4x4 competition,
known as the QuadTerrain Challenge.
Bristol borders the town of Monkton to the south
and is easy to access from several major
highways. The Mountain Road is off the Monkton
Road which is accessible from Vermont Rte. 116.
Most fans will utilize either Vermont’s scenic
Rte. 100 or Rte. 125 to get to Bristol. Like any
trip to the Green Mountain State, all roads are
filled with scenic vistas and waves from
Monkton's annual Grass Drags are a key fund
raiser for the department. In 2007, the
department responded to over 55 calls ranging
from structure and chimney fires to automobile
accidents. Constantly working to ensure they can
provide the best service to area residents, the
MVFD conducted over 1,000 hours of education and
development in 2007. The dedicated members of
the MVFD invite all ATV enthusiasts to Bristol
in support of their services.
In the series' first eight rounds of
competition, six riders have posted Pro division
victories. Jasmin Plante, Matt Pomeroy, James
Stowell, Brian Daigle, Jason Rayder and Luke
Marois have all registered wins in 2008 and will
look to close out the seasons on top of the
podium in western Vermont.
Rock Maple Racing is presented by your
New England Dodge Dealers, who urge you to stop
by today for a great deal on all remaining 2008
cars and trucks. For more information, visit us