Josh Frederick Returns to Race for BRP After
/ Can-Am Racer To Race Olympia WORCS
Valcourt, Québec, August 14, 2009 – When Josh
Frederick was injured in late May at an ITP
Quadcross race, the outlook for his World
Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) Pro-class
championship defense did not look good. The
two-time champion had broken several ribs, broke
two major bones in one leg and had a punctured
lung. This weekend, however, marks his return to
the WORCS circuit aboard his Team Motoworks /
Can-Am™ DS 450™ EFI ATV at the Olympia, WA
"I'm extremely impressed with the dedication
and determination that Josh brings to the Team
Motoworks / Can-Am team," says Jimmie O'Dell,
Racing Manager for Can-Am ATVs at BRP. "His
speedy return to action this weekend shows what
he is made of and that he is a true champion."
His recovery is not complete, however.
According to Johnny Leach, owner of the
Motoworks / Can-Am race team, Frederick still
has some recovering to go through and he will
not be at 100 percent this weekend.
"Josh is about 50 percent recovered and is
only racing this weekend in an effort to salvage
some championship points," cautions Leach. "Josh
just started riding only a few weeks ago, so
we'll just have to wait and see how he does."
Frederick had a comfortable points lead when
he sustained his injury and is still in second
place despite missing one round of the WORCS
championship. The first practice is on Saturday,
while the Pro-class race will be held on Sunday.
For more information on Can-Am racing, our 2009
contingency program and amateur DS 450 support
program, please visit
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Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a
privately-held company, is a world leader in the
design, development, manufacturing, distribution
and marketing of motorized recreational
vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products
includes: Ski‑Doo® and Lynx™ snowmobiles,
Sea‑Doo® watercraft and sport boats, Evinrude®
and Johnson® outboard engines, direct injection
technologies such as Evinrude E‑TEC®, Can‑Am™
all-terrain vehicles and roadsters, as well as
Rotax® engines and karts.