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Can-Am X-Team

Can-Am ATV Racer Chris Bithell Wins Yadkinville GNCC

Cliff Beasley
Cliff Beasley

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
Chris Bithell
Chris Bithell

Chris Bithell

Valcourt, Québec, May 13, 2010 – Team Warnert Racing / Can-Am rider Chris Bithell took the XC1 Pro-class win at the Yadkin Valley Stom GNCC in Yadkinville, NC. This is the first  afternoon overall for Bithell on his Can-Am DS 450™ ATV, moving him to fourth in the XC1 class standings. Bithell battled hard to take the lead on the last lap after making strategic moves on what is considered the toughest course on which to pass in the circuit. His teammate Adam McGill took fourth overall in the XC1 Pro class and sits third in the points race.

"This weekend's result is the result of hard work on the part of the team and Chris," says Jimmie O'Dell, Racing Manager for Can-Am ATVs at BRP. "For the team, this is the breakthrough for which it was waiting. With Bithell taking the win and McGill taking fourth, the team is ready to make a championship push."

Team Warnert / Can-Am racer Jamie Bithell took the College A (16-24) class win on his DS 450, after the win Bithell remains the points leader of the class. His teammate, Cliff Beasley, continued to dominate the U2 class on his Can-Am Renegade™ 800R X™ xc. Beasley won the class by five minutes and is undefeated in seven rounds of racing.

In the 4x4 classes, Michael Swift took the holeshot and the win in front of he 4x4 Limited field aboard his Warnert Racing Can-Am Outlander™ 800R XT™. Swift's teammate, Bryan Buckhannon, looked unstoppable on his Outlander 800R XT, taking the 4x4 Open. Forrest Whorton continued his undefeated streak in the Utility Sr. (45+) class on his Outlander 800R XT-P, while Mike Husband put up another win in the Senior A (40+) class on a DS 450.

Round seven of the GNCC championship sees the racers head to the Mountain Ridge GNCC ranch near Somerset, PA on May 22. For more information on Can-Am racing, the entire 2010 schedule, the 2010 contingency program and DS 450 amateur racer support program, please visit

Racer Quote

“It was a tight technical track, but my Can-Am DS450 did a great job out there and handled great. Everyone worked really hard this weekend and it feels really good to be able to bring home a win for the team. I’m going to be training hard for the next round. I really like the track in Pennsylvania and I will be going for another win.” – Chris Bithell

About Bombardier Recreational Products Inc./em>
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.

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