Can-AM DS 450 Pro Racers Earn Podiums in AMA ATV
MX and NEATV-MX Series
Valcourt, Québec, June 1, 2012 – 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.
John Natalie, Joel Hetrick
“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.”
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.
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
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.
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,”
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
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