Motoworks / Can-Am DS 450 Racers Notch Wins in WORCS and SCORE series
Team Motoworks / Can-Am® racers Josh Frederick and Dillon Zimmerman finished on the Pro class podium at round three of the World Off Road Championship Series (WORCS) race in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. Frederick won his second straight WORCS event and Zimmerman earned his first career WORCS podium. The two racers also recently teamed up to win the Pro class on the Can-Am DS 450™ at the 2012 SCORE San Felipe 250 in Mexico.
“Josh and Dillon have been working hard to put Team Motoworks / Can-Am and the DS 450 out in front of the competition whenever they compete,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “We’re very pleased with the recent racing results out west. Both of them battled hard to earn the San Felipe 250 victory and followed that up with a 1-3 showing on the WORCS podium in Arizona. I’m very pleased with these guys reaching the podium and getting victories in two different series.”
Frederick came out of the dead-engine start in third at Crazy Horse Campground in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. After a slight bobble slowed his pace on lap four, Frederick regained a top-three position a lap later. On lap nine, he took the lead and never looked back. He won by more than 40 seconds, posted his second consecutive victory and is now the Pro class points leader with 72.
“It was rough out there, but once I got in the lead, I just kind of cruised,” said Frederick. “I’m taking it one race at a time and just trying to give my best at every race. I was really excited to have Dillon on the podium with me.”
Zimmerman battled back from a slow first lap to earn his first top-three Pro class finish. He was in sixth after one lap, but by the midpoint of the race he was challenging for a podium spot. His third-place ride also moved into fourth place in the Pro class standings.
“I got a good start but I got hung up behind another rider in the third turn,” said Zimmerman. “I was almost dead last, but put my head down and kept going.”
SCORE San Felipe 250
Frederick and Zimmerman powered their Motoworks / Can-Am DS 450 to a dominating victory in the SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race. Using a Can-Am ATV set up for WORCS racing and taller tires, the team completed the race in 6:01:53 and averaged a speed of 41.22 MPH. Its overall time was around 12 minutes better than the runner-up team.
“This was the first time I have raced any of the SCORE races and it was a really incredible experience. The course was fun, there were a lot of spectators just out in the middle of nowhere; it was very unique, and the fact that we won, makes it even better,” said Zimmerman.
Team Motoworks / Can-Am racers compete in the WORCS, SCORE, BITD, GNCC and AMA ATV Motocross series aboard the DS 450. Reigning AMA ATV MX Champion John Natalie will defend his 2011 title Saturday, March 24 at Aonia Pass MX in Washington, Ga.
For more information on Can-Am racing, the entire 2012 schedule, the ’12 contingency program and Can-Am DS 450 ATV amateur racer support program, please visit www.can-amxteam.com.