Warnert Racing’s Frederick, Cecco, and Beckman shine at ATV Endurocross
The Can-Am Warnert ATV race team has had a successful 2007 season with it’s team members claiming four out of the top ten spots in the WPSA’s Quadterrain Pro Stock class at the end of the season.
The team also had an imposing presence at the first ever Maxxis ATV Endurocross that was held in Guthrie, OK on October 7, 2007. The Can-Am Warnert team buried the competition off the line and its riders went on to claim some of the fastest lap times recorded at the event.
The grueling track set up was filled with big, slick rocks, water pits, log obstacles, mud…and did we mention, big rocks? The track was enough to push the limits of any rider and any machine to the breaking point and in some cases, it did.
WORCS series pro, Josh Frederick, traded in his Can-Am DS450 for an Outlander 650 for this race and dominated most of the first heat and took the holeshot in the main event. Josh was leading until the big rock section got the best of him and caused his drive shaft to break. One of the more fortunate racers at the event was the newest Can-Am Warnert team member, Rory Beckman, who has already made a good impression with his racing skills by winning the second heat at the Endurocross and taking sixth place overall in the Utility expert class. Beckman will not only be racing for the Can-Am Warnert ATV team in 2008, he will also be doing some wrenching for Steve Martin and the WPSA Snocross team for the up-coming Snocross season.
Fellow Utility class teammate Rick Cecco came on strong as well, taking fourth place at Endurocross. Cecco has really stood out this year by clenching the GNCC 4x4 Open class championship. Cecco made the podium an impressive eight times, with five of those being in the number one position, and the other three in second place. Cecco’s fourth place finish at the Maxxis Endurocross only confirms that he has a very promising future and is definitely an asset to the team.
The Maxxis ATV Endurocross certainly put the Can-Am Warnert team and their machines to the test, but it also proved that they are a force to be reckoned with on the track and are, without a doubt, in the running to be taking home a championship in the 2008 season