Can-Am Racers Dominate 2014 Mud Nationals

ATV / Side-By-Side Racers Earn Seven Class Wins, Sweep Six Podiums

Valcourt, Québec, April 2, 2014 – Can-Am® ATV and side-by-side racers competed in roughly 17 events for more than $22,000 in prizes at the 2014 High Lifter Mud Nationals at Mud Creek Off-Road Park in Jacksonville, Texas. Team Gorilla Powered by Can-Am, Performance Power Sports / Can-Am and S3 Racing / Can-Am and others combined to earn 24 podiums and win seven classes, including both RUV classes, in the Can-Am / BRP Mud Bog and Mudda Cross competitions.

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Team Gorilla Powered by Can-Am racer Steve Hittle won the Can-Am / BRP Mud Bog RUV class in his Maverick 1000R Friday night at the 2014 Mud Nationals in Texas.

 

“Can-Am mud racers had an exceptional and dominant performance at Mud Nationals. To win both RUV classes Friday and Saturday night with the Can-Am Maverick™ 1000R, which included a podium sweep in the RUV mud bog, was simply outstanding,” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “No matter if it was an ATV or side-by-side, our racers proved that Can-Am is the brand of choice for mud riding and racing.” Continue reading

Can-Am Renegade Pro Rob Smith Wins Steele Creek GNCC Morning Overall

Valcourt, Québec, March 31, 2014 – Can-Am® Renegade® 800R X® xc racer Rob Smith won the 4×4 Pro class and the overall in the 10 a.m. session at round three of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country series in rainy North Carolina. Can-Am 4×4 racers won all four 4×4 morning classes, which included a 1-2-3 sweep in the 4×4 Pro class, and earned nine total 4×4 class podium finishes out of a possible 12.

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Rob Smith (BNR Motorsports / Can-Am) won the 2014 FMF Steele Creek GNCC morning overall and the 4×4 Pro class aboard his Can-Am Renegade 800R X xc 4×4.

“Can-Am ATV racers had a great weekend at the Steele Creek GNCC, overcoming the elements to win all four 4×4 classes and sweep the morning overall podium,” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “The new 4×4 Pro class points race is very tight after three rounds now that Rob Smith notched his first win of the year. We’ve had three different Renegade 800R X xc racers win thus far, and I definitely see this one going down to the wire. It’s very exciting for everyone at BRP and I’m sure the fans are thrilled as well.”  Continue reading

Can-Am DS 450 Pro Joel Hetrick Earns ATV MX Podium at Opener

Valcourt, Québec, March 24, 2014 – Can-Am® DS 450™ ATV racer Joel Hetrick finished third at the 2014 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship opener in Washington, Ga. Three other Can-Am racers also placed inside the top nine, earning fourth, sixth and ninth against a full gate of Pros at Aonia Pass Motocross Park. Brother Hunter and Cody Miller each won one Pro class event at the second round of the Texas Off-Road Nationals.

JB Racing / DWT / Mtn. Dew Live Wire / Can-Am Pro Joel Hetrick took third overall at the ATV MX opener in Georgia.

JB Racing / DWT / Mtn. Dew Live Wire / Can-Am Pro Joel Hetrick took third overall at the ATV MX opener in Georgia.

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Can-Am ATV and SxS Racers Earn BITD, GNCC, WORCS Podiums

Phillips Wins GNCC 4×4 Pro class; Burnett, Farr Earn Seconds With Maverick 1000R  

Valcourt, Québec, March 18, 2014 – Can-Am® Renegade® 800R X® xc racer Jordan Phillips won the 4×4 Pro class and took third overall in the 10 a.m. session at round two of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country series in Georgia. Can-Am 4×4 racers won all four 4×4 morning classes and earned nine total 4×4 class podium finishes out of a possible 12. Marc Burnett and Tim Farr each earned a second-place finishes with their Can-Am Maverick™ 1000R X rs side-by-side vehicles in the Best In the Desert Mint 400 race and GNCC XC 1 Modified class, respectively.

Can-Am Renegade 800R X xc racers Bryan Buckhannon and Jordan Phillips went 2-1 in the 4x4 Pro class at round two of the GNCC series in Georgia.

Can-Am Renegade 800R X xc racers Bryan Buckhannon and Jordan Phillips went 2-1 in the 4×4 Pro class at round two of the GNCC series in Georgia.

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Seven Essentials For Mud Riding

Almost every little kid has discovered true enjoyment from jumping into pools of rainwater, making mud pies or ruining a new pair of sneakers in a recently formed mud puddle. Mud has forever enticed both humans and animals alike to frolic in it, whether out of necessity or just for play. While it’s one thing to take a stroll in the muck bare foot, it’s an entirely different adventure to drive a vehicle into it – it’s a much bigger commitment! Sure, mud riding is not for everyone, but it’s hugely popular and downright entertaining when done correctly.

The Can-Am store offers off-road enthusiasts several parts, accessories and products for venturing into the mud.

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