Valcourt, Quebec, June 3, 2009 - Multi-time off-road champion Terry Cunningham plans of giving ATV racing a shot after an extremely successful career on dirt bikes. Cunningham hails from the state of Ohio and is choosing the famed John Penton GNCC near Millfield, Ohio as the race to test his off-road skills with an extra two wheels. He will line up this Saturday with a Can-Am DS 450TM X xc against some of the best amateur off-road racing competition in the world.
"To have a legend like Terry Cunningham decide to come over to the ATV side is an event in itself, but to have him do it on a DS 450 X xc is terrific news," says Jimmie O'Dell, Racing Manager for Can-Am ATVs at BRP. "The combination of Cunningham's off-road skill and the DS 450 X xc should prove to be a formidable one out on the course Saturday."
The multi-time International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) gold medalist and four-time national enduro champion will make his ATV debut in the Senior A class. He will put his 41-years of racing experience to the test as he has only a handful of hours experience racing ATVs. According to Cunningham, he is looking forward to the challenge.
"God has blessed me with an opportunity to chase another adventure and take on a brand new challenge as I plan to race the John Penton GNCC event this weekend," says Cunningham. "ATV racing is one part of the off-road industry I haven't competed in and I'm thrilled that Can-Am has provided me this opportunity to compete in this event aboard the new Can-Am DS 450 X xc. This weekend's race in Ohio could be real entertaining for everyone to watch an old dog learn some new tricks!"
For more information on Can-Am racing, our 2009 contingency program and amateur DS 450 support program, please visit www.can-amxteam.com.
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