Valcourt, Quebec, January 13, 2009 The tandem of Josh Frederick and Dillon Zimmerman finished ahead of all other Quad Pro class competitors, racing a Team Motoworks-prepped Can-Am DS 450 EFI ATV at the Best In The Desert Parker 250 desert race. Cutting across the desert at breakneck speed, the riders quickly established themselves as the team to beat during the three laps of the 83-mile loop. Frederick and Zimmerman finished the race just over five hours, nearly two minutes ahead of second place.
"The Motoworks team was testing different setting, using the Parker 250 as a tune-up race for the upcoming WORCS series," says Jimmie O'Dell, Racing Manager for Can-Am ATVs at BRP. "So it was icing on the cake to get the big win for the DS 450! Josh and Dillon rode a blistering pace and we are encouraged with the great start to the 2010 season."
Frederick is no stranger to success in desert racing, as he was the Best In The Desert Quad Pro champion in 2005. His teammate, Zimmerman, is a relative newcomer to pure desert racing, but has quickly established himself as a young talent in the ATV racing world.
Bryan Buckhannon, who regularly races the Grand National Cross Country Series back east, took to the desert aboard a Can-Am Outlander 800R EFI ATV with teammate Richard Goforth. The two riders raced to the Quad Amateur win and finished the race 10 minutes ahead of second place in the class.
The next race for the two Motoworks riders will be the WORCS opener January 24 near Phoenix, AZ. Both riders are also racing the DWT World MX Racing Championship with the final two rounds February 6 and 7 near Anza, CA. Buckhannon will race the 2010 GNCC opener on February 28 in Florida.
For more information on Can-Am racing, the entire 2010 schedule, the 2010 contingency program and DS 450 amateur racer support program, please visit www.can-amxteam.com.
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately-held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft and sport boats, Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines, direct injection technologies such as E-TEC, Can-Am all-terrain vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines and karts. With manufacturing facilities on three continents, BRP products are distributed in more than 80 countries.