Can-Am Commander Long Travel
Holz Gives First Look at Long Travel Kit for Can-Am Commander; Bumpers, Skid-Plates & More To Follow
It was perhaps the most anticipated and long awaited performance UTV launch in the history of the UTV category. With rumors running rampant for months and in some cases years of a forthcoming performance UTV from Can-am, the Commander is finally reality and the UTV community is salivating and awaiting its arrival in dealerships this fall. Fortunately, if all goes to plan at Holz Racing Products, you won’t have to do the same when it comes to the latest suspension, chassis and performance parts for the Can-am Commander.
Holz Racing Products is now ready to tip their hand too, giving interested early Commander buyers a first look at the Holz Long Travel Suspension Kit for the Can-Am Commander. In addition to the long travel kit, Holz is also developing other Commander performance products such as Half Doors, Rock Sliders, Front and Rear Bumpers, a Skid Plate Kit and more. Working with Team Motoworks, a Can-Am equipped off-road racing effort based out of Vista, California; Mark Holz designed and developed the all-inclusive long travel kit earlier this spring. Since that time, the kit has been exposed to on-going testing by the Motoworks team.
“We designed the long travel kit to be a simple bolt-in solution,” said Mark Holz, owner of Holz Racing Products. “Just like our successful and respected Polaris RZR Long Travel +4 Kit, the Commander Kit will include all necessary hardware in one complete package.”
Like virtually all Holz Racing Products, the Holz Commander Long Travel Suspension kit will feature precision, made in the USA craftsmanship and will undergo rigorous testing both on the track and off to ensure quality is industry leading. To achieve such high standards, the Holz Commander Long Travel Suspension Kit will feature tig-welded, chromoly construction; will include necessary hardware such as tie-rod extensions, longer brake lines and axle shafts; and will be finished in a durable black powder coat.
While final details and pricing are being ironed out at this time, Holz and his crew of precision fabricators are pleased with the results thus far and are on-target to deliver the Commander Long Travel Kit to market in unison with the Can-am Commander arriving in dealerships this fall.
“We are working through the final details now,” said Holz. “The performance of the kit even in its early stages was very good, now we’re working on final calibrations.”
As those calibrations are completed, Holz Racing Products is also busy working on additional Commander products including skid-plates, rock sliders, half doors, bumpers and more. Holz is hoping to have many of those products available as the Commander arrives in dealerships this fall.
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Natalie Wins AMA ATV Motocross
Motoworks Rider John Natalie Gives Can-Am First National ATV Motocross Win Using Holz Long Travel Kit
With the heat of summer upon us, it seems members of the Holz Racing Products off-road teams are heating up as well, notching more podiums and first ever wins. We start with big kudos to John Natalie, who awarded Can-Am their first ever overall Pro-class win in AMA ATV Motocross competition. The victory for Natalie came at the Pleasure Valley Raceway near Armagh, Pennsylvania. John grabbed the top podium position by posting a win in the first moto, thanks to a monster holeshot and a perfectly suspended Can-Am DS-450 equipped with the latest goods from Holz Racing Products and the Motoworks team. Natalie almost recorded back-to-back wins, settling for a second place finish in the second moto. The one-two combination finish gave Natalie the overall win. Fellow Holz/Motoworks teammates Jeremie Warnia and Chad Wienen finished 6th and 11th respectively overall.
In the two previous rounds of AMA ATV action, Chad Wienen stood on the podium, finishing second overall at both Spring Creek in Millville, Minnesota and at Muddy Creek in Blountville, Tennessee. John Natalie also enjoyed a podium finish in Minnesota, capturing a third. John placed 8th in the Muddy Creek competition. For Jeremy Warnia, consistency was the key takeaway, as he enjoyed a 7th place finish at both venues.
As the AMA competitors snaked their way across the country, racers in the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) battled it out at Cahuilla Creek in Anza, California in round six action. Once again it was the domination of Josh Frederick and his Holz/Team Motoworks Can-Am that crossed the line first in the Pro-ATV class, besting the rest by nearly 20-seconds over his second place rival, and a full 4-minute plus advantage over the third place quad. The victory, Frederick’s third of the season, gave him a more comfortable lead in the year-end points battle with just three races left in the season. Josh’s teammate, Dillon Zimmerman finished 6th at Cahuilla Creek and sits 5th overall in points.
Of course no Holz race report would be complete without an update on the efforts of Mark Holz. This time Mark decided to race a bone stock Polaris RZR instead of his “usual” race prepped buggy. Prior to the start of the race in Anza, California, Mark and his crew installed an assortment of Holz Racing bolt-on goodies. If that wasn’t enough antics for Holz – he inadvertently rolled the car mid-race, righted it back on all four tires and still managed to finish in second place behind eventual race winner Chris Blais. The next race in the WORCS series brings Holz racers to the backyard of Holz Racing Products, as they compete in Olympia, Washington, July 23-25th.
In the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, the Walker Evans/Holz Racing/Kroyer Racing Engines UTV of RJ Anderson was back in action, June 26-27 at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. The young racer had his hands full, as he battled current points leader Austin Kimbrell in two days of Unlimited UTV competition. The results were less than what RJ had anticipated, settling for a 9th overall on Saturday, and improving with a 5th place effort on Sunday. There’s still plenty of racing left in the season however, with four races down and four to go, RJ sits 3rd overall in the year-end points battle. Next up is the famed Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California, August 7-8.