Valcourt, Quebec, June 2, 2011
- Motoworks / Can-Am racer John Natalie, won both the Pro and Pro-Am overalls at round three of the New England ATV Motocross Series this past weekend in Hurricane Hills, Pa. Natalie was joined on the podium in both classes by BCS Performance / Can-Am rider and reigning NEATV-MX Pro champion Cody Miller.
"It was great to see Can-Am racers earn two spots on the Pro class podium this weekend," said Jimmie O'Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. "Natalie proved once again that he's an elite racer who has knack for winning. And I was pleased to see Cody Miller earn two third-place overall finishes despite having a hard crash in practice the day before. He confirmed he has a lot of guts and is determined to repeat as NEATV champion."
Natalie, who is a regular in the AMA ATV MX Championship Series and currently second in the Pro class points, competed at Hurricane Hills because it was close to his home. Natalie was in championship form as he won three out of four motos and claimed the overall in both the Pro and Pro-Am classes.
"It was fun to come out here and race this weekend and take a couple of wins. The Can-Am DS 450 ran great and everything went really well," stated Natalie. "The track was pretty technical with really steep jumps and it got rough out there."
Miller, who said he was not feeling well but raced anyway, went 3-4 in the Pro class to take third overall and 4-3 finishes in the Pro-am class were enough to secure another third place on the podium for the Can-Am DS 450 racer.
Another Can-Am rider, Josh Creamer, who was second in the NEATV-MX Pro class points prior to round three, was anxious to give his new race engine a work out and did so when he won the first Pro class moto. However, Creamer's quad and another rider's ATV tangled off the start of the second moto, resulting in a hard crash that ended his weekend of racing. Battered and bruised, Creamer feels he'll be ready after a few weeks of recovery.
For more information on Can-Am racing, the entire 2011 schedule, the 2011 contingency program and Can-Am DS 450 ATV amateur racer support program, please visit www.can-amxteam.com.
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