Valcourt, Quebec, December 5, 2011 - For the 2012 ATV and side-by-side racing season, BRP has added certain Can-Am(r) Outlander(tm) and Renegade(tm) ATV models and Can-Am Commander(tm) side-by-side vehicles to its amateur racer support program that has included the Can-Am DS 450(tm) ATV for the past three racing seasons. To complement the additional models added, BRP will also support new 4x4 ATV and side-by-side classes and series adding to its industry-leading Can-Am X-Team Racing contingency program.
"BRP understands the value of an ATV racing contingency program and has already established itself as an industry leader with the DS 450 Amateur Racer Support Program," said Jimmie O'Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. "We added 4x4 ATV models and side-by-side vehicles as way to support those amateur racers who choose to race 4x4 ATVs and side-by-sides. BRP wants to fuel their desire to compete and make it more feasible to chase their dreams, whether it be on a local or national level."
Starting right now, eligible units in the program include all new or unused 2010, 2011 and 2012 Can-Am Outlander and Renegade ATVs, and all 2011 and 2012 new or unused Can-Am Commander side-by-side vehicles. Benefit of the program includes a $1000 factory discount on all eligible ATV models and a $1500 factory discount on all eligible side-by-sides. Full details of the Can-Am X-Team racing contingency program will be released in the following months. This new 4x4 support program joins the existing DS 450 Racer Support Program and begins immediately.
Amateur racers who compete in their local series or a nationally recognized racing circuit can qualify for the model rebate. They will need to register with an authorized Can-Am dealer and purchase a qualifying ATV or SxS. However, the number of vehicles eligible for the program is limited and once BRP reaches that number, the program will end.
Racers, who meet the 4x4 contingency program qualifications can earn the rebate and also receive cash payouts in the amount earned based on their finishing position in an event. The payment is mailed directly to the participant or legal guardian. BRP will also continue to award contingency for overall championships at the conclusion of the racing season.
Contingency cash is paid out in all major U.S. national racing series, including the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series, World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS), High Lifter Mud Nationals as well as numerous local off-road racing series. The list of qualified racing series has expanded for 2012 to include even more racing circuits, from desert events to hare scrambles to endurance events in the U.S. and Canada. The 2012 Can-Am X-Team Racing Contingency Program will be announced at a later date.
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