Valcourt, Québec, April 1, 2013 – Can-Am® Maverick™ 1000R side-by-side vehicle driver James Hill finished second in the SxS Pro Production class at round three of the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) in Arizona. Brothers Derek and Jason Murray also earned a podium finish with their Maverick 1000R X® rs, racing to a third-place finish in the Best In The Desert (BITD) Mint 400 outside of Las Vegas. At the 2013 Mtn. Dew AMA ATV Motocross Nationals opening round in Georgia, BCS Performance / Can-Am pro Josh Creamer finished second in the Pro class aboard his DS 450™.
“I was thrilled that Can-Am racers earned hard-fought podium finishes in three different series, and in very difficult conditions,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “James Hill overcame a challenging WORCS course to earn his second podium behind the wheel of the Maverick. The Murray Motorsports team had a spectacular podium finish at the Mint 400 and narrowly missing second-place by only two seconds. Josh Creamer — despite a first-turn crash in the first moto and very wet, muddy conditions — won a Pro class moto and notched an impressive second-place finish overall at round one of the AMA ATV MX series.”
Numerous Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side vehicles participated at round three of WORCS held at Crazy Horse Resort in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. James Hill (No. 91 IMG Motorsports / GBC / Can-Am) was the top-finishing pro Maverick 1000R racer, earning a spot on the SxS Pro Production class podium with a strong second-place finish. Californian John Pacheco took sixth place in the same class with his Maverick.
Hill started on the first line in his class and was in the top five after one lap. Hill moved into the top three one lap later and kept pushing toward the front. He then took over the physical lead on the sixth-and-final lap, but had to settle for second overall due to adjusted time.
“The track was gnarly. My goal was to get out front quick and save the car the best I could due to the rough course,” said Hill.
At the grueling Mint 400 BITD desert race near Las Vegas, Nev., Murray Racing drove its Maverick 1000R X rs to one of the closest SSV race finishes in history. Derek and Jason Murray finished in third place, but were amazingly only two seconds from earning second-place overall in the SxS Pro class after adjusted time.
Can-Am X-Team member and Maverick side-by-side pilot Cory Sappington (Desert Toyz) finished in fifth place in the SxS Pro class.