ATV Motocross

Can-Am to Make AMA ATV National Debut; Seeks Title With Six-Quad Juggernaut

Friday, February 29, 2008 | 12:00 AM

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (Feb. 27, 2008) -- Can-Am, long a stalwart in off-road competition, will make its debut in ITP/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross National competition this season as a factory team. The Canadian company will campaign six riders this season, riding its new DS 450 sport quad.

Can-Am's riders are: Jeremy Lawson, Greg Gee, Sage Baker, and Richard Pelchat. John Natalie, Jr. and Cody Miller will also compete at select events.

Can-Am Product, Media Relation and Racing Manager Delton Bohlman said the team chose to return to ATV National competition with an eye on the AMA No. 1 number plate. That honor goes to the overall ATV Motocross Nationals Pro Champion and is awarded at the AMA season finale banquet.

"The AMA plate comes with a lot of prestige," said Bohlman. "We would love to attach that No. 1 plate to our bike. With that in mind, we configured our teams with a lot of thought and research. We wanted both veterans and the up and comers in order to help develop the new DS 450, and to win the overall title."

Teams carrying the Can-Am factory flag include Epic Racing and Warnert Racing. Pelchat, a privateer, will receive factory support and will also be vying for the Canadian Championship.

The 2008 ITP/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross season kicks off March 8-9 at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernadino, Calif.

About the ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross Championship Series

Presented by Parts Unlimited

The AMA ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross Championship Series Presented by Parts Unlimited is the nation’s premier amateur and professional ATV motocross series, and competes at top motocross facilities nationwide. The 12-round series features the Nation's best racers, teams and sponsors, and is America’s largest and longest-running ATV National Motocross series with more than 20 years of competition. The series continues to expand and produce top talent from the amateur ranks, while keeping close to the grassroots fun that makes people love to go to the races.

Series sponsors include title sponsors ITP Tires and Moose, and presenting sponsor Parts Unlimited.  Premiere and Feature sponsors include ATV Sport, Moto Tees, Scott USA, Maxxis Tires, Elka Suspension and H-Bomb Films/Division Four.  Associate sponsors include Weekend Warrior Trailers, Denton Racing, and Hinson Racing.  Media partners include ATV Insider, ATV Rider and For more information, please visit

About the ATV Association (ATVA)

The ATV Association (“¬ďATVA” ) is the official sanctioning body of the amateur division of the ATVA ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross Championship Series Presented by Parts Unlimited. The 9,000-member ATVA is a sister organization of the 260,000 member American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). ATV racing has experienced phenomenal growth in recent years, and continues to gain momentum and support, outselling off-road motorcycles annually. Each ATVA round attracts hundreds of racers who compete for bragging rights to one of 31 amateur national titles. For more information, please visit


About the ATV Promoters Group (ATVPG)

The ATVPG is composed of the individual promoters that host the AMA ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross Championships, presented by Parts Unlimited. The goal of the ATVPG is to raise awareness of ATV motocross through the production of professional and amateur championship racing events. For more information on the ATVPG and the ATV National events they produce, please visit