GNCC Racing

Can-Am Report: Bithell and Buckhannon Win!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 | 12:00 AM

BRP Can-Am Press Release

BRP racers see more wins and championships
GNCC Pro Chris Bithell Gives the DS 450 ATV its First GNCC Win

Valcourt, Québec, September 29, 2008  ”“ This past weekend was a remarkably successful weekend of racing for all Can-Am X-Team racers. At the Unadilla GNCC, BRP Can-Am swept the overall wins for both the morning and afternoon sessions, in the process giving the DS 450 EFI ATV its first XC1 Pro-class win. And out west, the DS 450 also was crowned the overall champion in the WORCS racing series. In the northeast, the Can-Am Outlander 800R EFI ATV was awarded the Rock Maple Racing Quad Terrain Open West championship and to the south, the DS 450 X model took home the Virginia A-Class state championship.

"This has easily been the most successful weekend of racing our Can-Am X-Team has ever had," said Del Bohlman, Product, Media Relations and Racing Manager for Can-Am ATVs at BRP. "To date we have at least six championships on Can-Am ATVs and aiming for more. The wins at the Unadilla GNCC and at the Honey Lake WORCS race were a special part of this weekend of success on the track."

At the Unadilla GNCC, Team Warnert Racing / Can-Am racer Chris Bithell pulled off a hard-fought victory on his DS 450 in the XC1 Pro class. Starting from dead last after the start, Bithell rode a strong race and worked himself into the lead after three laps. For the next two laps he remained at the front despite hard challenges from the fastest woods racers in the world. Bithell's win gives the Can-Am DS 450 its first GNCC win and overall. That win, combined with X-team racer Bryan Buckhannon's overall aboard his Outlander 800R ATV in the morning race session, marked a clean sweep of the Unadilla GNCC overalls.

Chris Bithell:
“It feels great to win. I knew we could do it! Everyone was cheering. It was great to have that kind of support.”Â

The next GNCC race is the Powerline Park GNCC near St. Clairsville, Ohio on October 11. Visit details and race results.

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately-held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorized recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea Doo watercraft and sport boats, Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines, direct injection technologies such as E TEC, Can Am all-terrain vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines and karts.