Motoworks / Can-Am ATV racer Josh Creamer overcame the excessively muddy conditions at MX 207 to win the Pro class at round eight of the New England ATV Motocross Series in Lyman, Maine.
Creamer also won the Pro-Am class aboard his Can-Am DS 450 ATV. BCS Performance / Can-Am DS 450 racer Cody Miller earned two podiums as well, taking third overall in each class.
"With his outstanding weekend performance, Creamer has dramatically closed up the Pro class points championship race and sits only four points behind the leader with four rounds of racing remaining," said Jimmie O'Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. "He continues to impress on the DS 450 and his performance in the slick, muddy track was incredible."
Creamer jumped out to an early lead in moto one, grabbing the holeshot, and held off another racer for the win. Moto two was even more challenging as Creamer, who took another holeshot, dropped back to second place during the early part of the race before making a pass and rallying for the win.
His 1-1 finish gave him a 10-point cushion over second place at round eight. With his third overall victory, he now trails the class leader by just four points heading into round nine, which is to be held Aug. 21 at Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J.
"I had a good day even with all the mud," said Creamer. "I knew a good start was needed, so I just did my best to get out front and stay there. I'm looking forward to the next round at E-Town. Hopefully we’ll get a little better weather for that one."
Miller rode a respectable race in the Pro class, posting two third-place finishes, which earned him third overall.
In Pro-Am class action, Miller grabbed the first-moto holeshot on his DS 450, but eventually dropped to second behind Creamer, who won the moto and the class overall going 1-2. In the second Pro-Am moto, Miller took third, which resulted in a third place overall finish on the day and another podium.
"It was a pretty muddy race, but we ran bigger tires and it worked out good for us," said Miller.
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.