Team Motoworks/Can-Am Pro Josh Frederick piloted his Can-Am
Maverick 1000R X rs side-by-side vehicle to a third-place podium finish and his
DS 450 ATV to second overall at the second round of the World Off-Road
Championship Series (WORCS) Feb. 8-10 in Primm,
NV. Fellow SxS Pro Production
side-by-side class and Can-Am Maverick racer Pablo Veglia finished fifth.
"We were very pleased with how Round 2 turned out, having Josh
Frederick reach both Pro class podiums with the Maverick and DS 450," said Jimmie O'Dell,
Can-Am race manager. "I was definitely happy with how Josh raced and finished
with the Maverick 1000R X rs in just his second WORCS event. Coming from the
fifth row at the start-and as far back as 20th-to earn a top-three
finish shows just how skilled both he and the Maverick are. To have two of the
five Maverick side-by-side vehicles entered finish in the top five of the
highly competitive Pro Production 1000 class is great and definitely the
momentum that we were looking for which we can build upon."
For Frederick and the
Maverick 1000R, Round 2 at Buffalo Bill's just outside of Las Vegas served as redemption for an unlucky
series opener a few weeks prior when he failed to finish. In Primm, Frederick was determined
to move forward from his fifth-row starting spot during the six-lap Pro race.
After lap one Frederick
was in 15th but on the move. One lap later he had picked off five racers and
cracked the top 10. By the fourth lap, the Nevada resident had pushed his Maverick
1000R X rs to fourth overall. He cracked into the top three on lap five and
held it all the way to the finish for the first-ever WORCS podium finish for
the new Can-Am Maverick. Frederick
had a similar climb in the Pro ATV class as he came from eighth place to
eventually put his Motoworks-tuned DS 450 on the podium.
"There are some things we need to work on, but to be able to
run up front with a brand new vehicle is great. We'll just keep working on the
Maverick and get better and better," said Frederick.
"The DS 450 was working awesome. I have to give it up to my whole team. I am
happy with second place."
Of the four remaining Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-sides in
the SxS Pro Production, three finished in the top 15. Veglia (Team Del Amo Motorsports/Can-Am)
earned fifth, battling back from 17th place after lap one. James Hill and
Johnny Leach finished 12th and 13th, respectively, with their Can-Am race
Two other Can-Am-mounted racers competed in the ATV Pro
class along with Frederick, who currently sits third in the class points
standings. Finishing seventh aboard his GPS/Can-Am DS 450 was Pro class rookie
Collins Webster. His teammate Dillon Zimmerman had two mechanical issues and will
look to rebound at Round 3, March 22-24, in Lake
Havasu City, Ariz.