Can-Am Announces 2020 ATV, SSV Off-Road Racing Contingency Program

Racing program earmarks $250,000 USD for off-road community

January 2020 Racing

Valcourt, Quebec - Can-Am has announced its national amateur and professional ATV and side-by-side vehicle racing contingency program for the 2020 season, with a reserve valued at $250,000 USD.

The contingency program, which includes numerous off-road racing series, can provide monetary payouts for eligible racers who compete with approved Can-Am off-road vehicles, including but not limited to the, Maverick X3, the industry’s most powerful factory turbocharged side-by-side vehicle. 

Fourteen U.S. national and regional racing series make up the 2020 ATV and SSV contingency schedule. Can-Am has more than a dozen series including side-by-side vehicles and can potentially award both professional and amateur drivers with contingency dollars for podium finishes.

Five of those national SSV events will award eligible Can-Am racers who finish first in their class at each round with a top prize of $5,000 USD. These include the Best In The Desert (BITD), SCORE International desert series, UTV World Championships, Mint 400 and the ULTRA4 King of the Hammers (KOH) events. A podium finish in any of these desert racing series breaks down as $5,000 (first), $2,000 (second) and $1,000 (third). All events have various levels of contingency money reserved per race. However, event must also meet the minimum requirement of 10 class riders in any event to have the potential to earn the contingency dollars (see details).

The 2020 Heartland Challenge endurance race has $2,500 USD earmarked for the Can-Am SSV racer who wins the Iowa endurance race. In the Pro Turbo ranks, Can-Am will award eligible program participants with $1,000 USD per Can-Am victory in the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS), Lucas Oil Off Road Series (LOORS National), UTV Championship and ULTRA4 series. Regional events like the SxS Sports series, the American Cross Country Championship (AXCC) and TexPlex series are also included in the program for authorized Can-Am Pro Turbo participants.  and other regional racing series.

The Can-Am ATV race contingency schedule includes four series and is open to Pros and certain amateur racers who meet all the program requirements and compete on either a Can-Am Outlander or Renegade 4x4 ATV. These series include the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC), BITD, SCORE International Baja 1000 race and the Heartland Challenge. A podium finish in any of these desert racing series breaks down as $1,000 (first), $500 (second) and $250 (third).  The GNCC series also offers approved Can-Am pilots in the 4x4 A class with potential contingency dollars for class victories at each round.

The Qualified Can-Am Amateur Racer Support program requires participants to purchase a new or unused ATV or side-by-side vehicle and also register it with an authorized Can-Am dealer. Approved side-by-side vehicles include all 2017-2020 Maverick X3 Turbo R side-by-side vehicles as well as 2017 and newer Can-Am Maverick vehicles. A 2017-2020 Renegade and Outlander 4x4 ATVs at varying displacement levels are eligible. The period runs Jan. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2020.

For more information on Can-Am racing, the full 2020 schedule and the contingency program, e-mail: For more information about Can-Am off-road products, visit

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