Valcourt, Québec – September 7, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Motoworks /Can-Am Pro ATV racer John Natalie finished third overall at the series finale in Tennessee, to win the 2011 AMA ATV Motocross Championship aboard BRP’sCan-Am DS 450 ATV.
Natalie secured his second career national Pro ATV motocross championship and the first for the DS 450 ATV with a performance that saw him come from last place to fourth place in the final Pro race of the year.
Natalie’s consistency, along with teammate Chad Wienen’s four victories and fellow pro Chase Snapp’s successful rookie campaign, contributed to BRP winning the 2011 AMA ATV Manufacturer’s Cup Championship. The three riders combined for seven victories and an impressive 11 qualifying podiums in 11 rounds of racing to win the title.
“Obviously, theCan-AmDS 450 ATV was the dominant machine in the AMA ATV MX series,” said Johnny Leach, Motoworks owner. “Our riders and this machine combined to produce a unmatched level of performance. Motoworks is very proud to be a part of this championship-winning effort.”
“On behalf of all the employees at BRP, I’d like to congratulate John and the entire Motoworks /Can-Amracing team on winning this championship,” stated Denis Morin, vice-president, Product Development & Racing. “John performed like a champion all season aboard the DS 450 ATV, displaying true grit and determination and a passion to win.”
Natalie, who recorded three overall victories in 2011 aboard the Motoworks-preppedCan-AmDS 450 ATV, finished on the podium eight out of 11 races to score a total of 432 points. Known as “Ironman” Natalie, the Pennsylvania-based pro lived up to his nickname as he raced the last four rounds with a surgically repaired forearm. Despite the mid-season injury, he recorded one win and two third-place finishes over the final four rounds to secure the title.
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