Valcourt, Québec, January 13, 2011 – For the 2011 ATV and side-by-side vehicle racing season, BRP will offer up more than US $1.6 million as part of its industry-leading Can-Am X-Team Racing Contingency Program. Can-Am ATV and side-by-side vehicle racers across Canada and the United States will be eligible for a cash payout though the program in the 2011 racing season.
As in the past, riders of the Can-Am DS 450, Can-Am Outlander and Can-Am Renegade lines of ATVs are eligible for the cash payout. However, starting in the 2011 race season, drivers of the new Can-Am Commander 800R and Commander 1000 lines of side-by-side vehicles will be eligible for the program as well.
"We are excited to continue our support for both the professional and the amateur Can-Am ATV, and now, side-by-side vehicle racer," says Denis Morin, vice-president, Product Development & Racing at BRP. "Racing has always been an integral part of our DNA here at BRP, and we reward those who commit to joining the Can-Am family on the race track."
Racers who meet the terms of the contingency program will receive a cash payout in the amount earned based on his or her placing in the event, with payment mailed directly to the participant or legal guardian. BRP is also awarding contingency for overall championships at the end of the season.
BRP is paying out contingency cash in all major U.S. national racing series, including the CanAm Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series, the AMA ATV Motocross Championship and the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS). In addition, BRP will pay contingency in several regional series and the High Lifter Mud Nationals.
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.
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately-held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, SeaDoo watercraft and boats, Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines, direct injection technologies such as E-TEC, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines. BRP products are distributed in more than 90 countries.
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