Vista, CA (5/25/2012)
Frederick, Dillon Zimmerman &
took the win at the 2012 La Tuque
12 Hour ATV race aboard a Motoworks
/ Can-Am DS450 ATV
The Can Am / Motoworks team of Josh Frederick,
Dillon Zimmerman and Collins Webster took on
the 12 Hour of La Tuque and pulled off their
second consecutive Pro ATV class win.
Defending champions, Josh Frederick and Dillon
Zimmerman were joined by Collins Webster,
who was filling in for French racer Jeremie
Warnia, who could not attend due to a championship
race in Europe.
The 12 hour event is broken down into three
four hour sessions that are run on a sandy,
closed course track that gets incredibly rough.
The team was running a new tire from DWT that
is specially designed for sand and they worked
incredibly well. The course was groomed before
each segment, which was very welcomed but
also presented its own set of challenges.
“When they groomed the course, it would
break down differently for each session so
you never knew what to expect, but that kept
it interesting,” explained Collins Webster.
Weather conditions for the race were hot
and dusty, but that gave the Can-Am/Motoworks
team an advantage as they are used to those
conditions in the WORCS series. “It
was really hot and dusty, but we’re
all pretty used to that and I don’t
think a lot of the local guys up there were,
so we had a bit of an advantage,” said
For each session of the race, Dillon Zimmerman
started for the team. Zimmerman rode for 1.5
hours before handing the quad over to Josh
Frederick, who then rode for another 1.5 hours,
before Collins Webster took control for the
During the first session, the team put in
a total of 65 laps, giving them an early lead
by two laps ahead of their competitors. “The
first session went really well. The track
got these huge whoops in it, but we never
had any problems,” said Frederick.
The second session of the race was a night
race that put a whole new perspective on things
for Collins Webster. “That was the first
time I have raced at night so it was a little
different for me, but it was still a lot of
fun and everything went really good. The track
got kind of choppy, but it was nothing we
haven’t seen before,” stated Webster.
During the second session, the team completed
61 laps and still had a two lap advantage
over second place. “We just went out
there and we rode as hard as we could because
we wanted to get a good lead in case we ran
into any problems out there,” said Dillon
That strategy paid off for the team in the
final session. “We were doing really
well and we had a good lead but in the last
few laps of the race, we caught a rock or
something and it caused some problems. We
had that two lap lead and it really made the
difference for us because it allowed us to
take the win,” said Frederick.
The Can-Am/Motoworks team finished the race
with a total of 187 laps, in a time of 12:11:12.452,
giving them their second victory at La Tuque.
“This was a big deal for Can-Am and
our team. This is a great event and we were
really looking forward to it so taking the
win made it even better,” stated Josh