Valcourt, Québec, August 14, 2009 – When Josh Frederick was injured in late May at an ITP Quadcross race, the outlook for his World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) Pro-class championship defense did not look good. The two-time champion had broken several ribs, broke two major bones in one leg and had a punctured lung. This weekend, however, marks his return to the WORCS circuit aboard his Team Motoworks / Can-Am™ DS 450™ EFI ATV at the Olympia, WA round.
"I'm extremely impressed with the dedication and determination that Josh brings to the Team Motoworks / Can-Am team," says Jimmie O'Dell, Racing Manager for Can-Am ATVs at BRP. "His speedy return to action this weekend shows what he is made of and that he is a true champion."
His recovery is not complete, however. According to Johnny Leach, owner of the Motoworks / Can-Am race team, Frederick still has some recovering to go through and he will not be at 100 percent this weekend.
"Josh is about 50 percent recovered and is only racing this weekend in an effort to salvage some championship points," cautions Leach. "Josh just started riding only a few weeks ago, so we'll just have to wait and see how he does."
Frederick had a comfortable points lead when he sustained his injury and is still in second place despite missing one round of the WORCS championship. The first practice is on Saturday, while the Pro-class race will be held on Sunday. For more information on Can-Am racing, our 2009 contingency program and amateur DS 450 support program, please visit Can-Am - ATV
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