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Canada Cup Champion ATV Racer Richard Pelchat Proud of his 2009 Season

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Canadian Richard Pelchat competed in 21 ATV races in 2009 and logged 40,000 miles of travelling. "I will remember 2009 as my toughest ATV racing season ever," he said. "But overall it was a great year."

Canadian ATV racer Richard Pelchat at Montreal Supercross
Canadian ATV racer Richard Pelchat at Montreal Supercross

St. Wenceslas course ATV race for Richard Pelchat where he had a perfect win pattern
St. Wenceslas course ATV race for Richard Pelchat where he had a perfect win pattern
Can-Am X-Team ATV motocross racer Pelchat won the Canada Cup ATV Championship. Richard Pelchat also took the holeshot in both ATV moto races in the final round of the championship series aboard his DS 450. "I’m proud to win the cup for Canada," he said. "Canadians all grow up dreaming of winning the Stanley Cup for a professional hockey team. Not me, I guess the name of the championship fits us."
Richard Pelchat competed in 21 ATV races in 2009 and logged around 41,000 miles on the racing circuit
Richard Pelchat competed in 21 ATV races in 2009 and logged around 41,000 miles on the racing circuit

2009 Canadian Cup winner Richard Pelchat will defend his ATV racing title in 2010
2009 Canadian Cup winner Richard Pelchat will defend his ATV racing title in 2010

Richard Pelchat uses K&N air filter part number, CM-4508 and K&N air filter wrap, part number CM-4508DK on his race ATV. "My K&N air filters worked perfectly this year," he said. "I really like the power they provide me, plus they are so easy to use. The washing and oiling process is quick and we always have K&N filters ready for us at every event."

He followed up his ATV championship win with a strong sixth overall at the penultimate round of the 2009 ITP Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship at Red Bud Track and Trail in Michigan. Richard Pelchat had great weather at the AMA Red Bud. "It was a nice MX track," he said. "I qualified well in front of many factory riders and rode hard."

Things don't always run flawless for ATV racer Richard Pelchat, like his competition at the twelve hours of Pont-de-Vaux in France. "It is really an amazing event," said the racer. "I was teamed up with French riders Jeremy Warnia and Greg Lassigne. We had a bunch of little problems that you can’t have in order to win an endurance race. It just wasn’t our turn."

Richard Pelchat also attended the Montreal Supercross ATV race event. "I took a month off to put myself in SX mode," he said. "I changed my practice track to make it a real SX challenge. The Montreal SX is really great and I was ready for the race. Josh Creamer, John Natalie, Chad Wienen were all on the entry list, but deep down I did not fear them. I felt like I could win. Unfortunately I hurt my left shoulder during practice and the pain was so intense I had to pull out. It increased with every bump and each lap. It was a tough decision, but a smart decision to pull out of the event."

Some of the other ATV races on Pelchat's 2009 schedule were:
Walton, Canada Cup ATV Race
St. Wenceslas, Courses VTT Round 2
Southwick, NEATV Racing
Pennsylvania AMA ATV Racing
St. Seraphine Courses VTT Round 3
Lorreta Lynn, Tennessee AMA ATV Racing

Richard Pelchat will be back for the 2010 ATV race season and said he will be on the starting line with the will to win more than ever. "I will be racing in the United States for a few events," he said. "And I also plan to defend my Canada Cup."

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