Can-Am/Motoworks' Josh Frederick Wins 2010 WORCS Pro ATV Championship

 
 
Teammates Josh Frederick and Jeremie Warnia finished one and two in the last race of the season (right-to-left).
Teammates Josh Frederick and Jeremie Warnia finished one and two in the last race of the season (right-to-left).
Like a boxer down on the scorecard tally, Josh Frederick knew he needed a knockout to win the championship. Headed into the final round of the 2010 WORCS Series in Mesquite, Nevada, Frederick trailed his rival Beau Baron in points, and Baron would need to finish outside of the top five in order for the K&N sponsored rider to have a shot at the title.
K&N supported Josh Frederick won the 2010 WORCS Pro ATV Championship in dramatic fashion in the final round.
K&N supported Josh Frederick won the 2010 WORCS Pro ATV Championship in dramatic fashion in the final round.


One of the most addictive elements of racing is the pure drama inherent in its unpredictability, and the final contest of the season produced heaping helpings of pharmaceutical grade excitement. As the gate dropped for Sunday's main event, Frederick was in third place going into the first lap. He quickly got around Dustin Nelson to take over second, and set his sights on teammate, Jeremie Warnia, who was in the lead. A few laps later, Frederick closed the gap, and successfully made his move to the front. It was then that he got word that Baron was in the pits with mechanical issues.
The Can-Am/Motorworks team would like to congratulate Josh Frederick on winning the 2010 WORCS Pro ATV Championship, and the rest of the team for a job well done.
The Can-Am/Motorworks team would like to congratulate Josh Frederick on winning the 2010 WORCS Pro ATV Championship, and the rest of the team for a job well done.


"I knew that Beau was having issues, but he is a tough competitor and I knew I couldn't take any chances and I had to stay out front and take that win if I wanted to get the championship," remarked Frederick. Frederick held his lead for the last seven laps, taking the checkered, and the 2010 WORCS Pro ATV Championship.

"The entire team did a great job. Jeremie got a great start and held on to finish second and Dillon (Zimmerman) finished fifth in points in his rookie year, so I am proud of their performances," declared team owner, Johnny Leach.

"I never would have imagined the season would have so much emotion tied to it," stated Leach. 'It started off just as we thought it would. Beau and Dustin started the season tough. It was a battle between josh and Beau all year. Josh was in a pretty comfortable spot going into Glen Helen. After that it went crazy. Josh made a small mistake that cost us a ton of points going into the last round. We pretty much went to Mesquite just wanting to finish the season with a win. We were sure that Beau had the championship wrapped. As you know, things went our way, and Josh reclaimed the WORCS Pro ATV Championship. What a crazy ending."

Leach explains that from Frederick's perspective this is one of the sweetest championships he has ever won. "The roller coaster ride at the end made it even better," says Leach. "This year the competition was tough. Beau and Dustin were faster than ever. I don't think I have seen such a fire in Josh though. He pushed hard this year. We went through a lot of different bike setups trying to get every advantage we could. Josh is one of the mentally toughest riders I know. Everyone would be amazed if they could hear what we talked about on the radios. Josh never gives up – no matter what."

"Some of the unknown stuff was the success of our new engine package towards the end of the season. It was super reliable and fast," said Leach. "From Motoworks standpoint, the highs of the season also included Dustin's first win, and the fact that Motoworks won every race of the season. Some of our other low points for the team were our loss in Phoenix at the opener, and the loss to Beau in Washington. The biggest low for us was the loss of Casey Johnson. We all loved him and miss him."

Leach says that next year everything will basically remain the same for the team. The only difference will be Jeremie Warnia coming out to the West Coast and racing MX.

"We want to win the West Coast MX titles. He is super fast and has a great bike. Jeremie will also run the WORCS series fulltime. This will bring another top pro rider to the series. It will be a great battle between Josh, Jeremie, Beau, and Dustin. Not to mention the kids, Josh Row and Dillon. The starting line will be fun to watch."

"We appreciate everything K&N has done for us," adds Leach. "It is a lot of fun to race with you guys. Keep up the good work. We would like to bring you guys several more championships. We look forward to defending the title in 2011."

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