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UTV: Piloting a Can-Am X-Team Maverick 1000R side-by-side, Martin Horik (OCTANE) won the Side-By-Side overall and 851-1000cc class at the 2014 12 Hours of La Tuque in Quebec, Canada.

Can-Am Wins 12 Hours of La Tuque

Side-By-Side Racers Earn AWRCS UTV Open Class Podium Sweep
By Michael Sommer | May 22, 2014

Can-Am® Maverick 1000R drivers finished first and second in the Open side-by-side class and overall at the 12 Hours of La Tuque endurance race in Quebec, Canada. Maverick pilots also swept the UTV Open class podium this past weekend at round three of the American Woods Racing Championship Series (AWRCS) in Pennsylvania.

The 12 Hours of La Tuque is four-day event featuring vendors, concerts and endurance races for ATVs, motorcycles and side-by-side vehicles hosted in the Haute-Mauricie region near La Tuque, Quebec, Canada. The side-by-side competitors ran two separate one-hour sessions to determine the overall winner. Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side racers had a very memorable 2014 12 Hours of La Tuque, taking first and second overall and in the Open 851-1000cc (SxS) class.
Yani Desjardins (Can-Am X-Team) finished one lap behind Horik to take second overall with his Maverick 1000R side-by-side vehicle.
Martin Horik (OCTANE / Can-Am) completed a total of 69 laps over the two sessions in a time of 02:03:05.797 to put his Can-Am X-Team Maverick 1000R vehicle on top of the Open 851-1000cc class podium and the SxS overall. Horik completed 35 laps during the first session to take a very close second. However, in session two, he completed one more lap (34) than the competition to win the event. Can-Am X-Team Maverick pilot, Yani Desjardins, took second overall and in the class. Desjardins, last year’s overall winner, won the first portion of the race, but took second in session two to earn second behind Horik.

Can-Am also earned a hard-fought podium finish in the ATV race. The Can-Am Elka PLX Sport team of Mathieu Deroy, Keven Vachon and Bobby Desjardins took second overall in the three-session ATV General race with a Can-Am DS 450. The team, which completed a total of 232 circuits over the three, four-hour sessions (including one at night), won the first session and was in the running for the overall until a mechanical issue slowed their pursuit during the final session. They finished in the top three in each session, but ended up eight laps behind the eventual winner and took second. Can-Am DS 450 racer Martin Lafontaine also won the Iron Man class (solo participant) and took ninth overall. He completed 196 laps during the 12 hours of racing to ensure him a top-10 finish.

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