Thursday
Mar032016

ARCTIC CAT Presents Race and Ride Contest with Robby Gordon

 

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (March 2, 2016) - Arctic Cat Inc. today announced it is launching the “Race and Ride with Robby Gordon” contest. The Grand Prize winner will race an Arctic Cat Wildcat™ X with Robby Gordon during the Stadium Super Trucks race at the Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, Calif., on September 16-18, 2016. The Grand Prize also includes a two-night stay in Orange County, Calif., for the winner and a guest.
    
Commented Arctic Cat Chief Marketing Officer Greg Williamson: “We continue to look for ways to give our dealers and customers the ultimate off-road driving experience. We can’t imagine a more thrilling way to do this than to give them the opportunity to race one of our exciting 2016 Wildcat X machines, alongside a legend like Robby Gordon and in front of thousands of race fans.”
    
The “Race and Ride with Robby Gordon” contest starts on March 1, 2016, and ends on July 30, 2016. It is open to U.S. and Canadian residents who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. No purchase is necessary to win. All contest ballots will be available at participating Arctic Cat dealerships and online at www.arcticcat.com/race-and-ride, where fans may download the entry form and get a glimpse of this exciting opportunity by watching video highlights from last year’s race. Completed ballots must be placed into a ballot box found only at participating Arctic Cat dealerships to be entered for a chance to win. Contest information and rules will be posted on Arctic Cat’s website and in participating dealerships.
    
The Arctic Cat Stadium Side-by-Side (SXS) Racing Series was launched last year with overwhelming success, as the undercard, or lead-in race, to the main event at Robby Gordon’s wildly popular Stadium Super Truck (SST) Series events. The Arctic Cat Stadium SXS Series features 10 Arctic Cat Wildcat side-by-sides driven by Action Sport Athletes, fans, and dealers who will use the same track as the Stadium Super Trucks at various races.
    
About SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS 
    
Influenced by the former Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing Series, where drivers such as Gordon, Casey Mears and six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson got their start, Gordon created SST in response to the public’s overwhelming interest in trucks and off-road racing. His plan to re-launch the former stadium series has led to exciting racing on both asphalt and dirt, while producing one of the most extreme forms of action sports today.
    
Other than the trucks launching 20 feet in the air covering distances more than 150 feet, what sets the SST program apart from other series is the fact that all the SST trucks are identically prepared and delivered to drivers in race-ready condition. Race winners are decided by driver skill rather than individual team engineering and budgets. Drivers and their personal mechanics are assigned specific SST mechanics who together tune and make minor adjustments to the 600-horsepower trucks. 

    
About Arctic Cat
    
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc. is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.arcticcat.com.

Thursday
Feb042016

Robby Gordon to Start in the First Position for Saturday's Parker 425

PARKER, Arizona (February 4, 2016) – Competing in the famed King of the Hammers off-road event the day before in a Arctic Cat Wildcat X, Robby Gordon qualified the quickest of 62 entries for the Best in the Desert Parker 425, topping young Mexican racer Apdaly Lopez by 3.33 seconds for Saturday’s off-road race.
    
Driving his familiar No. 77 orange and black SPEED Energy, TRAXXAS and Toyo Tires-sponsored truck, Thursday’s blistering qualifying run set a positive tone for the Orange, Calif. driver as he starts the 2016 North American portion of his 2016 racing schedule after spending three weeks of January in South America competing in the 13-day Dakar Rally. 
    
The twenty-third competitor off the line Gordon’s qualifying time of 4 minutes, 24 seconds set the bar early for the stacked field of off-road competitors. 
    
The Parker 425 will include three laps of just more than 141 miles each.  The race course that has been marked through the Northwest Arizona desert is reportedly fast and rough, and the drivers of the extremely technical trucks, will push their vehicles, tires and bodies to the limit for what is expected to be more than seven hours of racing.  Gary Weyhrich won the 2015 Parker 425 in a time of 7 hours, 8 minutes and 23 seconds.  Gordon would encounter mechanical issues early on in the event and would not finish.
    
Fans can participate in the Parker 425 experience by connecting on http://www.planetrobby.com and follow along with the team on Facebook and Twitter at http://www.facebook.com/thespeedenergydrink, and  http://twitter.com/SPEED_ENERGY.
    
The No. 77 Trick Truck is supported by SPEED Energy, Toyo Tires, TRAXXAS, KMC Wheels, Arctic Cat, King Shocks, 4 Wheel Parts, Outlaw LED, Chevrolet, Magnaflow Exhaust, Eibach Springs, Mastercraft Safety, Embee Performance, MAC Tools, Replay XD, Impact, Lincoln Electric, Ron Davis Racing Products, Techni Waterjet, Hella, Mechanix Wear, Saftey-Kleen, Kartek Off-Road, Loctite, Jamar, Trelleborg, Macs, Torchmate, and T-Rex Grills.
    

 

 

Saturday
Jan162016

Twelfth Place Finish for Gordon in Stage 12, as Team SPEED heads to Final Stage of Dakar Rally

VILLA CARLOS PAZ, Argentina (January 15, 2016) – Robby Gordon and navigator Kellon Walch moved another step closer to completing the 38th Dakar Rally on Friday by finishing twelfth in Stage 12 with a time of 5 hours, 47 minutes and 33 seconds.
    
Starting in the eleventh position, Gordon’s run on Friday saw him trade positions on course with top-Argentina competitor Orlando Terranova multiple times as the two would keep a consistent pace of the leaders throughout the stage. Continuing to drive in a conservative manor through the narrow mountainous terrain, Gordon would finish the special in 5 hours, 47 minutes, and 33 seconds just 13 minutes, and 16 seconds back of Finland’s Mikko Hirvonen who claimed his first stage win of the rally. 
    
Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah claimed the second spot with a time of 5 hours, 34 minutes, 26 seconds just 9 seconds behind Hirvonen. Leeroy Poulter of South Africa rounded out the podium with a time of 5 hours, 35 minutes, and 2 seconds. Fellow South African Giniel De Villiers was credited with fourth in a time of 5 hours, 35 minutes, 14 seconds, with Spainard Nani Roma claiming a top-five with a time of 5 hours, 37 minute, and 26 seconds.
    
After twelve stages of the 2016 Dakar Rally, the overall remains the same with Peterhansel holding the lead going into the final stage over Al-Attiyah by 40 minutes, and 59 seconds. De Villers continues to hold the third position 1 hour, 7 minutes, 16 seconds back, while Hirvonen claims the fourth position 1 hour, 11 minutes, 42 seconds behind. Poulter rounds out the top-five trailing Peterhansel 1 hour, 41 minutes, and 6 seconds.  
    
Robby Gordon’s twelfth place finish today moves him to twenty-sixth in the overall standings in twenty-fourth 10 hours, 41 minutes, and 6 seconds behind the winning pace of Peterhansel. 
    
Saturday’s final stage will offer competitors the shortest special of the 13 stages, with 180 km’s of twisty sandy and rocky roads. For Gordon and Walch the final stage will not be an easy task, as they will need to make sure they conserve their equipment to get the HST Gordini to the finish. Once arriving in Argentina’s third largest city, as a massive celebration is planned with several hundred thousands fans on hand looking to cheer on their favorite drivers as they cross the finish line. 
    
Follow Robby Gordon and Kellon Walch’s finish in the 2016 Dakar Rally for Team SPEED through live timing and scoring as well as live updates with chat at http://www.planetrobby.com and http://www.StadiumSuperTrucks.com
    
NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will provide daily highlights after each stage of the 2016 Dakar Rally at 5:30 p.m. ET. Check your local listings for exact time and channel for availability. 
    
Photos from Stage 12 can be downloaded from the following link: 
    
    
Team SPEED is supported by the following partners; SPEED Energy, Toyo Tires, TRAXXAS, KMC Wheels, Arctic Cat, 4 Wheel Parts, Grand Design Recreational Vehicles, Magnaflow Exhaust, Eibach Springs, King Shocks, Outlaw LED, Mastercraft Safety, Holley Performance, Embee Performance, MAC Tools, DeWALT, Freightliner Trucks, Replay XD, Valvoline, Impact by Mastercraft Safety, Lincoln Electric, Torchmate by Lincoln Electric, Ron Davis Racing Products, Techni Waterjet, Mechanix Wear, Saftey-Kleen, Weddle Industries, and Loctite.
    
Stage 13: Villa Carlos Paz – Rosario 
    
Cars
Special Section: 180 km 
Total: 699 km 
    
Aspiring winners will certainly be those who find the 180 km of the day’s special section the most difficult, designed with twisty, undulating routes, faster sandy and rocky sections…leading to significant levels of stress. For most of the others, the 699 km to be covered before reaching the podium in Rosario will be a relief. To be enjoyed without moderation.