Friday
Jun032016

Robby Gordon Claims 2016 Baja 500 Fast Qualifier for the Third Straight Year

ENSENADA, Mexico— Veteran and ultra-popular desert racer Robby Gordon returned back to the seat of his familiar bright orange No. 77 SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires Chevrolet Trophy Truck Thursday to earn the first starting position in Saturday’s 48th Annual Baja 500 desert race. 
Gordon, who will race Sunday in Detroit, Michigan in the Stadium SUPER Trucks series, covered the 5.3-mile desert-qualifying course near Uruapan, 25 miles south of Ensenada in seven minutes and 26.59 seconds, averaging 42.71 miles per hour to claim his third straight Baja 500 Fast Qualifier award. Gordon’s time bested second place Bryce Menzies by 5.953 seconds, and third place Carlos Apdaly Lopez by 9.774 seconds. 
Starting and finishing in the Mexican seaside port city of Ensenada, desert racers from all over the world will take on the grueling 477.52-mile course with Gordon set to take the green flag first of the cars, trucks, and UTV’s at approximately 10 a.m. Saturday morning. 
With the goal of finishing in the fastest overall time, competitors will leave the starting line in 30-second intervals chasing the ultra quick Gordon whom has five previous victories in the famous off-road race. 
Fans can participate in the Baja 500 experience by connecting on http://www.planetrobby.com and follow along with team updates on Facebook and Twitter at http://www.facebook.com/thespeedenergydrink, and http://twitter.com/SPEED_ENERGY. 
The No. 77 Trophy 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.

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.