Arctic Cat Introduces New Wildcat X and Wildcat 4x Models with RG PRO Suspension and Chassis Improvements

Minneapolis, Minn. (Sept. 16, 2016) – Arctic Cat continued its foot-on-the-gas approach to new ROV and ATV model introductions by releasing its second wave of new-for-2017 models, including the new Wildcat X and Wildcat 4X models featuring the all-new RG PRO rear suspension.


Three new Wildcat side-by-sides headline the latest 2017 model releases: the two-occupant Wildcat X EPS and Wildcat X Limited EPS, plus the four-occupant Wildcat 4X EPS. All three models feature an entirely new RG PRO rear suspension package that was designed in partnership with racing legend Robby Gordon and aimed at professional-level riders who demand the ultimate big bump off-road performance.


The innovative X models also feature new race-inspired ROPS cage; KING aluminum gas shocks; custom cast-aluminum KMC wheels; and a host of chassis improvements for pro-level performance. The results deliver the most capable off-road machines available, with custom features and pricing that exceed previous standards.


These three machines join the six new models introduced in June for yet another unprecedented rollout of new models in a single season. Arctic Cat now offers 30 class-leading machines for all categories of off-road work and play.


 We’ve expanded our 2017 line of Arctic Cat dirt products to provide the most innovative technology, maximum performance and class-leading value,” said Greg Williamson, Arctic Cat Chief Marketing Officer, “And we’re not done yet! These models and subsequent machines will continue to deliver the ultimate off-road experience to every enthusiast.”



Robby Gordon Wins Stadium SUPER Trucks Night 1 in Costa Mesa, California

Costa Mesa, California (September 16, 2016) – On a night where 11 Stadium SUPER Truck (SST) drivers returned to the series’ roots in Southern California, it was Robby Gordon who came out on top besting P.J. Jones at the OC Fair and Event Center Friday night.


The temporary race track the SST staff built adjacent to the world renown Sand Sports Super Show features various aspects of the 2016 SST World Championship season including sweeping high-speed turns, a difficult sand pit section, multiple tight corners, and a massive cross-over jump that sends competitors flying over another section of the race track with trucks passing directly underneath. 


After a series of single truck qualifying runs and heat races, Friday’s 20-lap main event– which featured the entire field of SST’s on DOT approved Toyo Open Country A/T II tires saw TRAXXAS driver Matt Brabham from Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia jump out to the early lead after the land rush standing start. Brabham would remain in that position until getting pressure from Orange, California’s Robby Gordon whom muscled his way past truck after truck to the front of the field. Brabham would hold off the hard charging Gordon for multiple laps until Gordon would opt to take the joker lane late in the event and slip past Brabham by a near bumper.


The last lap would see Brabham trying hard to get back past Gordon, but would come up short as P.J. Jones substitute driving for Pat O’Keefe in the SafeCraft Safety Systems truck would quietly work his way into contention and make contact with Brabham moving him out of the way.


Gordon would go on to win the event ahead of Jones, and the third finishing Brabham. 

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.


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