Partnership focusing on off-road vehicle product innovation and marketing;

More details to be announced at Arctic Cat’s dealer show in late August

 MINNEAPOLIS, August 6, 2015 — Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAT) announced today that it has entered into an exclusive, five-year product development and marketing agreement with famed racer Robby Gordon and his newly formed SPEED RMG Partners LLC with Todd Romano, an aftermarket futurist.

“Our partnership aims to set new standards for product innovation and excitement in the off-road vehicle industry,” said Arctic Cat President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher Metz. “We see significant opportunities to re-imagine what’s possible and create dynamic, end-user focused new products and accessories, in line with our stated strategic growth initiatives. We believe this effort will further enhance our competitiveness and brand position. We will announce further details about this exciting collaboration at our wheeled dealer show later this month. Stay tuned.”

The agreement reflects Arctic Cat’s commitment to the high-performance off-road vehicle market, and its Wildcat™ side-by-sides and accessories. Gordon and Romano will provide research and development consulting on new technologies.

“We sought a partnership with a company that shared our passion for creating new markets with untapped potential,” said Gordon. “Arctic Cat’s vision complements our ideas. We are excited about what we can achieve together.”   

Gordon is a recognized pioneer in racing and off-road vehicle design, with 30 years of experience designing and developing state-of-the-art machines. He has proven to be among the most competitive racers at NASCAR, IndyCar, TransAm, International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), International Race of Champions (IROC) and the Dakar Rally. Gordon has won seven international off-road class championships, two stadium series and three Baja 500s. He also created the enormously successful Stadium Super Truck (SST) series.

Romano is the founder of DragonFire Racing and Finish Line Marketing. DragonFire Racing pioneered the development of performance accessories for the UTV/SXS industry and has become an industry Icon. The attention that DragonFire Racing brought to the industry quickly attained international recognition and led to its acquisition. Finish Line Marketing is a recognized leader in the power sports space as an innovative creator of marketing programs that raise consumer awareness and retail demand. 

Arctic Cat, in collaboration with Gordon and Romano’s Speed RMG Partners, plans to create the most innovative technology and products the industry has seen.

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

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Robby Gordon to the Goodwood Festival of SPEED

West Sussex, England ( June 25, 2015) - Robby Gordon and SST Young Gun Sheldon Creed have brought their No. 7 and No. 74 Traxxas trucks accross the Atlantic Ocean to West Sussex, England for the world famous Goodwood Festival of Speed taking place June 25-28. 

Besides having their trucks on display all four days both Gordon and Creed will put on various jumping and driving demonstrations along with having their hand at setting quick time racing up the white knuckled 1.16 mile famous hill climb on the tree lined pass of the Southern most edge of the Goodwood estate. 


Robby Gordon Races to a Pair of 3rd place Finishes in Toronto

TORONTO, Ontario (June 14, 2015) – Scotty Steele, 17, of Peoria, Ariz. collected his first career SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS race Saturday at the Honda Indy Toronto. Steele led wire to wire as wild action took place behind him around the downtown Toronto street circuit through Exhibition Place.

Steele inherited the lead on the first lap from TRAXXAS driver Keegan Kincaid and led every lap. Just as the race got started in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd that came to watch the SST trucks fly off of the three-foot-tall man-made ramps.

Steele, who only six days ago laid in an Austin, Texas hospital after an accident in X Games Austin left him slightly disoriented, became the sixth different winner in 11 races in the 2015 SST season. Creed brought his TRAXXAS truck home second, with Robby Gordon’s SPEED Energy truck finishing third, Kincaid fourth, Charles Dorrance in the Sportsman Finest truck rounding out the top five.

The second day of the Honda Indy Toronto saw Keegan Kincaid drive his TRAXXAS-sponsored truck to a soggy victory Sunday in Toronto.

The Crandon, Wisc. driver won his second race of the 2015 season, the first coming in March in Adelaide, Australia. Sheldon Creed of Alpine, Calif., made it a one-two finish for TRAXXAS as the 17-year-old snookered veteran Robby Gordon and his SPEED Energy-sponsored truck on the 10th and final lap to finish second. As Kincaid kept a comfortable lead on the field, Creed and Gordon traded second place through much of the second half of the race, with Gordon steering clear of the wet and slippery concrete patches on the inside of each corner around the 11-turn, 1.755-mile (2.84 km) street circuit around Exhibition Place.

However, in the closing moments of the final lap, it was Creed that took the high line staying on the asphalt which offered better traction in the driving rain storm, forcing Gordon to attempt to make a pass on the concrete. Gordon spun while racing side-by-side with Creed, allowing the TRAXXAS driver to take second, with Gordon recovering to finish third.
Unlike most racing series, despite the rain in Toronto Sunday, the DOT-approved all-terrain Toyo Tires that the SST trucks race on each week allow the series to race rain or shine, and on Sunday the large but wet crowd that came to downtown Toronto got to see a great race featuring trucks flying through the air and sliding through corners.

The ramps launch the trucks as much as 20 feet in the air and 150 feet down course. The series features identically prepared trucks made to resemble their scaled-down Traxxas radio-control-car counterparts, and like their Traxxas namesake are designed to take flight and stand up to rough driving. However, unlike RC trucks, they produce 600 horsepower generating speeds upwards of 130 miles per hour and race on DOT approved Toyo Tires.