Friday
Nov132015

KMC WELCOMES ACCOMPLISHED DRIVER ROBBY GORDON TO THE TEAM

 

Cerritos, Calif. – (Nov. 10, 2015) – KMC Wheels is proud to welcome Robby Gordon to the KMC Wheels family as an iconic driver and team owner for the brand. Known for his accomplishments in many disciplines of racing, Gordon is truly a stand out driver as well as an innovator in motorsports. He is one of the only drivers in the history of racing to have success in Off-Road, NASCAR, IndyCar and Endurance SportsCar racing.

“Wheel Pros and KMC Wheels are the leaders in the industry, have the best design/manufacturing capabilities and greatest distribution power of any wheel company,” said Robby Gordon. “As a driver and builder of top-level race cars, I am looking forward to collaborating with KMC Wheels to develop some game-changing products over many years.”

 

“KMC Wheels is really excited to welcome Robby Gordon to the family. As a part of this partnership, KMC Wheels will be involved in Gordon’s desert endeavors, Dakar and Stadium Super Truck programs moving forward,” said Jody Groce, President, KMC Wheels. “Gordon is a true icon both behind the wheel and in product development. For this reason, in addition to his role as a KMC Wheels driver, he will be highly involved in the development and technology put into XD Series by KMC Wheels off-road wheels.”

 

The first product to result from Gordon’s involvement with KMC Wheels will be the Robby Gordon collection within the XD Series wheel brand. In the coming months there will be a range of styles co-designed between KMC and Gordon. These styles will include truck, buggy and UTV (details for XD Series UTV wheels to be covered in a later announcement).

Built around technology and leading-edge design, KMC Wheels and Robby Gordon are developing new wheels for the defiant breed of drivers and truck builders that are committed to pushing beyond the limits of what was believed to be possible.

“The collaboration we have created with KMC Wheels showcases the level of commitment we are making in creating more than partnerships – We are creating traceable top line revenue.” Said Todd Romano Founder/Partner Speed RMG Partners.

You can find KMC Wheels at www.kmcwheels.com or on social media at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KMCWheels

Instagram: @kmcwheels

About KMC Wheels:

KMC Wheels is redefining performance on and off the asphalt with innovation, style, and a relentless pursuit to confront possibility. We are for the rule-breaking, game-changing individuals who defy convention in motorsports and use machines to pull off the impossible.

KMC is a Wheel Pros brand. Wheel Pros products are sold worldwide in more than 20 countries on four continents and through a U.S. network of more than 25,000 authorized dealers. It is one of the world’s largest suppliers of branded custom wheels, performance tires and related accessories for cars, SUVs and light trucks.

About XD Series by KMC:

XD Series wheels rip through limits. They thrive on the dirt and chaos of extra-duty, off-road racing. They are built for those who need precise equipment for an imprecise environment. Lightweight, strong, and race-tested, these wheels are always looking to take on the next challenge

 

 

Monday
Aug242015

Arctic Cat Introduces Race-Inspired SPEED Accessory Line, Developed With Robby Gordon and Todd Romano

MINNEAPOLIS--(August 24, 2015)-- Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ:ACAT) today introduced the new SPEED® brand of race-inspired accessories for side-by-sides at its annual wheeled dealer show. Famed racer Robby Gordon and aftermarket futurist Todd Romano co-developed the extensive line of high-performance products with Arctic Cat.

“Every accessory in our exclusive SPEED lineup has been put to the test and approved by Robby Gordon and Arctic Cat”

The launch of the SPEED brand is part of Arctic Cat’s recently announced partnership with Gordon and Romano, who have teamed up to form SPEED RMG, and are working under an exclusive agreement with Arctic Cat to co-develop innovative, industry leading side-by-side products and accessories. This collaboration reflects Arctic Cat’s commitment to the high-performance off-road vehicle market, and its Wildcat™ side-by-sides and accessories. Under the agreement, Gordon and Romano are providing research and development consulting on new technologies, and assisting with the development of new Wildcat racing and high-performance accessories being launched under the SPEED brand.

“Every accessory in our exclusive SPEED lineup has been put to the test and approved by Robby Gordon and Arctic Cat,” said Tracy Crocker, Arctic Cat’s vice president and general manager of ATVs, and Parts, Garments and Accessories. “We are leveraging Robby’s 30-plus years of successful racing experience, and Todd’s creativity and innovation, to bring new top-of-the-line aftermarket products to our customers. We expect to build this line of exciting products, adding new growth opportunities for our dealers and Arctic Cat’s parts, garments and accessories business.”

The SPEED line enables off-road racing and recreational riding enthusiasts to customize their side-by-sides in their own style, using high-quality, precision-crafted products. Among the full line of SPEED accessories initially launched are: high-back racing and suspension seats; multi-point harnesses designed for performance and rider comfort; stylish, lightweight aluminum racing wheels; durable radial tires capable of taking riders where they want to go; rigid, contoured steering wheels; high-strength suspension and shocks; SPEED garments and caps, and much more.

SPEED brand accessories are available only at Arctic Cat dealers and through arcticcat.com. Find the full list of SPEED high-performance accessories at arcticcat.com/gear.
 
 

About Robby Gordon and Todd Romano


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.

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
Aug062015

ARCTIC CAT ENTERS AGREEMENT WITH ROBBY GORDON AND TODD ROMANO’S SPEED RMG PARTNERS

 

 

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 www.arcticcat.com.

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