Monthly Archives: September 2009

2010 Arctic Cat Z1 Turbo Sets New Speed Record

Worlds Fastest Snowmobile Update

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Weekend after weekend, Team Arctic racers are proving they are the ones to beat when piloting the World’s Fastest Stock Snowmobiles.

Instead of shredding grass, Team Arctic speed aces turned their attention to the Martin, Michigan Speedway to burn rubber on the asphalt. Piloting a stock 2010 Z1 Turbo, Team Howard’s, Jeff Jaquish from Racine,Wi., shattered Glen Hall’s previous 2009 Z1 Turbo record of 137.99mph and a 9.395 E.T. with a 142mph pass and a 9.006 E.T. in the ¼ mile.

Team owner Billy Howard said of the record, “We were hoping for the first 8 second pass, but this record really gets me excited for the speed of these stock Z1 Turbos. Just like Glen Hall’s Z1 Turbo last year, ours had the stock skid, stock motor and stock turbo. We can both honestly say that Arctic Cat does make the World’s Fastest Snowmobiles!”

2010 Arctic Cat CFR800 Takes Top Honors

Worlds Fastest Snowmobile Update

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For the second weekend in a row Arctic Cat’s new CFR 800 showed that it’s dominate 800 class wins at Haydays were no fluke.

Piloting 2010 CFR 800s, Team Arctic’s Glenn Hall of Gordon, Wis., and Scott Moser of Lowville, N.Y., smoked the competition with wins in both the Stock 800 and Stock 1000 classes at the Ohio, NY SnowBash.

As well, Team Arctic’s Ron Gilland competed at the NSDRA grass drag in Jesup, Iowa and won both the 1000 stock class and Top Stock Shoot Out aboard a CFR 800 and took second in 800 Stock. Kelly Schilts was close behind on his CFR placing second in Top Stock.

“The 2010 CFR800 is proving itself weekend after weekend as one of the World’s Fastest Snowmobiles,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “Consumers should be confident this sled will live up to its 160hp claim.”

Team Arctic Ohio, NY Results
1st 800 Stock – 2010 CFR 800 – Scott Moser
1st 1000 Stock – 2010 CFR 800 – Scott Moser
2nd 1000 Stock – 2010 CFR 800 – Glenn Hall
1st 1000 ProStock – CFR 1000 – Scott Moser
1st 700 Stock – F7 – Glenn Hall
1st 700 Improved – F7

Team Arctic Jesup, IA Results
1st 1000 Stock – 2010 CFR 800 – Ron Gilland
1st Top Stock Shootout – 2010 CFR 800 – Ron Gilland
2nd Top Stock Shootout – 2010 CFR 800 – Kelly Schilts
1st 800 Stock – Jade Gilland
2nd 800 Stock – 2010 CFR 800 – Ron Gilland

New Venues Highlight National Snocross Schedule

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The 2009‐2010 AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series will feature four new race venues to compliment five established Nationals from seasons past. “We are very excited about the new race venues for this season,” said ISOC CEO John Daniels. “We’ve worked very hard to find locations which will lend to success for not only ISOC, but most importantly our racers, fans, sponsors and the entire sport of snocross.”

ISOC’s goal when adding new venues is to make sure they fit a certain criteria to benefit everyone involved with snocross and will expand the sport of snocross. Among other factors, the evaluation process weighs the combination of race track set‐up, community population, expected event media coverage, local commitment to support the race to ensure success and long‐term potential for growth.

The schedule for the 2009‐2010 AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series is below. New National events for this season are noted by an asterisk (*).

November 27-29, 2009
AMSOIL Duluth National, Spirit Mountain, Duluth, MN
December 19-20, 2009
Potawatomi National*, Milwaukee Mile, Milwaukee, WI
January 9-9, 2010
Western Nationals*, Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT
January 23-24, 2010
Air Force National, Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN
February 5-6, 2010
Eastern Nationals, Finger Lakes Gaming & Casino, Farmington, NY
February 13-14, 2010
New England Nationals*, Rockingham Park, Salem, NH
February 20-21, 2010
Canadian Nationals*, Hiawatha Horsepark, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
March 6-7, 2010
Hayward 300, LCO Casino, Hayward, WI
March 19-21, 2010
Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale, Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI

The five venues which were part of the ACSS schedule last season will again be the focal points for the season. “Snocross tradition can almost be summed up with three events – the AMSOIL Duluth National, Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale and the Air Force National at Canterbury Park,” continued Daniels, “we are thrilled we have multi‐year agreements to keep these events as cornerstone events for the ACSS.”

The final two returning Nationals are the Eastern Nationals and the Hayward 300. Both held their first ever snocross National last season and we’re deemed successful by the overwhelming community support, spectator turn out, media coverage and excitement by all parties to build on initial success. “We are very happy with how the ACSS schedule has come together in only our second season,” said ISOC Director of Operations Scott Lorentz, “We had many great venues we had to turn down this season because the dates just did not work with the rest of our schedule. But after our first season, we are already working on next year’s schedule and are very excited to work those venues into future seasons.”

More about the events, tickets, racer information and specifics for each race will appear on the ISOC website as it becomes available. The ISOC webpage is www.ISOCRacing.com or you can call the ISOC Main Office at (866) 771‐4762.

Team Arctic Sweeps the Top Stock Classes at Haydays

2010 CFR 800 H.O. Dominates with Two Wins

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The annual kick-off to winter also proved to be a kiss-off to the competition at the Sno-Baron’s Haydays grass drags, with Arctic Cat’s new CFR 800 delivering the “World’s Fastest Snowmobiles” message with unmistakable clarity.

In the capable hands of Team Arctic’s Glenn Hall of Gordon, Wis., and Scott Moser of Lowville, N.Y., the CFR 800 nailed commanding wins in both the Stock 800 and Open Stock classes at the famed summer event in Forest Lake, Minn., effectively ending any debate about which brand owns the big classes.

“We built the CFR 800 to continue the Arctic Cat tradition of being the quickest, fastest and most potent snowmobiles in the sport,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “Finishing one-two in Open Stock and crushing Stock 800 at Haydays made that fact perfectly clear to the thousands of spectators who witnessed the wins.”

The victories are also a clear indication of the power produced by the new 800 H.O. engine. Pumping out 160-hp with a 4.3-lb. lighter crankshaft that revs quicker, the 800 H.O. brings class-crushing performance to the 2010 CFR 800, F8, Crossfire 8 and M8 models.

In addition to the victories by Hall and Moser, Jamie Edwards led a Team Arctic sweep of the Stock 700 class.

“It’s always good for the team to do well at Haydays,” said Team Arctic Drag Racing Coordinator, Al Shimpa. “It’s the biggest drag race of the season, and they all worked very hard to be at their best, especially with limited time aboard the new CFR 800. This sled is going to get even better throughout the season.”

Arctic Kudos All Around

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While some say that the jury’s still out on the best snowmobile of 2010, the results are already in according to American Snowmobiler magazine. Their “Best Sleds of 2010” list shows Arctic Cat reigning supreme with three awards out of eight, beating out Ski-Doo, Yamaha and Polaris. Am Snow’s top slot, “Best of the Best,” went to Arctic’s Sno Pro 500, a consumer version of Team Arctic’s Sno Pro 600 that’s “so nimble, so light and feels so racy that you’ll outperform most of your buddies.” Our TZ1 Turbo LXR took “Best Touring Sled”, which Am Snow called a 2-up that “runs faster than most shorttracks and is as luxurious as any tourer.” And Arctic’s M8 HCR 153˝, “the highest performance sled a consumer can get for the mountains,” earned “Best Mountain Sled.”* So, the next time somebody asks you if you believe everything you read, you can say, “When it comes to Arctic Cat, absolutely.”

But you don’t just have to read about it. See our “Best Sleds of 2010” in person at Hay Days on September 12-13, 2009. While you’re there, check out the exciting Hay Days Grass Drags, and snag an autograph from Team Arctic racers like Tucker Hibbert.

Check out other Hay Days events and get directions at www.snobarons.com.

*All sources – American Snowmobiler magazine (Volume 24, Issue 1)

Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ Poised for Best In The Desert Championship

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Photo courtesy of Jon Crowley, UTVWeekly.com

Once a race team is the first to finish and win the Baja 1000 in the UTV class that should speak loud enough for the team and the durability of their Prowler. Not if you’re Jim Creagan and the BiPolar/Arctic Cat team. Currently second in the Best in the Desert points with three races remaining, this hard-charging Prowler team is poised to take home another monumental championship in the Prowler XTZ 1000.

The team’s second place finish in the recent Vegas to Reno race came down to a neck-and-neck, 998-mile battle separating the two positions by 15 minutes. Deemed the longest, toughest, point-to-point race in the United States, danger-packed rocks, silt, sand and nastiness were dominated by the Prowler XTZ 1000.

“Bottom line, we wanted to win, but were really happy with the way the Prowler XTZ performed. Our stock 1000 H2 engine is seriously fast and it makes our competitors nervous knowing this. If we hadn’t had a couple teething issues common to racing a new vehicle, we would have beat the first place competitor by three hours! It was a hell of a fun race,” said Creagan.

Team Arctic Race Coordinator, Ted Bettin said, “This 1900 UTV class is showing some true racing potential. Now that competitors are finally finishing races, the battles are raging right up until the checkered flag drops! We’re proud of the BiPolar Team and look forward to the next race.”

The BiPolar/Arctic Cat team is unofficially 6 points out of first place. The next race is the Bilek Racing Silver State 300, September 25-27, in Mesquite, Nevada.
For more information on Arctic Cat Prowlers, log on to www.arcticcat.com or visit your local dealer. To learn more about BiPolar Racing, log on to www.bipolarracing.com.