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Fines Double Racing Wins the 2010 SCORE Baja 1000

Thief River Falls, Minn. (Nov. 29, 2010) The Fines Double Racing Team consisting of Reid Rutherford, Tony Valerio, Benn Vernadakis and Agustin Maduena showed the rest of the Class 26 competition that their Arctic Cat 1000 LTD 4×4 had what it takes to win the 2010 Baja 1000.

Returning as the defending class champions, the team piloted their big Cat to the finish line with an amazing time of thirty-nine hours and twenty-five minutes through the most adverse of conditions, finishing four hours ahead of second place and several sport ATVs and dirtbikes.

Team captain Reid Rutherford said, “We knew our fiercest class competitor would be Mike Penland on his Can-Am 800, but by the time we hit San Felipe, we had a twenty minute lead on second place and never looked back. The Arctic Cat 1000 ran flawlessly for two days of endless punishment. Winning this race is quite a statement for the durability of the Arctic Cat product.”

For 2010, the race started in Ensenada, Mexico, crossed the Peninsula twice and ended in the southern city of La Paz totaling 1,067 race miles. The terrain is described as primitive at best and ever-changing with silt, rocks, water crossings, heat, snow and outrageous elevation changes.

For more information on Fines Double Racing, please visit www.finesdoubleracing.com. For more information on Arctic Cat ATV product, please log on to www.arcticcat.com or visit your local dealer.

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Arctic Cat Thundercat Continues SCORE Win Streak

Fines Double Racing Wins Baja 500

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Photos Courtesy of Jeff Henson

Unmatched performance. This is the best way to describe the domination of the Arctic Cat Thundercat in the 2009 SCORE International desert race series. After winning the 41st annual Baja 500, Fines Double Racing retains a perfect two-for-two win record in Class 26.

Racers Reid Rutherford, Benn Vernadakis and Tony Valerio finished with a time of 13 hours and 57 minutes while averaging 31mph in the grueling terrain.

“The power of the Thundercat’s 1000H2 motor is amazing. It says something when you can go out with a 600lb Sport Utility 4×4 and beat some of the true sport ATVs and dirtbikes half its size. Arctic Cat’s are known to take abuse, and the obstacles this race throws at them is proof it’s the most durable ATV,” said Rutherford.

Team Arctic Race Coordinator Ted Bettin said, “We are extremely proud of the Fines Double team. This victory shows how strong their team is, and how strong the Thundercat is. A lot of what we learn from winning these races is applied to our new models. It just so happens we released the 2010 Thundercat today; perfect timing!”

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