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Team Arctic Crushes Haydays with 21 Wins!

New Stock Sled World Speed Record

Twenty-one class wins at the largest grass drag race in history… a new 141mph world speed record with a stock sled on asphalt… and news that Team Arctic’s Tucker Hibbert will compete in the entire ISOC national snocross circuit this season! Yep, it was an ugly weekend for any brand other than Arctic Cat.

The 21 class wins at the 44th Annual Sno Baron’s Haydays Grass Drags was a repeat of what’s happened at other grass drags this season, namely that Arctic Cat owns the big stock classes. Between Glenn Hall, Ron Gilland, Scott Moser and Denny Mousseau, Arctic Cat’s CFR 800 claimed four Stock and Improved Stock victories, adding to their World’s Fastest Snowmobile legend.

“We were looking forward to seeing what the competition was capable of with their new 800-class sleds,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “Seeing the claims they made in their advertising, we expected more of a fight. But at the end of the day, the 162-hp Arctic Cat CFR 800 H.O. is absolutely the best in its class.”

While the World’s Fastest were cleaning up at Haydays, Team Arctic’s Billy Howard set yet another World’s Fastest Snowmobile speed record on asphalt, this time at Empire Dragway in Leicester, N.Y.

Aboard a stock, race-prepped Arctic Cat Z1 Turbo equipped with an asphalt drag track, boosted turbocharger and tweaks to the clutching, Howard ripped through the quarter-mile with a 140.91 mph/8.863-second elapsed time, setting a new world record for a stock snowmobile.

“When it comes to top speed for a stock sled, nothing comes close to the Arctic Cat Z1 Turbo,” said Al Shimpa, Team Arctic Drag Racing Coordinator. “Billy Howard topped 140 mph in the quarter-mile on his, with an elapsed time that’s quicker than what it took to read this sentence.

“That’s with a stock motor, stock suspensions, stock hood, stock clutches… pretty much stock everything except the boost pressure and the asphalt-only track. There is no other stock snowmobile that can touch these numbers.”

Arctic Cat congratulates all the hard work and great effort of all Team Arctic racers.

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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