Arctic Cat Builds Utility Quads That are Race Ready
Rath comments, “The Arctic Cat’s are extremely durable
Jul. 17, 2006
“This is an engineering race effort to see how well our machines hold up in an accelerated testing atmosphere like the QuadTerrain Challenge. Ask any racer and they will tell you these obstacle courses are truly brutal on rider and machine. It’s a short matter of time before you find your weak points,” said Kale Wainer of Arctic Cat.
What have they learned?
Wainer goes on to say, “We found our strong points were the most important parts of an ATV. Arctic Cat builds our ATVs to be rugged, with class leading ground clearance and the only Fully Independent Suspension (FIS) on the market. In the past six races we’ve learned our Arctic Cat-built 650 H1s and 700 EFI’s could be considered “race ready”. I can guarantee we are the only team racing on the original stock frames we started the series with. They have not cracked, or been gusseted like other OEMs. This is a true testament of Arctic Cat’s durability when riding through the monstrous logs, rocks and mud.”
Cat Riders to Watch
Daryl Rath (No. 67) is currently leading the point’s standings in the Pro Stock class, with additional support from Jesse West (No. 888), Kevin Johnston (No. 225), Ken Robey ( No. 219) and Joe Duncan (No. 220).
Rath comments, “The Arctic Cat’s are extremely durable. It’s nice knowing you have a race machine under you that won’t break. You can push the Arctic Cat’s that much harder in the rough stuff.”
Duncan, currently fourth in the Pro Stock standings says, “I’m running a new Arctic Cat 700 EFI 4x4. Our laps have been much more consistent, and it’s obvious this quad is competitive out of the box. I couldn’t be happier.”