Going DeepBy the way this guy just trudged right in, we’re guessing this mud hole was slightly deeper than he was expecting.  

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Like most of you, we were surprised by the announcement that Arctic Cat was acquired by Textron Motors over the winter. The news meant a much-needed infusion of funding for the Cat company, and a whole new level of market share for Textron. Good news for both companies. But what does it mean for the consumer? That news seems to be pretty good, too. Recently, Textron held a meeting of select dealers and press near Dallas, Texas, to update them on plans for the future.

2017 Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport SE

2017 Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport SE

Arctic Cat has updated its midsize Sport UTV lineup with the introduction of the 2017 Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport and Trail Special Edition models.

Each model comes equipped with a host of goodies to set them apart from their base model brothers, including 3,000-pound WARN winch with synthetic rope, polycarbonate half windshield, aluminum wheels, and premium shock packages. Arctic Cat says the Wildcat Sport SE is the only UTV in the industry that features KING single-speed adjustable aluminum gas shocks.

Max Gordon feature
We’re not sure what you were doing at 8 years of age, but we certainly weren’t piloting an Arctic Cat Wildcat UTV through hundreds of miles of grueling desert.  But that’s exactly what 8-year-old UTV racer Max Gordon, son of off-road racer Robby Gordon, did just this past weekend at the BITD Bluewater Desert Challenge.  We know racing is in this kids blood, but after watching this video we think it’s safe to say he’s got a future in motorsports.

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota
– Arctic Cat Inc. announced it is launching the “Race and Ride with Robby Gordon” contest. The Grand Prize winner will race an Arctic Cat Wildcat X with Robby Gordon during the Stadium Super Trucks race at the Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, Calif., on September 16-18, 2016. The Grand Prize also includes a two-night stay in Orange County, Calif., for the winner and a guest.

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Ultra4 has released the official results for today’s UTV King of the Hammers race. Compared to last year, quite a few more vehicles crossed the finish line and completed the race in time, with 21 racers finishing this year compared to last year’s whopping three.

Blake Van de Loo is still the official winner, and not much changed with the top five. Of the official finishers, only two racers were penalized, and it wasn’t for any deceptive moves. Arctic Cat teammates Sheldon Creed and Robby Gordon were both penalized 135 minutes for, according to Ultra4 officials, “unintentionally short-coursing the course,” or in other words, they missed a chunk of the course.

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It actually appears to be nothing more than an honest mistake. Neither Creed or Gordon had GPS units equipped in their vehicles, and while heading toward one of the pits, Creed bypassed a section. Gordon was chasing him down as both were still in contention for the race, but unfortunately they both missed a chunk of the course. Ultra4 officials took the average of five different racers completing the section and deemed it to be 27 minutes, and the penalty by Ultra4 rule is five times that amount to equal 135 minutes.

In the end, Creed and Gordon’s mistake were thought to be unintentional in nature and sound far worse the penalty would indicate. Below are the official results of the finisher’s from today’s race. For more, check out the race recap here.

Official Results – 2016 Polaris UTV King of the Hammers
1. Blake Van de Loo – 4:22:55
2. Branden Sims – 4:55:21
3. Chad Hughes – 5:05:54
4. Dean Bulloch – 5:11:44
5. Mitch Guthrie – 5:14:19
6. Rob MacCachren – 5:21:33
7. Jason Weller – 5:30:52
8. Evan Engelhardy – 5:36:55
9. Erik Miller – 5:37:23
10. Richard Bronsema – 5:43:18
11. Ross Pilgreen – 6:26:54
12. Brian King – 6:29:19
13.  Tyler Greeves – 6:34:36
14. Austin Massingill – 7:01:54
15. Anthony Yount – 7:22:44
16. Brent Zimmerman – 7:22:45
17. Wesley Gryner – 7:37:58
18. Sheldon Creed – 7:42:51*
19. Jesse Johnson – 7:47:12
20. Brian Fisher – 7:54:40
21. Robby Gordon – 8:18:59*
*Both Creed and Gordon were assessed 135-minute time penalties for missing part of the course.

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Plymouth, Minn. (Feb 2, 2016)
– Arctic Cat will enter five Wildcat UTV Teams in the World’s Toughest One Day Race – The King of the Hammers in Johnson Valley, Calif. The UTV Class competes on February 3rd before 35,000 fans and nearly 500,000 on-line viewers.

Arctic Cat partner, Robby Gordon, will be bringing his 30 years of off-road racing experience to the King of the Hammers in a 2016 Wildcat X; the same Wildcats raced in Gordon’s popular Stadium Side x Side Series. Gordon has won seven international off-road class championships, two stadium series and three Baja 500s and is expected to be one of the front-runners.

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Chandler, AZ
— The proverbial cat is out of the bag… literally. DragonFire is taking the wraps off its all new RockSolid kit for the Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail at this year’s Sand Sports Super Show. Set for September 18-20, 2015, the 17th Annual Super Show will also see DragonFire releasing its 2016 catalog full of the hottest UTV accessories in the industry and playing host to the American Sand Association’s raffle RZR XP1.

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MINNEAPOLIS
– Arctic Cat Inc. today announced it is launching the Stadium Side-by-Side (SXS) Powered by Arctic Cat Racing Series, which will be the undercard, or lead-in race, to the main event at Robby Gordon’s wildly popular Stadium Super Trucks (SST) events. The new Stadium SXS Series Powered by Arctic Cat will feature 10 Arctic Cat Wildcat™ side-by-sides driven by Action Sport Athletes, fans and dealers, who will use the same track as the Stadium Super Trucks.

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MINNEAPOLIS–(August 24, 2015)-
– Arctic Cat Inc. 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.