Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAT) 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.
Commented Arctic Cat Chief Marketing Officer Greg Williamson: “Our Stadium Wildcat Side-by-Side Series is a result of our partnership with Robby Gordon and our efforts to solidify Arctic Cat as a major sponsor of racing. Our brand stands for exceptional performance and this series reflects Arctic Cat’s commitment to delivering the ultimate off-road riding experience.”
The first Arctic Cat Stadium SXS Series race will be held September 18-20, 2015, at the Sands Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, Calif. The series will also race at this year’s Las Vegas SST event, which is held in conjunction with the SEMA automotive specialty products convention, in early November.
Starting in the spring of 2016, consumers can register at Arctic Cat dealers to win a chance to drive a Wildcat in the undercard series in front of thousands of fans.
In addition, Arctic Cat will be the proud sponsor of the Team Wildcat Racing SST Truck for the remainder of this race season, as well as next year’s season. This sponsorship will put an exciting black and green Arctic Cat truck on the track to compete for the SST Series Championship.
Robby Gordon’s SST Series, officially now known as the Speed Energy Formula Off-Road presented by Traxxas, is in its third season. It concludes its 11-race 2015 season in November in Las Vegas.
The SST Series features identically prepared race trucks that produce 600 horsepower generating speeds upwards of 150 miles per hour. Trucks are raced in timed events in stadiums and controlled city street courses, featuring multiple jumps by competing vehicles and drivers. The man-made ramps are set up in strategic locations throughout each course, which allow the trucks to fly through the air nearly 20 feet off the ground and hundreds of feet down course. Races are featured at IndyCar venues, X Games and other large events that expose the increasingly popular sport of off-road racing to the masses.
About Arctic Cat
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc. is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at http://www.arcticcat.com.
About SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by Traxxas
Influenced by the former Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing Series, where drivers such as Gordon, Casey Mears and six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson got their start, Gordon created SST in response to the public’s overwhelming interest in trucks and off-road racing. His plan to re-launch the former stadium series has led to exciting racing on both asphalt and dirt, while producing one of the most extreme forms of action sports today.
Other than the trucks launching 20 feet in the air covering distances more than 150 feet, what sets the SST program apart from other series is the fact that all the SST trucks are identically prepared and delivered to drivers in race-ready condition. Race winners are decided by driver skill rather than individual team engineering and budgets. Drivers and their personal mechanics are assigned specific SST mechanics who together tune and make minor adjustments to the 600-horsepower trucks.