THUNDERCAT ATV WINS THE BAJA 1000
Undefeated SCORE Season Leads To Championship Record
Thief River Falls, Minn. (December
1, 2009) – Arctic Cat and its factory off-road racers are setting
more “firsts” for the company and the sport of off-road racing than
The Arctic Cat/Fines Double
Racing team (FDR) delivered another record-setting performance at the
SCORE-Tecate Baja 1000 off-road race, winning the 4x4 Utility ATV class
aboard the powerful Thundercat 1000 H2. The FDR team swept the entire
2009 SCORE series, including wins at the Baja 250 and 500.
The Arctic Cat/FDR team achieved
their unmatched results by pressing the advantage of the industry’s
most powerful production ATV. The 951cc V-Twin with EFI helped provide
the muscle, torque, horsepower and acceleration necessary to dominate
the demands of high speed desert racing.
“Our Thundercats are race-proven,
with several thousand miles stacked up on the odometer,” said team
captain Reid Rutherford. “This 2009 Baja 1000 win completes 13 finishes
in a row between Nevada’s Best-In-The-Desert series and the SCORE
Off-road series. This is our 9th Baja finish in a row, which
is an unheard of record when it comes to competing in long distance
races as brutal and unforgiving as the Baja, and that’s something
that our team, sponsors and Arctic Cat can be proud of.”
Arctic Cat Race Coordinator,
Ted Bettin said, “We are extremely proud of the FDR team, the historic
win and championship, our ATVs and our continued success in Baja.
“In 2008 an Arctic Cat Prowler
became the first UTV to finish and win the Baja 1000. This year we were
the first to sweep the entire series in the ATV class. That‘s a bold
statement about the performance and durability of every Arctic Cat ATV
For more information on the
Arctic Cat Thundercat 1000 H2 4x4, log onto www.arcticcat.com or visit your local dealer. Check
out www.finesdoubleracing.com for information about Team FDR.