Arctic Cat Announces CMR Sponsorship and Contingency

Arctic Cat Announces CMR Sponsorship and Contingency

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN – April 15, 2009 –(Motor Sports Newswire) – Arctic Cat revolutionized mud riding when the Mud Pro 700H1 was introduced as a 2009 model. Not only is it the first stock ATV designed with snorkels and 28” mud tires that can tackle muddy stuff out of the box, it is the first to have its own mud racing class.

Arctic Cat will be the official sponsor of the Mud Pro Class 2. Both Arctic Cat and Championship Mud Racing (CMR) feel like this is a perfect fit for the 2009 Arctic Cat Mud Pro.

“We want to show the world of mud riding enthusiasts that the Mud Pro 700 can be competitive off the showroom floor. That’s why we’re going to back up the class with a larger factory contingency”, said Ted Bettin, Team Arctic ATV Race Coordinator.

For more information on the 2009 Mud Pro 700, please log on to www.arcticcat.com. To learn more about the CMR Series, please visit www.championshipmudracing.com.

Arctic Cat Contingency for CMR Series

Class                                Overall finish    Payout

Mud Pro Class 2               1st Place*                 $300
.                                      2nd Place*                $150
.                                      3rd Place*                 $100
*Double cash payout for finishes on a production Mud Pro 700

Super Pro Class 4             1st Place                   $500
.                                      2nd Place                  $250
.                                      3rd Place                   $100

Super Modified Class 5     1st Place                  $500
.                                        2nd Place                  $250
.                                        3rd Place                   $100

2009 CMR Rules for Mud Pro Class 2

  1. 451-750+cc 2×4/4×4 ATV (single cylinders only, size marketed as)
  2. Tires marketed and made for ATV or RUV use only. No tracks, paddle tires, automotive tires or agricultural tires.
  3. Up to 3” shock bracket lift or shock pipe lift.
  4. Factory frame, a-arms and a-arm locations, swing arms, trailing arms and stock-length axles.
  5. Must use original factory engine mated to particular unit equipped with original jugs and heads.
  6. Must use stock or aftermarket shocks allowing suspension to travel.
  7. Engine modifications limited to jet kits, air filter, performance programmer’s, exhaust and big bore kits.
  8. Basic retail parts available to drivers may be used.

About Arctic Cat
Arctic Cat Inc., based in Thief River Falls, Minn., designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and snowmobiles under the Arctic Cat® brand name, as well as related parts, garments and accessories.  Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.”  More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available on the Internet at www.arcticcat.com.