Press Release –
After winning the 2006 World Powersports Association (WPSA) Quad Terrain Championship, Arctic Cat vowed to return stronger than ever for the 2007 season.
That is exactly what they did in the Reynolds, Georgia opener; posting impressive 1-2 results proving performance and durability are king.
“We’re very proud of our racers,” said Kale Wainer Arctic Cat Media Relations. “These brutal conditions keep showcasing how tough and competitive an Arctic Cat ATV is.”
Debuting new metallic silver plastic, Factory Arctic Cat racers placed six quads in the top eleven spots. West Racing’s Jesse West (#888), brought home the first place trophy, while his brother, Josh West (#788), won the ATVSource.com “Biggest Mover Award” for moving up the most positions from his qualifying spot to a fifth place finish.
Daryl Rath (#67) defending WPSA QTC champion and his Arctic Cat/Jack Links/SPI team placed second behind West, while teammates Rory Beckman (#10), Joe Duncan (#20) and Kyle Fiebelkorn (#11) rounded out the top 11 spots.
“Not only did our Factory supported teams do well, but it was encouraging to see other independent Arctic Cat riders compete,” stated Wainer.
Kevin Johnston of Maiden, North Carolina finished 7th place aboard his 650H1 while new comer Keith Henshaw from Morganfield, Kentucky posted strong qualifying results his first time competing.
West stated, “My Arctic Cat is seriously competitive. In the near future, look for my brother Josh and I to be standing on the podium side by side.”
For more information on Arctic Cat ATV racing and its 2007 Contingency program, please log on to www.arcticcat.com.