Team Arctic/D&P Performance race team consisting of Dean Bulloch and Karl Munford proved the nay-sayers wrong in their stock 2015 Wildcat 700 Sport, as they placed 2nd in the Pro UTV Class during the countrys toughest UTV race; the King of the Hammers in Johnson Valley, California.
The race started with 34 UTVs and after 120 miles of flying through the sand-washed desert, charging up rock-laden hills and crawling through boulder-strewn canyons, only two of the UTVs finished in the allotted time. And in second place was the Wildcat 700 Sport proving it was the versatile King of every Terrain.
Dean Bulloch emphatically said on the podium, “Being the underdog in a brutal race like this makes our successful 2nd place finish even sweeter. The real story is how tough and capable these 60-inch Wildcat 700 Sports are off the showroom floor! Arctic Cat has built one mean Wildcat and we just proved it!”
“The Wildcat 700 Sport is relatively new to the 60-inch ROV market for 2015, and we aren’t surprised by its lightweight prowess and durability in these conditions. We’re very proud of the hard work and representation Dean and Karl have put forth for Arctic Cat,” said Tracy Crocker, VP and General Manager ATV’s. “These guys are great drivers and their results show what happens when you combine their talent with a great machine.”
The Wildcat Sport performance-engineered chassis is 110.5 in. long and 60 in. wide. The rider and passenger positions are set a full 3 in. lower than competitive models to produce a low center of gravity optimizing vehicle handling. A bump-swallowing double A-Arm front, and swaybar-equipped rear suspensions with 12.2 in. and 12.6 in. of travel, plus 13 in. of rock-clearing ground clearance smooth out the obstacles. Powering the new Wildcat Sport is a 60-plus-hp, liquid-cooled 700 parallel twin cylinder engine designed by Arctic Cat, and holds a best-in-class power-to-weight ratio.
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 arcticcat.com.