Arctic Cat put out this press release today about its performance at Haydays last weekend.
Thief River Falls, Minn. (Sept. 16, 2009) – The annual kick-off to winter also proved to be a kiss-off to the competition at the Sno-Baron’s Haydays grass drags, with Arctic Cat’s new CFR 800 delivering the “World’s Fastest Snowmobiles” message with unmistakable clarity.
In the capable hands of Team Arctic’s Glenn Hall of Gordon, Wis., and Scott Moser of Lowville, N.Y., the CFR 800 nailed commanding wins in both the Stock 800 and Open Stock classes at the famed summer event in Forest Lake, Minn., effectively ending any debate about which brand owns the big classes.
“We built the CFR 800 to continue the Arctic Cat tradition of being the quickest, fastest and most potent snowmobiles in the sport,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “Finishing one-two in Open Stock and crushing Stock 800 at Haydays made that fact perfectly clear to the thousands of spectators who witnessed the wins.”
The victories are also a clear indication of the power produced by the new 800 H.O. engine. Pumping out 160-hp with a 4.3-lb. lighter crankshaft that revs quicker, the 800 H.O. brings class-crushing performance to the 2010 CFR 800, F8, Crossfire 8 and M8 models.
In addition to the victories by Hall and Moser, Jamie Edwards led a Team Arctic sweep of the Stock 700 class.
“It’s always good for the team to do well at Haydays,” said Team Arctic Drag Racing Coordinator, Al Shimpa. “It’s the biggest drag race of the season, and they all worked very hard to be at their best, especially with limited time aboard the new CFR 800. This sled is going to get even better throughout the season.”