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Published on February 15th, 2012 | by Joe



D&P Performance Races to 1st Place Finish at King of the Hammers in 900-1000 Production Class

Thief River Falls, Minn. (Feb. 15, 2012) –  If there ever was a question as to the durability, speed and pure-sport capabilities of the all-new Arctic Cat Wildcat, those doubts were laid to rest at the toughest one-day off-road race on the planet – King of the Hammers (KOH).

Driver, Todd Stephensen from D&P Performance, an Arctic Cat dealer based out of Cedar City, Utah, worked his way through 39 UTV entries to a first place finish in the 900-1000 Production class, and a second place finish overall, in a near stock 2012 Wildcat. The King of the Hammers series challenges drivers to compete in a wide variety of terrain from endurance desert racing to competition-style rock crawls to short course racing in Johnson Valley, Ca.

Stephensen said, “We had a very limited amount of time to test this Wildcat for the event as it was just pulled off our showroom floor weeks ago. The capability of the Wildcat’s suspension through the severity of this terrain is truly amazing for a stock production vehicle!”

Arctic Cat CEO, Claude Jordan stated, “We are extremely proud of the team at D&P Performance. With an industry-first, 5-Link rear suspension, 13-inches of ground clearance and whopping 18-inches of suspension travel, tough terrain racing is where the Wildcat shines. And D&P proved that!”

For more information on the King of the Hammers race, please visit  To learn more about D&P Performance, please visit their Arctic Cat dealership in Cedar City, UT or log on to or for in-depth information on the all-new Wildcat.

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

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