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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-11-2009, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
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Bipolar Racing BITD 2009

ARCTIC CAT/BI-POLAR FINISHES THIRD OVERALL IN
BEST-IN-THE-DESERT SERIES
Prowler XTZ Takes on the Fully-Modified UTV Class

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Thief River Falls, Minn. (Dec. 10, 2009) – By any stretch of the imagination, the goal for Arctic Cat/ Bi-Polar Prowler race team for the 2009 race season was daunting: Compete against fully-modified UTVs in the seven-event Best-In-The-Desert (BITD) off-road race series using a stock Prowler XTZ 1000 H2. And by any measure, third place overall is an exceptional accomplishment.

“We came into this series committed to show the world that the major stock components comprising a Prowler XTZ can run with the wild, one-off creations that our competition use,” said team owner/driver Jim Creagan of Yacolt, Wash. “Aside from the required roll cage, extra lighting and King shocks, our Prowler is stock, including the engine, axles and suspension arms. That makes it very satisfying to blow past the other guys.”

While the 1000 H2 EFI engine delivered speeds the fully-modified UTVs couldn’t match, BITD races throw down wicked-rough routes of rocks, holes, ledges, drop-offs and miles of whoops.

Nevertheless, the Arctic Cat/ Bi-Polar team attacked each race in the Nevada desert with the same go-for-it attitude that delivered a 1-2 finish in last year’s Baja 1000 off-road race. Two second-place finishes in the series’ longest races proved the durability of the team and Prowler, while top-fives at other events showed their consistency. Seven races entered, seven finished for third place overall series, which is an accomplishment few teams can claim.

Just as impressive, this was the first season of racing the BITD series for the team.

“Knowing the race courses makes a huge difference,” remarked Creagan. “With a year’s experience, we’ll return next year in a better position to challenge for race wins and the series championship.”

The team’s success coupled with the Prowler’s outstanding durability was an impressive combination that drew the immediate respect of other racers.

“The Nevada desert is an unforgiving place,” said Ted Bettin, Arctic Cat ATV Race Coordinator. “For a first-year effort, to finish every race and take third overall in the series proves the best-in-class performance and durability of our machines.”

The Arctic Cat/ Bi-Polar race team is sponsored by Arctic Cat, GBC Motorsports, TrailReady Beadlock Rims, Tire Balls, Vision X Lighting, King Shocks and Dragonfire Racing


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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.
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Nice job

Keep up the good work.
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GREAT! Job Guys! Keep up the GREAT ARCTIC CAT work! PROWLER NATION IS ALIVE!

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Congratulations Bipolar. This really good news.



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Jim, quite impressive when put that way. You and your team have accomplished a great season. I agree, running a fairly stock XTZ against all that modified machinery is very daunting, but you handled it well.
Congratulations and we all hope to see more of Bipolar Racing over the next few years. Especially on the podiums...

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That is awesome. The race rhinos never finished a Baja race until this year.. Maybe the Bipolar Team should add a third car to the mix, totally built with the best of everything.
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That is awesome. The race rhinos never finished a Baja race until this year.. Maybe the Bipolar Team should add a third car to the mix, totally built with the best of everything.
I 2nd that idea. Then BP and AC would be winning everything...

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Jim,

Good Job Jimmy Creagan.... You are my HERO! Keep up the good work and lets go kick some RZR BUTT.....
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Thanks for all the support this year.


Haven't had much time to spend on the site lately but to give an up date for 2010 we will be running some factory motor up grades and some knew EFI stuff that should add approx. 25 hp at the wheels. I will post the progress and the details as we get it all dialed in. With some help from Dragon Fire Racing we will run long travel in some of the shorter races. With the stock stuff we ran this year we had zero DNF's and had no problem running at 70+mph for miles at a time with a top speed on the GPS of 86 mph. (Adding 10 grams of weight to the front clutch rollers)

Thanks again and we will have something special and affordable when we're done.

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Thats a really awesome season!! Way to go team!!

http://utvweekly.com/index.php/2009/11/ricks-arctic-cat-prowler-1000/
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