2016 Sand Sports Super Show, September 16th & 17th

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (August 30, 2016)- Robby Gordon’s SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS will return to the OC Fair and Event Center Sept. 16 & 17 for two nights of exciting off-road racing action at the Sand Sports Super Show.

Similar to the last three years, another spectacular dirt and asphalt track will be built at the Orange County Fair Grounds. Last year’s layout produced some of the best racing we have scene in Costa Mesa with door to door racing action all over the track from the 650-horsepower TRAXXAS SST trucks. However, the highlight of the unique track was a massive ramp that launched the trucks at least 30 feet in the air, and across opposing lanes of traffic. This signature crossover jump is one of the most impressive aspects of any motorsports event and is one of the reasons the Orange County race generates a capacity crowd of off-road enthusiasts year after year.

In addition to the thrills and spills of the high flying SST trucks, Sand Sports Super Show attendees and UTV racers of Southern California will be treated to the addition of the $5,000 to win OPEN UTV Shootout. All makes and models of UTV’s are welcomed to compete in this newly added event, and a chance for one driver to bring home one of the biggest winnings offered in UTV racing today.

For more information, and how to register for the OPEN UTV Shootout please visit https://stadiumsupertrucks.com or email Chris Hecht at checht@stadiumsupertrucks.com.

In addition to the OPEN UTV Shootout, Arctic Cat will hold their own under card race each night featuring celebrities and local Arctic Cat dealers. In similar fashion to SST racing, each competitor will be assigned to an identically prepared Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000 to take on each other in a true test of drivers skill.

While at the Sand Sports Super Show and SST race make sure to stop by and visit both Arctic Cat displays for new 2017 models and products. The main display will be located in the Sand Sports Super Show, while a smaller version will be located in the Stadium SUPER Trucks pit area.

Also returning to accompany the exciting SSTs and UTVS, will be a full slate of racing by the fan favorite 1400 trucks. These desert racers turned short course machines have been apart of the Stadium SUPER Trucks Sand Sports Super Show program since the inception back in 2013, and when they are on track you never know what to expect. In 2014 Michael Cox stole the show launching his modified Ford Bronco sky high much to the delight of the roaring crowd, last year it was Buddy Baker and Ryan Kibbe with the TrophyLTD car whom stunned the crowd and other competitors competing with the trucks. Who will be the highlight of the 1400 class in 2016?

Single- day tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for kids under 12, Police, Fire and active or retired military with a valid ID. All tickets will be sold at the gate on race day. Friday’s event will feature Kids free for kids under 12.

Companies and individuals interested in renting fully catered VIP suites that include private elevated seating for 25 per evening, refreshments and food, can call Stadium SUPER Trucks at 704-949-1255 for pricing. The VIP suites also include track-facing advertising space, public address announcements, and access to secured restrooms.

Gates will open Sept. 18 and 19 at 5:30 p.m. with a track walk, and autograph session scheduled to take place each night from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Each night will include more than three hours of on-track action for fan and Sand Sports Super Show patrons to enjoy.

Past SST Costa Mesa, Calif. Winners

Friday, September 18; PJ Jones
Saturday, September 19; Sheldon Creed
Sunday, September 20; Sheldon Creed

Friday, September 19; Robby Gordon
Saturday, September 20; Keegan Kincaid

Friday, September 20; Robby Gordon
Saturday, September 21; Justin Lofton
Sunday, September 22; Sheldon Creed

Arctic Cat Presents Race and Ride Contest with Robby Gordon

Arctic Cat Inc. (ACAT) today announced it is launching the “Race and Ride with Robby Gordon” contest. The Grand Prize winner will race an Arctic Cat Wildcat™ X with Robby Gordon during the Stadium Super Trucks race at the Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, Calif., on September 16-18, 2016. The Grand Prize also includes a two-night stay in Orange County, Calif., for the winner and a guest.

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Commented Arctic Cat Chief Marketing Officer Greg Williamson: “We continue to look for ways to give our dealers and customers the ultimate off-road driving experience. We can’t imagine a more thrilling way to do this than to give them the opportunity to race one of our exciting 2016 Wildcat X machines, alongside a legend like Robby Gordon and in front of thousands of race fans.”

The “Race and Ride with Robby Gordon” contest starts on March 1, 2016, and ends on July 30, 2016. It is open to U.S. and Canadian residents who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. No purchase is necessary to win. All contest ballots will be available at participating Arctic Cat dealerships and online at www.arcticcat.com/race-and-ride, where fans may download the entry form and get a glimpse of this exciting opportunity by watching video highlights from last year’s race. Completed ballots must be placed into a ballot box found only at participating Arctic Cat dealerships to be entered for a chance to win. Contest information and rules will be posted on Arctic Cat’s website and in participating dealerships.

The Arctic Cat Stadium Side-by-Side (SXS) Racing Series was launched last year with overwhelming success, as the undercard, or lead-in race, to the main event at Robby Gordon’s wildly popular Stadium Super Truck (SST) Series events. The Arctic Cat Stadium SXS Series features 10 Arctic Cat Wildcat side-by-sides driven by Action Sport Athletes, fans, and dealers who will use the same track as the Stadium Super Trucks.

ARCTIC CAT Launches Stadium Side x Side Racing At Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented By Traxxas Events

MINNEAPOLIS (August 25, 2015) – Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAT) today announced it is launching the Stadium Side-by-Side (SXS) Powered by Arctic Cat Racing Series, which will be the undercard, or lead-in race, to the main event at Robby Gordon’s wildly popular Stadium Super Trucks (SST) events. The new Stadium SXS Series Powered by Arctic Cat will feature 10 Arctic Cat Wildcat™ side-by-sides driven by Action Sport Athletes, fans and dealers, who will use the same track as the Stadium Super Trucks.

Commented Arctic Cat Chief Marketing Officer Greg Williamson: “Our Stadium Wildcat Side-by-Side Series is a result of our partnership with Robby Gordon and our efforts to solidify Arctic Cat as a major sponsor of racing. Our brand stands for exceptional performance and this series reflects Arctic Cat’s commitment to delivering the ultimate off-road riding experience.”

The first Arctic Cat Stadium SXS Series race will be held September 18-20, 2015, at the Sands Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, Calif. The series will also race at this year’s Las Vegas SST event, which is held in conjunction with the SEMA automotive specialty products convention, in early November.
Starting in the spring of 2016, consumers can register at Arctic Cat dealers to win a chance to drive a Wildcat in the undercard series in front of thousands of fans.

In addition, Arctic Cat will be the proud sponsor of the Team Wildcat Racing SST Truck for the remainder of this race season, as well as next year’s season. This sponsorship will put an exciting black and green Arctic Cat truck on the track to compete for the SST Series Championship.

Robby Gordon’s SST Series, officially now known as the Speed Energy Formula Off-Road presented by Traxxas, is in its third season. It concludes its 11-race 2015 season in November in Las Vegas.

The SST Series features identically prepared race trucks that produce 600 horsepower generating speeds upwards of 150 miles per hour. Trucks are raced in timed events in stadiums and controlled city street courses, featuring multiple jumps by competing vehicles and drivers. The man-made ramps are set up in strategic locations throughout each course, which allow the trucks to fly through the air nearly 20 feet off the ground and hundreds of feet down course. Races are featured at IndyCar venues, X Games and other large events that expose the increasingly popular sport of off-road racing to the masses.