Fines Double Racing made it two-for-two in the 2009 SCORE International desert race series by winning the Utility ATV class at the Baja 500 aboard an Arctic Cat Thundercat.

Racers Reid Rutherford, Benn Vernadakis and Tony Valerio finished with a time of 13 hours and 57 minutes while averaging 31mph in the grueling terrain. Only two vehicles in this class competed this year, and only the Fines Double Racing team crossed the finish line.

“The power of the Thundercat’s 1000H2 motor is amazing,” says Rutherford. “It says something when you can go out with a 600lb Sport Utility and beat some of the true sport ATVs and dirtbikes half its size. Arctic Cat’s are known to take abuse, and the obstacles this race throws at them is proof it’s the most durable ATV.”

“We are extremely proud of the Fines Double team. This victory shows how strong their team is, and how strong the Thundercat is,” says Ted Bettin, Team Arctic race coordinator. “A lot of what we learn from winning these races is applied to our new models. It just so happens we released the 2010 Thundercat today; perfect timing!”

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