It was just a matter of time before the new Wildcat XX took its first win. Not surprisingly for anyone who’s ridden one, that win happened sooner rather than later.
Last week, Team Wildcat racer Ray Bulloch bested the RZRs and Mavericks to stand on top of the SxS Pro Stock podium and claim the overall at WORCS Racing’s Round 5 in Hurricane, Utah.
Driving the lone Wildcat XX in a field of 17, Bulloch started on the third and final row of the Pro Stock class. That’s a lot of buggies to start behind
So Bulloch did what he and the Wildcat XX do best: rally!
He leveraged the Wildcat XX’s advantage in the whoops and rugged terrain, tip-toed around the rocks and through washes with ease and let his expertise and handling advantage work their magic. And despite dusty conditions and minimal room to pass, Bulloch put the Wildcat XX into the lead. On the last lap, he drove smartly to the finish and took the checkered flag for an impressive first win for the Wildcat XX.
“I would like to give a huge thank you to everyone at Textron Off Road,” said Bulloch. “Everyone shows a passion beyond work, they truly care. It’s awesome to see a town like Thief River Falls, Minn., so dedicated to a brand. They are a true American company, the epitome of what built this industry. This win is proof over hype.”
Racing is built into the Wildcat XX’s DNA, with a race-inspired suspension, 125-hp engine and the rugged dependability of the most advanced chassis in its class. So its early arrival on the podium over higher powered turbo-charged vehicles is no surprise.
While this is the first win for a Wildcat XX, it most certainly isn’t the last. Along with Ray Bulloch racing in WORCS, Team Wildcat’s Robby Gordon and Todd Romero are currently prepping the Wildcat XX to run the Baja 1000 on Nov. 14-18. Lots of checkered flags to look forward to in the coming months.
A tip of the helmet to Ray Bulloch and his sponsors: Textron Off Road, D&P performance, Rocky Mountain ATV, Tusk Tires, Speedwerx, PRP Seats, Assault UTV, FOX Shox, Raceline Wheels, Rugged Radios, HCR Racing, KC Hilites, DW Performance and Dynojet.