Whether you do, or don’t, follow the cross-country racing circuit at COR Powersports, you’ll most likely find this exciting. Saturday, Team Arctic’s David Brown, raced the all-new 2024 ZR 600 RXC (stock) in the Pro Open class at Walker, Mn. For an old school Arctic Cat race fan, I can’t tell you how much this excited me to see this sled out on the track! Race testing before production is a great thing for all of us!
Very cool! Will be interesting to see how a stock Catalyst fares against the mod sleds!
IMO, finishing is a win. And if it finishes towards the top, even better.
Looking forward to see how it does. While I like the simplicity of the belt drive, I’m skeptical of its durability.
The belt drive is very durable on our Can-Am Spyder motorcycle!😎
virtually every cruiser motorcycle uses belt drive. idea came from blower on race cars, 1000hp vs 180 it will be fine.
I’m thinking that it will take some time to get the catalyst optimized for racing, and a stock engine will have quite a disadvantage against mods, so a solid finish would be great. I appreciate Cat putting the Catalyst on the starting line, though. It shows they have a lot of faith in it.
Too bad all the Arctic cats DNF’ed in the pro open class……
Yeah, It was too bad, but thats XC racing. The course was a tough one for attrition. 6 of 10 racers DNFd including Revering (Polaris). I always enjoy Justin Tate’s interviews…he was asked how the track was, “Ahhhhhhhhhhh? [thinks] Today’s track is, ahhhhhhhhh, [thinks more] Today’s track is a little sketchy.” It’ll be interesting to follow Pro Stock Sunday.
wondering if there was a common failure? like track or skid issues with ruff track? just curies is all
I read somewhere that David Brown crashed, not hardware failure.
Kale, can you confirm?
I believe Brown crashed on Saturday but finished (3rd?) on Sunday. The results weren’t posted for Sunday the last time I checked, so I’m not sure which place he took.
Lots of crashes Saturday. Rough gnarly course. Yes, David crashed.
We were at the race Saturday. Sounded like Brown was struggling with track de-railing issues. Sleds being raced were 137’s and Ben’s sled had E-start. Assume Brown’s did too but can’t say with 100 confidence.
Track was high speed with lots of square edge off angle drifts. At the start of the race the sun was out but part way through the clouds rolled in and the light went flat. Lens color played a factor and if I’m not mistaken a couple drivers switched colors in the fuel stop.
Exciting to see the boys out shaking the new buggy down in the open class like the days of old. The only way to establish a true base line for racing is to race.
but nothing for SnoCross…
so anyway, about that 7000
Bob+Klapperich: The Catalyst only ran in the Pro Open race on Saturday. Sunday’s race was Pro Stock and the Catalyst sled did not run since it doesn’t comply.
Sunday Pro Stock results are in story above along w photos
Where is Cat’s marketing team? Not a single post about the lineup on Facebook or Insta. Is it that hard to communicate with your customers?
Do you have any info or a picture of how and where the Garmin Tread will mount to the Catalyst Chassis? Thinking about ordering one but have seen no pictures of mounting location.