Hillclimbs in Jackson Hole

Posted: April 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

Arctic cat show a domination performance last weekend at Jackson Hole as Kyle Tapio  number 318 rode the 2012 Cat to take the championship. Although not on a brand new sled the kid rode the 2012 like he stole it. If you have never seen a hill climb event, you need to. These guys climb straight up the face of any mountain. A little dialogue from the hill climb coordinator of Arctic Cat here:

In the big iron classes it was time for Kyle Tapio to reinforce his hillclimb legend status. Piloting his M8 HCR, Tapio won both 800 Improved and 800 Mod in convincing fashion. If Tapio felt any disappointment for taking third in the Open Mod final, he more than made up for it in the King competition, where the class winners in each category race for overall status. There, Tapio not only won the Improved and Mod King titles, he also scored the overall King of Kings crown as the best racer of the weekend.

“Team Arctic racers and crews did an outstanding job at the World Championship, especially the incredible performance of Kyle Tapio, who was in a class by himself at Jackson,” said Al Shimpa, Arctic Cat hillclimb coordinator. “Ten victories by six different racers is a testament to the depth of our team and the strength of our M machines.

“In addition, I’m especially proud of Rob Kincaid, who finally knocked the monkey off his back to win his first-ever pro class World Championship in 15 years of competing at Jackson. And I’d also like to thank the Speedwerx crew, who worked extra-hard to ensure the success of most of our Improved and Mod-class machines.”

 

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