Cat Sponsors Cross Country Racer for a Cause

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How far would you go to support a good cause? This winter Arctic Cat plans to go 500 miles over rivers, trails and drifted ditchlines to help a cross country racer raise money for Children’s Miracle Network(CMN) and Gillette Children’s Hospital.

The idea was originally pioneered by Jim Urquhart, editor of SNO-X Magazine. Last season Urquhart raced the USCC Red Lake 500 in the Fan 600 class and brought home first place while raising over $3,000.

Urquhart said, “My daughter is now two and my son is under a year old. I’m very fortunate to have healthy children, but there are kids that need help in many forms. The Children’s Miracle Network hospitals are committed to providing the best care for children when they need it. Racing snowmobiles is a great outlet for helping them.”

Like most racers Urquhart contacted a pile of quality sponsors to support his program, but unlike most racers his sponsors either donate product or services to make his race season a success, while the cash generated is donated directly to CMN.

For the 2008 USCC race season, Urquhart will be Factory-backed by Arctic Cat, piloting a fully race-prepped F5 tuned by the legendary wrenches at Black Magic Motorsports.

“Last year was my first time and I set out to just finish the Red Lake 500 while raising at least $2,500. I surpassed both goals,” Urquhart said. “This years Red Lake 500 will see some stiff competition, but I have fast equipment under me and I’ve got a great group of sponsors helping me, to help the kids.”

If you are interested in supporting Urquhart aboard his Arctic Cat please call 715-247-5052, sponsors will receive a prominent logo on the F5 race sled, as well as a logo added to a one-page ad in SNO-X Magazine.

The USCC Red Lake 500 will take place January 18-20 and is hosted by Seven Clans Casino in Thief River Falls, Minn. And no matter how Jim finishes, everyone wins this race.

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