Arctic Cat names new race manager
Mike Kloety replaces Russ Ebert
Story by Snowmobile.com Staff, May. 08, 2008Email a friend Print Friendly RSS
“Mike has been mentored, as well as worked with, some of the brightest stars in the snowmobile industry,” says Arctic Cat CEO Chris Twomey. “Speaking for myself and Arctic Cat, I believe Mike will help Team Arctic racers dominate all forms of snowmobile racing with his experience and love for the sport.”
Kloety served as lead mechanic for Kirk Hibbert during Hibbert's reign as the most dominant terrain racer in the mid-1990s, during which time he won five straight ISOC Championships, Jackson Hole King of the Mountain titles and numerous individual wins in cross-country, snocross and hillclimb.
Kloety worked closely with Russ Ebert as assistant race manager and has been involved in putting together the future plans for Team Arctic Cat for several months.
“Making sure Team Arctic has the best snow racing program is not a small task,” says Kloety. “We’ve got a potent group of racers that continue to dominate wherever they go; the goal is to win everything.
“We have a simple recipe for success. When you have talented riders, a dedicated technical support staff and world class engineers designing the best Sno Pro race sleds, the ingredients for winning are easy.”
According to Kloety, he sees no reason to make any changes to the Team Arctic Cat race staff.
“Dawn Haugen, Al Shimpa and Corey Berberich each have a minimum of 12 years experience with the sport of snowmobile racing at Arctic Cat,” says Kloety. “There isn’t a more passionate group of talent at an OEM level to help racers win.”