RADIATORS WIN TWO BAJA 500 CLASSES
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (June 26, 2009) –
FLUIDYNE® Powersports radiator-equipped entries
took a pair of unprecedented wins in the 450cc
Pro Motorcycle and Utility ATV classes in the
41st annual SCORE International Baja 500.
In extreme weather conditions, where the
temperature climbed to more than 100 degrees,
FLUIDYNE® Powersports radiators withstood all
that Baja dished up in this grueling 500-mile
race. With increased width, depth and fluid
capacity, they enhanced cooling in nasty,
low-air-flow riding conditions in the
peninsula’s gnarly silt beds and provided
consistent engine temperatures in high-speed
runs through the open desert.
Additionally, FLUIDYNE® Powersports radiators
have proven more durable than their OEM
counterparts, withstanding tough racing
conditions and offering unmatched crash
survival. FLUIDYNE® Powersports radiators also
cost less than their OEM counterparts and
install in minutes, utilizing factory mounts and
The 450cc Pro Motorcycle class was won by the
trio of Craig Smith and teenage brothers Cameron
and Kyle Corfman on a Beta 450 RR. They finished
the race with a time of 10 hours and 28 minutes.
After their bike suffered a leaky stock radiator
in the 2008 San Felipe 250, the team bolted up a
pair of FLUIDYNE® Powersports units for this
year’s SCORE series. During pre-running and
competing in the Baja 500, they experienced more
than 1200 trouble-free miles, except for a
radiator shroud that was ripped off by brush
early in the race.
Meanwhile, the factory-sponsored Arctic Cat
squad of Reid Rutherford, Tony Valerio and Benn
Vernadakis bested the Utility ATV division with
a 14-hour, 37-minute posting. After a
trouble-free performance in hot, dry conditions,
Team Captain Rutherford had this to say
regarding the FLUIDYNE® radiator in his
Thundercat: “For all that 950cc V-twin engine
knew, it was still up in the cool Colorado
mountain air,” referring to his team’s home base
in the Rocky Mountains.
Built on 50 years of experience in fluid
dynamics and race-proven from the beaches of
Baja to the woods of Washington, FLUIDYNE®
Powersports radiators are available for
late-model dirt bikes, ATVs and side-by-side
UTVs. They are made in the USA and sold through
When the heat is on, FLUIDYNE® Powersports
radiators keep things cool. For more
information, log on to FluidynePowersports.com.
ABOUT FLUIDYNE® Powersports
Building on 50 years of
experience, FLUIDYNE® Powersports is at the
forefront of radiator technology for dirt bikes,
ATVs and side-by-side UTVs.
Based in San Bernardino, California, the
company designs and manufactures nearly 100
fluid-cooling applications that are engineered
to provide unmatched engine reliability.
Fluidyne Powersports radiators are stronger,
increase fluid capacity and reduce engine
temperatures by up to 30 percent—all at lower
price points than OEM replacement parts.
FLUIDYNE® Powersports’ heat-transfer
products are made in the USA and sold through a
worldwide network of distributors and dealers.
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