Hargarten noted that a significant benefit of The Cheetah Racing Clutch is its durability, which dramatically decreases the amount of part replacement downtime common in racing. "In addition to enhancing acceleration for racing go karts, we wanted to ensure a longer life for the clutch. To accomplish this, our unique design features an innovative lining technology specially formulated for the singular demands of the racing environment," he continued. "Also, The Cheetah Clutch is equipped with interchangeable 13, 14 and 15 tooth sprockets (most clutches are sold with only one sprocket) to accommodate differing track dynamics and shapes, changing the ratio for faster or slower racing conditions."
The introduction of The Cheetah has been well received. Hargarten revealed, "We first unveiled our unique Cheetah Racing Clutch at the recent WKA Show in Hickory, North Carolina, and the KMI Show in Mt. Pleasant, Illinois, where all the comments were extremely favorable." The Cheetah Clutch for 3/4" bore engines will be available in May, 2003, at Target distributors.