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TGIF: The Snocross Kick-Off Edition on Nov. 27, 2015

11/27/2015 12:04:00 PM

Jetstar Snocross Cross-Country snowmobile racer

I'm thankful that the 2015-2016 Snocross season kicks-off this weekend in Duluth, Minn.

I'm thankful that racers will come from all over the world to take a green flag and, hopefully, a checkered flag too.

I'm thankful their bearded ancestors, who raced long ago on iron dogs, were able to stand up and forge a path that would eventually lead to the rock stars and high flyers we enjoy today.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Nov. 27, 2015.

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You're all Turkeys (and I'm thankful for that)!

11/26/2015 2:18:00 PM

ArcticInsider decal.

If you come to this site, then you're definitely a turkey.

And I sincerely thank you for that.

Grace and gratitude to you and yours on this fine Thanksgiving Day.


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Win C-TEC2 Oil with Tucker Hibbert in 2016

11/24/2015 1:05:00 PM

Win with Tucker Hibbert: Arctic Cat C-TEC2 Oil

The closest thing to a sure-thing is that Tucker Hibbert will win in snocross.

For that reason alone, you should enter to win an Arctic Cat C-TEC2 Synthetic Oil Prize pack, which will be awarded to five lucky fans every time he wins a Pro Open final this season.

That's 17 chances to win Arctic Cat's premium synthetic oil, along with some sweet Tucker swag.

Hurry, the winning could begin this weekend!

Click for the link to enter.

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Colorado Test Trip Report with Team Arctic's Wes Selby

11/23/2015 11:59:00 AM

Team Arctic snocross Colorado test trip.

Team Arctic terrain racer and Arctic Cat engineer Wes Selby and six other snocrossers kick-started their 2015-16 season with a week of riding in the Grand Lake and Winter Park areas of Colorado. 

What did the group do and learn last week in Colorado? And is Selby really racing snocross again this year!?

Race on over to hear what Wes had to say.

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Tucker Hibbert Aims for 10th National Snocross Title Beginning this Week

11/23/2015 11:43:00 AM

Tucker Hibbert is the defending Pro champ, and a great high-fiver. Photo by John Hanson.

Four days from the start of the 2015-16 ISOC National Snocross series, held once again at Spirit Mountain in Duluth, Minn.

Team Arctic/Monster Energy/Ram Truck's Tucker Hibbert will be there, aiming for victory and a 10th National Snocross title.

Invert your start then hit the throttle to read the press release, including his amazing stats from previous Duluth races.

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A Look Back at Arctic Cat in 1972

11/20/2015 8:08:00 AM

“Making snowmobiles ranks right up there with sex.”

Yep, that’s just one of the excellent quotes from this sweet 1972 short film about building Arctic Cat snowmobiles in Thief River Falls.

Special thanks to the amazing archival efforts at BossCatLegacy.

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Winter Blows into Thief River Falls and Arctic Cat

11/20/2015 7:16:00 AM

Snow on Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls, Nov. 19, 2015. Photo by Mandi Hibbert.

Snow on Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls, Nov. 19, 2015. Photo by Mandi Hibbert.

Winter announced itself at Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls, yesterday, blowing in with forceful winds that brought plunging temperatures and the greatest of all dessert toppings: SNOW!

The scene in TRF complements the images and reports of accumulating snow in the Rockies and Alaska that have dumped into my inbox and social media news feeds the past weeks to trigger excitement (and envy) in the Sandberg Command Center.

Seeing Arctic Cat covered in snow is ALMOST as good as it gets (the best snow is the stuff that dumps on my house and where I live).

Winter is coming to the rest of us. I can feel it.

(Special thanks to Mandi "Photographer to the Stars" Hibbert for taking and sending these shots.)

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Stadium Super Trucks Tonight on CBS Sports

11/18/2015 3:40:00 PM

Arctic Cat Wildcat at SST Series tonight on CBS.

Okay, most of us can't launch and pitch Arctic Cat Wildcat's in the Stadium Side-X-Side Series, but we CAN watch the intense action from Las Vegas on CBS Sports tonight at 9pm ET (with re-broadcasts at 2am and 5am ET tomorrow morning, as well as on Nov. 22).

Tune in, turn on and drop your jaw at the spectacle.

Oh, and check your local listings.

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Handling Upgrade: Convert your ProCross Skidframe to 2016 Specs

11/16/2015 3:31:00 PM

New dual-rate front track shock springs for Arctic Cat snowmobiles.

Sometimes it’s the little things that produce big results.

Arctic Cat suspension engineers proved this old axiom with changes on the rear suspension of 2016 129- and 137-in. trail sleds that delivers improved cornering precision and suppler comfort over trail chop.

The upshot: it’s change(s) anyone can make on their previous model year ProCross sleds.

End the suspense by clicking for the shocking details.

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Happy Birthday C.J. (and thanks again for your amazing writing)!

11/12/2015 10:37:00 AM

C.J. Ramstad drawing as it appeared in Snowmobile Magazine circa 1983.

This coming Saturday, Nov. 14, would have been C.J. Ramstad's 70th birthday, had he not died in a tragic automobile crash with his son, J.J., in May 2007.

C.J. was an outstanding writer because of his ability to capture the essence of whatever he was writing about.

This column from the Dec. 1983 issue of Snowmobile Magazine is a prime example, as he describes a snowmobile association gathering AND a snowmobiler's excitement this time of year in rich detail.

I'm leaving now with my son to go deer hunting for the weekend. I'll be thinking about life, good friends, snowmobiling and C.J.

Happy Birthday C.J.

(Click for his column.)

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Product Spotlight: Wildcat Hard Cab with Soft Doors Kit

11/11/2015 8:16:00 AM

Arctic Cat Hard Cab with Soft Doors Kit for Wildcats.

There's a lot to appreciate about a hard cab/soft door kit for Arctic Cat Wildcats and Prowlers:

Less noise; practically no dust swirl; increased warmth when you want it; and customizable airflow.

Jump over to see some details of this cabin cruiser.

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Product Spotlight: The Latest Cat Wrap Graphics for Sleds

11/11/2015 7:27:00 AM

2016 Cat Wrap graphics packages from Arctic Cat.Riders who want to set their sled apart from other Arctic Cat machines can opt for one of nine different Cat Wrap graphics packages for 2016.

They're cool, unique and built from the same quality vinyl as the OE graphics.

Make the jump to see some examples.

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Arctic Cat-AmSnow Ride More Sweepstakes

11/6/2015 2:10:00 PM

Arctic Cat and American Snowmobiler Sweepstakes

You would look GREAT riding a 2016 Arctic Cat ZR7000 Limited or M8000 153 Limited.

Arctic Cat and American Snowmobiler magazine agree, which is why they're offering a chance to win either machine (plus a $2,000 MotorFist gift card) in their Ride More Sweepstakes.

In fact, I just talked to AmSnow editor Mark Boncher, who promised me he will do everything in his power to pick you. And if he somehow makes a mistake, he promises to wash your truck.

I call that win-win.

So do yourself a favor: CLICK HERE to launch the AmSnow site, fill out the form, then kick back in the comfort of knowing you'll either be riding new iron this winter or driving around in a clean truck.

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TGIF: The Nov. 6, 2015 Edition

11/6/2015 1:53:00 PM

Harley-Davidson converted snowmobiles.

I'm thankful that someday, far in the future, motorcycles and snowmobiles will consummate their marriage and produce the perfect hybrid.

I'm thankful that if you have to ask, you wouldn't understand anyway.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Nov. 6, 2015.

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Cory Davis Does Alaska: First Ride of the Season

11/5/2015 1:33:00 PM

Okay, it must be "Make Sandberg Wish He Lived in the Mountains" day, because just an hour after getting the pix of Arctic Cat Mountain R&D guys on Two Top, along comes this video of Cory Davis ripping through some meadows in Summit Lake, Alaska.

Filmed just last week, this sweet little slice of winter heaven makes me want to hop on a plane and head for the hills.


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Fresh Tracks: Arctic Cat Mountain R&D Test Team is Riding!

11/5/2015 12:10:00 PM

2016 Arctic Cat M sleds on Two Top mountain on Nov. 4, 2015.

Snow has fallen and tracks are gracing the slopes of mountains in North American, signaling the start of the 2015-2016 snowmobile-riding season!

Arctic Cat R&D Mountain Test Team riders Shay Smith and Todd Tupper took this much-appreciated photo of 2016 M Series machines yesterday on Two Top Mountain, just outside of West Yellowstone, Montana.

Upwards of 24 inches of fresh provided plenty of float for decent early season riding, according to Smith and Tupper. In fact, the pair are out riding again today.

Great to see that snow is falling and people are riding. Let's cross our fingers the rest of us get a taste of winter sooner rather than later.

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Arctic Cat Partners with National FFA Organization

11/4/2015 3:21:00 PM

Arctic Cat HDX 700 working on the farm.

Arctic Cat partners with National FFA Organization (what used to be called Future Farmers of America)...Cool!

I know a lot of farmers and their families who are ATV-ROV users/riders. Snowmobilers too! Connecting with, and financially supporting, this organization makes sense.

Click to read the company press release.

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Relaunch: Nate Ewing Preps the '95 EXT For Another Duluth Snocross

11/2/2015 7:12:00 PM

Fan-favorite Nate Ewing and his 1995 Arctic Cat EXT snocrosser.

With just three weeks to go before the Duluth National Snocross of the season, racers and teams are busy prepping the trickest, coolest snowmobiles ever built. Once there, they’ll deliver thrilling feats of courage and talent while taming a beastly racetrack.

One racer who will be at Duluth with some SERIOUS chutzpah, is Nathan Ewing out of Big Lake, Minn.

Nate’s courage will be other-worldly, as he’ll launch with reckless abandon aboard his 1995 Arctic Cat EXT 580.

Nate’s been busy prepping his steed for the upcoming race. Jump on over to see the progress.

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An Arctic Cat Halloween with Optimus...Skime!?!

10/30/2015 1:19:00 PM

Arctic Cat's Corey Friesen is now Optimus Skime.

Arctic Cat employees in Thief River Falls are celebrating Halloween today. This annual tradition always produces some excellent costumes.

And once again, senior stylist Corey Friesen avenges any evil attempts to out-do his excellent creativity by transforming himself into Optimus Prime, er, SKIME!

Yes, like the great Roger Skime, Friesen can now BE the snowmobile.

Great job, Corey!

Happy Halloween everyone.

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Extra-Extra!: 2016 Arctic Cat Snow Accessory Reference Guide

10/29/2015 3:37:00 PM

2016 Arctic Cat Snow Accessory Guide.

Arctic Cat just released their 2016 Accessory Reference Guide for snowmobiles.

This handy reference guide features updated and new products not featured in the color accessory catalog, as well as older products for previous generation snowmobiles.

Click to read a bit more, and to download the guide. You'll be glad you did.

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