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Jim Dimmerman's Hall of Fame Speech


Jim Dimmerman at the SHOFThis past weekend, Jim Dimmerman was inducted into the Snowmobile Hall of Fame inb St. Germain, Wis.

The former Team Arctic Factory Sno Pro oval racer and the 1984 World Champion gave a speech that detailed his career, his dreams and his glory, leaving everyone in the room in a teary-eyed, standing ovation.

It was truly special to witness.

Below is Jim's speech.



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Speculation on Arctic Cat's 2011 Model Line


Is this a 2011 Arctic Cat?What surprises are in store for us when Arctic Cat unveils their 2011 model line in a few days? Here's my speculation.







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Tucker Interview at SledRacer


Tucker Hibbert sees gold.

Why does Tucker Hibbert race only a half-season? How does he feel about equaling Blair Morgan's record of five X Games gold medals? And what are Tucker's plans for the coming season? Find out the answers and more in this great interview at





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Test-Riding Speedwerx's 290-hp Z1 Turbo Kit


There's no good way to illustrate 290 hp

Speedwerx has a way of coaxing 290 hp out of an Arctic Cat Z1 Turbo.

I rode the beast.

When you’re trying to describe 290 hp on a snowmobile, words and pictures are inadequate. Actually, pretty much everything is inadequate compared to 290 hp.

Make the jump to read about it.


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Spy Photo of a New Arctic Cat?


What Arctic Cat might this be?While on my recent trip to Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls, I snapped a shot of this test rider leaving the factory and riding a covered/disguised sled. The fact that the hood can’t be seen, in concert with the bright green spindles/A-arms and seat pattern, suggest it’s a 2011 model

I know it’s a few weeks before Arctic Cat releases information on its 2011. Anyone care to venture a guess about this sled?


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TRF Engineering Test Ride Report


Arctic Cat Engineering test ride

Every few weeks throughout the winter, a handful of Arctic Cat engineers spend the day riding and evaluating snowmobiles.

Make the jump to read about it.






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This is Why D.J. Ekre is a Top XC Racer


Shown here at the recent USCC Red Lake 200 cross-country race is Team Arctic's D.J. Ekre, literally piloting an Arctic Cat Sno Pro 500 in the Expert 85 class (which he won). The short clip clearly illustrates why Ekre is one of the fastest cross-country racers in the world.

D.J. is the second of the two racers to come through.

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See the Ultimate Monster Barn-Find at Waconia


The first Monster Arctic Cat?

Recently discovered in a Northwestern Wisconsin barn...the very first Monster Arctic Cat mod racer that dates back to 1973.

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Dan Ebert Interview on


Arctic Cat's Dan Ebert


Check out a nice video interview with 2010 USCC I-500 Champion Dan Ebert, HERE at











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Notes from the Last Week of December


2010 Arctic Cat ATVs in Moab, Utah

If I was a Twitt(erer), here are some of the various things I would have Tweeted the past week:






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Two December Days in Thief River Falls


Soon-to-arrive in Thief River Falls

A quick trip to Thief River Falls, Minn., with a stop in Fertile, Minn., produced the sights, sounds and smells of a snowmobile world that's ready to ride (and race).






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Race Gas Magazine HMK Boot Test


Independent Boot Test Lab #23


This blazing product evaluation of HMK boots was written by an old friend for the infamous Race Gas Magazine, a short-lived 'zine whose impact hung long and low. It's a perfect Turkey Weekend read.












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Arctic Cat Pride Magazine is Now Posted


Arctic Cat Pride Magazine Fall 2009



The Fall 2009 issue of Arctic Cat Pride magazine is now posted on the Arctic Cat Website.

Click HERE to see it.











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Sno Pro 600s Available at (some) Dealerships


2010 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600


A 130-hp (stock) Sno Pro might be available right now at your local dealership, tempting you to buy it and rule the trails this winter. There's just one catch...




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800 H.O. = 163 horsepower


Arctic Cat 800 H.O. Engine

The respected (and independent) dyno gurus at DynoTech recently tested a produciton 2010 Arctic Cat F8.

Compared to the pre-production engine they tested last spring, the production engine... made more hp. Read the download after making the jump.





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Sno Pro 500 Part IV: Final Chapter


Larry & Jeremy Houle from Speedwerx with 730 Kit


To conclude the series on the new Sno Pro 500, let's look at possible solutions to the "It-doesn't-have-enough-horsepower-for-me" dilemma: the aftermarket.





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Sno Pro 500 Part III


Arctic Cat Sno Pro 500


Here, in Part III of the Sno Pro 500 Series, I want explain my own time aboard the Sno Pro 500, put it in a historical perspective, then perhaps challenge some of the assumptions we tend to make.





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Happy Halloween


Eric's Pumpkin



Happy Halloween from Eric Bergstrom and everyone else on the ArcticInsider forum.









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Craig's List of the Week 10-14-09


Craig's list of the week Oct. 14


You gotta love the brutal honesty and Plan B priority of this guy. I'm hoping that he'll find a trader for the sleds and trailer, and that he'll meet the snowmobiling woman of his dreams.







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Two October Days in Thief River Falls


Arctic Cat Sno Pro 500 on the production line


A quick trip to Thief River Falls over the past couple days provided some cool sights and interesting developments.





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SpeedWerx Dempsey Off Road Adventures


Action Graphics

Royal Sports

Blown Concepts Custom Vinyl Graphics

on Snow Magazine

US X-Country Snowmobile Racing

American Snowmobiler Magazine

Route 12 Arctic Cat

Waconia Power Sports

Thomas SnoSports

 International Series of Champions

Road Track and Trail


TA Motorsports
Country Cat
SUPERTRAX International

D & D power Sports
Carver Performance Snowtech Magazine Christian Brothers Racing