Snow Depth graphic for the U.S. and part of Canada for Feb. 5, 2016.
Click HERE for the NOAA website and all kinds of additional info.
I hope you're riding this weekend!continue reading ...
On the heels of a few previous tough quarters, Arctic Cat, Inc., posted a rough fiscal 2016 Q3 today.
Indeed, the powersports industry is a tough place to do business at this relative moment in time, due to factors that are beyond the control of any single company.
Click for analysis from the professionals at the ArcticInsider Business School & Online University, and to read the report.continue reading ...
Christian Brothers Racing has teamed up with Arctic Cat and ISOC to give away a new Arctic Cat ZR120 snowmobile at all 8 of the 2015-2016 ISOC National Snocross events this season.
Fans can register any day of the ISOC National Snocross event and any child 10 and under who is present at the time of the giveaway is eligible to win. Sign up at the Christian Brothers Racing merchandise trailer parked near the track.
The four remaining venues where snowmobiles will be given away are:
Salamanca, NY, February 5-6
Mt. Pleasant, MI, February 26-27
Chicago, IL, March 4-5
Lake Geneva, WI, March 18-20
Want to see what a world record-setting 1/8-mile drag run looks like?
Check out this 4.36-second, 155-mph run by Danny Steinmetz while piloting Jeff Ratzlaff's wicked Arctic Cat turbo at the Northern Drag Racing Series event in Detroit Lakes, Minn.
During the run, Steinmetz beat the previous record of 4.42 seconds.
Ratzlaff is from Langdon, ND, and his custom Arctic Cat features a ProLine chassis with a Hyperspots-built 9000 Turbo that pumps out 604-hp (thanks to a Precision Turbo boosted to 50 psi).
Don't blink, you'll miss the show.continue reading ...
One of my New Year's resolutions for this site is to reprise the semi-regular sharing of interesting news links that come across my desk via the inter-webz.
Some are informative, some are wonky, some are entertaining.
Infowonkiness? Enterformative? Wonkytainment!
Thinking about producing a slick edit of a crazy waterskip? Consider THE COST OF SLED RESCUE in case of failure.
Whew! Just in the nick of time: a crucial snowmobile trail reroute to prevent BLOWING THE LID OFF OF A MASSIVE LANDFILL!
Click for more...continue reading ...
Arctic Cat is now the official title sponsor of the All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car organization.
Owned by NASCAR champ Tony Stewart, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions is a staple of grassroots open-wheel racing.
Events will showcase Arctic Cat Wildcat models with exhibitions, displays, racing and ride-and-drive events for fans. The first race of the season is Feb. 5 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.
Click for details.continue reading ...
Starting this past weekend at Canterbury and continuing at each stop through the remainder of the 2016 ISOC snocross season, a 20-foot-tall Tucker Hibbert will command the skyline while waiting for you to take a selfie (and get a chance to win a $250 gift card).
I realize that the real Tucker is much taller than 20 feet, but the crew needed something they could fit in the Ram box of a truck in between races.
So get your #20FootTucker groove going!continue reading ...
Okay, the West has gotten hammered with snow, same for much of Canada, and now parts of the Midwest are finally starting to look like winter.
Let's hope Ma Nature is keepin' it real this time.
Excellent snow depth and analysis HERE at the NOAA website.continue reading ...
For families interested in snowmobile youth racing, this coming weekend marks the first event of the 2015-16 DMC Motorsports Sno Series.
The 8-race series (four of which are in conjunction with USXC events) offers snow Lemans and short cross-country style courses for young boys and girl, with classes ranging from 120 to 206 Briggs to Transition.
Click for more details and the full schedule.continue reading ...
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.continue reading ...
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.continue reading ...
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.continue reading ...
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.continue reading ...
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.continue reading ...
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.continue reading ...
Hear that? It's Winter, knocking on your door.
Be ready to answer the call by moving the crazy amount of snow that (I'm hoping) will fall this and future winters with the all-new, no-touch SPEEDPlow system from Arctic Cat.
Plow through the jump to see more information.continue reading ...
ISOC has updated its rules for the 2015-16 season and now requires ISR-approved upper body protection for all mechanics and crew who work area trackside.
TekVest has responded with its new, clever RPM model vest that adds myriad useful features for mechanics and crew members of all snowmobile racers, circuits and the like.
Click and see if it will make an impact on your wallet.continue reading ...
For serious backcountry riders, the avalanche airbag has become a no-brainer gear item. They simply use it every time they ride, without a second thought.
There's myriad options to choose from. Here's one of the latest, and available through Arctic Cat dealers and their online store.
Click and BAM!continue reading ...