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Arctic Cat Joins Bass Pro Shops for Tony Stewart's All-Star Car

(5/15/2015)

The Tony Stewart Arctic Cat/Bass Pro NASCAR Chevrolet

Tomorrow marks the 31st annual NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, held at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

Three-time NASCAR Spring Cut champion (and 2009 All-Star Race winner) Tony Stewart will be there, mixing it up on the #14 Bass Pro Shops/Arctic Cat-sponsored Chevrolet.

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Arctic Cat Reports Fiscal 2015 Full-Year Results

(5/13/2015)

Arctic Cat Engine manufacturing facility in St. Cloud, MN. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Arctic Cat reported its 2015 full-year fiscal results. The results highlight the company's ATV dealer inventory reduction program, as well as an increase in year-over-year snowmobile sales. Two statements from the report especially caught my eye:

"We will seek additional OEM partnerships..."

and

"An improved dealer inventory position will allow us to launch more new products..."

Click to read the full financial results.

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Arctic Cat Invests $27 Million to Improve its Domestic Manufacturing Operations

(5/13/2015)

Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls, Minn. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Arctic Cat will invest nearly $27 million to improve its manufacturing facilities in Thief River Falls and St. Cloud, Minn., operations.

The investment will add a new state-of-the-art production line in TRF and expand the engine manufacturing operations in St. Cloud. Together, these improvements will result in the creation of approximately 50 jobs.

Click to read more details of this great news.

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New Strategic Hires for Arctic Cat

(4/14/2015)

Greg Williamson, Chief Marketing Officer, Arctic Cat

Arctic Cat announed new strategic marketing and sales hires, reflecting company president Chris Metz's vision for future growth, including increased focus on customer engagement.

Welcome aboard Greg and Brit (and congrats on the promotion, Mike)!

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News Bites: The March 13, 2015 Edition

(3/13/2015)

Russian snowmobiler gets sucked into track. Drinks Vodka.

What could POSSIBLY go wrong when a Russian attemps to bumper-drag from a snowmobile?

Nothing unusual about a runaway snowmobile careening down a Newfoundland highway for 12 kilometers. Note: The best part is listening to the audio of guys in the car.

If you're goint to steal a snowmobile, make sure you wear waterproof, breathable and taser-proof snowmobile gear.

Man steals cigarettes, snowmobile-mounted cops catch him. (I'm wondering how a smoker ran 6km through the snow?)

From the why-snowmobilers-are-the-greatest file: Kid's snowmobile is stolen, group replaces it with a new one. Awesome!

Thank you to all the snowmobile club members! Stories like this explain why you are the absolute backbone of the sport.

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Arctic Cat Acquires Motorfist

(3/2/2015)

Arctic Cat acquires Motorfist

In a move that company officials describe as "An example of our strategy to grow through small, bolt-on acquisitions,” Arctic Cat has acquired Motorfist, makers (and sellers) of high performance technical riding gear.

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Caught My Eye: Four Key Statements from Cat's 3rd QTR 2015 Financials

(1/28/2015)

Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls

Today Arctic Cat reported 3rd quarter 2015 fiscal results, including net sales of $193.7 million with net earnings of $7.5 million. This compares to $225.8/$12.1 million in the prior-year quarter.

In other words, sales are down.

The company lowered its full-year outlook and is “resetting [its] strategic priorities to deliver improved long-term performance.

Financial experts can decipher the numbers and report HERE.

The four statements that caught my eye on this report are below.  

Said company CEO/President Chris Metz:

* “I can say with confidence that we will seek to spur growth through additional OEM partnerships and small bolt-on acquisitions that enable us to quickly expand our expertise and capabilities, and drive even faster product innovation.

* “My short time here has reinforced my belief that Arctic Cat is an iconic brand in a growing industry, with significant potential to improve its top- and bottom-line results.”

* The company also continued to increase investment in research and development to ensure a strong pipeline of new products and technologies.

* In early February, Arctic Cat plans to introduce a new Prowler ROV for the 2016 model year.

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The 2015 USXC I-500 Cross-Country is ON! (With a Few Changes)

(1/15/2015)

ArcticInsider.com images from various I-500 cross-country races.

The Seven Clans Casino USXC I-500 cross-country race is ON, albeit with a few modifications due to the lack of snow in central Minnesota.

Click to read the route update, and why this will still be an epic three or four-day cross-country event.

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News Bits 1-14-15: You Can't Make Up This Stuff

(1/14/2015)

Pathetic or hilarious? You decided. Then guess whether the dude’s B.A.C. is over .30. 

Arctic Cat and Tucker Hibbert deliver a Make-A-Wish dream-come-true for a boy battling leukemia. This is so cool!

There is absolutely no reason to add the words “Had Drugs” on this headline about a snowmobiler. Of course the guy was on drugs.

Another item flagged for its headline...a clever word play that pokes fun at you and I.

What it’s like to plunge 3,000 feet down a mountain, into a ravine, then suffer 32 hours believing you would die? An absolutely harrowing story, and a reminder to never snowmobile alone.

I will admit that I always wanted to snowmobile on my high school’s football field. Some goons actually follow through with such wishes.

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Win With Tucker: Arctic Cat C-TEC2 Oil Gift Pack

(12/30/2014)

Tucker Hibbert C-TEC2 Oil Promotion

The closest thing to a SURE thing is that Tucker Hibbert will win whenever he hits the track.

If you sign up for the Win With Tucker C-TEC2 Oil giveaway, Tucker's win could put a sweet give pack straight into your hands.

Click to learn about the cool promo.

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Win an Arctic Cat ZR120 at Select ISOC Nationals Courtesy of Christian Bros. Racing

(11/26/2014)

Christian Bros. Racing-Arctic Cat ZR120 giveaway

Got a 10-year-old child who wants an Arctic Cat ZR120?

If you're attending select ISOC National events this season (including this weekend's opener in Duluth, Minn.), your child could win a new ZR120 thanks to Christian Brothers Racing and Arctic Cat.

Click to learn more.

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New 2015 Arctic Cat Snowmobile Gear

(11/26/2014)

New Arctic Cat snowmobile gear and accessories. Posted by ArcticInsider.com

Arctic Cat has a new batch of snowmobile accessories-gear that they're calling attention to for Nov. 2014.

Click to see what they've got.

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Factory Team Arctic's New(ly Decaled) Race Trailer

(11/23/2014)

Factory Team Arctic Snocross Race Trailer for 2015.

Check out Team Arctic's newly decaled snocross race trailer.

It's from inside this trailer that Factory snocrosser Cody Thomsen and his crew will campaign the Pro Open Arctic Cat ZR6000R SX race sled.

Trent Wittwer will also compete out of the Factory rig.

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Watch & Ride: Snowfest Film Festival and Fundraiser

(11/20/2014)

Snowfest 2014

For various reasons I don't normally post events on this site, but here's one that caught my eye that I feel the need to mention, if for no other reason than (at this point) I'm planning to attend.

The other reason I'm posting it is that it's a pretty novel idea for a fundraiser benefiting snowmobile clubs.

Click to learn more.

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Team Arctic Snocross Megan Campbell Returns to Duluth on DRIFT

(11/19/2014)

Team Arctic Cat snocrosser Megan Campbell. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

After sitting out the entire 2014 race season due to an injury, 563 Motorsports/Team Arctic Pro Am Women’s racer Megan Campbell is set to resume her career at the upcoming ISOC national in Duluth, MN, the same place she was injured last season.

New this year: Gear sponsorship from DRIFT Racing.

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New Tucker Hibbert Sportswear Line from Arctic Cat

(11/17/2014)

Tucker Hibbert line of Sportswear from Arctic Cat Arcticwear.

Arctic Cat just announced the new line of Tucker Hibbert Sportswear from Arcticwear, all inspired and designed the Tucker himself.

An assortment of 15 hoodies, hats and t-shirts are online now. Click to read more.

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Arctic Cat Hires Christopher T. Metz as President/Chief Executive Officer

(11/14/2014)

Christopher Metz, Arctic Cat President and CEO beginning Dec. 3, 2014

Arctic Cat announced today that it has hired Christopher T. Metz as the new company President and Chief Executive Officer beginning Dec. 3, 2014.

Metz comes to Arctic Cat having served as managing director of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm, and president at Black & Decker, leading its Hardware and Home Improvement Group.

Welcome aboard, Chris!

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The Naked Truth: Tucker Hibbert is Back in Arcticwear Race Gear

(10/13/2014)

Tucker Hibbert is back wearing Arcticwear Race Gear from Arctic Cat. Photo posted by ArcticInsider.com

Tucker Hibbert is back in Arcticwear Race Gear beginning this season, wearing the sweet jacket/pant combo (above) as he continues his remarkable career.

There will also be a signature Sportswear Line for Arcticwear bearing his name and iconic No. 68 in the near future.

Click to read the press release.

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One Lungers: The Trailer (I Can't Wait for the Movie)

(10/3/2014)

By the looks of this trailer, the One Lunger series of vintage snowmobile films is gonna be pretty spectucular.

Then click the link to see the short film about Brian "Rampage" Montogery, a builder of rat-rod sleds who's straightforward style is pretty darn refreshing.

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New 2015 Arctic Cat Gear for Sept. 2014

(9/15/2014)

Arctic Cat's 2015 snowmobile gear. Posted by ArcticInsider.com

Once a month Arctic Cat distributes info to the media highlighting select new products.

This month the batch includes the 2015 model year Iron Dog Coat, ProClimb Seat options, ProCross front bumper and the humorous Cathead Facemask.

Make the jump to see and read about them.

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