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2017 Team Arctic Snowmobile Race Application

(4/11/2016)

Team Arctic racers.

Want to be a part of Team Arctic for the 2016-17 snowmobile race season, including getting the inside line on the 2017 model race sleds?

Snocross, drag, cross-country, hillclimb, enduro...no matter where you race, there's a chance you can do so as part of the best team in the sport.

May 1 is the dealine to apply.

Click for more info, including a link to the race application.

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Leadership Changes at Arctic Cat: Erik Nelson to Lead Snowmobile Division

(3/29/2016)

Erik Nelson, Arctic Cat VP-GM of Snowmobile Division

This morning Arctic Cat announced two significant changes in company personnel, including naming Erik C. Nelson Vice President and General Manager of the snowmobile division and international sales (a job that was previously held by Brad Darling).

Patricia L. Jones was also named the new Chief Human Resources Officer, replacing Bill Nee.

Click to read the press release.

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Race and Ride Contest with Robby Gordon

(2/29/2016)

Arctic Cat Race & Ride Contest with Robby Gordon

Want a chance to race an Arctic Cat Wildcat X with off-road legend Robby Gordon?

Sign up for the free “Race and Ride with Robby Gordon” contest and you could be launching a Wildcat X at the Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, Calif., on September 16-18, 2016, while also grooving on a free two-night stay in Orange County, Calif., for yourself and guest.

Click for more info.

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Newsbits 2-26-16: Jump to These for Infotainment

(2/26/2016)

Snowmobile softball...of course! Actually, this is pretty dang cool. And I can imagine some pretty funny situations occurring, especially someone trying to steal home.

One GREAT time to have a 10-plus-10-equals-20-in. handlebar riser is when a deer jumps between you and your windshield.

Click for more...

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Arctic Cat and Steve Kinser Racing at ASCoC Races in 2016

(2/18/2016)

Arctic Cat and Steve Kinser Racing for 2016

Sprint Car fans will see a lot more Arctic Cat this coming season, thanks to a partnership with Steve Kinser Racing and the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series (ASCoC).

There will be Arctic Cat-clad cars for the Kinsers...ride-and-drive events for fans...demo rides on Arctic Cat Wildcats...and more.

Click to read all the dirty details.

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Snow Depth Report for Feb. 5, 2016

(2/5/2016)

Snowmobile snow depth trails 2-5-16

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!

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Arctic Cat's Fiscal 2016 Q3 Report

(1/28/2016)

Arctic Cat's St. Cloud, Minn., facility. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

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.

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Arctic Cat ZR 120 Giveaway from Christian Bros. Racing

(1/27/2016)

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

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World-Record: 4.36-second Eighth-Mile Run on a Custom Arctic Cat Turbo

(1/20/2016)

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.

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Team Arctic Freezes Competition at Grafton USXC and Eagle River SX

(1/19/2016)

Team Arctic's Zach Herfindahl wins Grafton cross-country. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Team Arctic stayed on the gas in USXC cross-country competition and in snocross at the Eagle River World Championships.

Oodles of wins, piles of podiums and lots of fist-pumps.

Click to read the press release.

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Newsbits: Jump to These for Infotainment

(1/15/2016)

Expensive to recover a sunken snowmobile.

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...

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Arctic Cat Title Sponsor of All Star Circuit of Champions

(1/14/2016)

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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.

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Get Your #20FootTucker Selfie and Win $250

(1/14/2016)

#20FootTucker selfie of Tucker Hibbert.

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!

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Official Tucker Hibbert 2016 Gear is Available Now

(1/5/2016)

Tucker Hibbert gear for 2016

Want to channel your inner #68? Wearing the official 2016 Tucker Hibbert merchandise might help.

Click to see a few items and learn how to get your own.

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Snow Depth Report for Dec. 17, 2015

(12/17/2015)

Snow depth 12-17-15

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.

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DMC Youth Snowmobile Racing Starts

(12/16/2015)

Youth snowmobile racing in DMC.

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.

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Win C-TEC2 Oil with Tucker Hibbert in 2016

(11/24/2015)

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

(11/23/2015)

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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Product Spotlight: The Latest Cat Wrap Graphics for Sleds

(11/11/2015)

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)

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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