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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!

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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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Tucker Hibbert's 2016 Canterbury Snocross Recap

(1/13/2016)

Dude crushed it at Canterbury. Here's the video to prove it. BAM!

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Team Arctic Crushes Canterbury SX and Devil's Lake XC

(1/12/2016)

Team Monster Energy/Arctic Cat's Tucker Hibbert wins Canterbury. Photo ArcticInsider.com

Holy Schamoly did Team Arctic unleash the winning beast this past weekend in snocross and cross-country!

At the Canterbury SX, they won 9 of 17 classes and nearly 50% of all the podium places.

At the Devil's Lake, ND, XC, it was 16 wins (out of 20 classes) and 80% of all the podium positions.

Click to read the team press release and see the results.

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Cross-Country Opener: 2016 USXC Pine Lake Report

(1/8/2016)

Team Arctic at Pine lake.

The 2016 cross-country season kicked off at its traditional venue, the Gerald Dyrdahl Memorial 200 on Pine Lake in Gonvick, Minn.

As has also been traditional in recent years, Team Arctic did WAY more than their share of the winning.

Click to read a bit about the race and see all of the Team Arctic race winners.

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Just Released: A New Round of 2016 and 2017 Arctic Cat ATVs and ROVs

(1/8/2016)

2016 and 2017 Arctic Cat ATV and ROV models

Arctic Cat just released several all-new ATV and ROV models, some tagged as 2016 models and others as 2017s.

There's an all-new Crew-cab HDX, and mid-sized Prowler 500, Alterra TRV models, fresh new colors and an Alterra 90.

Roost on over to see the latest dirt models from Arctic Cat.

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Team Arctic Starts New USXC Cross-Country Year With More Wins

(1/5/2016)

Team Arctic's Zach Herfindahl wins Pine Lake 2016 Enduro class. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Team Arctic hit the ground running a the first USXC cross-country race of the season on Pine Lake in Gonvick, Minn.

14 of 21 class wins and 44 of 63 podium finishes is pretty awesome.

Click to read the team press release.

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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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Looks Like Winter. Hoping the Same for You.

(1/5/2016)

Arctic Cat Crosstrek graced by snow and frost.

There's an old saying that I often hear describing snowmobilers:

"We need snow in our back yard to believe that it's truly winter out there."

In the last week I been from the southeast corner of Minnesota all the way to the Northwest, and I can tell you the ground is white everywhere in between. And lots of snowmobilers are out enjoying it.

If that's not the case where you live, then I sincerely hope that it soon will be.

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Goodbye-to-2015 Ride in Minnesota’s Bluff Country

(12/31/2015)

December snow storm ride in Minn. Bluff Country. Pix by Pat Bourgeois & ArcticInsider.com

A good ol' snowstorm dumped 9 inches of snow on southern Minnesota this last week of 2015.

A handful of us celebrated the occasion with a great ride through part the state's famed Bluff Country.

Click for a few pix.

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Such Great Gifts (Merry Christmas)

(12/24/2015)

Beautiful snowmobile photo by Richard Wulk.

Some gifts last a lifetime.

Here's the story of such gifts.

Merry Christmas everyone. Peace to you and your loved ones.

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Arctic Cat Wishes Happy Holidays to You and Yours

(12/22/2015)

Once again Arctic Cat delivers an outstanding Happy Holiday video card featuring excellent footage and a song with outstanding lyrics.

From Arctic Cat to you: Happy Holidays!

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First Ride of the Season (aka: If There's Snow, Then Go)

(12/21/2015)

First snowmobile ride of the 2015-2016 season. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Winter arrived in parts of Minnesota last week, delivering enough snow to make tracks in the northern part of the state.

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Tucker Hibbert's 2015 Fargo Recap Vid

(12/19/2015)

See and hear the highlights of Tucker Hibbert and his Monster Energy/Arctic Cat racing team's experience at the 2015 Fargo snocross.

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The Fargo Snocross Recap from Christian Brother Racing

(12/19/2015)

Check it out: two full days of racing craziness condensed into two and a half minutes.

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The (Amazing) Ische Collection: Q&A with Tom Ische, Arctic Cat Collector

(12/17/2015)

The Ische Collection of vintage Arctic Cat. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

In the world of Arctic Cat collecting, Tom Ische and his wife Nancy and daughter Brianna have amassed a mind-boggling array of racing and performance snowmobiles from the Arctic Enterprises era.

If Arctic Cat built a performance or racing sled between 1968 to 1981, the Isches have it. King Cats, EXTs, Puma mods, Sno Pros...they’re all here at their shop in Glencoe, Minn., most in either original unrestored or perfectly-restored condition.

I caught up with the 49-year old Cat fanatic recently at his shop, where we stared at beautiful machines and discussed how this collection came to be.

Click to see amazing passion, the most iconic musclesleds in Arctic Cat history and the story of Tom's fascination with this stuff.

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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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Team Arctic Survives (and Thrives) at 2015-16 Fargo Snocross

(12/14/2015)

Team Arctic's Logan Christian at Fargo.

Team Arctic snocrossers emerged from Round Three and Four in Fargo, ND, this past weekend with eight class wins, 19 podium finishes and two podium sweeps.

It was the best overall performance of any brand.

Click to read the Team Arctic Press Release.

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