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Team Arctic Racers on Top at RMSHA Bear Lake Hillclimb

(2/19/2016)

Team Arctic's David McClure wins Bear Lake 2016. Photo by RLT Photos.

Team Arctic Hillclimbers delivered a strong performance at last weekend's RMSHA Bear Lake Hillclimb in Montpelier, Idaho, notching 6 wins, 15 podiums and 1 King title.

Click to climb through the Team Arctic results.

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The 2016 Iron Dog XC Begins

(2/19/2016)

Team Arctic's Cory Davis (L) and Ryan Simons.

The 2016 Alaskan Iron Dog cross-country began Feb. 19 (for the Trail class), with the Pro class starting on Saturday, Feb. 20.

Click for images of some of the Team Arctic sleds in the race, as well as info for following the event live.

Photos by Alaskan Snow Rider.

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Supercharged: WOT with RMR and McClure on Speedwer

(2/19/2016)

Watch this and decide if you'd like to ride a Speedwerx Procharger/Supercharger-boosted Cat in the backcountry.

I would!

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TGIF: The Feb. 19, 2016 Edition

(2/19/2016)

TGIF and ArcticInsider found a photo that speaks to me.

I'm thankful for the close relationship between big engines and big, er, stuff.

I'm thankful for fast sleds and fast women.

I'm thankful that, for as long as men have dreamed up ridiculous photo set-ups for ther machines, there are always one or two women who agree to participate.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Feb. 19, 2016.

TGIF and ArcticInsider found a photo that speaks to me.

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Class in Session: Teacher and Students Ride Snowmobiles to School

(2/18/2016)

Students at Pequot Lakes, MN, High School ride snowmobiles to school.

You gotta LOVE it when high school students ride their snowmobiles to school! And it's even better when they do so with one of their instructors.

That's what happened yesterday when teacher Dave Guenther (second from left) and four students at Pequot Lakes (MN) High School rode to class.

In addition to being the school's art instructor, Guenther has taught snowmobile safety in the Brainerd Lakes area and is the President of the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame in Eagle River, Wis. Oh...and he's a HUGE fan/collector of Arctic Cat snowmobiles. And he's an awesome guy!

Guenther reports that he will retire from teaching this year (his 36th) so he can concentrate on doing more snowmobile-related stuff.

Thanks for being a great teacher and role model, Dave. I'm looking forward to hearing about all your upcoming adventures.

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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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2016 Snowmobile Hall of Fame Weekend

(2/16/2016)

Snowmobile Hall of Fame weekend. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Last weekend marked the 33rd Annual Snowmobile Hall of Fame Induction ceremony and Ride with the Champs.

This incredible weekend event in St. Germain, Wis., delivers one of the truly great experiences for snowmobilers whose passion tends towards racing. And it just keeps getting better.

Three of this year's four inductees have STRONG Arctic Cat roots, which led to a decidedly Cat-flavored weekend. To see, ride with and hear Brad Pake, Steve Houle and Hubert Fixsen -- as well as fourth inductee Tom Zernia -- was an honor I won't forget.

Click to read the story.

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Newsbits 2-11-16: Jump to These for Infotainment

(2/11/2016)

newsbits stories about wonky snowmobilers

They say art imitates life. Please, don't imitate some of this week's featured stories.

Avalanche videos are becoming almost regular nowadays thanks to the proliferation of GoPro cameras. THIS AVALANCHE VIDEO has a happy ending, but it's still a good warning to all mountain riders.

Snowing snowballs?!? While THIS STORY would be 100X better with a picture, it's interesting to know that nature can produce snowballs.

Please, don't ever be THIS GUY, who trespasses with his 12-year-old son on snowmobiles, then flees to leave his son to handle the police.

On the flipside, here's a great story about Team Arctic's Hubert Fixsen, who will be inducted into the Snowmobile Hall of Fame this weekend.

Click for more...

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The Watch-Us-Kick-Butt-Again Recap Video of Tucker Hibbert in New York 2016

(2/11/2016)

Team Monster Energy/Arctic Cat's Tucker Hibbert throws down another beating on the Pro Open class, this time in Salamanca, NY.

Always good so see the master (and master team) in action, doing what they do best.

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Team Arctic Storms New York Snocross, Takes Second at Soo 500

(2/9/2016)

Team Arctic's Logan Christian podiums in NY. Photo by Lissa.

Team Arctic crushed it at the New York snocross, racking up wins in half the classes and taking almost half of the podium positions.

Plus the duo of Wes Selby & Brian Dick finished second in the Soo International 500 enduro.

Click to read the Team Arctic Press Release.

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Team Arctic Hillclimb, XC and SX Win a Pile-O-Races

(2/9/2016)

Team Arctic Hillclimber David McClure.

It's been a great end-of-January, beginning-of-February for Team Arctic.

A couple weekends ago, the hillclimbers and cross-country team combined for a pile of wins, which was bolstered by Tucker Hibbert's gold at the X Games.

Click for the down-low.

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Talking with USXC's Brian Nelson About the Cancelled 2016 I-500 XC

(2/9/2016)

USXC I-500 finish line. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

For the second year in a row, USXC was forced to cancel the I-500 because of inadequate snow cover along the 600 mile route.

I talked with USXC owner Brian Nelson about the decision, his plans for a future I-500 and what it means to the circuit.

Click to read the short interview.

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48th Annual Soo 500 Enduro Weekend Update: Woody's Challenge Winners

(2/5/2016)

Team Arctic's Lance Efteland and Wes Selby win Woody's Challenge at Soo.

Tomorrow marks the 48th Annual Soo International 500 enduro race in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Defending champions Brian Dick & Wes Selby will be there, along with Team Arctic/Christian Bros. teammates Zach Herindahl and partner Brady Dyrdahl.

Arctic Cat teams of Cadarette Racing, Arneson Racing and more are also there and chomping at the bit to win the monument event.

Last night Selby and Lance Efteland won the Woody's Challenge aboard Selby's Soo sled.

Click for more info and how to follow tomorrow's race.

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TGIF: The Feb. 5, 2016 Edition

(2/5/2016)

ArcticInsider wears a one-piece snowmobile suit. Onlookers barf in response.

I'm thankful for that special feeling of going commando while wearing a one-piece snowmobile suit.

I'm thankful for the endless cycles of fashion, and that what once was cool shall be so again.

I'm thankful for furry feet and snow bunnies.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Jan. 5, 2016.

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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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Team Arctic's Dean Bulloch 4th in 2016 UTV King of the Hammers

(2/4/2016)

Team Arctic Wildcat driver Dean Bulloch finishes 4th at King of Hammers.

Five Team Arctic Wildcat racers competed in the brutal 2016 King of the Hammers UTV off-road desert race in Johnson Valley, Calif.

After boulders, dust, whoops and general chaos, Team Arctic's Dean Bulloch captured 4th overall, while Sheldon Creed and Robby Gordon finished 18th and 21st respectively.

Click to read a couple quotes from these guys courtesy of off-road.com.

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Lunch Loop: Snowmobiling in 60 minutes or less

(1/31/2016)

Lunch Loop snowmobile ride by ArcticInsider.com

Once a week or so in the winter, I swap the usual weekday lunch break with an hour of snowmobiling.

I call it my "Lunch Loop."

And dang, is it ever deliciously good!

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Newsbits 1-29-16: Jump to These for Infotainment

(1/29/2016)

Yesterday Tucker Hibbert won his 9th consecutive X Games Gold Medal (and perhaps his 1,234,456th Pro Final). Here's a link to watch the entire 20-lap final (or you can just watch it above) Congrats Tucker and team!

Man, they grow 'em tough and hardy in the farth north, as evidenced by this 71-year-old priest who survived a night at -43 C after his snowmobile ran out of gas.

Pretty brazen ride of this guy to ride an unfrozen canal near Cadillac, Mich. Interestingly, he was trying to do so anonymously, but then posts his video to YouTube.

This is a cool story and video showing the recovery of a sunken snowmobile in Latvia.

Click to see and read more...

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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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Team Arctic's Zach Herfindahl and Wes Selby Battle at the TRF 250

(1/27/2016)

What does it take to win in cross-country racing?

Skill. Talent. Courage. And, when needed, the ability to risk it all.

Filmed by Cory Loeffler, this short piece of footage from last weekend's USXC Thief River Falls 250 race illustrates the point to perfection.

There's a lot great video where this came from. We'll all get see it (soon, I hope).

In the meantime, enjoy.

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