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2015 Detroit Lakes Download: USXC Cross-Country Race Recap

(1/7/2015)

Team Arctic stormed the 2015 USXC cross-country in Detroit Lakes.

Last weekend marked the second USXC cross-country race of the season, held in Detroit Lakes, Minn.

Yep, Team Arctic delivered an awesome performance. But as always, there's more to story than just the headlines.

Click to read a little deeper.

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Who's Scamming Who?: A Text Exchange about a Sled on Craigslist

(1/7/2015)

craigslist scammer trying to buy a snowmobile.

As many people who have tried selling something via craigslist know, there are a lot of would-be scammers out there. Some are immediately apparent while others are slightly craftier.

A regular reader of this site (let’s call him “Moe”) who is selling an Arctic Cat Z1 Sno Pro via craigslist had an excellent text exchange with a scammer.

The beauty of it was, Moe recognized the scammer from the outset and immediately started jacking with him.

Click to read the humorous exchange that ended well for both parties.

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New Year, Same Story for Team Arctic at 2015 Detroit Lakes XC

(1/6/2015)

Team Arctic's Zach Herfindahl wins Detroit Lakes. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Team Arctic delivered a pretty awesome performance at the USXC lake cross-country in Detroit Lakes, Minn., taking 16 of 19 classes and 30 of 57 podium positions.

Click to read the press release.

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TGIF: The First Friday of 2015 Edition

(1/2/2015)

TGIF: Stick your thumbs up for 2015 and all the Arctic Cat stuff!

I'm thankful the snowmobile that made this track wasn't too wide or too tall.

I'm thankful the magazine photographer didn't go with the OTHER concept he had for the cover image.

I'm thankful for the power of suggestion.

And I'm thankful we can put our thumbs up for 2015.

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Happy New Year 2015 (And Thanks For a Great 2014)

(12/31/2014)

Happy for snow.

I didn’t have the time the past few days to put together the New Year’s post I intended, so this will just have to be short and sweet.

Click to read what I think about you and this little garage we swap stories in.

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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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Interstellar: Launching a Snowmobile Into Space

(12/30/2014)

Inspired by the possibility of traveling to planets and dimensions beyond our own, Spaceman Spiff launches his Arctic Cat into space.

Truly interstellar!

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Thomas Sno Sports' 2015 Arctic Cat Demo Ride Day

(12/28/2014)

Wondering what a new 2015 Arctic Cat rides like? Want to compare the the Arctic Cat 600 C-TEC2 with DSI to the 7000-Series C-TEC4 engine from Yamaha?

You can do this and more on Jan. 8, 2015 at the Annual Thomas Sno Sports Demo Ride event.

Click for more details on this free event.

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TGIF: The Dec. 26, 2014 Edition

(12/26/2014)

TGIF: Hell's Snowmobilers terrorize local Parks

I'm thankful the Dads of Anarchy have taken a Christmas break from terrorizing the 'hood with their hellacious brand of crazy.

I'm thankful it's only the One Percenters, and not Two or Three.

I'm thankful they announce their presence with easy-to-spot orange vests and the trademark thunder of their Rumble Pack exhausts.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Dec. 26, 2014.

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The 2014-15 Pine Lake Cross-Country Download

(12/23/2014)

Pine Lake 2014. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

For more than three decades, the first major cross-country race of the year has happened on Pine Lake near Gonvick, Minn.

If you read the Team Arctic press release from the weekend, you know that Team Green won 14 of 20 finals while capturing more than 70 percent of all the podium places. It was an excellent start to the race season.

As always, this weekend of racing would reveal some interesting story lines and fodder for speculation.

Click to read the lowdown on what happened.

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Team Arctic Delivers a Swift Kick (Off) to the 2014-15 Cross-Country Season

(12/23/2014)

Team Arctic Cat's Zach Herfindahl wins Pro Open at 2014-15 Pine Lake. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

This past weekend marked the first race of the 2014-2015 USXC cross-country season, held on Pine Lake.

Team Arctic grabbed 14 of 20 class victories and more than 70 percent of all podium places. Pretty spectatular.

Click to read the Team Arctic press release.

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2014 Arctic Cat Engineering Ugly Sweater Contest

(12/19/2014)

2014 Arctic Cat Engineering Ugly Sweater Contest

There were only winners among the losers* in the 2014 Arctic Cat Engineering Ugly Sweater Contest.

Click to read more.

 

 

*Loser SWEATERS, not people.

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Pine Lake Weekend: A Cross-Country Tradition

(12/19/2014)

Pine Lake cross-country preview.

This weekend, many of the sport’s top cross-country racers will gather on a small lake in northwestern Minnesota in hopes of finding a groove, a few extra MPH and a suspension/traction setup that will carve with precision and control.

The event: the Gerald Dyrdahl Memorial Pine Lake 200.

How will the Arctic Cat ZR6000R XC fare, with its 600 C-TEC2 DSI engine and its consumer ProCross chassis? Will the new Polaris AXYS have the speed? Is the Ski-Doo MXZX 600RS the fastest? Will this be the year that Yamaha climbs on the podium?

We will know the answers in little more than 48 hours.

Here's a preview.

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TGIF: The Dec. 19, 2014 Christmas Edition

(12/19/2014)

TGIF: Santa on his ATV

I'm thankful that jolly ol' Saint Nick is a card carrying member of the NRA.

I'm thankful for the sunglasses. At night.

I'm thankful that I didn't actually SEE mommy kissing Santa.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Dec. 19th, 2014 (and that Christmas is next week).

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Scheele & Pake: A Team Arctic Family (and Familiar) Tradition

(12/18/2014)

Team Arctic's Anson & Aaron Scheele and Andy & Brad Pake at Fargo 2014.

Standing atop the podium of last week’s ISOC National Snocross in Fargo, ND, were two names familiar to anyone who followed Team Arctic terrain racing in the 1990s and early 2000s: Scheele and Pake.

The difference between then and now is the first names.

In the 1990s it was Aaron and Brad. Last weekend at Fargo, it was Anson and Andy.

Click to read some more.

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Printable Arctic Cat Belt Charts

(12/17/2014)

Arctic Cat Drive Belt application chart. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Do you wonder (or need to know) the dimensional difference is between various Arctic Cat snowmobile belts?

Uncertain of which belt you need for ANY Arctic Cat snowmobile from 1967 to 2015?

Click for two printable pdf documents that are suitable for display in your living room this holiday season (or in your shop).

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Merry Christmas from Arctic Cat (Now Get Out and Ride!)

(12/16/2014)

Arctic Cat delivers another excellent Christmas video.

Agreed, we should all get out and ride!

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Team Arctic Rolls Over ISOC National Snocross in Fargo

(12/15/2014)

Team Arctic's Tucker Hibbert and David Joanis at Fargo Snocross

Team Arctic had another stellar weekend of ISOC National Snocross success, scoring 9 wins (out of 15 classes) and 18 of 45 podium places.

Click to read the team's official press release.

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Trailside Chatter #3: The Sound of Snowmobiles Smashing

(12/15/2014)

The sound of a crashed Arctic Cat.

Funny how a snowmobile or ATV hitting an immovable object takes only a fraction of a second, but the sound of smashing alloy and plastic reverberates in my head for eternity.

Do you know this sound? Is it a soundtrack?

Click to read more.

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TGIF: The Dec. 12, 2014 Edition

(12/12/2014)

Enjoy your snowmobile race wins with a satisfying Mark Ten cigarette

I'm thankful the Cat guys have made my Tiger smokin' fast.

I'm thankful that after winning yet another snowmobile race, the first thing shoved into my face is no longer a microphone, but a Mark Ten cigarette instead.

I'm thankful the creepy guy in the red hat is my brother, otherwise I'd be genuinely nervous.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.

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