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Drama & Domination: Arctic Cat at Pine Lake USXC Cross-Country

(12/18/2012)

Team Arctic Cat's Ryan Simons, photo: ArcticInsider.com

A remarkable series of events unfolded for Team Arctic at this weekends USXC cross-country at Pine Lake.

Drama, newcomers and mind-boggling amounts of winning.

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Ryan Simons & Arctic Cat Sweep USXC Pine Lake Cross-Country

(12/17/2012)

Team Arctic Cat & Christian Bros. Racing XC pro, Ryan SimonsQuick update from the USXC cross-country race at Pine Lake:

Ryan Simons (pictured) led a virtual clock-cleaning by Arctic Cat, taking both Pro classes (with Christian Bros. teammates taking 2nd and 3rd) while Arctic Cat won something like 16 of 20 finals.

It was pretty stunning!

Look for a full report soon.

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USXC Pine Lake Cross-Country Preview & Historical Perspective

(12/13/2012)

Team Arctic Cat's Brian Nelson on a 1990 EXT SpecialBrian Dick, Arctic Cat racer and engineer, photo: sledracer.com

This weekend is the opening cross-country race of the season at Pine Lake, as well as the first-ever event for the upstart USXC race circuit.

Click to read the significance and take a trip back through Pine Lake/Team Arctic history.

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David McClure: Arctic Cat Backcountry Profile

(12/12/2012)

Check out this sweet video from sledfocus profiling Arctic Cat racer/backcountry honch David McClure.

It makes me want to head to Rockies and aim for the trees...

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Snow...Nature's Great Transformer

(12/11/2012)

Hagemann on his 1979 Arctic Cat Jag

 

There is no weather event that so completely (and quickly) transforms us as snow.

Snow brings instant joy. And optimism.

Click to read what I mean.

 

 

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Q&A with Tucker Hibbert: The Turnaround

(12/10/2012)

Tucker Hibbert (L) and Roger Skime, photo by ArcticInsider.com

This past weekend in Bessemer, Michigan, at the ISOC National Snocross tour, Team Monster/Arctic Cat’s Tucker Hibbert returned to the top of the Pro class with emphatic victories in both finals.

Afterwards I had the chance to ask him about it.

Click to read the interview. 

Special thanks to SledRacer.com and SnoX365 for most of the pix.

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News Brief: Tucker Hibbert Wins ISOC Race #3 in Michigan

(12/8/2012)

Tucker Hibbert, Team Monster/Arctic Cat

The second stop on the 2012-13 ISOC Snocross tour fell under the complete control of Tucker Hibbert, who seriously dominated the Pro Open final.

 Robbie Malinoski (who finished second) said it best:

“That was a good ‘ol fashion butt whipping I took from Tucker.”

 

 

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Guts: FOX FLOAT X EVOL Shock Diagram

(12/6/2012)

FOX FLOAT X EVOL shock diagram

Ever wonder what exactly was inside the FOX FLOAT X EVOL shocks that grace the front suspension of the RR and Tucker Hibbert-edition 2013 Arctic Cat snowmobiles?

Click here to see a diagram that explains everything.

 

 

 

 

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The 2013 Snowmobile Hall of Fame Inductees

(12/5/2012)

Snocross superman Blair Morgan, photo by ArcticInsider

The four 2013 inductees into the Snowmobile Hall of Fame have officially been announced.

They are Blair Morgan, Norman Ball III, John Zeglin and Bob Bracey.

Congratulations to them all!

Click to read their bio's.

 

 

 

 

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All-New Arctic Cat Wildcat 4-Seater UTV

(12/4/2012)

2013 Arctic Cat Wildcat 4 1000 UTV

Arctic Cat just released news on the 2013 Wildcat 4 1000 4-seater.

In addition to making it possible for four people to rail through whoops at 60 mph, the newest Wildcat has a few component upgrades that suggest what's to come on the other Wildcat models.

Click to read.

 

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The Phantom Comes Alive!

(12/4/2012)

This is music to my ears...

Following its restoration for the upcoming Eagle River 50th Anniversary, the 1984 World Champ Phantom Sno Pro comes to life at the hands of its pilot, Jim Dimmerman.

Bonus: Click on the story to see additional images!

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Duluth Snocross Demo Derby

(11/30/2012)

Levi LaVallee piles into Garth Kaufman, photo by ArcticInsider.com

In part because the Duluth race track was so small and uneventful, the Pro racing was more aggressive than I can ever remember seeing.

One casualty of the situation was Garth Kaufman (L) who was severely booted by Levi LaVallee about six times in one heat race.

Click to see a photo sequence of one such booting.

 

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Team Arctic's 2012-13 Duluth Snocross Story

(11/27/2012)

Factory Arctic Cat racer Cody Thomsen, by ArcticInsider.com

As has been the case for more than two decades, the first race of the 2012-13 snocross season offered some insight on the sport, the riders and their machines.

I went to Duluth seeking to understand where Team Arctic stood compared not only to the competition, but also to last season.

Click to read what I learned.

 

 

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11-26-12 NOAA Snow Depth for (a slice of) North America

(11/26/2012)

Snow depth 11-26-12

It's starting to look like winter throughout much of norther North America.

Keep it coming Ma Nature!

CLICK to SEE the NOAA site.

 

 

 

 

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Inside the FOX SHOX Midwest Service Center

(11/23/2012)

Inside the FOX Shox Service Center in Baxter, Minn.Last week I spent the afternoon at the FOX Shox Midwest Center at their new location Baxter, Minn.

Click to see some of the cool stuff going on there.

Plus there's a BONUS TRIVIA Contest at the end of the story.

 

 

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DRIFT Racing is Full-Throttle for 2013 Race Season

(11/21/2012)

DRIFT Racing athlete, World Champ P.J. Wanderscheid

“Racing and high-performance riding are built into the DNA of DRIFT Racing.”

Indeed. So click to see their sponsored racers for 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tucker Hibbert's 2012-13 Snocross Sponsors

(11/21/2012)

Tucker Hibbert, Team Monster/Arctic Cat

Entering his 13th season as a professional snocross racer, Tucker Hibbert is backed by some of the strongest sponsors in the sport.

No wonder he's smiling...

Click to read about them.

 

 

 

 

 

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Christian Bros. Racing Announces their 2012-13 Sponsors

(11/21/2012)

Logan Christian, Arctic Cat and DRIFT Racing athlete, photo: ArcticInsider.com

The 2012-13 snowmobile race season starts in two days.

The Christian Bros. Racing team is ready with a full quiver of sponsors.

Click to read about them.

 

 

 

 

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Arctic Cat Wildcat Holiday 2012-13 Test Rides at Glamis

(11/20/2012)

Arctic Cat Wildcat

Make the most out of this Holiday seasonw by test-riding a new Arctic Cat Wildcat at the Glamis sand dunes in Southern Calif.

Click for more info.

 

 

 

 

 

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Arctic Cat Wildcat Pix at the 2012 Baja 1000

(11/18/2012)

Arctic Cat Wildcat at Baja 1000 by UTVUnderground

UTVUnderground has some sweet pix of a few Arctic Cat Wildcats from the starting line of the SCORE Baja 1000.

Click to see the pix.

And congrats to the Dave Broome, Eric Pucelik and John Grinder for finishing (third-place in a mostly-stock machine)!

 

 

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