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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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Speedwerx Procharger-Supercharger Kit for Arctic Cat Wildcat

(11/15/2012)

Speedwerx developed a Supercharger kit for the Arctic Cat Wildcat.

Horsepower numbers will be coming soon. Beast!

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A Peek at the Projects Inside John Anderson's Shop

(11/14/2012)

Inside John Anderson's shop

Last week while at Arctic Cat, I stopped by my friend John Anderson's shop to see what kind of cool projects he has cooking.

As usual, there was a lot to see.

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Buy a New Arctic Cat, Get a Canadian Trail Permit

(11/14/2012)

2013 Arctic Cat snowmobile trail permit promotion

Do you ride in Ontario or Quebec and are considering the purchase ofnew 2010 - 2012 Arctic Cat?

Do it before the end of the month and you'll receive a free Trail Permit for your provincial trail system.

Click for info.

 

 

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FOX FLOAT Shock Air Pressure Tutorial for Arctic Cat

(11/13/2012)

Here's a short tutorial from the FOX Service Center in Baxter, Minn., about how to adjust the air pressure in FOX FLOAT shocks on Arctic Cat snowmobiles.

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Team Arctic's Dan Ebert Podcast with SnoX365

(11/13/2012)

Team Arctic Cat's Dan Ebert

CLICK HERE for a podcast with Team Arctic Cat Racer/Crew Chief Dan Ebert.

Dan talks about the upcoming race season, the new Sno Pro 600 Race sled and his decision to crew chief the factory snocross effort.

Good stuff.

 

 

 

 

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Snapshot of What's Happening at Arctic Cat: Nov. 2012 Edition

(11/9/2012)

Roger Skime of Arctic Cat, photo: ArcticInsider.com

 

I was at Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls for the past couple of days.

Here's a snapshot of what (and who) I saw.

Click to see it all.

 

 

 

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Brief News on Team Arctic in Scandinavia

(11/7/2012)

Team Arctic Cat racer Iisko Näkkäläjärvi of Finland

Here a few pix and some news about what's happening with a couple Team Arctic racing teams and riders from Scandinavia.

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"She Can Ride" Backcountry Clinics with Amber Holt

(11/6/2012)

She Can Ride Clinics

For women who want to learn the skills to ride confidently in the backcountry, or for couples who want to learn together, check out accomplished mountain rider Amber Holt's Backcountry Basics.

Click to read more.

 

 

 

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