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The Day After: Roger Skime Makes Tracks in October Snow

(10/5/2012)

Arctic Cat's Roger Skime makes his first tracks of the season

One day after an October storm dumped snow on Thief River Falls, Arctic Cat legend Roger Skime did EXACTLY what he's done after every first-snow since 1962: Make tracks!

Click to see two pix.

 

 

 

 

 

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Holy Crapeth! A Great Arctic Cat TV Commercial from 2007

(10/5/2012)

I love this TV commercial from the 2007 for two reasons.

One, it delivered the outstanding line, "Holy Crapeth!"

And two, there's a little-known fact that test rider Aaron Scheele nearly demolished the film set because of my stupid suggestion. If you're interested to learn more, click to read the details.

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October Blizzard at Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls!

(10/4/2012)

October snow at Arctic Cat in TRF

An October Hometown Blizzard in Thief River Falls!

Five inches of snow already on the ground and upwards of another five still to come.

Click to see some pix.

 

 

 

 

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An Arctic Cat Picture That Makes You Say "Hmmm..."

(10/4/2012)

2013 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600 ProCross Race Chassis

Sometimes I see photos that make me say, "Hmmm...."

This is one of them.

Click for (a little) more info.

 

 

 

 

 

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Logan Christian Talks About Testing the 2013 Arctic Cat Sno Pro Racer

(10/2/2012)

Arctic Cat/Christian Bros. Racing pro Logan Christian

Each spring a handful of Arctic Cat engineers and Team Arctic racers test and evaluate parts and ideas being considered for the next-generation Sno Pro race sled.

Logan Christian is one of those racers.

Here’s what the Christian Bros. Racing pilot had to say about the experience, along with a little teaser about we will see on the 2013 Sno Pro.

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Babying my Baby (er, I mean my Snowmobile)

(9/28/2012)

Dirt riding with my snowmobile

For as long as I’ve been snowmobiling, I’ve babied my snowmobiles.

Unlike the guy who blasts across a road, his track spinning a thousand rpm with sparks shooting out the back.

Click to read.

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Truth! An Arctic Cat TV Commercial About Snowmobilers

(9/26/2012)

For the majority of my adult life, I've spent more money on my snowmobile(s) than I have my automobile(s). Which is why this awesome commercial hits home with me.

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Jeff Jaquish & His 10.30-sec./120-mph Arctic Cat F800 Winner

(9/25/2012)

Team Arctic Cat asphalt racer Jeff Jaquish and crewThis past weekend Team Arctic's Jeff Jaquish piloted his 2013 Arctic Cat F800 ProCross to an asphalt win in Martin, Mich.

Click to read what he has to say about the win and his Arctic Cat F800 race sled.

 

 

 

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Lindbeck Racing Finishes the 2012 Watercross Season on Top

(9/24/2012)

Team Arctic Cat racer Dale Lindbeck wins 2012 IWA Championship

ArcticInsider's favorite watercrosser finished the 2012 IWA season with a win and championship title!

Click to read the short recap from Dale Lindbeck himself.

 

 

 

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Random Photos & Commentary 9-21-12

(9/21/2012)

SnoBear snowmobile

It's Friday, Sept. 21 of 2012.

How about some Arctic Cat randomness to enjoy the day?

Click to see.

 

 

 

 

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The Arctic Cat Display Building of 1971-1973

(9/20/2012)

Arctic Cat Display Building from 1971

Once upon a time Arctic Cat had a display building in Thief River Falls, full of snowmobiles, mini bikes, boats and other cool products.

Here is documentation of that time, along with my hope that such a time might one day return.

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Enter to Win: Speedwerx & SledHead 24/7 Sled X Contest

(9/19/2012)

Speedwerx and SledHead 24/7 have partnered in the latest rendition of Sled X, a sweet contest in which one lucky winner will get their Arctic Cat snowmobile tricked-out by Speedwerx.

Hurry, the deadline is Oct. 1.

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Briggs & Stratton 206 Engine Poised to Improve 120-Class Racing

(9/18/2012)

David Klaus of Briggs & Stratton with the new 206 engine

Iconic engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton was at Hay Days this year displaying its 206 Sealed Crate engine, which can make modified 120-class snowmobile racing WAY more affordable and fair.

Click to read about the new engine.

 

 

 

 

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He Hit the Mascot!: Tucker Hibbert's First Pitch for the Minnesota Twins

(9/14/2012)

I'm not sure what to say about this video...

Clearly Tucker Hibbert didn't listen to the advice of his Life Coach when he threw out the first pitch for the recent Minnesota Twins MLB game.

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Team Arctic's Glenn Hall is Recovering from Injuries

(9/12/2012)

Glenn Hall on his Outlaw Arctic Cat Z1 Turbo at the 2011 Hay Days

Team Arctic drag racer Glenn Hall of Gordon, Wis., is recovering from significant injuries sustained during a practice run last Friday at the Sno Baron's Hay Days grass drags.

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Team Arctic Nails the "D"-Word at 2012 Hay Days Grass Drags

(9/11/2012)

Team Arctic Cat Racing

While it's true that "dominate" has become a meaningless cliche in snowmobile racing press releases, the fact is that Team Arctic truly did the "D" word at the 2012 Sno Baron's Hay Days grass drags.

Click to read the press release.

 

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Arctic Cat F800 Tucker Hibbert Replica (with a Tucker interview)

(9/10/2012)

Tucker Hibbert and the Arctic Cat F800 Race Replica

Here's the skinny on the just-released Arctic Cat F800 Tucker Hibbert Race-Replica snowmobile, including an interview about the sled with Tucker.

Click for info, pix and the interview.

 

 

 

 

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Tucker Hibbert Race Replica Arctic Cat F800 Sno Pro

(9/8/2012)

Unveiled at Hay Days today, the new Tucker Hibbert Race Replica Arctic Cat F800 Sno Pro!

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Snowmobile Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary of Eagle River Exhibit

(9/7/2012)

SHOF 50 Years of Eagle River Exhibition

2013 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Eagle River World's Championship Snowmobile Derby.

There will be several celebration and exhibits that commemmorate the occasion, including one at the Snowmobile Hall of Fame.

Click to see one of the Arctic Cat race sleds on display, plus a list of other noteworthy machines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arctic Cat Announces Sponsorship of USXC Racing Circuit

(9/5/2012)

Arctic Cat to sponsor USXC cross-country circuit

By announcing their sponsorship of the newly-formed USXC circuit, Arctic Cat has served notice it will continue to focus on supporting cross-country snowmobile racing.

Click to read the press release.

 

 

 

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