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Craig's List-of-the-Week: Jan. 17

(1/16/2011)

Craig's List of Week Jan. 17

Noticing a lack of my semi-regular "Craig's-List-of-the-Week" postings, Brent Rasmussen sent me this doozie.

(Thanks Brent!)

Click to read about the most amazing Arctic Cat Lynx. Fast.

And sporting a sweet muffler.

No brakes though.

Needs some minor things before it can race.

 

 

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Project Nelson/CC Cats: Almost Ready for the I-500

(1/13/2011)

I spent another day with Brian Nelson working on the three 1979 Arctic Cat Cross-Country el tigres, and doing a bit of riding.

Click to see more pix.

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Snow Depth Jan. 11, 2011

(1/11/2011)

Snow depth 1.11.11

How about this for cool: On 1-11-11 there snow in 49 of 50 United States, and on all Canadian provinces. Sweet!

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Tucker Hibbert Two-Times in Utah

(1/10/2011)

Tucker Hibbert in Utah, photo by John Hanson

For the third ISOC National this season, Tucker Hibbert claimed both Pro finals, this time in Sandy, Utah.

Click to read the press release from his team.

 

 

 

 

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Good Morning America... from Tucker

(1/7/2011)

Tucker Hibbert will give away this jacket? No!

Team Arctic's Tucker Hibbert will be on ABC's Good Morning America on Monday, Jan. 10, at 8 a.m. (all time zones).

Who here agrees with me that this will be an ideal opportunity for him to perform the all-too-common sports interview tactic of speaking in the third-person?

Click to read the short release about his GMA appearance.

 

 

 

 

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This is Why I Love Cross-Country Racing

(1/5/2011)

Team Arctic Cat Cross-Country Racers (images by Aaron Kennedy)

These stunning images from the Grafton, ND, USCC race last weekend, taken by excellent photographer Aaron Kennedy, illustrate the rugged beauty, drama and adventure of cross-country competition.

They perfectly capture why I love cross-country.

Click to see a few.

 

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Christian Bros. Racing Wins in Grafton XC

(1/5/2011)

DJ Ekre led an Arctic Cat sweep of Pro Open

 

The Christian Bros. Racing team had an excellent weekend in Grafton, ND, where they smoked a couple Pro and Semi Pro classes.

Click to read their press release from the weekend.

 

 

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Thomas Sno Sports Demo Ride Jan. 12

(1/4/2011)

Demo Invite

Tom Rowland from Thomas Sno Sports is hosting his 2nd Annual Arctic Cat Snowmobile Demo Ride at his dealership in Ogilvie, Minn., on Wed. Jan. 12.

Click for more info.

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Snow Depth Jan. 4, 2011

(1/4/2011)

snow depth 1.04.11

It's amazing how dramatically a full day's rain can affect what had been a phenomenal snow pack over parts of the country. Dang.

Good news is, there’s still rideable snow in many areas, and incredible snow in others. Keep the faith.

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Arctic Cat Storms USCC XC Race Opener

(1/4/2011)

DJ Ekre led an Arctic Cat sweep of Pro Open

A winter storm blew into Grafton, ND, prior to the start of the United States Cross-Country (USCC) season opener, and... Arctic Cat racers won 12 of 18 classes with 11 podium sweeps.

Click to read the press release.

 

 

 

 

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How Drunk Was He?

(1/3/2011)

Drunk Snowmobiler

CLICK HERE then answer: How drunk was this guy, and what is his New Year's resolution?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why Dude Won't Join a Snowmobile Club

(1/2/2011)

Dude has some strong reasons why he won't join a snowmobile club.

Watch here, or click to see a larger format.

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Project Nelson/CC Cats: "Everything is Better when Hubert is Around"

(12/28/2010)

Brian Nelson (l) and Hubert Fixsen

This past weekend, Brian Nelson (left) was joined by his longtime friend and legendary mechanic/engineer, Hubert Fixsen (right). The cumulative knowledge of these two icons is staggering.

Click to see pix and video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Snow Depth Dec. 28, 2010

(12/28/2010)

Snow depth 12-28-10

Even more snow for much of North America since last week...good!

Here's the Snow Depth report for Tuesday, Dec. 28.

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Interview with Arctic Cat's Donn Eide

(12/27/2010)

Arctic Cat's Donn Eide

Donn Eide is a 40-plus-year veteran of Arctic Cat, and is currently the Engine Design Manager. Though he won't exactly say it, he's the head-honcho of Arctic Cat's snowmobile engine department.

He was kind enough to answer a bunch of questions. Click to read them.

 

 

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Merry Christmas to All

(12/24/2010)

Merry Christmas from the Sandberg family, to the Arctic Cat family of riders

Merry Christmas to everyone here, from me and my family.

Thanks for being a part of our "bigger" family.

 

 

 

 

 

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Shane's Story about Racing at ERX on a ZR

(12/22/2010)

Shane gets some NOS Energy on the podium

Here's a super-cool story written by racer/ArcticInsider/Freestyler/Ditchbanger/Tailstander Shane Gerwing, about his experience prepping and racing a ZR440 at the ERX Grassroots race this past week.

Click to read it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Snow Depth Dec. 21, 2010

(12/21/2010)

Snow depth 12.21.10

I hope I don't jinx Mother Nature, but this is shaping up to be the best winter that I can remember for much of North America.

Here's the Snow Depth report for Tuesday, Dec. 21.

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Update: Project Brian Nelson Cross-Country Cats

(12/20/2010)

One gleaming 1979 el tigre Cross-Country

Much progress has been made in Brian Nelson's three-sled vintage I-500 project.

Click to see a few pix and a short video.

 

 

 

 

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More Brian Nelson Ditch-Banging his '79 el tigre

(12/20/2010)

Rider: Brian Nelson

Machine: 1979 el tigre Cross-Country

Location: North of Brooten, Minn.

Conditions: Lots of snow, good chop/rough for testing the sleds and our backs.

Miles: 103

Fun-Factor: 10

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