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Zach Herfindahl Discusses Factory Arctic Cat Cross Country Team


In our minds, the majority of us think we could keep up to Zach Herfindahl on a snowmobile, but if we’re honest, the only way most of us can follow him...CLICK to Read More

#312 Zach Herfindahl

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Both Christian Brothers Racing (CBR) pro teams departed the Duluth national snocross opener with a perfect record, a pile of cool photos and a couple truckloads of snow. CLICK to read more...

#43 Pro Logan Christian

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Early Snow - Traverse Your Trails with Caution


I saw these photos posted from a local snowmobile club in Minnesota, the Rum River Sno Riders, and they served as a visual reminder...CLICK to read more.

Rum River Sno Riders

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Christian Brothers Racing (CBR) charges into the national snocross season with two teams representing two different Pro classes...CLICK to read more.

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Mike Kloety Talks Team Arctic 2019/2020


Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager, is no stranger to the pages of ArcticInsider. We catch up with him about this season's snowmobile race program...CLICK to read more.

Team Arctic Race Manager Mike Kloety

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Arctic Cat Announces Model Year 2021 Snowmobile Lineup


In my opinion, Arctic Cat® announced today one of their most exciting model year lineups to date...CLICK to read more on the second wave 2021 introduction...

2021 Arctic Cat Snowmobiles Headlined by new BLAST

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2021 Snowmobiles Launch Tomorrow!


2021 LAUNCH REMINDER: Visit us here tomorrow, Tuesday, November 19, at 2 p.m. CT / 3 p.m. ET...CLICK to read more.


Instigator - What 2021 is it?

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6 Thoughts Surrounding Arctic Cat Not Showing Up


AC at the 2019 Toronto Show

“How come no Arctic Cat display at XYZ Snowmobile Show I attended this weekend?” Click to Read my 6 Thoughts...

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The Movie "It Ain't Easy" Remembered in Thief River Falls


It Aint Easy

He came to Minnesota looking for peace and found something else. The movie, "It Ain't Easy" was remembered by Pioneer 90.1 on it's 47th Anniversary in Thief River Falls. Click to Read More.

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Happy Halloween from!!


It's Halloween AND Throwback Thursday!  Bonus! Here's a Waiting for Winter poster to enjoy. Click to Read More...

2003 Waiting for Winter Poster

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Friday's Snowmobile Quote Without A Story



Stevie Wonder (L) Elton John (R)

Elton John did WHAT to Stevie Wonder? Click to read more...

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Snowmageddon Arrives Early and New Cat Models Announced


Calling All Trouble Makers

Today is a whole new ballgame for Arctic Cat, their dealers, us as consumers, and quite frankly, the way an OEM is conducting business in the snowmobile industry!

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ArcticInsider is Officially Back!


Beginning now, ArcticInsider is officially back! Yep, after six months of having gone fishin’, this hangout will once again serve up news, insight and inside views on the world of Arctic Cat, albeit with a twist...

John and Kale Moab

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Make ArcticInsider Great Again!


Make ArcticInsider Great Again October 14th!

New news coming October 14th, 2019!

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Go-Karts, Laughter and Friends: April 27 Hunter Houle Memorial Fundraiser


3rd Annual Hunter Houle Foundation Fundraiser

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 27.

And join me and a few hundred AWESOME people  in Elk River, Minn., for the 3rd Annual Hunter Houle Memorial Fundraiser.

There will be indoor go-kart racing for every age and ability; a fantastic banquet at ERX motorpark, and all KINDS of incredible silent and live auction items.

Most importantly, there will be great joy, laughter, maybe a couple tears, hugs, introductions, old friends, new friends and pure fun.

All in the name of a wonderful young man whose life was cut short during an accident on his snowmobile in January of 2017.

Last year this event raised more than $50,000! Which made it possible for the Hunter Houle Memorial Foundation to donate big money to a children's hospital, the snocross mobile medic team, a homeless shelter for youth, a food program for kids, the Make-A-Wish foundation, and more.

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Gone Exploring: A Brief Story About Me


Sandberg's situation illustrated by a cartoon

I've owed everyone who reads this site an explanation. About me and this place.

Do me a kindness and click to read about some changes and some new exploring.

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2020: Waddya Want From Arctic Cat?


They laughed...Arctic Cat.

Soon Arctic Cat will unveil its 2020 model line of snowmobiles. Inevitably, like all model introductions, it will please some and disappoint others.

Two questions:

1. What do you want Arctic Cat to introduce for next year (or the following years)?

2. Why this?

There are no wrong answers here.

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Snow Report for Feb. 9, 2019


Snow Report 2-9-19. Go snowmobiling if you can!

It's a month later than I'd hoped, but Mother Nature is REALLY delivering the white stuff (and sustainable temps) for most of North America.

I'll be out playing in it this weekend. Hope the same for you.

Righ Here if you're looking for more detailed information at NOAA.

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Greatness in Michigan for Team Arctic's Cadarette Racing and Dan Benham


Team Arctic wins

It was magical in Michigan for Team Arctic last weekend, with a series of performances that brought joy and pride to Team Green racers, crews and fans around the world.

At the 51st Annual Soo International 500 enduro in Sault Ste. Marie, the Cadarette Racing team of Troy DeWald, Ryan Spencer and Bill Wilkes proved their greatness once again with an emphatic victory on the famed 1-mile oval. The Cadarette team is legendary among Cat and enduro faithful. This is the fourth win (and second while on Cat). They were also the first team to win the event on an Arctic Cat (in 2010).

On the same day that these guys were winning the Soo, Team Arctic's rookie Pro snocross racer Daniel Benham scored the first ISOC National Pro win of his career!

This is remarkable for a couple of reasons. One, this was just the fifth weekend of Pro class competition for the 20-year-old from Deer River, Minnn. And two, this marks the first Team Arctic racer OTHER than Tucker Hibbert to win a Pro class final since Ryan Simons in 2011 (I think).

Benham was joined on the podium by Team Arctic's Logan Christian, who nailed 3rd. A gaggle of other Team Arctic racers scored wins at the Mt. Pleasant national, including Malene Anderson, Zach Pattyn, Beau Tibbetts, Anson Scheele, Drew Freeland, Kellen Chapuran (two wins!) and Landon Giese.

Congrats to these and ALL the Team Arctic racers who are towing the line each and every weekend! So proud of y'all!

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Feb. 15-16: Riding, Inductions and Levi Levallee at SHOF


Next weekend is the 36th Annual Ride With The Champs (RWTC) and Snowmobile Hall of Fame (SHOF) weekend, and it's going to be one of the best.

In addition to the SHOF induction of racing greats Todd Wolff, Jim Kedinger, Goodwin Brothers Racing and Dick Bahr, this year's event has the added entertainment of a special appearance by racing/freestyler/jumper Levi LeVallee during the Friday Night Fish Fry (during which he'll talk about his incredible career, including the still-amazing video above).

Add to the mix the SHOF's great new display building, incredible collection of historic race sleds and 90% likelihood that I will do or say something ridiculous, and you're pretty much guaranteed to experience a weekend you'll never forget.

But to do that, you gotta go.

Click to read the details, then join me and a couple hundred others in the Wisconsin northwoods and St. Germain

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