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Swap Season Begins... Get Ready to WOBLE

(8/20/2010)

Two beauties from HaydaysFor those of you planning to WOBLE, the swap meet season is about to commence in earnest.

Click for inspiration.

 

 

 

 

 

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Engine Speculation: What Does "Some" Mean?

(8/16/2010)

Arctic Cat Engine production in St. Cloud

Chris Twomey: We will transition fully away from Suzuki in the 2014 model year and we will make some of our own engines in St. Cloud in that year.”

Stock Analyst: There will be other engines outsourced elsewhere?

Chris Twomey: (There) could be, yes.

 

 

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Arctic Cat Builds on the In-Sourcing Trend

(8/9/2010)

Arctic Cat's St. Cloud Engine Production

While it may be bucking a larger trend, Arctic Cat's decision to in-source future snowmobile engine production appears to echo the decisions of some other big companies.

Here's an interesting story about it in the Star Tribune.

 

 

 

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More New 2011 Prowler & ATVs

(8/6/2010)

2011 Arctic Cat 1000 LTD

Arctic Cat just released a new batch of 2011 Prowlers and ATVs.

Here's the skinny.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RZ... ZRX...Sno Pro... What New Model Name?

(8/3/2010)

New model Arctic Cat Snowmobile?

How does "ZRX" sound as a new snowmobile model name?

 

 

 

 

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Watch the Soo 500 on SPEED Wed. Aug. 4

(8/2/2010)

Cadarette Racing Celebrates Soo 500 Win for Arctic CatLast winter, Cadarette Racing's Troy Dewald and Jeff Leuenberger piloted an Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600 to a historic win in the 42nd Annual Soo International 500 enduro.

Speed Channel will air the story on Wednesday, Aug. 4.

 

 

 

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Q&A with Team Arctic's Dan Ebert

(7/29/2010)

Team Arctic's Terrain Racing Pro, Dan Ebert

Team Arctic's Dan Ebert had a stunning debut as a Pro racer last season, taking a handful of podium positions in ISOC snocross and his first  “career cornerstone”: a win at the coveted USCC I-500 cross-country.

I talked with the 22-year old from Lake Shore, Minnesota, about it. Click to read the interview.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arctic Cat Reports 1st Qtr 2011 Results

(7/29/2010)

Is George smiling on Arctic Cat?

Less loss than normal for 1st Qtr, which is good.

Ditto for reduced inventory (at Cat and dealers), increased ATV market share and no debt.

Click to read the financial release.

 

 

 

 

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Why Tracks Failed During the I-500

(7/27/2010)

The heartbreaking sight of a contender loaded into the back of a pickup.

At the 2010 USCC I-500, a handful of top Team Arctic racers were “taken out” of the race due to track failure.

I talked with Rod Foss, Arctic Cat engineer who oversees track development, to learn what happened to these tracks.

Click to read about it.

 

 

 

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2011 "EXTRA" Arcticwear/Accessories CATalog

(7/22/2010)

2011 Arctic Cat Arcticwear CATalog

Each year Arctic Cat offers a dealer-only, supplemental Arcticwear and Accessories catalog that contains loads of parts, accessories and clothing that are NOT featured fancy color CATalog.

In it you'll find all kinds of useful parts, accessories, information (like drive belt dimensions), reference charts and even close-out items.

HERE is a pdf of the 2011 B&W Snow Supplemental CATalog.

(Note: It may take a minute to load.)

 

 

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Swedish SX Champ Johan Lidman Joins Sportech Racing

(7/20/2010)

Johan Lidman joins Team Sportech RacingLast year Johan Lidman won the Swedish National Championship and Super Stadium Snocross Championship, and finished second to Tucker Hibbert (and ahead of Cory Davis) at the FIM World Snocross Championship.

This year he's coming to America to contest the ISOC National Series for Team Sportech Racing.

Click to read the release.

 

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Join Thomas SnoSports in TRF July 30-31

(7/16/2010)

On the Arctic Cat paved test track

Thomas SnoSports is hosting a special Tour of Arctic Cat/TRF area July 30-31, and you're invited.

Click to read all about it.

 

 

 

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Race Mechanic Job Openings at Sportech

(7/15/2010)

The Sportech race hauler and race sledsGot a passion for snowmobiles, racing and powersports? Want a job that could help turn you into the next Steve Houle or Russ Ebert... or that could lead to a full-time product-development job at one of the most succesful powersports companies in the industry?

Then check out these two job postings from Sportech (and get your resume tuned-up). Opportunities like this don't come around very often.

 

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2010 Sno Pro 500 Reflash

(7/14/2010)

2010 Sno Pro 500 ECU

For those of you with a 2010 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 500, it looks like a reflash is coming your way, free of charge, to improve its low-RPM drivability.

Click to read a copy of the letter Arctic Cat sent to its dealers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jeff Tweet's Custom ZR450 ATV

(7/12/2010)

Jeff Tweet and his custom ATV

Jeff Tweet built one of the coolest custom ATVs I've seen, utilizing a ZR 900 engine that he cut in half to create a 90-hp EFI single.

Click to check it out.

 

 

 

 

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Craig's-List-of-the-Week July 8 v2.0

(7/8/2010)

Craig's 12 sleds for CoronaSomebody do this guy a favor to get the city off his back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Craig's-List-of-the-Week July 8

(7/8/2010)

1978 4-cylinder Arctic Cat Jag...for SALE!

A prototype 1978 Arctic Cat Jag the company was afraid to produce... or what happens when you mix mechanical ingenuity/a great sense of humor/beer?

Either way, I love it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy 4th: Black Cats and Smoke Bombs

(7/4/2010)

Bang!

Happy Independence Day! A heartfelt THANKS to everyone who made it possible.

And always remember: Light fuse and get away.

 

 

 

 

 

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Arctic Cat Ragged Shirt Contest Winners

(6/30/2010)

The winners: Jon Edwards (left) and Mike McArdle

Of all the legendary race wins recorded by Arctic Cat competitors, Jon Edwards (left) and Mike McArdle recently captured one of the most prestigious: the Ragged Shirt Race. And in doing so, won a huge cash prize along with the adulation of their co-workers, friends and family.

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Q&A with Brian Dick, Team Arctic Racer and Arctic Cat Engineer

(6/25/2010)

Brian Dick

During the 2009-10 USCC cross-country racing season, Team Arctic’s Brian Dick joined the elite ranks of legendary Arctic Cat racers to score multiple class wins and the overall high-point Championship title in a single season of competition.

We talked with Brian about his race season and his job at Arctic Cat. Click to read about it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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