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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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Arctic Cat Summertime Warp

(6/21/2010)

Dirtbiking at the gravel pit

I wonder what's going on at Arctic Cat this summer?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Updates on Arctic Cat Snowmobile Engine Production

(6/15/2010)

Arctic Cat Engine Facility in St. Cloud, Minn.

After several conversation with people from Arctic Cat during the past couple days, more information has come to light about the company's the shift to build its own engines.

Click to read.

 

 

 

 

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Goodbye Suzuki: Arctic Cat to Produce its Snowmobile Engines

(6/10/2010)

Are you sitting down?

Arctic Cat today announced that it has entered into an agreement to transition its snowmobile engine manufacturing from Suzuki Motor Corporation.

Arctic Cat will begin manufacturing some of its own snowmobile engines in St. Cloud, Minn., after the 2014 model year.

Click to read the release.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hibbert Out of Summer X Games with Knee Injury

(6/9/2010)

Tucker and Rob during happier (but confused-looking) timesStupid knees!

While practicing motocross for his first appearance at the Summer X Games, Tucker Hibbert hyper-extended his right knee. As a result, he must forgo his racing schedule this summer and focus instead on healing.

Click to read his press release.

 

 

 

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Classic Arctic Cat Styling DNA

(6/7/2010)

Two Classic Arctic Cats

I recently came across this photo that I shot at Waconia Vintage Hullabaloo in 2006. It strikes me now like it did then...how two Arctic Cats, separated by nearly 30 years, can look so similar.

And so good.

 

 

 

 

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ArcticInsiders Visit BRP in Wausau

(6/4/2010)

I drove through Wausau, Wis., yesterday. It was a beautiful summer afternoon.

And it reminded me of the time I passed through last winter...

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Help Minnesota Spend its Money on Snowmobiling

(5/31/2010)

Minnesota's North Shore

Are you a Minnesotan who want to provide input on how your tax dollars are spent for trails, parks and the environment?

Learn how by clicking to read a letter from Terry Hutchinson, MN United Snowmobilers Assoc. Director at Large and Chairman of the MnUSA Trails Committee.

 

 

 

 

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