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Hall and Ernst Go 1-2 at NHRA BIR Nationals

(8/24/2018)

Check out the scorching-fast 1/4-mile runs by Team Arctic's Glenn Hall (far lane, on the ProCross 9000 Turbo) and Matt Ernst (near lane, Twin Spar 9000 turbo) in the Pro Stock Snowmobile final at the NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn., last weekend.

Ernst actually had the quicker run -- a 8.242 second burner compared to Hall's 8.273 blast -- but it was Hall's nearly instant .104 reaction time that delivered the VERY close victory.

Both ran 155-plus MPH, and both looked smooth as silk cruising down BIR's tarmac.

Congrats to both!

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Q&A with Team Arctic Race Manager Mike Kloety

(4/12/2018)

Mike Koety, Team Arctic Racing Manager.

By all accounts, Team Arctic delivered a record-breaking performance during the 2018 snowmobile racing season.

As Team Arctic Racing Manager, Mike Kloety is the person who oversees the enormous support system for the entire Arctic Cat racing program. He's also the first person to tell you that he's one of many, many people who helps make it possible.

Hear what Kloety has to say about the incredible season, the ZR 6000R race sled, snocross rules and the health of the sport.

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We Want YOU (to Apply for the 2019 Team Arctic Race Team)

(4/6/2018)

Want to be part of the legendary Team Arctic Race team? ArcticInsider.com sure does!

Attention all potential Team Arctic racers: We want YOU to send in your race application for the 2018-2019 race season!

Yep, you could join the long line of legendary Team Arctic race teams for cross-country, snocross, hillclimb, drag, enduro, oval and more.

The VERY same team that last year opened up the biggest can of whoopass in the history of the universe.

The Race Program enables you to buy the whoopassingest sleds, parts and clothing at racer-only pricing; gives you the inside line to the latest set-up information; and means that I'll eat all the good food in your trailer during the races I attend.

May 31 is the deadline to apply.

Click HERE to download a copy of the 2019 Team Arctic Race Application.

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Team Arctic Rewrites Race History in Snocross & Cross-Country

(3/29/2018)

Team Arctic racers rewrote the history books for 2018.

2018 will go down in history as one of the all-time greatest seasons for a single brand. Fortunately for us, the brand is Team Arctic.

Riding on a wave of tremendous talent, great teams/support and a pair of snowmobiles that are at the top of the game, Team Arctic put its stamp on ISOC snocross and USXC cross-country with wins, podiums and championship titles with utter domination.

Like taking more than 60 percent of all the class wins during the season; 50 percent of all podium positions and 75 percent of all championship high-point titles.

Want more? Click to read about it.

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Watch Lake Geneva ISOC Finale: Friday through Sunday

(3/16/2018)

ISOC National Snocross Livestream from Lake Geneva by ArcticInsider.com

Lake Geneva, Wis., is the final stop of the 2018 ISOC National Snocross Tour. Racing happens on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Will Team Arctic continue to win with the same dominance seen all season? I'm betting on it!

Click on the image above to launch the Livestream window.

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Tucker Hibbert's 2018 Iowa Snocross Recap

(3/14/2018)

Tucker Hibbert was back and crushing it this past weekend at the ISOC National in Dubuque, Iowa. Check out the highlights on this short edit.

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Watch ISOC Snocross Live Today & Tomorrow from Dubuque

(3/9/2018)

ISOC Snocross Livestream Dubuque Iowa like an ArcticInsider Yo!

Watch Team Arctic snocrossers rip it up again today and tomorrow in Dubuque, Iowa.

Just click on the image above to watch the livestream.

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Watch ISOC Snocross Live Tonight and Tomorrow from Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

(2/23/2018)

Click Here to watch ISOC Snocross Live (and see Team Arctic kick some butt)

After last weekend's ISOC snocross national in Salamanca, NY, Team Arctic racers have captured more than 60 percent of all class wins in the circuit this season! And they've garnered more than 50 percent of all the podium places.

The same percentages are true in USXC cross-country.

Tune into the the ISOC livestream (by clicking on the photo above) today and tomorrow to see if the winning continues at the Mt. Pleasant, Mich., national this weekend.

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Huss and Sottosanti Iron Dog Pre-Run

(2/20/2018)

Just how gnarly is cross-country racing in general (and the Iron Dog in particular)? Check out this short video of Team Arctic's Micah Huss and Ryan Sottosanti final pre-race shakedown on a portion of the course in preparation for this year's race, which began two days ago.

Unreal!

The duo are currently sitting in sixth place, stopped in Unalakleet at mile 841.

Click HERE to jump to the Iron Dog website.

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I-500 Cross-Country Recap

(2/15/2018)

USXC I-500 was good for (most) Team Arctic racers in 2018.

The USXC I-500 cross-country race concluded last Saturday at the finish in Bemidji, Minn. After three days and 500 miles of ditch, river and woods, Team Arctic racers notched 11 of 15 class wins, which is pretty remarkable.

Due to a couple untimely mechanical issues, the team didn't capture the overall win.

Alas... that's racing.

Click to see a few pix of (most of) the class winners.

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Q&A with 2018 Soo 500 Winners Zach Herfindahl & Wes Selby

(2/4/2018)

Team Arctic Cat Zach Herfindahl and Wes Selby win 2018 Soo 500.

This past weekend, the Team Arctic/Christian Brothers Racing duo of Zach Herfindahl and Wes Selby captured a hard-fought, dramatic win in the 50th Anniversary Soo International 500 enduro. The last 100 or so laps of this race will go down as some of the best racing in the history of an already iconic event, with four sleds in the hunt to win plus an epic battle with Polaris’s Aaron Christensen during the closing laps.

It marked just the third time Arctic Cat has won the Soo, the first coming from Troy DeWald &  Jeff Luenberger in 2010 and the second with Selby and Brian Dick in 2015.

Click to read what it was like for the two winning drivers.

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Team Arctic Freezes Competition in January

(1/30/2018)

Team Arctic Black Cat Brett Turcotte goes double-Gold at X Games

We're smack-dab in the heart of the snowmobile race season. And the girls, boys, women and men on Team Green have continued to win and finish on the podium in record numbers.

Click to read the chilling summary of a January to remember.

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High-Speed-Cold: Pine Lake USXC Cross-Country Opener

(1/6/2018)

Team Arctic dominates 2017-2018 USXC Pine Lake cross-country.

 

The last weekend of 2017 brought the first USXC cross-country race of the 2018 season, held at its traditional spot on Pine Lake in Gonvick, Minn.

Also known as the Gerald Dyrdahl Memorial Classic, this fine event was once again the showcase for sled speed and handling, racer talent, sled preparation and ridiculously cold temperatures.

Like, it was -750 degrees F, not including the windchill.

I'll spare you the suspense: Team Arctic kicked rear end AGAIN.

Like 17 wins out of 21 possible classes.

Like more than 50% of all the podium positions.

Click to see some winning pix.

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Watch ISOC Snocross Live Tonight and Tomorrow

(1/5/2018)

ArcticInsider is known for its livestream, which is related to coffee consumption.

ISOC National Snocross is happening today and tomorrow at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN.

Will Team Arctic continue its unabated dominance? Will Tucker Hibbert win 2,368th Pro final? Will the announcer refer to Tim Tremblay as the "big, strong Canadian" EVERY SINGLE TIME he talks about him?

For the answers to these and other questions, tune in to the free Livestream by clicking on the image above and watch it unfold.

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ExtraDomination? DoubleDomination? Something AMAZING Happened at the Jackson Snocross

(12/13/2017)

Team Arctic crushes Jackson Hole Snocross. Photos by Hanson and Lissa.

When Team Arctic snocrossers aboard the incredible ZR 6000R SX race sled grabbed 14 out of 20 class wins and 25 out of 60 podium places at the ISOC National opener in Duluth, I thought they'd reached the top of what was likely to happen.

Boy was I wrong.

And they proved it at the second stop of the season, in Jackson Hole, Wyo., with 15 of 19 class wins and 35 out of 57 podium spots (including a sweep of the podium in six classes)!

Click to read the press release.

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Watch ISOC Snocross Live Dec. 8-9 From Jackson, Wyo.

(12/7/2017)

Click Here to watch ISOC Snocross Live (and see Team Arctic kick some butt)

ISOC National Snocross returns this Friday-Saturday, Dec. 8-9, at Jackson, Wyo.

Will Team Arctic deliver another stunning performance like they did two weeks ago at Duluth?

Tune in to the free Livestream by clicking on the image above and watch it unfold.

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A New Beginning: Team Arctic & ZR 6000R SX Conquer Duluth Snocross

(11/29/2017)

Team Arctic Cat and ZR 6000R SX wins ISOC Duluth Snocross. ArcticInsider.com

Thanks to complete overuse and #fakenewz marketing, the word "domination" has lost much of its meaning in world of snowmobile language. But I can't think of a better word to use for Team Arctic's assault on the opening round of the 2017-2018 ISOC National Snocross season in Duluth, Minn., last weekend.

The women and men in green -- aboard the new Arctic Cat ZR 6000R SX snocross race machine -- truly did dominate in a way that I don't remember seeing, ever, in the 26 years of this fine event.

I've been to 'em all, and I've never seen anything like it. The raw numbers prove it: 14 wins (out of 20 possible classes) and 25 of 60 podium positions.

Click to read my race report.

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September is "Team Arctic Rules the World" Month thanks to Grass Drag Success

(9/26/2017)

D&D Racing Team Arctic grass drag winners

World leaders from North America and beyond officially declared that September was "Team Arctic Rules the World" month following a series of grass drag racing exploits. So complete and crushing were the performances of Team Green the last several weeks, that grown men wept, the climate refused to change and Democrats and Republicans were talking nicely to each other.

Okay, I might be exaggerating a bit, but the drubbing handed out by Arctic Cat racers has been especially brutal this grass drag season. Click for a brief recap on Hay Days, Excell Park (New York) and the Ohio Snow Bash.

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D&D Roosts 2017 Grass Drag Opener in Hermon, Maine

(8/29/2017)

D&D Racing Team Arctic grass drag winners

The grass drag season has fired up and already the Arctic Cats are rippin' up the turf.

Dale Roes of D&D Racing checks in with a report from the recent event in Hermon, Maine, where Team Green left the competition all black-and-blue.

Click for a quick recap.

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Summer Sledding: Watercross Season

(6/7/2017)

Team Arctic's Dale Lindbeck wins 2017 IWA Pro Stock opener.

First, the good news: In just two weeks the daylight hours will start getting shorter.

Now the great news: You can maximize your summer fun, hang out at the lake AND get some great snowmobile action. Simply hit up one of the IWA watercross races this summer.

If you do, there's a great chance you'll see Team Arctic's Duracell bunny Dale Lindbeck continue his decades-long win streak continue. In fact, he's already scored a win this season!

I've been covering watercross races since the mid-1940s, and Lindbeck was been winning at least that long. Pretty dang impressive!

Click for the IWA schedule.

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