Country Cat of Sauk Centre, Minn., is hosting their annual Open House on Sat., Oct. 1.
Click to read a checklist of what you'll see there.
Here's a short video of some Team Arctic crew testing a prototype 2012 Sno Pro race sled, comparing it to Dan Ebert's 2011 Sno Pro stocker.
I’m really pumped that the new 2012 Sno Pro 600 race sled is built on the same ProCross platform that we regular riders will get.
This past spring I witnessed handful of engineers and racers spending the day testing one of the early prototype Sno Pro 600 race sleds.
On the heels of the 2012 F1100 Turbo Sno Pro winning Snowmobile of the Year honors, another Arctic Cat icon earned a prestigious award:
Joey Hallstrom was named Racer of the Year.
Click to see some congratulatory pix, and for news on how you can dethrone him for next year.
The November issue of Snow Goer magazine is out, in which the editors named the 2012 F1100 Turbo Sno Pro the "Snowmobile of the Year."
My question for you is: Does an award from the snowmobile media influence you, in any way?
I was at Arctic Cat in TRF yesterday. A quick one-day trip to do some work, get a photo of Kathy Johnson and see some friends.
Hypersports/D&D built a 600-plus horsepower drag racer based on the 2012 Arctic Cat F1100 Turbo.
Here are a few pix and video.
UPDATED with another sweet new video.
I know it's cool to brag about how long you've been going to certain popular events (FYI: I've been going to Hay Days since 1953).
I'm not very cool, but here are 34 things I learned at the 2011 edition of this remarkable event.
As many here guessed, the announced Arctic Cat unveiling at Hay Days was the new-for-2012 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600 ProCross race sled.
For the first time since 2004, the Arctic Cat race sled is largely identical to the Arctic Cat sleds the rest of us ride.
Click to read about what will make this a championship-ready machine for racers, and why it's important for the rest of us.
Captured by Swedish/Arctic Cat mad-man Bengan Westerlund, this image of a legendary Team Arctic champ sets up a trivia question for today:
Who is it?
The first person (other than Stephen Knox or Bengan) to answer correctly receives one of my infamous care packages.
Team Arctic's P.J. Wanderscheid won his 4th World Championship title wearing this stuff, and Ryan Simons captured first USCC cross-country Championship with the same gear.
Click to read about three new DRIFT gear items for 2012.
Another awesome watercross season for Arctic Cat's Dale Lindbeck (right).
In fact, it was so good that he had to share the joy with Team Arctic's Gary Moyle (left)
Click to read Dale's short recap.
It would be impossible to see the world through Tucker's eyes.
For $70 bucks you can see it through his goggles.
The next time a 1996 Arctic Cat ZR580 goes past you at 100mph with the skis dangling in the air, consider that it might be John Anderson's sweet custom (and a bit more than 580cc).
Click for more info on this beastly ego-destroyer.
Yep, this makes me want to peg it through some whoops on a new Wildcat.
I just received an invitation to a new-for-2012 Arctic Cat snowmobile unveiling at Hay Days this coming weekend.
Hmmm... I wonder what new sled Arctic Cat will pull the wraps off?
Cheers to everyone observing Labor Day weekend.
After this weekend, Summer is over (in my view, at least).
Do you need your FOX shocks serviced (or looking to upgrade your Floats to EVOLs) and you're going to Hay Days?
Bring your shocks and they'll do the service there, while you wait.
Getting your shocks tuned by the pros (at very reasonable prices, I'm told) WAY before the riding season seems like a good idea to me.
Here's the press release from FOX:
I believe there are still many more machines tucked away in barns, shops and garages.
And I believe that time will eventually shake loose their roots, enabling them to surface.
Question is, what machines?
(Click to read.)
Until YouTube cracks the juggernaut of streaming smell, we'll have to settle for video and sound of some new 2012 Speedwerx products.