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Wishes Come True: Snow Depth for Dec. 27, 2013


12/27/2013 7:37:00 AM

Snow depth Dec. 27, 2013

So far, the winter of 2013-2014 has answered the hopes and prayers of snowmobilers living in most areas of North America.

Click HERE for the NOAA site, where you can find detailed analysis of anywhere in the U.S.

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USXC 2013 Pine Lake Video Recap


12/27/2013 7:29:00 AM

Watch this nice recap from the first USXC cross-country of the 2013-14 season on Pine Lake.

It's a good introduction to many of the Pro racers from all the brands.

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Merry Christmas to the Unknown Snowmobiler


12/24/2013 2:16:00 PM

winter at night

Merry Christmas to the unknown night rider from all those years ago.

(Click to read his story.)

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TGIF: The Dec. 20, 2013 Edition


12/20/2013 10:11:00 AM

TGIF: snowmobiling naked in Sweden

(NOTE: You need to READ THIS for today's TGIF to make sense)

I'm thankful for the great experiences during my recent trip to Sweden.

I'm thankful the hotel in Farsnas didn't charge me extra for the bed sheet that got tangled in the track.

I'm thankful the guy was fumbling with his camera phone on my approach.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.

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Team Arctic's USXC Pine Lake 2013 Press Release


12/20/2013 5:57:00 AM

Team Arctic/Christian Bros. Racin pro Zach Herfindahl. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Click to read the official Team Arctic press release from last weekend's kickoff event to the 2013-2014 USXC cross-country season, the Gerald Dyrdahl Memorial 200 at Pine Lake.

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Dec. 27-29 Demo Rides in Wisconsin on 2014 Arctic Cat Sleds


12/18/2013 7:35:00 AM

2014 Arctic Cat snowmobile Demo Ride Event

You can demo ride several 2014 model year Arctic Cat snowmobiles this Dec. 27-29 in Hazelhurst, Wis.

Click for all the details.

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Watch Zach Herfindahl Rip the First Lap at Pine Lake


12/18/2013 7:11:00 AM

Check out this cool video of Team Arctic/Christian Bros. Racing pro Zach Herfindahl on the first lap of the Pro 600 final at Pine Lake.

(At the 4:00 mark you can see the aftermath of Wes Selby's crash.)

All courtesy of Gary at SnoX365. And Zach, of course.

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The Lowdown on the 2013 Pine Lake USXC Cross-Country Opener


12/17/2013 8:04:00 AM

2013 USXC Pine Lake cross-country. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

For decades, cross-country racers have gathered on Pine Lake near Clearbrook, Minn., for the first race season. It's where we learn which brands have done their homework in the off-season, and which drivers will emerge as the season's stars.

Judging from last weekend's Gerald Dyrdahl Memorial Pine Lake 200 by USXC, Team Arctic is blessed with another winning juggarnaut.

Click to read the story.

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Merry Christmas 2013 from Everyone at Arctic Cat


12/16/2013 8:06:00 AM

Merry Christmas from Arctic Cat!

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December 2013: Two Days at Arctic Cat


12/13/2013 8:10:00 AM

Winter in Thief River Falls. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

It's winter in Thief River Falls (and most of the world, it seems), which I happily discovered during my trip to Arctic Cat this week.

Click to see what's going on at the home of the Cat.

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TGIF: The Dec. 13, 2013 Edition


12/13/2013 7:20:00 AM

TGIF: snowmobile protection from... everything

I'm thankful the bitter cold that's enveloped the northland won't penetrate the comfort of my snowmobile cab.

I'm thankful that I can launch off this cornice in full confidence (and if an avalanche does occur, I'm safe inside my own snowmobile's biosphere).

I'm thankful that I can wear my wool suit and cap during this week's poker run.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

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Tucker Hibbert's 2013 Bessemer Snocross Video Wrap


12/12/2013 11:19:00 AM

Here's the video wrap of Tucker Hibbert's 2013 weekend in Bessemer, Mich., where the Monster-drinking, Hot Stuff Pizza-eating, start-jumping racer notched his 83rd and 84th national career Pro victories.

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Team Arctic's Bessemer Snocross Report: 10 Wins in 15 Classes


12/11/2013 7:30:00 AM

Monster Energy & Arctic Cat racer Tucker Hibbert at Bessemer, Mich.

The victories keep coming for Team Arctic snocross racers. At the second stop of the National Tour, Team Arctic won 10 of 15 finals (with four podium sweeps and 22 of 45 possible podium positions).

Click to read what terrain domination REALLY means.

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Tucker Hibbert's 2013 Bessemer Snocross Report


12/11/2013 7:11:00 AM

Monster Energy & Arctic Cat Pro Tucker Hibbert at Bessemer, Mich.

For the second week in a row, Tucker Hibbert won both Pro Open classes at an ISOC National snocross.

Click to read about his 83rd and 84th national wins.

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Christian Brothers Racing: The Bessemer Snocross Report


12/11/2013 6:52:00 AM

Marica Renheim and the Christian Brothers Racing team

Christian Brothers Racing raced through another successful weekend of National Snocross.

Check out their report from Bessemer, Mich.

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Three World Champions: An Evening at Wanderscheid Racing


12/8/2013 7:57:00 AM

World Champs Jim Dimmerman & P.J. Wanderscheid. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Recently I enjoyed an afternoon in the Wanderscheid Race Shop, where World Champion P.J. Wanderscheid and his brothers Mark and Dave played host to World Champions Jim Dimmerman and Steve Thorsen.

It felt like World Champions' Day!

The conversation was about Champ 440, engine building and of course Eagle River.

Click to go a few laps with these champs.

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TGIF: The Dec. 6, 2013 Edition


12/6/2013 8:10:00 AM

TGIF: snowmobile barbed-wire beater

I'm thankful that aftermarket companies are finally addressing the needs of snowmobilers who are constantly confronting barbed-wire fences while out chasing fox, coyotes and other critters.

I'm thankful I could easily mount this wire-cutter on the hood of my sled, with only a couple lag bolts.

I'm thankful I haven't come to a sudden stop and flopped onto the hood.

I'm no dummy... I'm thankful it's Friday, Dec. 6, 1971 2013.

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Tucker Hibbert's 2013 Duluth National Wrap (Rap?) Video


12/4/2013 10:03:00 AM

Check out Tucker Hibbert's video compilation of his performance last weekend at the Duluth snocross opener.

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2013 Duluth Download: The Rest of the Story


12/2/2013 11:57:00 PM

Factory Team Arctic with Cody Thomsen. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

You know the (outstanding) results for Team Arctic at the ISOC National opener in Duluth, Minn., this past weekend... now hear the rest of the story.

Click for the download.

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Team Arctic's Duluth 2013 Press Release


12/2/2013 4:42:00 PM

Team Arctic Cat racer Tucker Hibbert at Duluth snocross. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Team Arctic has a lot to crow about after their performance at the ISOC Duluth opener this past weekend.

Click to read the team's press release.

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