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End of 2012 Randomness


12/31/2012 4:19:00 PM

Team Arctic's youthful Sno Pro program in 1978

As far as years go, 2012 seemed about as random as most.

To celebrate the end of this year and the beginning of another, here are some mostly Arctic Cat pix that are pretty random.

There are also some trivia questions for you hotshots.

Happy randomness this (and every) year!

 

 

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SledHead 24/7 Talks '13 ProClimb with Tupper, McClure & Kincaid


12/29/2012 6:15:00 AM

Here's a short segment from SledHead 24/7 focusing on the 2013 Arctic Cat ProClimb machines with honch racer/riders Todd Tupper, David McClure and Rob Kincaid.

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Listen to the Sweet Sound of a 1971 Arctic Cat King Kat 800


12/28/2012 12:26:00 PM

Last week in the Zedshed story I mentioned that a 1971 King Kat 800 was started, and that it sang a cool, unique sound.

Here's a short 1-minute video of that sled, the sound and the owner (Rich Pederson, who sits on the sled) giving it a little thumb.

Super cool!

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Snow Depth for (much of) North America on Christmas 2012


12/25/2012 6:52:00 PM

snow depth 12-25-12

 

Half of the United States is covered in snow this Christmas.

Most of Canada has some serious snow cover. And there are some wonderful purples in the Rockies (especially the Canadian Rocks)

Awesome!

Keep it coming Ma.

 

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You've Been Good: Expect a Visit from Santa


12/24/2012 9:25:00 AM

Okay, I've checked the list of all the people who visit ArcticInsider. Predictably, everyone was good this year. So expect a visit from this guy tonight or tomorrow.

Merry Christmas all!

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A Sort-Of Arctic Cat Xmas Party at the Zedshed


12/19/2012 5:04:00 PM

The Zedshed classic Arctic Cat vintage sled collection. Photo: ArcticInsider.com

Christmas came to the Zedshed this December, when a flock of Arctic Cat people gathered  in a barn to enjoy an amazing collection of Arctic Cat snowmobiles and to share in the wonderful gift of fellowship.

Click to read about this remarkable evening.

 

 

 

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Best Holiday Wishes From Arctic Cat


12/18/2012 3:07:00 PM

In this outstanding video-card, Arctic Cat expresses the best Holiday wishes for you and yours.

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Drama & Domination: Arctic Cat at Pine Lake USXC Cross-Country


12/18/2012 7:56:00 AM

Team Arctic Cat's Ryan Simons, photo: ArcticInsider.com

A remarkable series of events unfolded for Team Arctic at this weekends USXC cross-country at Pine Lake.

Drama, newcomers and mind-boggling amounts of winning.

Click to read about it.

 

 

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Ryan Simons & Arctic Cat Sweep USXC Pine Lake Cross-Country


12/17/2012 11:28:00 AM

Team Arctic Cat & Christian Bros. Racing XC pro, Ryan SimonsQuick update from the USXC cross-country race at Pine Lake:

Ryan Simons (pictured) led a virtual clock-cleaning by Arctic Cat, taking both Pro classes (with Christian Bros. teammates taking 2nd and 3rd) while Arctic Cat won something like 16 of 20 finals.

It was pretty stunning!

Look for a full report soon.

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USXC Pine Lake Cross-Country Preview & Historical Perspective


12/13/2012 3:55:00 PM

Team Arctic Cat's Brian Nelson on a 1990 EXT SpecialBrian Dick, Arctic Cat racer and engineer, photo: sledracer.com

This weekend is the opening cross-country race of the season at Pine Lake, as well as the first-ever event for the upstart USXC race circuit.

Click to read the significance and take a trip back through Pine Lake/Team Arctic history.

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David McClure: Arctic Cat Backcountry Profile


12/12/2012 4:39:00 PM

Check out this sweet video from sledfocus profiling Arctic Cat racer/backcountry honch David McClure.

It makes me want to head to Rockies and aim for the trees...

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Snow...Nature's Great Transformer


12/11/2012 3:18:00 PM

Hagemann on his 1979 Arctic Cat Jag

 

There is no weather event that so completely (and quickly) transforms us as snow.

Snow brings instant joy. And optimism.

Click to read what I mean.

 

 

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Q&A with Tucker Hibbert: The Turnaround


12/10/2012 12:32:00 PM

Tucker Hibbert (L) and Roger Skime, photo by ArcticInsider.com

This past weekend in Bessemer, Michigan, at the ISOC National Snocross tour, Team Monster/Arctic Cat’s Tucker Hibbert returned to the top of the Pro class with emphatic victories in both finals.

Afterwards I had the chance to ask him about it.

Click to read the interview. 

Special thanks to SledRacer.com and SnoX365 for most of the pix.

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News Brief: Tucker Hibbert Wins ISOC Race #3 in Michigan


12/8/2012 10:09:00 AM

Tucker Hibbert, Team Monster/Arctic Cat

The second stop on the 2012-13 ISOC Snocross tour fell under the complete control of Tucker Hibbert, who seriously dominated the Pro Open final.

 Robbie Malinoski (who finished second) said it best:

“That was a good ‘ol fashion butt whipping I took from Tucker.”

 

 

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Guts: FOX FLOAT X EVOL Shock Diagram


12/6/2012 11:10:00 AM

FOX FLOAT X EVOL shock diagram

Ever wonder what exactly was inside the FOX FLOAT X EVOL shocks that grace the front suspension of the RR and Tucker Hibbert-edition 2013 Arctic Cat snowmobiles?

Click here to see a diagram that explains everything.

 

 

 

 

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The 2013 Snowmobile Hall of Fame Inductees


12/5/2012 11:59:00 AM

Snocross superman Blair Morgan, photo by ArcticInsider

The four 2013 inductees into the Snowmobile Hall of Fame have officially been announced.

They are Blair Morgan, Norman Ball III, John Zeglin and Bob Bracey.

Congratulations to them all!

Click to read their bio's.

 

 

 

 

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All-New Arctic Cat Wildcat 4-Seater UTV


12/4/2012 9:08:00 AM

2013 Arctic Cat Wildcat 4 1000 UTV

Arctic Cat just released news on the 2013 Wildcat 4 1000 4-seater.

In addition to making it possible for four people to rail through whoops at 60 mph, the newest Wildcat has a few component upgrades that suggest what's to come on the other Wildcat models.

Click to read.

 

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The Phantom Comes Alive!


12/4/2012 8:48:00 AM

This is music to my ears...

Following its restoration for the upcoming Eagle River 50th Anniversary, the 1984 World Champ Phantom Sno Pro comes to life at the hands of its pilot, Jim Dimmerman.

Bonus: Click on the story to see additional images!

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Duluth Snocross Demo Derby


11/30/2012 7:05:00 AM

Levi LaVallee piles into Garth Kaufman, photo by ArcticInsider.com

In part because the Duluth race track was so small and uneventful, the Pro racing was more aggressive than I can ever remember seeing.

One casualty of the situation was Garth Kaufman (L) who was severely booted by Levi LaVallee about six times in one heat race.

Click to see a photo sequence of one such booting.

 

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Team Arctic's 2012-13 Duluth Snocross Story


11/27/2012 6:37:00 AM

Factory Arctic Cat racer Cody Thomsen, by ArcticInsider.com

As has been the case for more than two decades, the first race of the 2012-13 snocross season offered some insight on the sport, the riders and their machines.

I went to Duluth seeking to understand where Team Arctic stood compared not only to the competition, but also to last season.

Click to read what I learned.

 

 

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