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A Tribute to Edgar Hetteen


2/7/2012 8:04:00 AM

Edgar Hetteen Tribute Plaque

Carved from granite and depicting a classic image of the "Grandfather of Snowmobiling" this plaque is a tribute to Edgar Hetteen from Gary Koska and others.

Click to read Gary's story of why he wanted to honor Edgar.

 

 

 

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Arctic Cats at the Soo 500 Enduro


2/2/2012 1:46:00 PM

Arctic Cat race sleds at the 2012 Soo 500 enduro

Check out these pix of the Arctic Cat race sleds that will be gunning for victory at the 44th Annual Soo 500 enduro.

Special thanks to announcer/pr dude/racer Chad Colby for sending the images!

 

 

 

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Brian & Paul Dick's Iron Dog Sled Prep


2/2/2012 7:08:00 AM

Brian & Paul Dick's 2012 Arctic Cat Iron Dog race sleds

Just after winning the first USCC cross-country of the season, but before he jetted off to contest the Soo 500 enduro, Brian Dick (L) and his dad, Paul, prepped and shipped two race sleds for the upcoming Alaska Iron Dog race.

Here are some pix of their specially-built race sleds.

All photos courtesy of Joe Lesmiester (thanks Joe!)

 

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Great Times at the 1st Annual St. Hilaire Vintage Snowmobile Show


2/1/2012 8:12:00 PM

St. Hilaire, Minn., Vintage Snowmobile Show

The 1st Annual Vintage Snowmobile in St. Hilaire, Minn., attracted 60 entries, a couple hundred people and some really sweet sleds.

It also attracted the Hamm's Bear.

Click to see a few pix.

 

 

 

 

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Animated Engines: The Visual Guide


2/1/2012 7:37:00 PM

Animated engines

For those of you who are completely clear about the basic principles of 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines, perhaps it's time to bone-up on the Gnome Rotary, Newcomen Atmospheric and even a little jet propulsion.

Click to see this cool interactive animated engine chart.

 

 

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10 Days with the Christian Bros. Racing Team


2/1/2012 2:19:00 PM

Dwight Christian puts on the race gear once again

World Championships... Sweden... Aspen... Detroit Lakes...

It was a whirlwind 10 days for the Christain Bros. Racing team.

Click to read the highlights.

 

 

 

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Arctic Cat - Monster Energy - SPY - Tucker Hibbert Giveaway


2/1/2012 8:16:00 AM

Monster Energy - Arctic Cat - SPY - Tucker Hibbert Giveaway

What's better than a 2000-mg cocktail of Taurine/Ginsing/Caffeine delivered straight to the heart?

How about a free Tucker Hibbert Replica Monster Energy Arctic Cat!?! Or a Hibbert-signature Spy Whip Goggle?

Click to read about this sweet giveaway promo.

 

 

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Waconia Vintage Ride-In 2012


1/31/2012 2:42:00 PM

Waconia Vintage 2012 photo by arcticinsider.com

I took my annual trip-back-in-time this past weekend.

Yep, Waconia.

Click to see some pix.

 

 

 

 

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Team Arctic Wins 13 More at Detroit Lakes USCC Cross-Country


1/31/2012 10:40:00 AM

Team Arctic Cat's D.J. Ekre won Pro Open at Detroit Lakes, photo by sledRacer.com

Last weekend the second race of the USCC cross-country season went down in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Team Arctic racers notched 13 of 17 class wins.

Nice!

Click to read the official Team Arctic press release.

 

 

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P.J. Wanderscheid's Drive for Five


1/26/2012 10:02:00 PM

Check out this excellent video of Team Arctic oval star P.J. Wanderscheid in his Drive For Five at the Eagle River World's Championship.

Amazing footage and great insight into P.J. and the Wandersheid team. Produced by FlyingAFilms.

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More Arctic Cat Demo Rides of 2012 Snowmobiles


1/26/2012 3:06:00 PM

Arctic Cat Demo Rides on 2012 snowmobiles

More Demo Rides of 2012 Arctic Cat snowmobiles are popping up.

Click for the latest schedule and locations.

 

 

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Arctic Cat Fiscal 2012 3rd QTR Results


1/26/2012 7:08:00 AM

Arctic Cat fiscal results

It was another strong quarter for Arctic Cat. Among the highlights:

*Net sales grew 36%, driven by increased snowmobile sales and international ATV sales

*Net sales grew 36 percent

*Third-quarter operating profit rose 114% to $26.2 million from $12.2 million;

*Raised fiscal 2012 sales and earnings guidance 129% to 143% increase over fiscal 2011, on expected full-year sales growth of 22% to 24%

 

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The Sights, Sounds & Smells of Eagle River 2012


1/24/2012 10:37:00 AM

Start of the 2012 Eagle River World's Championships

After a 14-year absence from the Eagle River World Championships, I revisited this iconic event with the goal of learning something new.

Click to see if I made any progress.

 

 

 

 

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Build-Your-Own Custom Rear Engine Arctic Cat? Yep.


1/23/2012 1:39:00 PM

Want your very own rear-engine Arctic Cat snowmobile, but without having to buy or restore one?

Consider the Paul Shearer (and sons) method: Custom-build your own. This awesome video highlights the transformation.

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Limited Edition Autographed Tucker World T-Shirt


1/20/2012 12:09:00 PM

Tucker Hibbert limited edition 2012 World Snowcross t-shrit

On Feb. 25 Tucker Hibbert will attempt to win his second World Snowcross Championship.

To commemorate the occasion, just 68 Limited Edition t-shirts will be available, each individually autographed by Tucker.

Purchase one and you’ll be entered into a drawing in which you could win the very race pullover he competes in during the race.

Click for details

 

 

 

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Team Arctic Wins 13 of 17 Classes at USCC Cross-Country


1/20/2012 10:31:00 AM

Team Arctic Cat's Brian Dick won Pine Lake, photo by Urquhart

If there were questions about which brand would start the 2012 cross-country season on top, Team Arctic answered by winning 13 of 17 classes and going 1-2 in the Pro 600 final.

“It was a winning performance that matched the ZR period of lake-race success," said Mike Kloety. "The new Sno Pro 600 ProCross proved it has the speed and handling needed to win in all forms of cross-country.”

Click to read the press release.

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FOX Shox Racers Win at Pine Lake USCC Cross-Country


1/20/2012 10:02:00 AM

Team Arctic Cat racer Jordan Torgerson, photo by sledracer.com

It was a weekend of firsts for FOX athletes at the United States Cross-Country (USCC) National Guard Cross-Country Snowmobile Championship at Pine Lake near Gonvick, MN.

Click to read the FOX Shox press releases.

 

 

 

 

 

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Vintage Show Replaces Race in St. Hilaire, MN


1/18/2012 10:39:00 PM

Joey Hallstrom of Arctic Cat, during his "young" period of life

This goofball winter is wrecking havoc on all kinds of events, including what would have been the St. Hilaire (Minn.) 100-mile Vintage Race.

But rather than accept defeat, the town elders are hosting a Vintage Snowmobile Show on Jan. 28.

Click for more info.

 

 

 

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The Dante Froese Story


1/18/2012 9:46:00 AM

Dante Froese Story

 

I had the great privilege of reading this beautiful, heartbreaking story about Dante Froese, written by his mother, Carolyn.

She gave me permission to share it with everyone here.

Click to read Dante’s story.

 

 

 

 

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Q&A with USCC Pine Lake Pro Winner Brian Dick


1/17/2012 7:10:00 AM

Arctic Cat engineer and racer, Brian Dick

On Sunday, Team Arctic racer (and Arctic Cat engineer) Brian Dick scored the win in Pro 600 at the season-opening USCC cross-country in Pine Lake, Minn.

The win capped a powerful showing by all Team Arctic racers and confirmed that the new Sno Pro 600 race sled is a force to be reckoned with in cross-country.

Click to read the interview.

 

 

 

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