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The Top-10 Things to Know About the 2015 Arctic Cat Snowmobiles


2/18/2014 7:24:00 PM

2015 Arctic Cat ZR 6000 RR

The wraps are OFF of the 2015 Arctic Cat snowmobiles.

Click for the top-10 things to know about the newest model lineup... sort of the Cliff's Notes version.

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2014 Snowmobile Hall of Fame Weekend


2/18/2014 6:06:00 AM

2014 Snowmobile Hall of Fame weekend. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

The 2014 Snowmobile Hall of Fame weekend in St. Germain, Wis., offered great people, stories, snowmobiling, history and blown corners.

Click to see some of the highlights.

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Epic Weekend of Winning for Team Arctic


2/13/2014 10:07:00 PM

Team Arctic Cat's Brian Dick wins the USXC I-500. Photo: ArcticInsider.com

Last weekend Team Arctic racers and crews delivered amazing performances. At the USXC I-500 cross-country and at the ISOC snocross national in New York.

To wit: 14 of 17 class wins at the I-500, and 10 class wins in New York.

Click to read the Team Arctic press release.

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TGIF: The Valentine's Day 2014 Edition


2/13/2014 9:22:00 PM

TGIF: Snowmobiles, valentines and love

I'm thankful for that feeling I get when I look into your eyes.

I'm thankful for this excellent parking space next to the pool.

I'm thankful we're going to ride the wunder wheels off this thing.

And I'm thankful for this very special Friday Valentine's Day in 2014.

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The Truth is Out There: Arcticinsider I-500 KTRF Radio Ad


2/12/2014 3:44:00 PM

USXC I-500 cross-country. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

If you were at the USXC I-500, you are probably sick of the ArcticInsider.com radio ad that played on KTRF. In which case, I apologize.

But if you weren't there and you want to hear it, click the player below for 30 seconds of blatant self-promotion.

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Frame-by-Frame: I-500 Agony in Pictures


2/12/2014 9:58:00 AM

ArcticInsider 2014 USXC I-500 crash sequence

The I-500 is a race of beauty and grace. But it can also a race of agony.

Click to see three different photo sequences of the latter.

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Epic Cross-Country: Team Arctic Takes the 2014 USXC I-500


2/10/2014 11:58:00 AM

Team Arctic Cat's Brian Dick & Zach Herfindahl at the I-500. ArcticInsider.com

The 2014 USXC Seven Clans Casino I-500 lived up to expectations for racers and fans alike, delivering three days of fantastic racing worthy of its history and legend.

Click to read about some of the racers, the winners and their stories.

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TGIF: The Feb. 7, 2014 Edition


2/5/2014 7:37:00 PM

TGIF: snowmobile, warden, tickets and 2-up sadness

I’m thankful in two years I’ll have my 30 and won’t have to deal any longer with slednecks like these two.

I’m thankful the fine amount on this citation will wipe the shiteatin’ grin off this punk’s face.

I’m thankful I caught them when I did… anyone dumb enough to ride 2-up on one of these contraptions is bound to commit more criminal behavior.

And I’m thankful it’s Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.

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The Legend Continues: The USXC Seven Clans Casino I-500 Cross-Country Feb. 6-8


2/5/2014 12:37:00 PM

I-500 collage by ArcticInsider.com

Tomorrow morning, Thurs. Feb. 6, the green flag will drop on the USXC Seven Clans Casino I-500 in Thief River Falls, Minn. (CLICK HERE to listen to live coverage from KTRF radio).

This will be the 41st edition of a legendary event that first ran in 1966, and that’s captured the imaginations of men and women ever since.

Click to read more.

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Tucker Hibbert's '14 Deadwood Video Recap


2/4/2014 12:28:00 PM

Check out the video download of Tucker Hibbert's 2014 Deadwood Shootout (minus the minus the first-turn pinballing...Hahaha).

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The Course is Set! 2014 USXC Seven Clans I-500 Begins Thursday


2/4/2014 11:10:00 AM

Plummer Snowmobile Club marks the USXC Seven Clans I-500 Route

This Thursday begins the famed USXC Seven Clan's Casina I-500 cross-country race in Thief River Falls.

This past weekend, members of the Plummer Snowmobile Club marked the first day's course.

Racers should expect DEEP holes, FAST ditches and SERIOUS bragging rights for entering.

Click to see some pix of the course, courtesy of Mike Baker.

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Deadwood Download: Tucker Hibbert's Amazing Performance


2/4/2014 11:02:00 AM

Monster Energy - Team Arctic's Tucker Hibbert. Photo: Hanson

It was a wild weekend for Tucker Hibbert at the ISOC Deadwood Shootout in South Dakota, where the snocross star delivered yet another legendary performance.

Click to read the press release.

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Christian Brothers Racing: The Deadwood Report


2/4/2014 10:50:00 AM

CBR and Team Arctic Cat's Marica Renheim

The Christian Brothers Racing squad delivered a stellar performance at the Deadwood ISOC snocross, but suffered tough luck at the Soo International 500 enduro.

Click to read the team's press release.

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St. Hilaire, Minn., Vintage Sled Show & Ride-In


1/31/2014 11:54:00 AM

St. Hilaire, MN, Vintage Snowmobile Show & Ride In

Last weekend was the 3rd Annual Vintage Snowmobile Show & Ride in downtown St. Hilaire, Minn.

Event organizer, town mayor, closet Arctic Cat lover and all-around great guy Steve Dahlen checks in with a brief description of the event.

Click to read it.

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TGIF: The Jan. 31, 2014 Edition


1/31/2014 9:35:00 AM

TGIF: The snowmobile polo club edition

I'm thankful that Fred's inlaws from the Hamptons gave him a set of used polo clubs for Christmas. 

I'm thankful we convinced Fred to play with a ball instead of baby seals.

I'm thankful the team now agrees that we play our very best snowmobile polo, with the greatest forward progress, when we hold the clubs in our left hands.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.

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X Games & Oslo: Gold Medal Weekend for Team Arctic


1/30/2014 11:24:00 AM

Team Arctic's Zach Herfindahl and Tucker Hibbert Won Big Last Weekend

Last weekend Team Arctic mined for some serious gold, with Tucker Hibbert capturing his 8th career X Games gold and Zach Herfindahl leading a 17-win sweep of the first ditch cross-country.

Click to read the official Team Arctic press release.

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Ditch Racing Begins! USXC Cross-Country in Oslo, MN


1/30/2014 10:34:00 AM

Check out this video from the first ditch race of the 2014 USXC cross-country season, held last weekend in Oslo, Minn.

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Christian Brothers Racing: X Games Podium & Victory at Oslo


1/30/2014 10:12:00 AM

Logan Christian, Team Arctic Cat & Christian Bros. Racing

Christian Brothers Racing had another excellent weekend of racing, scoring a podium at the ESPN Winter X Games and winning the Oslo USXC cross-country.

Click to read the team's press release.

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Testing Team Arctic's Soo 500 4-Stroke ZR


1/27/2014 8:06:00 PM

Ryan Simons (left), Brian Dick and Mike Kloety talk about the test session.

Two weekends ago, at the USXC lake cross-country race in Willmar, Minn., Team Arctic racers Ryan Simons and Brian Dick tested the sled they will race at the upcoming Soo 500 enduro.

For the first time ever, the duo will race a Speedwerx massaged 7000-Series Yamaha 4-stroke engine in the ZR R race chassis.

Click to read a few more details.

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My Preferred ProCross Sled Set-Up


1/24/2014 11:31:00 AM

Finding my happy face with sled set-up.

Note: This is a companion piece to THIS SET-UP story I posted earlier today.

Midway through last riding season and now again this season, I’ve worked to calibrate my ProCross-chassis Arctic Cats to handle exactly the way I want.

For groomed trails, I want more positive cornering, with less push and less inside ski lift.

Click to see my current set-up.

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