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Team Arctic Proves Depth at 2015 Canterbury Snocross


1/13/2015 11:54:00 AM

Team Arctic sweeps Sport #1 at 2015 Canterbury snocross. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Team Arctic delivered a pretty exceptional performance at last weekend's ISOC snocross National at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn.

Click to read the official team press release.

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Watch History Being Made: Tucker Going for His 100th


1/9/2015 2:57:00 PM

Tucker Hibbert's first Pro National win at Duluth in 2000. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Fourteen years and a couple months ago, in his first weekend as a professional snocross racer, Tucker Hibbert won the Pro Open class at the 2000-2001 season opener in Duluth, Minn., at the tender age of 16.

In the 14 years since , Hibbert has risen his fist in victory a total of 99 times. Tonight he will go for his 100th.

Click to read about why it will be worth watching.

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TGIF: The Jan. 9, 2015 Edition


1/9/2015 6:54:00 AM

TGIF: the Sno-Pacer of the sno-mo-biz

I'm thankful for the DIY kit projects I read about in Popular Mechanics.

I'm thankful that people* are finally starting to take the Pacer more seriously.

I'm thankful for the luxurious paint, more effective front bumper and premium shock package available in the Limited package.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.

 

*Special thanks to Charles Plueddeman for taking (and sending) me a photo of his car.

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Outta The Box: Initial Sled Prep Ideas


1/8/2015 9:40:00 AM

ArcticInsider's basic snowmobile prep ideas.

I'm guessing that when you buy a new sled, you perform a few basic adjustments and make a few custom touches.

Here are some basic adjustments and modifications I make to my sled prior to the start of the riding season... then I want to know what YOU do.

Click to see a few tricks.

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2015 Detroit Lakes Download: USXC Cross-Country Race Recap


1/7/2015 5:47:00 PM

Team Arctic stormed the 2015 USXC cross-country in Detroit Lakes.

Last weekend marked the second USXC cross-country race of the season, held in Detroit Lakes, Minn.

Yep, Team Arctic delivered an awesome performance. But as always, there's more to story than just the headlines.

Click to read a little deeper.

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Who's Scamming Who?: A Text Exchange about a Sled on Craigslist


1/7/2015 10:28:00 AM

craigslist scammer trying to buy a snowmobile.

As many people who have tried selling something via craigslist know, there are a lot of would-be scammers out there. Some are immediately apparent while others are slightly craftier.

A regular reader of this site (let’s call him “Moe”) who is selling an Arctic Cat Z1 Sno Pro via craigslist had an excellent text exchange with a scammer.

The beauty of it was, Moe recognized the scammer from the outset and immediately started jacking with him.

Click to read the humorous exchange that ended well for both parties.

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New Year, Same Story for Team Arctic at 2015 Detroit Lakes XC


1/6/2015 11:02:00 AM

Team Arctic's Zach Herfindahl wins Detroit Lakes. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Team Arctic delivered a pretty awesome performance at the USXC lake cross-country in Detroit Lakes, Minn., taking 16 of 19 classes and 30 of 57 podium positions.

Click to read the press release.

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TGIF: The First Friday of 2015 Edition


1/2/2015 8:00:00 AM

TGIF: Stick your thumbs up for 2015 and all the Arctic Cat stuff!

I'm thankful the snowmobile that made this track wasn't too wide or too tall.

I'm thankful the magazine photographer didn't go with the OTHER concept he had for the cover image.

I'm thankful for the power of suggestion.

And I'm thankful we can put our thumbs up for 2015.

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Happy New Year 2015 (And Thanks For a Great 2014)


12/31/2014 3:35:00 PM

Happy for snow.

I didn’t have the time the past few days to put together the New Year’s post I intended, so this will just have to be short and sweet.

Click to read what I think about you and this little garage we swap stories in.

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Win With Tucker: Arctic Cat C-TEC2 Oil Gift Pack


12/30/2014 10:47:00 AM

Tucker Hibbert C-TEC2 Oil Promotion

The closest thing to a SURE thing is that Tucker Hibbert will win whenever he hits the track.

If you sign up for the Win With Tucker C-TEC2 Oil giveaway, Tucker's win could put a sweet give pack straight into your hands.

Click to learn about the cool promo.

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Interstellar: Launching a Snowmobile Into Space


12/30/2014 10:41:00 AM

Inspired by the possibility of traveling to planets and dimensions beyond our own, Spaceman Spiff launches his Arctic Cat into space.

Truly interstellar!

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Thomas Sno Sports' 2015 Arctic Cat Demo Ride Day


12/28/2014 11:17:00 PM

Wondering what a new 2015 Arctic Cat rides like? Want to compare the the Arctic Cat 600 C-TEC2 with DSI to the 7000-Series C-TEC4 engine from Yamaha?

You can do this and more on Jan. 8, 2015 at the Annual Thomas Sno Sports Demo Ride event.

Click for more details on this free event.

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TGIF: The Dec. 26, 2014 Edition


12/26/2014 8:43:00 AM

TGIF: Hell's Snowmobilers terrorize local Parks

I'm thankful the Dads of Anarchy have taken a Christmas break from terrorizing the 'hood with their hellacious brand of crazy.

I'm thankful it's only the One Percenters, and not Two or Three.

I'm thankful they announce their presence with easy-to-spot orange vests and the trademark thunder of their Rumble Pack exhausts.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Dec. 26, 2014.

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The 2014-15 Pine Lake Cross-Country Download


12/23/2014 10:57:00 PM

Pine Lake 2014. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

For more than three decades, the first major cross-country race of the year has happened on Pine Lake near Gonvick, Minn.

If you read the Team Arctic press release from the weekend, you know that Team Green won 14 of 20 finals while capturing more than 70 percent of all the podium places. It was an excellent start to the race season.

As always, this weekend of racing would reveal some interesting story lines and fodder for speculation.

Click to read the lowdown on what happened.

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Team Arctic Delivers a Swift Kick (Off) to the 2014-15 Cross-Country Season


12/23/2014 10:41:00 AM

Team Arctic Cat's Zach Herfindahl wins Pro Open at 2014-15 Pine Lake. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

This past weekend marked the first race of the 2014-2015 USXC cross-country season, held on Pine Lake.

Team Arctic grabbed 14 of 20 class victories and more than 70 percent of all podium places. Pretty spectatular.

Click to read the Team Arctic press release.

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2014 Arctic Cat Engineering Ugly Sweater Contest


12/19/2014 1:58:00 PM

2014 Arctic Cat Engineering Ugly Sweater Contest

There were only winners among the losers* in the 2014 Arctic Cat Engineering Ugly Sweater Contest.

Click to read more.

 

 

*Loser SWEATERS, not people.

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Pine Lake Weekend: A Cross-Country Tradition


12/19/2014 10:30:00 AM

Pine Lake cross-country preview.

This weekend, many of the sport’s top cross-country racers will gather on a small lake in northwestern Minnesota in hopes of finding a groove, a few extra MPH and a suspension/traction setup that will carve with precision and control.

The event: the Gerald Dyrdahl Memorial Pine Lake 200.

How will the Arctic Cat ZR6000R XC fare, with its 600 C-TEC2 DSI engine and its consumer ProCross chassis? Will the new Polaris AXYS have the speed? Is the Ski-Doo MXZX 600RS the fastest? Will this be the year that Yamaha climbs on the podium?

We will know the answers in little more than 48 hours.

Here's a preview.

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TGIF: The Dec. 19, 2014 Christmas Edition


12/19/2014 7:53:00 AM

TGIF: Santa on his ATV

I'm thankful that jolly ol' Saint Nick is a card carrying member of the NRA.

I'm thankful for the sunglasses. At night.

I'm thankful that I didn't actually SEE mommy kissing Santa.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Dec. 19th, 2014 (and that Christmas is next week).

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Scheele & Pake: A Team Arctic Family (and Familiar) Tradition


12/18/2014 12:51:00 PM

Team Arctic's Anson & Aaron Scheele and Andy & Brad Pake at Fargo 2014.

Standing atop the podium of last week’s ISOC National Snocross in Fargo, ND, were two names familiar to anyone who followed Team Arctic terrain racing in the 1990s and early 2000s: Scheele and Pake.

The difference between then and now is the first names.

In the 1990s it was Aaron and Brad. Last weekend at Fargo, it was Anson and Andy.

Click to read some more.

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Printable Arctic Cat Belt Charts


12/17/2014 8:24:00 AM

Arctic Cat Drive Belt application chart. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Do you wonder (or need to know) the dimensional difference is between various Arctic Cat snowmobile belts?

Uncertain of which belt you need for ANY Arctic Cat snowmobile from 1967 to 2015?

Click for two printable pdf documents that are suitable for display in your living room this holiday season (or in your shop).

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