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Duluth Snocross Demo Derby

11/30/2012 7:05:00 AM

Levi LaVallee piles into Garth Kaufman, photo by

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

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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11-26-12 NOAA Snow Depth for (a slice of) North America

11/26/2012 8:25:00 AM

Snow depth 11-26-12

It's starting to look like winter throughout much of norther North America.

Keep it coming Ma Nature!

CLICK to SEE the NOAA site.





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Inside the FOX SHOX Midwest Service Center

11/23/2012 1:04:00 PM

Inside the FOX Shox Service Center in Baxter, Minn.Last week I spent the afternoon at the FOX Shox Midwest Center at their new location Baxter, Minn.

Click to see some of the cool stuff going on there.

Plus there's a BONUS TRIVIA Contest at the end of the story.



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DRIFT Racing is Full-Throttle for 2013 Race Season

11/21/2012 7:54:00 AM

DRIFT Racing athlete, World Champ P.J. Wanderscheid

“Racing and high-performance riding are built into the DNA of DRIFT Racing.”

Indeed. So click to see their sponsored racers for 2013.






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Tucker Hibbert's 2012-13 Snocross Sponsors

11/21/2012 7:45:00 AM

Tucker Hibbert, Team Monster/Arctic Cat

Entering his 13th season as a professional snocross racer, Tucker Hibbert is backed by some of the strongest sponsors in the sport.

No wonder he's smiling...

Click to read about them.






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Christian Bros. Racing Announces their 2012-13 Sponsors

11/21/2012 7:30:00 AM

Logan Christian, Arctic Cat and DRIFT Racing athlete, photo:

The 2012-13 snowmobile race season starts in two days.

The Christian Bros. Racing team is ready with a full quiver of sponsors.

Click to read about them.





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Arctic Cat Wildcat Holiday 2012-13 Test Rides at Glamis

11/20/2012 8:42:00 AM

Arctic Cat Wildcat

Make the most out of this Holiday seasonw by test-riding a new Arctic Cat Wildcat at the Glamis sand dunes in Southern Calif.

Click for more info.






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Arctic Cat Wildcat Pix at the 2012 Baja 1000

11/18/2012 9:43:00 PM

Arctic Cat Wildcat at Baja 1000 by UTVUnderground

UTVUnderground has some sweet pix of a few Arctic Cat Wildcats from the starting line of the SCORE Baja 1000.

Click to see the pix.

And congrats to the Dave Broome, Eric Pucelik and John Grinder for finishing (third-place in a mostly-stock machine)!



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Speedwerx Procharger-Supercharger Kit for Arctic Cat Wildcat

11/15/2012 10:50:00 AM

Speedwerx developed a Supercharger kit for the Arctic Cat Wildcat.

Horsepower numbers will be coming soon. Beast!

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A Peek at the Projects Inside John Anderson's Shop

11/14/2012 12:36:00 PM

Inside John Anderson's shop

Last week while at Arctic Cat, I stopped by my friend John Anderson's shop to see what kind of cool projects he has cooking.

As usual, there was a lot to see.

Click to read.




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Buy a New Arctic Cat, Get a Canadian Trail Permit

11/14/2012 8:02:00 AM

2013 Arctic Cat snowmobile trail permit promotion

Do you ride in Ontario or Quebec and are considering the purchase ofnew 2010 - 2012 Arctic Cat?

Do it before the end of the month and you'll receive a free Trail Permit for your provincial trail system.

Click for info.



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FOX FLOAT Shock Air Pressure Tutorial for Arctic Cat

11/13/2012 9:19:00 AM

Here's a short tutorial from the FOX Service Center in Baxter, Minn., about how to adjust the air pressure in FOX FLOAT shocks on Arctic Cat snowmobiles.

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Team Arctic's Dan Ebert Podcast with SnoX365

11/13/2012 7:45:00 AM

Team Arctic Cat's Dan Ebert

CLICK HERE for a podcast with Team Arctic Cat Racer/Crew Chief Dan Ebert.

Dan talks about the upcoming race season, the new Sno Pro 600 Race sled and his decision to crew chief the factory snocross effort.

Good stuff.





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Snapshot of What's Happening at Arctic Cat: Nov. 2012 Edition

11/9/2012 9:57:00 AM

Roger Skime of Arctic Cat, photo:


I was at Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls for the past couple of days.

Here's a snapshot of what (and who) I saw.

Click to see it all.




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Brief News on Team Arctic in Scandinavia

11/7/2012 6:25:00 AM

Team Arctic Cat racer Iisko Näkkäläjärvi of Finland

Here a few pix and some news about what's happening with a couple Team Arctic racing teams and riders from Scandinavia.

Click to read.







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"She Can Ride" Backcountry Clinics with Amber Holt

11/6/2012 2:03:00 PM

She Can Ride Clinics

For women who want to learn the skills to ride confidently in the backcountry, or for couples who want to learn together, check out accomplished mountain rider Amber Holt's Backcountry Basics.

Click to read more.




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Masters of Styling Part II: Leon Raiter and Leroy Kapsner

11/5/2012 8:53:00 AM

Original Arctic Cat art and styling models from Leon Raiter

Here's Part II of the "Masters of Styling" story about Leon Raiter and Leroy Kapsner, two remarkable influences on Arctic Cat snowmobiles and products.

Click to read.





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Masters of Styling Part I: Meeting Leon Raiter and Leroy Kapsner

11/1/2012 7:03:00 AM

Leon Raiter, former stylist at Arctic Cat

You're looking at Leon Raiter, master stylist at Arctic Cat until 1981. He penned some of the all-time classic snowmobiles.

I had the immense pleasure to spend this past Saturday talking with him and Leroy Kapsner about their years at Arctic Cat.

Click to read Part I.







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The Dimmerman Files: Stories about the Phantom Sno Pro

10/30/2012 10:38:00 AM

Jim Dimmerman Jim Dimmerman is synomous with the heyday of Sno Pro oval racing, with Team Arctic and the World Championship.

Dimmerman has lived an amazing history; has the gift of storytelling; remembers nearly EVERY detail. He and I are talking about some ideas for more of this kind of stuff.

This thread contains some of his memories about the iconic Phantom.

Updated 11-2-12

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