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Arctic Cat's Fiscal 2011 Results

5/12/2011 8:11:00 AM

More George for CatWith net earnings of $13 Million on net sales of $464.7 Million, Arctic Cat ended fiscal 2011 in a stronger position than a year previous.

Click to read the nuts-and-bolts release.





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Q&A with Tucker: Bring Out the Gimp-Wrist

5/11/2011 7:24:00 PM

Tucker's hand in jar

No, Tucker didn't caught with his hand in the cookie jar. But get this: He raced the second half of the 2011 season with a wrecked left wrist!

I talked with the Monster/Team Arctic racer, just a couple days after his surgery.

Click for the interview.




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'71 King Kat on Display at Arctic Cat

5/9/2011 12:13:00 PM

Tom Ische delivering his '71 King Kat for display

When was the last time a 1971 800 King Kat was inside of Arctic Cat? Probably the fall of 1970.

Arctic Cat collectors Tom, Nancy and Brianna Ische delivered their original '71 King last Friday, for display in the lobby until the 50th Anniversary. Like all machines in the Ische Collection, this Cat is a stunner!





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1100 4-Stroke Discussion

5/5/2011 8:57:00 AM

1100 4-stroke engine

With the big buzz revolving around Arctic Cats 1100 4-stroke engines for 2012, I recently talked with Cord Christensen, Four Stroke Engine Group Leader at Arctic Cat, about the engine and some of the elements associated with it.

Click to read the interview.







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Bittersweet Mountain Ride

5/4/2011 2:26:00 PM

Motoneige 0 - Montagne 1

Despite the thrills and incredible adventure that mountain riding offers, it still scares the you-know-what out of me.

This video illustrates the fact perfectly. It's painful to watch, I don't believe there are any swear words (the guy is French-Canadian), and it appears that he doesn't get injured.

Thanks to for sending it to me.

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Get Your Sled Ready for Summer

5/2/2011 8:15:00 AM

Summer Sledding Anyone?

Unwilling to accept that Summer is knocking on the door?

Same with me.

Maybe we can take a cue from Arctic Cat Engineering and convert our sleds for summertime fun?




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Over the Top: Speedwerx Procharger Kit

4/27/2011 2:49:00 PM

How does 210 hp, instant throttle response, stock-like sound and lighter-than-stock sound? Yep, me too.

Speedwerx has pretty much finalized everything on their new Procharger kit for the 2010-11 M8 and Crossfire 8.

NOTE: Someone Drops the F-Bomb in the middle of the vid...turn the volume down if needed.

Click to see another video.

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50th Anniversary Update: Make Plans to Display Your Cat

4/27/2011 2:21:00 PM

Arctic Cat's 50th Anniversary

Here's an update on Arctic Cat's upcoming 50th Anniversary Celebration, including contact information about displaying your Arctic Cat stuff.

Click to read.







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Are You Among the In In Crowd?

4/25/2011 8:51:00 AM

"The runners-up and also-rans, and even those who didn't race at all, have discovered that snowmobiles attract the "In" crowd. The crowd that knows how to enjoy themselves."

- Peter Jennings

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Q&A with Colt Dellandrea, Team Arctic Oval Racer

4/22/2011 8:08:00 AM

Team Arctic's Colt Dellandrea

In the tradition of Team Arctic oval racers like Larry Coltom, Jim Dimmerman and P.J. Wanderscheid, 17-year old Colt Dellandrea is starting young and starting FAST.

Click to read the interview with the Eastern Pro Tour's Most Improved Driver.




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Rest In Peace, Eric Skogman

4/22/2011 7:34:00 AM

Eric Skogman

Eric Skogman, a journalist in the snowmobile industry for more than a decade, passed away on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer.

A benefit and celebration in his honor will take place tomorrow in Hopkins, Minn.

Click to read about Eric and the benefit.



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Craig's List-of-the-Week: April 21

4/21/2011 10:14:00 PM

Craig's List of Week April 21, 2011


Anyone seen my ZR600? I put the rattle-cans to it and now I can't find it.






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Light is Right: Est. Dry Weights of the 2012 Cats

4/18/2011 9:12:00 PM

Estimated dry weights of 2012 Arctic Cat snowmobiles

A handful of weeks ago Arctic Cat sent their dealers a document listing the estimated dry weights of their pre-production 2012 snowmobiles. Instead of shouting the numbers from the rooftops for all to hear as they should have done, they kept it quiet.

I think I know why.



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Snowmobile News of the Weird, April 15

4/15/2011 3:59:00 PM

Go Snowmobiling (and bring your laptop with)

It's been an interesting week of news involving snowmobiles.

Click to see a few links that will leave you laughing, sighing and scratching your head in wonder.




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Trevor's Special Opps Mission

4/14/2011 10:55:00 AM

By day, Trevor Halvorson is an engineer at Arctic Cat who can build and tune just about anything. By afternoon, he's a special operative for this Website.

We captured this international-man-of-intrigue at the recent 2012 Snow Shoot in Jellystone, where his mission was to improve the scenery in the staging area.

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Arctic Cat's 50th Anniversary Taking Shape

4/12/2011 7:05:00 AM

Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary Celebration

Arctic Cat's 50th Anniversary Celebration is July 29-30, 2011.

It's gonna be huge!

While many details are still coming together, click the link to read a few of the things you need to know




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2012 M800 HCR Wins at Pebble Creek Hillclimb

4/8/2011 3:23:00 PM

Tapio wins on a prototype 2012 M800 HCR

In the hands of mountain man Kyle Tapio, the new 2012 M800 HCR has already scored its first race win.

Click to read the Team Arctic press release about his (and other Team Arctic victories) at the Pebble Creek RMSHA hillclimb.




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87 Seconds of Kotzebue (Alaska) Cross-Country Racing

4/8/2011 8:07:00 AM

The famed Kotzebue, Alaska, cross-country race is legendary for its high speeds. Here's 87 seconds of action that give us a slight inkling about the speeds and terrain, from the helmet cam perspective of Arctic Cat racer Thor Lie.

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Bret Rasmussen Rides a 2012 Arctic Cat M

4/7/2011 9:09:00 PM

Brett Rasmussen rides, then talks about, the new 2012 Arctic Cat M. Pretty cool.

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Q&A with Al Shimpa, Team Arctic Race Coordinator

4/7/2011 4:31:00 PM

Not Uncle Sam...Uncle Al.

While the Team Arctic Racing program has a long history of excellence, its success during the past 20 years has been particularly impressive. One of the people we can credit for that success is Al Shimpa.

Click to read the interview with Al.








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