For the past several years, Kirk Hibbert has made a point of selecting the production Sno Pro 600 race sled whose serial number ends with 68, for his son Tucker.
With the 2010 Sno Pro models on the production line right now at Arctic Cat, there was a concerted effort to mark the occasion. A sign was made and attached to the sled, indicating the hope (and pride) the company feels for its most decorated racer.
Then, knowing that Kirk and Tucker will powder-coat (in black) all of the green-painted production parts, each person on the assembly line signed their name to the green parts, to wish them the best of luck this coming season.
I’ve had dozens of conversations with people who work in production/assembly at Arctic Cat, and I can tell you this unequivocally: they take enormous pride in the success of all Team Arctic racers. Building snowmobiles is something they take very seriously. And the satisfaction they feel when these racers do their very best is almost palpable.