Tomorrow marks the 48th Annual Soo International 500 enduro race in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
Defending champions Brian Dick & Wes Selby will be there, along with Team Arctic/Christian Bros. teammates Zach Herindahl and partner Brady Dyrdahl.
Arctic Cat teams of Cadarette Racing, Arneson Racing and more are also there and chomping at the bit to win the monument event.
Last night Selby and Lance Efteland won the Woody's Challenge aboard Selby's Soo sled.
Click for more info and how to follow tomorrow's race.
I'm thankful for that special feeling of going commando while wearing a one-piece snowmobile suit.
I'm thankful for the endless cycles of fashion, and that what once was cool shall be so again.
I'm thankful for furry feet and snow bunnies.
And I'm thankful it's Friday, Jan. 5, 2016.
Snow Depth graphic for the U.S. and part of Canada for Feb. 5, 2016.
Click HERE for the NOAA website and all kinds of additional info.
I hope you're riding this weekend!
Five Team Arctic Wildcat racers competed in the brutal 2016 King of the Hammers UTV off-road desert race in Johnson Valley, Calif.
After boulders, dust, whoops and general chaos, Team Arctic's Dean Bulloch captured 4th overall, while Sheldon Creed and Robby Gordon finished 18th and 21st respectively.
Click to read a couple quotes from these guys courtesy of off-road.com.
Once a week or so in the winter, I swap the usual weekday lunch break with an hour of snowmobiling.
I call it my "Lunch Loop."
And dang, is it ever deliciously good!
Yesterday Tucker Hibbert won his 9th consecutive X Games Gold Medal (and perhaps his 1,234,456th Pro Final). Here's a link to watch the entire 20-lap final (or you can just watch it above) Congrats Tucker and team!
Man, they grow 'em tough and hardy in the farth north, as evidenced by this 71-year-old priest who survived a night at -43 C after his snowmobile ran out of gas.
Pretty brazen ride of this guy to ride an unfrozen canal near Cadillac, Mich. Interestingly, he was trying to do so anonymously, but then posts his video to YouTube.
This is a cool story and video showing the recovery of a sunken snowmobile in Latvia.
Click to see and read more...
On the heels of a few previous tough quarters, Arctic Cat, Inc., posted a rough fiscal 2016 Q3 today.
Indeed, the powersports industry is a tough place to do business at this relative moment in time, due to factors that are beyond the control of any single company.
Click for analysis from the professionals at the ArcticInsider Business School & Online University, and to read the report.
What does it take to win in cross-country racing?
Skill. Talent. Courage. And, when needed, the ability to risk it all.
Filmed by Cory Loeffler, this short piece of footage from last weekend's USXC Thief River Falls 250 race illustrates the point to perfection.
There's a lot great video where this came from. We'll all get see it (soon, I hope).
In the meantime, enjoy.
Christian Brothers Racing has teamed up with Arctic Cat and ISOC to give away a new Arctic Cat ZR120 snowmobile at all 8 of the 2015-2016 ISOC National Snocross events this season.
Fans can register any day of the ISOC National Snocross event and any child 10 and under who is present at the time of the giveaway is eligible to win. Sign up at the Christian Brothers Racing merchandise trailer parked near the track.
The four remaining venues where snowmobiles will be given away are:
Salamanca, NY, February 5-6
Mt. Pleasant, MI, February 26-27
Chicago, IL, March 4-5
Lake Geneva, WI, March 18-20
An old sage once said, "If there's snow, then go!"
Even if it's not perfect conditions.
Click HERE for the NOAA site to get even more specific info about your area.
Team Arctic snocross and cross-country racers brought it to a boil last weekend, burning up race courses in Deadwood, SD, and Thief River Falls to claim 25 wins and oodles-upon-oodles of podium finishes.
Read the release, see the results and applaud Team Green for winning more.
And just like that, Tucker Hibbert gets poor starts yet guns down his competition to sweep the Pro Open classes, this time at the 2016 ISOC National in Deadwood, SD.
Christian Brothers Racing survived the 2016 Deadwood snocross, claiming multiple top-10 finishes in Pro Open and Pro Lite. Watch, listen and enjoy their weekend recap.
I'm thankful that a quick gutting can get you eating venison tenderloins as fast as you can say, "Oh $#!T!"
I'm thankful for the nice splatter effect on the camera lens. That's Hollywood slasher movie stuff.
I'm truly thankful that the rider is okay (although the same cannot be said of the deer).
And I'm thankful it's Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.
(Let's all play it safe out there, 'cause stuff happens.)
Want to see what a world record-setting 1/8-mile drag run looks like?
Check out this 4.36-second, 155-mph run by Danny Steinmetz while piloting Jeff Ratzlaff's wicked Arctic Cat turbo at the Northern Drag Racing Series event in Detroit Lakes, Minn.
During the run, Steinmetz beat the previous record of 4.42 seconds.
Ratzlaff is from Langdon, ND, and his custom Arctic Cat features a ProLine chassis with a Hyperspots-built 9000 Turbo that pumps out 604-hp (thanks to a Precision Turbo boosted to 50 psi).
Don't blink, you'll miss the show.
The custom 2016 Arctic Cat Soo 500/Enduro Sled project is complete, with five remaining machines now available to racers who want the ultimate turn-key ice sled for this and future seasons.
One of these machines has been tested for 500 miles on an oval, and raced 100 miles to prove the set-up (where it won). All have been updated with the latest EFI programming.
Pretty much just gas-and-go!
Click for more info.
Team Arctic stayed on the gas in USXC cross-country competition and in snocross at the Eagle River World Championships.
Oodles of wins, piles of podiums and lots of fist-pumps.
Click to read the press release.
Christian Brothers Racing teammates Logan Christian and David Joanis went 1-2 in Pro Open Snocross at the Eagle River World Championship last weekend.
"World Champion" has a nice ring to it, huh Logy?!
Click to read the team's report from the event.
Check out the sweet Canterbury Snocross recap video from Christian Brothers Racing.
I'm thankful for the wild, chest-pounding days of yesteryear, when snowmobile manufactures built over-the-top speed machines to promote cute little consumer sleds that were barely fasters than today's 120s.
I'm thankful that long before there were "SledNecks" decals on every 18-year-old's truck, sled and bedroom mirror, there were "STP" decals on every truck, sled and bedroom mirror.
Seriously, I'm thankful when ANYONE builds a sled that looks like a rocketship.
And I'm thankful it's Friday, Jan. 15, 2016.