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Q&A with Brent "Bart" Magner, Arctic Cat Snowmobile Drive Engineer


7/27/2015 1:05:00 PM

Arctic Cat snowmobile engineer Bart Magner. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Arctic Cat has most talented and experienced engineers in the entire snowmobile industry. One such engineer is Brent “Bart” Magner, whose role is to calibrate the clutching and gearing on all Arctic Cat snowmobiles.

If you’ve owned an Arctic Cat snowmobile in the past 25 years, there’s a 99% likelihood that Magner was one of the guys responsible for the clutch calibration.

Click to read about his job, the new TEAM clutches, racing with Larry Coltom and a bunch of other interesting stories.

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TGIF: The July 24, 2015 Edition


7/24/2015 12:32:00 PM

TGIF: Chrysler Sno Runner Gang at ArcticInsider.com

I'm thankful the ArcticInsiders can ditch-bang their Chrysler Sno Runners faster, higher and farther than the SledNecks.

I'm thankful we have our motorcycle license endorsments, and that we obey all traffic signals and use hand signals whenever possible.

I'm thankful that, if you have to ask, you wouldn't understand.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, July 24, 2015.

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Arctic Cat Demo Rides & Display at Dunefest 2015


7/22/2015 11:53:00 AM

Arctic Cat at Dunefest July 29-Aug. 2, 2015

Participants at the upcoming Dunefest can test-ride Arctic Cat Wildcats, see the factory display and enter to win some sweet prizes.

It's all happening July 29 - Aug. 2 in Winchester Bay, Oregon.

Click for the details.

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Product Spotlight: Arctic Cat Leather Tex Jacket


7/22/2015 9:32:00 AM

Arctic Cat, snowmobile, leather tex jacket.

When it comes to a snowmobile jacket, the question used to be leather or textile.

How about both?

Click to read about the Arctic Cat Leather Tex Jacket.

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Arctic Cat Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2016 Results


7/22/2015 8:05:00 AM

Arctic Cat snowmobile, ATV, side-by-side. St. Cloud plant. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Today Arctic Cat released its fiscal first quarter results for 2016. Inline with their previous guidance and emphasis on reloading for greater future growth, here are key messages:

* First quarter net sales totaled $134.4 million;

* Net loss $0.08 per diluted share;

* Progress made in 2016 first quarter to reduce dealer inventory levels;

* Company maintains fiscal 2016 outlook

Click to read the full release.

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Arctic Cat Teams with Steve Kinser Racing for Three Biggest Sprint Car Events


7/20/2015 9:38:00 PM

Kraig Kinser driving the #11K Arctic Cat Wildcat Sprint Car.

Fans of Arctic Cat and Sprint Car racing can get their cheer on. Beginning this past weekend and continuing for the next two biggest events, Kraig Kinser is in a #11K Arctic Cat Wildcat-themed car.

Click to read the dirt-strewn press release.

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2016 Arctic Cat/Christian Brothers Racing Soo 500 Replica-Racers


7/15/2015 7:50:00 AM

Project: Special-Build 2016 Arctic Cat enduro/Soo ZR6000R sleds. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Thanks to the stunning success of Team Arctic’s Soo 500 sled project last season, nine identical Arctic Cat ZR6000R race sleds are being built for sale by Arctic Cat and Christian Brothers Racing.

These custom enduro sleds are coming together right now inside the Christian Brothers Racing shop in Fertile, Minn.

Click for details.

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Up Close: 2015 Soo 500 Winning Arctic Cat ZR6000R


7/13/2015 1:15:00 PM

Team Arctic's Brian Dick and Wes Selby with 2015 Soo 500 sled. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

This past season, a huge effort by a cadre of Arctic Cat racers, engineers, speed shops, mechanics and crew members crafted three identical race sleds to contest the famed Soo 500 International enduro in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

The effort culminated with Team Arctic going 1-2-8 with the three sleds.

This is the winning machine that was piloted that day by Team Arctic’s Brian Dick (left) and Wes Selby (right).

Click to get up close with the winners.

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Product Spotlight: Green Arctic Cat Snowmobile Covers


7/10/2015 9:51:00 AM

Green cover for Arctic Cat snowmobiles. Photo posted by ArcticInsider.com

When it comes to covering your Cat, green is the new black!

Seriously, the new Green Premium Limited Cover brings a new level of style for towing and/or stowing.

It's perfect for all the new green Limited Edition 2016 models, or any year ProCross/ProClimb sleds.

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Product Spotlight: Arctic Cat Wildcat Aluminum Roofs


7/10/2015 9:39:00 AM

Arctic Cat Aluminum Roof for Wildcat. Posted by ArcticInsider.com

Sun-block, protection from the elements, style... there's a lot to like about the Aluminum Roof options for Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport and Trail models.

Click to put a lid on it.

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Listen to the Legend: Jim Dimmerman and Frans Rosenquist Podcast


7/8/2015 11:38:00 AM

Jim Dimmerman is a former Team Arctic Sno Pro legend and 1984 World Champion who also happens to have an uncanny memory AND knack for telling great stories.

In this podcast with fellow Sno Pro-era veteran Frans Rosenquist (and hosted by journalists Gord Avann & Hal Armstrong), Dimmerman discusses his career, the Factory Sno Pro era, a special dyno session at Polaris, and much more.

Definitely worth listening to.

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TGIF: The-Almost-July-4th, 2015 Edition


7/3/2015 11:51:00 AM

TGIF: Snowmobile fireworks

I'm thankful that we can celebrate Canada Day and Independence Day in the same week.

I'm truly thankful for the freedom we enjoy.

I'm thankful for "Ooos" and "Ahhhs."

And I'm thankful it's Friday, July 3, 2015.

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Product Spotlight: Arctic Cat Ultra-Light MX Snocross Helmet


7/1/2015 12:56:00 PM

New for 2016: Arctic Cat MX Sno Cross Helmet from JUST 1

All hype aside, Arctic Cat's new carbon fiber MX Snocross helmet sets a new standard in lightweight comfort and safety.

And it looks dang cool.

Click for a heady product description.

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Product Spotlight: Rack Extensions for Arctic Cat XR ATVs


7/1/2015 12:44:00 PM

Arctic Cat XR ATV Rack Extension posted by ArcticInsider.com

How to maximize the gear-carrying capability of an Arctic Cat XR ATV?

Consider a new 3-in. or 6-in. Rack Extension.

Click for raise your awareness.

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Three's a Charm? Vote Tucker Hibbert for the 2015 ESPY Award


6/30/2015 1:12:00 PM

Vote for Tucker Hibbert to win a 2015 ESPY.

For the third time in his illustrious career, Tucker Hibbert has been nominated for an ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Award in the Best Male Action Sports Athlete category.

Seriously, snocross's all-time winningest racer deserves the nod. The good news is, YOU can help make it happen by simply voting for him.

The bad news is, I've promised Tucker that I will shave my head if he wins.

Click for more info.

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The Hunt for 1982 Arctic Cat Snowmobiles


6/29/2015 1:15:00 PM

Adam Leubner's 1982 Arctic Cat Snowmobiles

The 1982 Arctic Cats "that never were" hold a very special place among certain collectors for their almost mythical status.

Adam Leubner is one such collector.

Consumed by a passion to find and bring to light these almost mythical machines, Leubner tells his tale of uncovering four such machines.

Click to read his story.

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TGIF: The June 26, 2015 Edition


6/26/2015 10:16:00 AM

TGIF: Military Arctic Cat Wildcat

I'm thankful for the eclectic mix of riders I see during some leisurely ATV outings.

I'm thankful for the restraint these guys showed when I inquired about their custom Arctic Cat Wildcat.

I'm thankful for the precautions they take to ensure everyone's safety when riding the trails.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, June 26, 2015.

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Pat Mach Family Auction of Arctic Cat Machines (and More)


6/25/2015 2:26:00 PM

Pat Mach Arctic Cat auction July 2015

For fans of Arctic Cat snowmobiles interested in scoring any number of sweet (and historically significant) machines, a trip to Minto, ND, on July 11 will afford the chance to get a deal.

The snowmobiles, ATVs, trailers and pickups are up for bid by the Pat Mach family who, four years after Pat’s untimely death, are now parsing the collection.

Click for the details.

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Product Spotlight: AMS Narrow-Stance A-Arm Kit for M Series


6/25/2015 9:25:00 AM

Arctic Cat AMS A-Arm and spindle kit for ProClimb snowmobiles.

When Arctic Cat reengineered the 2016 M Series sleds with the new narrower-stance AMS front with revised spindles and geometry, the natural question was, "Will this be available as a kit for previous ProClimb machines?"

Answer: Yes.

Click to read the details.

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Product Spotlight: 4-Pod LED Rock Lights


6/24/2015 11:32:00 AM

Arctic Cat 4-pod LED light kit. Posted by ArcticInsider.com

The 4-Pod LED Rock Light Kit is a cool product from Arctic Cat that will add some custom style to most ATVs and ROVs. 

Click for the details.

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