Recently I enjoyed an afternoon in the Wanderscheid Race Shop, where World Champion P.J. Wanderscheid and his brothers Mark and Dave played host to World Champions Jim Dimmerman and Steve Thorsen.
It felt like World Champions' Day!
The conversation was about Champ 440, engine building and of course Eagle River.
Click to go a few laps with these champs.
I'm thankful that aftermarket companies are finally addressing the needs of snowmobilers who are constantly confronting barbed-wire fences while out chasing fox, coyotes and other critters.
I'm thankful I could easily mount this wire-cutter on the hood of my sled, with only a couple lag bolts.
I'm thankful I haven't come to a sudden stop and flopped onto the hood.
I'm no dummy... I'm thankful it's Friday, Dec. 6, 1971 2013.
Check out Tucker Hibbert's video compilation of his performance last weekend at the Duluth snocross opener.
You know the (outstanding) results for Team Arctic at the ISOC National opener in Duluth, Minn., this past weekend... now hear the rest of the story.
Click for the download.
Team Arctic has a lot to crow about after their performance at the ISOC Duluth opener this past weekend.
Click to read the team's press release.
After Tucker Hibbert pretty much destroyedthe field at Duluth this past weekend, here's the press release report from his Monster Energy/Arctic Cat crew.
Click to lap the field.
I'm thankful some companies are REALLY pushing the envelope when it comes to rider-forward.
I'm thankful we've FINALLY figured out how to solve the decades-old rift between skiers and snowmobilers.
I'm thankful for Ski-Dog.
And I'm thankful it's Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.
This one is pretty much a no-brainer, must-do opportunity.
And it's pretty simple: Every time Tucker Hibbert wins an ISOC Pro Open final this season, eight people will win a free gallon of Arctic Cat APV oil.
Click to read the slippery details.
Last week I spent a day railing, thrashing, crawling and otherwise trying to beat the pulp out of the just-announced 50-in. wide 2014 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail.
The result: I surrender... the Wildcat Trail won my heart and mind.
Click for fifty inches of description.
In the 2013 edition of the Alaska Iron Dog race, Team Arctic’s Brian Dick and Eric Quam paired as a potent team capable of winning the rugged event.
Running a pair of Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600 race sleds with a host of modifications, the duo were running in second place heading into the final few hundred miles of the event, with a shot at the win, when two component failures ended their bid.
What does it take to build a potential race-winning sled for Iron Dog? Scroll the pix to see and read the modifications that Dick and Quam incorporated into their 2013 sleds.
And be sure to read the update on their sled choice for 2014.
I'm thankful that teaching you how to drive the snowmobile has brought us closer together.
I'm thankful we stumbled upon the stashed fuel in the middle of this wilderness.
I'm thankful our preparation for this year's Alaskan Irondog race is going so smoothly.
And I'm thankful it's Friday, November 22, 2013.
I spent last Thursday and Friday at my favorite place in the world: Arctic Cat.
Click to see some of the stuff that was going on those two days.
Arctic Cat just announced a new 2014 Wildcat X Limited that combines the X-model performance upgrades with additional limited-edition component spec, including:
*Elka Stage 5 Shocks with high and low speed compression dampening and rebound adjustment;
*Sleek molded roof
*True aluminum beadlock wheels
*27-in. ITP Black Water Evolution Tires
Click for more info.
I'm thankful for that "top-of-the-world" feeling I get from being with you.
I'm thankful that, when the snowmobile breaks down, we still have each other.
I'm thankful for the warmth, protection and mysterious confidence that comes from always wearing goggles.
And I'm thankful it's Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.
Last season, Team Arctic’s Zach Herfindahl burst into the USXC cross-country Pro class like a tornado through a trailer park, upending the status quo en route to four class wins, multiple podium finishes and a cat’s whisker from winning the Pro 600 Championship.
It might have been the most impressive Pro debut in a generation, especially considering he turned 17 halfway through the season!
Click to read what he says about his amazing 2013 season, his background and his goals for 2014.
...“How did it ever get out of Arctic Cat?”
With Larry’s statements, one of the biggest, most important questions about what happened to one of the winningest Cats in SnoPro history was answered...
The 1976 Arctic Cat Sno Pro and Team Arctic's Larry Coltom were an awe-inspiring combination to a generation of snowmobile fans. But what happened to the famed sleds that Coltom and his teammates piloted that Championship-winning season?
CLICK HERE for a jump to VintageSleds.com to read a cool story about one of them.
Want to style the same swanky threads, cap and infant bib that Tucker wears?
Easy... click to see the line and how to buy.
In Part II of the interview with Brian Dick, the Arctic Cat engineer-racer talks about which of the 2014 snowmobiles he'd pick for certain riding conditions, and Roger Skime.
Click for the remainder of this month's interview.
I'm thankful for the wonderful period of early 1970s, when there were no rules for what a snowmobile "should be."
I'm thankful for snowmobile designs that don't require the use of a helmet, allowing for more stylish headwear options.
I'm thankful that no sober person would actually consider driving a Ridgerunner on a ridge.
And I'm thankful it's Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
Cut from the same cloth as Kirk Hibbert, Larry Coltom, Roger Skime and many others, Arctic Cat's Brian Dick blends equal parts "racer" and "engineer" in his role as High Performance Product Team Leader.
Click to read Part I of this interview with him, in which he discusses the highs and lows of last race season.