Today’s racing news is as much a shock as it is compelling: In a recent conversation I had with Team Arctic’s Tucker Hibbert, the snocross racing legend confirmed to me that he will race a 4-stroke machine this coming season!
Could this be a watershed moment in the history of big bump racing?
Click to read a short interview with Hibbert about his plans for 4-stroke racing.
This looks SO cool. Gonna get my XC adventure groove going...
I'm thankful for the improved mountain performance characteristics offered by a vertical steering post, new lightweight spindle, narrow ski stance and reshaped skis, as well as the gear-carrying versatility of the new rear rack.
I'm thankful that I can ease into summer gracefully while still enjoying my favorite wintertime activity.
I'm thankful that if you have to ask, you wouldn't understand.
And I'm thankful it's Friday, March 27, 2015.
Check out this great recap of Tucker Hibbert's 2015 Lake Geneva snocross crush-fest.
Gotta love Steve Houle's tuned pipe secret, and Kirk saying they've got more good stuff in store for next season!
I'm thankful that, somewhere deep in Siberia's boreal forests, the Soviet military is guarding against unruly SledNecks.
I'm thankful the Cold War ended.
I'm thankful for the Limited Edition Turret model 2-up Touring available as a Spring-only option.
And I'm thankful it's Friday, March 20, 2015.
Listen to the legend, Roger Skime, talk about Arctic Cat snowmobile history.
Winter here in Minnesota came to an abrupt end last week, as an 80-degree swing in temps and highs in the upper 60s fairly destroyed what little snow had accumulated in the past few months.
But there WAS some late season snow still hanging on in the Gunflint area of Minnesota's North Shore.
So with my son on spring break and my friend Tom Rowland always game for an adventure, on Tuesday we attempted what might be our last ride of the season.
Click to see if we succeeded.
Team Arctic wrapped up the 2015 ISOC Snocross season with six wins and the premier championship title.
Congrats to all the Team Green racers and crew!
Double-jump to read the press release.
On the heals of introducing a slew of new Prowler, ATV and Wildcat models last fall, Arctic Cat recently unveiled the new 2016 Prowler HDX 700 XT EPS.
New plastic, more storage, reduced sound, improved ergo's...there's a lot of new stuff to like about this utility machine.
Yes it's a 2016 model and yes, it's available now at your local dealer.
Click for the details.
Last week Team Arctic's Midwest cross-country racers ended their 2015 USXC campaign in Warroad, Minn.
And what a season-ender it was!
Click to read the report.
What could POSSIBLY go wrong when a Russian attemps to bumper-drag from a snowmobile?
Nothing unusual about a runaway snowmobile careening down a Newfoundland highway for 12 kilometers. Note: The best part is listening to the audio of guys in the car.
If you're goint to steal a snowmobile, make sure you wear waterproof, breathable and taser-proof snowmobile gear.
Man steals cigarettes, snowmobile-mounted cops catch him. (I'm wondering how a smoker ran 6km through the snow?)
From the why-snowmobilers-are-the-greatest file: Kid's snowmobile is stolen, group replaces it with a new one. Awesome!
Thank you to all the snowmobile club members! Stories like this explain why you are the absolute backbone of the sport.
Where to see new 2016 model Arctic Cat snowmobiles?
Select models are probably already at your local Arctic Cat dealer. If they're not yet, they will be next week.
Plus there are a few key events where you can see most of the full model line.
Click for more info.
There's been a lot of tough talk HERE on my Facebook page, regarding a short video segment I posted about Zach Herfindahl being one of the fastest ditch racers in the world.
Here's a little edit that puts an exclamation point on my sentiment.
All shot last weekend in Warroad, Minn., where Zach won both Pro Stock and Pro Open classes en route to championship titles in both classes.
SWEET riding, Zach!
Team Arctic finished off the 2015 USXC cross-country season with 14 class wins, 39 podiums and 15 class championships.
And the hillclimb crew delivered a 5-win performance at White Pine.
Click to read the team press release.
With the news that Arctic Cat is going to TEAM clutches for most of its 2016 snowmobile model line comes the question: What is it about these clutches that are an improvement over the Cat drive and driven assemblies?
Shift over to the story and find out.
In the absence of the USXC I-500 this year due to snow, last weekend's two-day Seven Clans Casino/Thief River Falls 300 gave us the challenge and drama of long distance cross-country racing.
Click to see pix of the class winners, along with a short recap of the Pro Stock class storyline.
With the USXC and ISOC race seasons winding down, Team Arctic cross-country and snocross racer proved they still win more.
Click to press release from this past weekend's beating.
The new WR3 Easy Shift transmission that comes on select Bearcat and Pantera models will make a huge improvement in overall utility applications for owners who need it.
Shift into gear to read more.
Arctic Cat rider walks into a bar.
Bartender says, “You have a nice package.”
Cat rider blushes, then replies, “Thanks. It’s the El Tigre package.”
To help you make sense of all this talk of various 2016 Arctic Cat snowmobile packages, I’ve put together this handy reference guide.
Click for the whole package.
In a move that company officials describe as "An example of our strategy to grow through small, bolt-on acquisitions,” Arctic Cat has acquired Motorfist, makers (and sellers) of high performance technical riding gear.
Click for a fist-pump of information.