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TGIF: The Dec. 12, 2014 Edition


12/12/2014 10:35:00 AM

Enjoy your snowmobile race wins with a satisfying Mark Ten cigarette

I'm thankful the Cat guys have made my Tiger smokin' fast.

I'm thankful that after winning yet another snowmobile race, the first thing shoved into my face is no longer a microphone, but a Mark Ten cigarette instead.

I'm thankful the creepy guy in the red hat is my brother, otherwise I'd be genuinely nervous.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.

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Extra Stuff: 2015 Arctic Cat Snowmobile Accessory & Reference Guide


12/11/2014 2:59:00 PM

2015 Arctic Cat Snow Reference Guide and Accessories

The glossy four-color Arcticwear & Accessories catalog that comes out every year has the newest stuff from Arctic Cat, but it doesn't contain ALL the accessories available for Arctic Cat snowmobiles.

But this handy-dandy 2015 Accessory Reference Guide surely does, with updated/new products (as well as older products for previous generation snowmobiles) not featured in the color accessory catalog.

Plus there's a lot of useful extra information, such as estimated installation times for various kits and parts; the actual dimensions for various bags from the color catalog; spare parts for bags and helmets; high altitude kits; optional suspension springs; belt and clutching charts; carb info and more.

Click HERE to download the pdf to your computer. It's a 3.5MB file, so it might take a few moments.

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One Lungers: The Andy Englund Story


12/9/2014 10:42:00 AM

I never met Andy Englund. After watching this wonderful short film about his story, I surely wish I had met him.

This is definitely worth watching.

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Better Than Marginal: First Ride of the Season


12/8/2014 10:23:00 AM

First ride on the 2015 Arctic Cat ZR4000 RR and XF6000 137. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Despite the marginal (at best) conditions, my first snowmobile ride of the 2014-15 season was a total blast for me and my son.

And it was yet another reminder that great rides don't require perfect conditions or big miles.

Click to see what I'm talking about.

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TGIF: The Dec. 5, 2015 Edition


12/5/2014 9:05:00 AM

TGIF: a roof-mounted Arctic Cat Lynx

I'm thankful for the handling and towing ease of the shorter-statured Arctic Cat Lynx.

I'm thankful for the extra traction provided by the cleated track.

I'm thankful my wife never looks at the roof of her car.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.

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"95" Nate Ewing: An Unsung Hero at Duluth Snocross


12/5/2014 7:52:00 AM

Nate Ewing races a custom 1995 Arctic Cat EXT at the '15 Duluth snocross. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

For a few brief laps, Nate Ewing of Big Lake, Minn., became the unsung hero and crowd favorite at the recent ISOC Duluth snocross.

Launching a 20-year old sled against the odds has a way of endearing yourself to the masses.

Click to read a little bit about the man, the legend.

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Braaptized: Tucker Hibbert's 2014-15 Duluth Snocross Season Opener


12/4/2014 7:01:00 AM

Here's a great video recap of Tucker's Hibbert's 2014-15 sncross season opening braaptismTM.

Lots of sweet Speedwerx engine sounds in this baby!

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Championship Winning Season for Dale 29er Lindbeck


12/4/2014 6:44:00 AM

Team Arctic Cat's Dale "29er" Lindbeck takes another IWA high point title.

Dale "29er" Lindbeck is Team Arctic's uber champion during the summertime, with a career watercross win/championship record that's as long as it is impressive.

He checks in with a brief recap of another great IWA season in which he won another Championship.

Click for 29er's recap.

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Duluth Recap: What I Learned at the 2014-15 Opener


12/2/2014 10:52:00 AM

Arctic Cat photos from the 2014 Duluth Snocross. Photos by ArcticInsider.com

As it has for 23 years, the season opening Duluth snocross national served up great racing while answering many of the questions that characterize a new season.

Click to see some pix and read some observations from a grizzled veteran.

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Duluth: Team Arctic Sends a Message about the 2014-15 ISOC Season


12/2/2014 10:16:00 AM

Team Arctic Cat-Monster Energy Tucker Hibbert stomps Duluth aboard the ArcticInsider-loved race sled. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

When it comes to the results of the first ISOC National snocross of the season, Team Arctic has a lot to brag about:

Eight of 16 class wins. Forty-five percent of the podium finishes.

Bam!

Click to read the press release from Cat.

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TGIF: The Nov. 28, 2014 Edition


11/28/2014 8:50:00 AM

TGIF and my passion for snowmobiling is on fire.

I'm thankful for the burning passion fuels this sport.

I'm thankful for heated grips and heated seats.

I'm thankful for Firecats, T'NTs, Nitros, Sno-Blazers, Liquifires, Starfires and more.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.

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Tucker, Brian & Wes: Three of My Favorite Team Arctic Turkeys


11/26/2014 4:26:00 PM

Three of my favorite Team Arctic Turkeys. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

On the eve of Thanksgiving 2014, I’d like to take a moment to honor three great turkeys.

You know them already. They’re pretty famous. And each is a good guy and a friend of mine.

But they’re definitely turkeys.

Click to read a Thanksgiving tale of three Team Arctic turkeys.

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Win an Arctic Cat ZR120 at Select ISOC Nationals Courtesy of Christian Bros. Racing


11/26/2014 11:48:00 AM

Christian Bros. Racing-Arctic Cat ZR120 giveaway

Got a 10-year-old child who wants an Arctic Cat ZR120?

If you're attending select ISOC National events this season (including this weekend's opener in Duluth, Minn.), your child could win a new ZR120 thanks to Christian Brothers Racing and Arctic Cat.

Click to learn more.

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New 2015 Arctic Cat Snowmobile Gear


11/26/2014 9:33:00 AM

New Arctic Cat snowmobile gear and accessories. Posted by ArcticInsider.com

Arctic Cat has a new batch of snowmobile accessories-gear that they're calling attention to for Nov. 2014.

Click to see what they've got.

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Factory Team Arctic's New(ly Decaled) Race Trailer


11/23/2014 8:44:00 PM

Factory Team Arctic Snocross Race Trailer for 2015.

Check out Team Arctic's newly decaled snocross race trailer.

It's from inside this trailer that Factory snocrosser Cody Thomsen and his crew will campaign the Pro Open Arctic Cat ZR6000R SX race sled.

Trent Wittwer will also compete out of the Factory rig.

You can see it for yourself at any of the ISOC National snocross races, beginning with the season opener this coming weekend i

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TGIF: The Nov. 21, 2014 Edition


11/21/2014 11:43:00 AM

A big snowmobile for a big snowfall

I'm thankful for the monster lake-effect snowfall that's blanketed the Great Lakes region of North America.

I'm thankful that I have a big sled to handle the big snow.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.

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Ride Report & Comparison: 2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport (and its Siblings)


11/20/2014 1:14:00 PM

Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport UTV side-by-side. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Last month I spent two days riding the new 2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport models near the Bryce Canyon area of Utah.

Click to read a report on this new midsized UTV, and how it compares with the Wildcat Trail and original Wildcat models.

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Watch & Ride: Snowfest Film Festival and Fundraiser


11/20/2014 12:18:00 PM

Snowfest 2014

For various reasons I don't normally post events on this site, but here's one that caught my eye that I feel the need to mention, if for no other reason than (at this point) I'm planning to attend.

The other reason I'm posting it is that it's a pretty novel idea for a fundraiser benefiting snowmobile clubs.

Click to learn more.

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Alex Fortune's 2014 Wildcat Racing Season Recap


11/19/2014 8:00:00 AM

Alex Fortune, Team Arctic Wildcat racer.

Racing is tough business.

While the limelight typically shines on the winners and thrill of victory, it's the ups and downs that happen in the trenches that characterize most racers' experience.

Arctic Cat Wildcat racer Alex Fortune is a perfect example. His first-person recap of the 2014 season is an example of the joy and frustration that all racers experience.

Click to read his story.

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Team Arctic Snocross Megan Campbell Returns to Duluth on DRIFT


11/19/2014 7:34:00 AM

Team Arctic Cat snocrosser Megan Campbell. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

After sitting out the entire 2014 race season due to an injury, 563 Motorsports/Team Arctic Pro Am Women’s racer Megan Campbell is set to resume her career at the upcoming ISOC national in Duluth, MN, the same place she was injured last season.

New this year: Gear sponsorship from DRIFT Racing.

Click to read the press release.

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