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Tucker Hibbert's 2013 Bessemer Snocross Video Wrap


12/12/2013 11:19:00 AM

Here's the video wrap of Tucker Hibbert's 2013 weekend in Bessemer, Mich., where the Monster-drinking, Hot Stuff Pizza-eating, start-jumping racer notched his 83rd and 84th national career Pro victories.

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Team Arctic's Bessemer Snocross Report: 10 Wins in 15 Classes


12/11/2013 7:30:00 AM

Monster Energy & Arctic Cat racer Tucker Hibbert at Bessemer, Mich.

The victories keep coming for Team Arctic snocross racers. At the second stop of the National Tour, Team Arctic won 10 of 15 finals (with four podium sweeps and 22 of 45 possible podium positions).

Click to read what terrain domination REALLY means.

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Tucker Hibbert's 2013 Bessemer Snocross Report


12/11/2013 7:11:00 AM

Monster Energy & Arctic Cat Pro Tucker Hibbert at Bessemer, Mich.

For the second week in a row, Tucker Hibbert won both Pro Open classes at an ISOC National snocross.

Click to read about his 83rd and 84th national wins.

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Christian Brothers Racing: The Bessemer Snocross Report


12/11/2013 6:52:00 AM

Marica Renheim and the Christian Brothers Racing team

Christian Brothers Racing raced through another successful weekend of National Snocross.

Check out their report from Bessemer, Mich.

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Three World Champions: An Evening at Wanderscheid Racing


12/8/2013 7:57:00 AM

World Champs Jim Dimmerman & P.J. Wanderscheid. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

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.

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TGIF: The Dec. 6, 2013 Edition


12/6/2013 8:10:00 AM

TGIF: snowmobile barbed-wire beater

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.

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Tucker Hibbert's 2013 Duluth National Wrap (Rap?) Video


12/4/2013 10:03:00 AM

Check out Tucker Hibbert's video compilation of his performance last weekend at the Duluth snocross opener.

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2013 Duluth Download: The Rest of the Story


12/2/2013 11:57:00 PM

Factory Team Arctic with Cody Thomsen. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

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.

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Team Arctic's Duluth 2013 Press Release


12/2/2013 4:42:00 PM

Team Arctic Cat racer Tucker Hibbert at Duluth snocross. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

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.

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Tucker Hibbert's 2013 Duluth Snocross Report


12/2/2013 3:41:00 PM

Tucker Hibbert dominated Duluth on his Monster Energy Arctic Cat. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

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.

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TGIF: The Nov. 29, 2013 Edition


11/29/2013 8:12:00 AM

TGIF: rider forward snowmobile design

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.

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Free Arctic Cat APV Oil When Tucker Wins


11/27/2013 12:11:00 PM

Tucker Hibbert Wins, You Win Arctic Cat APV Oil

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.

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Ride Report: New 50-in. Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail


11/25/2013 6:20:00 PM

2014 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail. The new 50-in. wide UTV. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

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.

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Building an Iron Dog: Brian Dick's 2013 Arctic Cat Alaskan Race Sled


11/25/2013 2:11:00 PM

Arctic Cat racer Brian Dick’s 2013 Sno Pro 600 Iron Dog race sled. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

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.

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TGIF: The Nov. 22, 2013 Edition


11/22/2013 7:18:00 AM

 

TGIF: the snowmobile gas can in the wilderness edition.

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.

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November 2013 Trip Report: Two Great Days at Arctic Cat


11/18/2013 12:03:00 PM

2014 Arctic Cat ZR7000s on the assembly line. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

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.

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Just Announced for 2014: Arctic Cat Wildcat X Limited


11/18/2013 8:15:00 AM

Arctic Cat Wildcat X Limited

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;

*Full-aluminum doors

*Sleek molded roof

*True aluminum beadlock wheels

*27-in. ITP Black Water Evolution Tires

Click for more info.

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TGIF: The Nov. 15, 2013 Edition


11/15/2013 10:34:00 PM

TGIF: snowmobile goggles are chick magnets

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.

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Rising Star: Q&A with Team Arctic XC Racer Zach Herfindahl


11/13/2013 8:00:00 PM

Team Arctic's Zach Herfindahl. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

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.

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Mystery Solved?: Larry Coltom and the Sensational 1976 Arctic Cat Sno Pro


11/12/2013 7:18:00 AM

Larry Coltom and the 1976 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 440X. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

From VintageSleds.com:

...“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.

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