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Rally-Reids "Baja" Racing in the Ukraine


12/9/2010 11:55:00 AM

Check out this cool video of the last stage of the 2010 Rally-Reids Baja race in the Ukraine.

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Aaron Scheele's I-500 el tigre


12/9/2010 10:00:00 AM

Aaron and his "emerging" Arctic Cat el tigre racer

Another Team Arctic racing legend has been busy building a vintage el tigre for the upcoming USCC I-500 cross-country.

Click to see the beginnings of Aaron Scheele's sled, and what's going on inside his shop.

 

 

 

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A Quick December Trip to Arctic Cat


12/7/2010 3:32:00 PM

Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls

I was at Arctic Cat a few days ago, doing some research and gathering info for some stories I'm working on.

Here's a few pix that I can share with you.

 

 

 

 

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Which 800 is King, Which is Jester?


12/6/2010 8:28:00 AM

The Arctic Cat 800 H.O. engine

DynoTech Research tested the three 2010 800-class engines at their independent facility.

Click to see who's king, and who's Jester.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jim Dimmerman's "Thunderstruck"


12/4/2010 11:19:00 PM

Team Arctic legend Jim Dimmerman and his el tigre triple Thunderstruck

The ol’ black magic has been stirred once again inside of Jim Dimmerman.

Click to read about it.

 

 

 

 

 

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Copy-Cat Rear Suspension from Ski-Doo


11/30/2010 2:25:00 PM

Ski-Doo's VERY familiar looking rear suspension

The front arm of this rear suspension is a nice copy of the Arctic Cat Slide Action design.

What makes this even more interesting, is that this suspension is from the new 2011 Ski-Doo race sled.

Click to read a little bit more.

 

 

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Snow Goer "Builds" their Sno Pro 500 at Arctic Cat


11/30/2010 8:46:00 AM

Check out this video of Snow Goer magazine editor Andy Swanson, who spent a day assembling a 2011 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 500 at the factory in Thief River Falls.

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Duluth Snocross Photo Essay


11/30/2010 12:53:00 AM

Johan Lidman raced the Sportech/Arctic Cat to 4th in Open

Click to check out some Team Arctic pix from the ISOC Duluth Spirit National.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pro Open Starts at Duluth Snocross


11/29/2010 6:49:00 PM

There is NOTHING like the sight and sound of Pro Open sleds ripping up the starting line at the snocross season opener in Duluth, Minn.

Here are a few short segments of practice, and the real thing, including one of Dan Ebert, a couple of Johan Lidman, a couple heat races and the Pro Open final.

Enjoy.

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Tested!: The New Hibbert-Brand Merchandise


11/26/2010 5:54:00 PM

Tucker Hibbert Gear

After a few weeks testing the new Hibbert-brand merchandise, the Sandberg family has a few choice words for anyone considering this stuff.

Click to read.

 

 

 

 

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Random Photos, November Edition


11/26/2010 9:03:00 AM

Prototype Arctic Cat 120 M Series?

During the course of a year, A lot of photos get delivered to my palatial office via old pack mules, but I don't always have a full story to accompany them. So, I'm officially instituting a RANDOM PHOTOS OF THE MONTH series, beginning now.

Click to enjoy.

 

 

 

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SnowTrax TV's Adds FOX EVOL Shocks on a Sno Pro 500


11/23/2010 11:43:00 AM

Here's a SnowTrax TV video about swapping in FOX Float EVOL ski shocks (and remote reservoir/clicker Zero X shocks on the skidframe) on their Arctic Cat Sno Pro 500.

Anyone here put EVOLS on their Sno Pro? I'd like to hear your thoughts.

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Part II: Brian Nelson is Getting Ready for the I-500


11/19/2010 8:43:00 AM

Brian smiling at the ugly grind job I did on the cylinder for Joey's sled

So what's been happening with Brian Nelson's three-sled Vintage I-500 project since I posted THIS FIRST STORY?

A lot. With a bunch more work needed.

Click to see the progress.

 

 

 

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More Tucker (and Kirk) Testing Video


11/18/2010 12:02:00 PM

Tucker Hibbert Preseason Testing from Team 68 on Vimeo.

More video from Tucker Hibbert's preseason test trip to Colorado.

Watch it here, or watch if from Tucker's BLOG HERE, where you can also read his musings on a variety of stuff.

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Wish Edgar Hetteen a Happy-90th!


11/17/2010 10:38:00 AM

Edgar Hetten, founder of Arctic Cat, is about to turn 90

 

Arctic Cat and Polaris founder, Edgar Hetteen, will turn 90 years old on Nov. 24.

Click to see how to send him a birthday wish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kirk & Tucker Talk Snow


11/16/2010 7:04:00 PM

Tucker Hibbert gets ready for the 2011 snocross season in several ways, including giving his dad, Kirk, grief about the snow that fell during the fall test/practice trip in the Rockies.

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All-New Arctic Cat Prowler "Road Runner"


11/16/2010 6:51:00 PM

Check out the new 2011 Arctic Cat Prowler Loooooong Box, aka "Road Runner," brought to you by the ArcticInsider's A Team (not to be confused with the B Team...which is me).

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Brad Darling: New Arctic Cat VP of Snowmobiling


11/16/2010 9:10:00 AM

Brad Darling, newly-named VP/GM of Arctic Cat Snowmobile division

On the heels of the company's announcement that Claude Jordan will replace retiring CEO Chris Twomey, Arctic Cat today named Brad Darling its new Vice President/GM of its snowmobile division.

Click to read Brad's background and credentials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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First Snow & Ride of 2010-11


11/15/2010 6:42:00 PM

Blowing and snowing

Magic hit the midsection of Minnesota over the weekend. Eight to 12 inches of snow, accumulating at a rate of one-inch-per-hour during the day.

Winter had arrived.

 

 

 

 

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Do You Ride Like This?


11/10/2010 3:16:00 PM

Arctic Cat Factory Pilot

 

Do you ride like this?

Really?

Click to read a few questions I have.

 

 

 

 

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