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Snow Depth for 12.9.11: C'mon Mother Nature!

12/9/2011 9:12:00 AM

snow depth 12-9-11

Here's the snow depth report from NOAA for Friday, Dec. 9, 2011.

I know it's pretty normal for this time of year, but I'm not happy.

C'mon Mother Nature, bring us some snow!




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The Champ's Champ: P.J. Wanderscheid's 2012 Champ Sled

12/9/2011 8:11:00 AM

P.J. Wanderscheid's 2012 Champ Arctic Cat race sled

Four-time Eagle River World's Champion P.J. Wanderscheid is gunning for a fifth title this year aboard an all-new Champ sled.


Here are a few pix of the machine prior to him racing at the season opener in Beausejour, Manitoba, last weekend.


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Sometimes the 20-in. Handlebar Riser Betrays You

12/8/2011 9:26:00 AM

Hating the tall handlebar riser

Why does this guy look so dour?

For starters, he's a likely felon.

He's also soaking wet, and his wallet smells like carp.

But worst of all: He was betrayed by his 10-plus-10-equals-20-inch-Handlebar-Riser.







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Racing Opener: Better Days Ahead

12/8/2011 7:31:00 AM

Team Arctic's season opener at Duluth

How bad was the race season opener? Why? And what should we expect in the coming months?

I have a few thoughts to share.





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Arctic Cat Launches E-Commerce in Canada

12/7/2011 3:11:00 PM

Arctic Cat E-Commerce

Buying Arctic Cat parts, accessories, oil and clothing in Canada is now just a few clicks away.

Click to read the press release announcing E-Commerce in Canada.







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Tucker Talks about the Duluth Snocross

12/5/2011 1:41:00 PM

Check out another great video, this one produced by Tucker Hibbert and crew, detailing how the Duluth snocross race went (plus talking about the whole season).

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Testing with Team Arctic

12/4/2011 1:01:00 PM

Check out this excellent video from Flying A Films of Team Arctic snocrossers and engineers testing the 2012 Arctic Cat Sno Pro sleds the week after the Duluth Spirit National Opener.

CLICK HERE for more Flying A Films.

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2012 Line of Tucker Hibbert Merchandise

12/4/2011 12:42:00 PM

Tucker Hibbert 2012 Merchandise

Tucker Hibbert just released his offical line of 2012 merchandise. Lots of cool items.

Click to see a few of the newest goodies.







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Q&A with Kevin Thompson, Arctic Cat Engineer

12/1/2011 5:52:00 PM

Kevin Thompson, Arctic Cat Engineer

Arctic Cat engineer Kevin Thompson has played key roles on iconic sleds ranging from the ZR to the new ProCross/ProClimb. Thoughtful, articulate and able to draw upon a wide-range of experience, Thompson gave some great answers to a bunch of questions I recently asked.

Click to read the interview.



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MotoProz Arctic Cat Open House

12/1/2011 10:50:00 AM

MotoProz Arctic Cat dealer

MotoProz (formerly Kelly's Sales) in Mazeppa, Minn., is hosting their Annual Open House.

Click to check out the info.




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Christian Bros. Racing Begins Fresh at Duluth

12/1/2011 8:25:00 AM

Team CBR/Arctic Cat racer Cory Davis, photo by Wayne Davis


Christian Bros. Racing kicked off the 2011-12 race season at Duluth, where the team showed it's ready to overcome injury.

Click to read the press release.






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Hibbert Shop Gives Birth to the #68 Monster Race Rig

11/29/2011 2:02:00 PM

A few days prior to the Duluth Snocross, Kirk Hibbert's shop gave birth to the newly-wrapped #68 Monster Energy/Arctic Cat Race Semi.

Even better, though, is that Kirk's dog Curly got a Scoobie Snack. Woof!

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Snocross Bermshot & Lovetap

11/29/2011 1:16:00 PM

Brett Bender tags Team Arctic's Dan Ebert

Want to know how rivalries sometimes develop? They begin with little love-taps, brake-checks and bermshots.

In this heat race at Duluth, Team Arctic's Dan Ebert gets booted over the berm by Polaris racer Brett Bender.

Click to see the photo sequence.


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What I Learned at the ISOC Duluth Spirit National Snocross

11/28/2011 5:13:00 PM

Duluth Spirit National Snocross

While the Duluth Spirit National Snocross opener wasn't the usual win-everything event for Team Arctic, there was still lots to see and learn.

Click to see what I gathered.




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Tucker Hibbert Second in Points after Duluth Snocross Opener

11/28/2011 9:19:00 AM

Tucker Hibbert at Spirit Mountain Snocross Opener, phot by John Hanson

While it wasn't the weekend that Tucker and team wanted to have at the Duluth Spirit Mountain snocross opener, he is second in points.

Click to read the press release from Team Hibbert.





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Ride Report: Arctic Cat Wildcat

11/25/2011 8:26:00 PM

2012 Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000i H.O.

I was going to write this report about the new 2012 Arctic Cat Wildcat a month ago, when I’d just gotten out of the driver’s seat following a full day’s ride in Barstow, Calif.

But I chose to wait a month to see if perhaps my enthusiasm would wane

It hasn’t.

Click to read my ride report.


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Begin Bidding! Autographed 2012 Arctic Cat F1100 for the SHOF

11/25/2011 7:33:00 AM

2012 Arctic Cat F1100 Sno Pro for SHOF Auction

Bidding has begun for 2012 Arctic Cat F1100 50th Anniversary snowmobile signed by 230 Team Arctic racers, to benefit the Snowmobile Hall of Fame.

As I write this, the sled is yours for just $14,050!



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Making Tracks on First Snow

11/21/2011 2:20:00 PM

First snow in my town this snowmobile season

This past weekend, the first snow fell (where I live) this snowmobile season.

Enough to make some tracks.

Click to see.



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Barn Find: Finding a 1971 King Kat Just 12 Miles From Home

11/20/2011 2:15:00 PM

1971 Arctic Cat King Kat Barn Find

Just when I start to think that all the great, historic Arctic Cat snowmobiles have already been found, I catch word of another under-your-nose find.

The most recent example comes from Arctic Cat collector Tom Ische, who wrote of a truly awesome King Kat find.

Click to read.



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Let it Bleed: Service Advisory on the 2012 800 Arctic Cats

11/20/2011 9:21:00 AM

Service Advisory for 2012 Arctic Cat F, XF and M800 snowmobiles

In the wake of a handful of engine burndowns in Alaska and Canada, this last week Arctic Cat sent a Service Advisory to its dealers concerning proper set-up of all 2012 F, XF and M 800s.

Click to read about it.




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