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This is Why D.J. Ekre is a Top XC Racer

2/2/2010 11:57:00 AM

Shown here at the recent USCC Red Lake 200 cross-country race is Team Arctic's D.J. Ekre, literally piloting an Arctic Cat Sno Pro 500 in the Expert 85 class (which he won). The short clip clearly illustrates why Ekre is one of the fastest cross-country racers in the world.

D.J. is the second of the two racers to come through.

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Worthwhile Tweaks for the Sno Pro 500

1/29/2010 10:46:00 AM

My personal Arctic Cat Sno Pro 500

With a half-season of testing, riding and racing the Sno Pro 500, improvements have been discovered. Based on what cross-country racers have learned and changed – particularly during the I-500 – I’ve made some tweaks to my Sno Pro 500 and can verify the improvements.

Make the jump to read them..



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Dan Ebert Winning the 2010 I-500

1/20/2010 2:30:00 PM

Team Arctic's Dan Ebert...winning the 2010 I-500. Here's a couple clips of Ebert on the third and final day, in the 50 miles between the final fuel stop and the finish line.

Awesome race, Dan! Congratulations.

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D.J. Ekre Racing the 2010 I-500

1/20/2010 2:24:00 PM

Team Arctic's D.J. Ekre had a heart-breaking 2010 I-500. He was leading by several minutes with roughly 70 miles to go...when his track tore, ending his race. Up to that point, D.J. was ON FIRE. Here's a short vid of him just prior to the first fuel stop on the third day.


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Roger Skime Racing the I-500

1/20/2010 2:17:00 PM

Here's a short video of Roger Skime, 66-year-old VP of Engineering at Arctic Cat, racing to fourth place in the 2010 I-500 cross-country. This guy is amazing!


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Arctic Cat Wins the I-500!

1/18/2010 1:43:00 PM

Arctic Cat's Dan Ebert winning the I-500


The 38th I-500 concluded on Sunday, with a nice victory celebration enjoyed by Team Arctic.


Make the jump and read all about it.




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Legends: The I-500 XC and Roger Skime

1/15/2010 8:29:00 AM

Roger Skime, VP of Engineering at Arctic Cat

Among the 124 racers who will leave the starting line of the USCC I-500 cross-country race this morning in Thief River Falls, Minn., only one is a Vice President of Engineering for a snowmobile manufacturer.














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Power Steering on Six ATVs for 2010

1/15/2010 12:14:00 AM

2010 Arctic Cat ATV with power steering

For those who have been waiting for Arctic Cat to offer power steering on an ATV, the wait is over. Six new 2010 models will come with Variable Assist electronic Power Steering (VAPS): three 550 models (including one TRV), and three 700 machines (including one TRV), which will arrive at dealerships beginning around March 1.

Make the jump to read more.



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Don't Squander Your Top Speed

1/8/2010 8:40:00 AM

Arctic Cat draggin' a Ski-DooWishing your sled was a little bit faster?

You're probably giving up free horsepower and top speed.

Make the jump to read more.





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Promotion via the Arctic Race Shop

12/26/2009 10:31:00 AM

Taking self-promotion to a new level, pays a visit to the Team Arctic Race Shop.


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Troy Halvorson is an ArcticInsider

12/22/2009 11:02:00 AM

Desperate times call for desperate measures, especially when it comes to promotion. You know that when ArcticInsider is willing to bribe Arctic Cat engineers like Troy Halvorson, times are tough.


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Why Joey Hallstrom Loves

12/22/2009 1:12:00 AM

There's a little something for everyone at ArcticInsider, including Arctic Cat Product Manager, Joey Hallstrom.


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5 Minutes with Tucker Hibbert

12/14/2009 11:17:00 PM

Tucker and Kirk Hibbert before the Pro Stock final


One day after another sensational performance at the Duluth Spirit National -- at which he won every heat and final -- Monster Energy/Arctic Cat racer and major cookie hog Tucker Hibbert chatted with the ArcticInsiders about getting yelled at by his mom, his favorite gas-station food and more.



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Looking for the ArcticInsiders at Duluth

12/13/2009 10:23:00 PM

We were at the 2009 Spirit National Snocross, looking for the ArcticInsiders.

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Arctic Cat Thundercat Wins Baja 1000

12/6/2009 4:53:00 PM

Arctic Cat Thundercat 1000 wins the Baja 1000

For the second year in a row, Arctic Cat won at the famed Baja 1000 off-road race in Ensenada, Mexico, this time aboard the Thundercat 1000 H2.

Make the jump to read the release.






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Two December Days in Thief River Falls

12/5/2009 8:53:00 AM

Soon-to-arrive in Thief River Falls

A quick trip to Thief River Falls, Minn., with a stop in Fertile, Minn., produced the sights, sounds and smells of a snowmobile world that's ready to ride (and race).






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Why No Clear Fuel Tank on the Sno Pros?

12/1/2009 7:45:00 PM

2010 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 500


Racers accustomed to white/clear plastic fuel tanks value the ease of determining fuel level. This is especially true for cross-country, where fuel stops can play a meaningful role in the race’s outcome. So when racers received their 2010 Sno Pro race sleds, there was some serious grumbling about the black-coated tanks. got the skinny on the situation, and posted about it HERE.






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2010 Crossfire 800 Gearing Options

12/1/2009 7:15:00 PM

2010 Arctic Cat Crossfire 800 Sno Pro


Have a 2010 Crossfire 800 and want optimized gearing for either high-speed or mountain riding? Read on for some recommendations.



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800 H.O. = 163 horsepower

11/13/2009 8:23:00 AM

Arctic Cat 800 H.O. Engine

The respected (and independent) dyno gurus at DynoTech recently tested a produciton 2010 Arctic Cat F8.

Compared to the pre-production engine they tested last spring, the production engine... made more hp. Read the download after making the jump.





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Tucker Hibbert's Happy Meal Confession

11/11/2009 12:41:00 PM

I'm beginning to think that Tucker Hibbert believes this site is a total joke. Not sure if I'm flattered or hurt?

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