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Q&A with Colt Dellandrea, Team Arctic Oval Racer

4/22/2011 8:08:00 AM

Team Arctic's Colt Dellandrea

In the tradition of Team Arctic oval racers like Larry Coltom, Jim Dimmerman and P.J. Wanderscheid, 17-year old Colt Dellandrea is starting young and starting FAST.

Click to read the interview with the Eastern Pro Tour's Most Improved Driver.




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Rest In Peace, Eric Skogman

4/22/2011 7:34:00 AM

Eric Skogman

Eric Skogman, a journalist in the snowmobile industry for more than a decade, passed away on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer.

A benefit and celebration in his honor will take place tomorrow in Hopkins, Minn.

Click to read about Eric and the benefit.



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Craig's List-of-the-Week: April 21

4/21/2011 10:14:00 PM

Craig's List of Week April 21, 2011


Anyone seen my ZR600? I put the rattle-cans to it and now I can't find it.






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Light is Right: Est. Dry Weights of the 2012 Cats

4/18/2011 9:12:00 PM

Estimated dry weights of 2012 Arctic Cat snowmobiles

A handful of weeks ago Arctic Cat sent their dealers a document listing the estimated dry weights of their pre-production 2012 snowmobiles. Instead of shouting the numbers from the rooftops for all to hear as they should have done, they kept it quiet.

I think I know why.



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Snowmobile News of the Weird, April 15

4/15/2011 3:59:00 PM

Go Snowmobiling (and bring your laptop with)

It's been an interesting week of news involving snowmobiles.

Click to see a few links that will leave you laughing, sighing and scratching your head in wonder.




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Trevor's Special Opps Mission

4/14/2011 10:55:00 AM

By day, Trevor Halvorson is an engineer at Arctic Cat who can build and tune just about anything. By afternoon, he's a special operative for this Website.

We captured this international-man-of-intrigue at the recent 2012 Snow Shoot in Jellystone, where his mission was to improve the scenery in the staging area.

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Arctic Cat's 50th Anniversary Taking Shape

4/12/2011 7:05:00 AM

Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary Celebration

Arctic Cat's 50th Anniversary Celebration is July 29-30, 2011.

It's gonna be huge!

While many details are still coming together, click the link to read a few of the things you need to know




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2012 M800 HCR Wins at Pebble Creek Hillclimb

4/8/2011 3:23:00 PM

Tapio wins on a prototype 2012 M800 HCR

In the hands of mountain man Kyle Tapio, the new 2012 M800 HCR has already scored its first race win.

Click to read the Team Arctic press release about his (and other Team Arctic victories) at the Pebble Creek RMSHA hillclimb.




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87 Seconds of Kotzebue (Alaska) Cross-Country Racing

4/8/2011 8:07:00 AM

The famed Kotzebue, Alaska, cross-country race is legendary for its high speeds. Here's 87 seconds of action that give us a slight inkling about the speeds and terrain, from the helmet cam perspective of Arctic Cat racer Thor Lie.

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Bret Rasmussen Rides a 2012 Arctic Cat M

4/7/2011 9:09:00 PM

Brett Rasmussen rides, then talks about, the new 2012 Arctic Cat M. Pretty cool.

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Q&A with Al Shimpa, Team Arctic Race Coordinator

4/7/2011 4:31:00 PM

Not Uncle Sam...Uncle Al.

While the Team Arctic Racing program has a long history of excellence, its success during the past 20 years has been particularly impressive. One of the people we can credit for that success is Al Shimpa.

Click to read the interview with Al.








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Christian Bros. Racing tops ISOC Snocross

4/5/2011 9:27:00 AM

Christian Bros. Racing had an amazing ISOC Season

It was another top-notch season of ISOC snocross for the Christian Bros. Racing team.

Championships, special honors and podiums... they earned them all.

Click to read the press release.





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Third Place in the World Championship for Hibbert

4/5/2011 9:11:00 AM

World Championship podium

A blown belt in the second of three World Championship finals relegated Tucker Hibbert to third place overall.

Click to read his press release about the weekend.






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2012 Team Arctic Race Application

4/4/2011 8:58:00 AM

2012 Team Arctic Race Application

Hoping to race for Team Arctic next season?

Now's the time to fill out and submit your 2012 Race Application.

Click for more info.




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2012 Arctic Cat HCR ProClimb Races at Jackson Hole

4/1/2011 10:09:00 PM

Last weekend at the Hillclimb World Championships in Jackson Hole, Team Tapio raced a pre-production 2012 M800 HCR with a Boondocker Turbo in the Open Mod class.

Here's a sweet video about it.

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The Future of Oval Racing (or Just Another Sideshow)?

3/29/2011 3:21:00 PM

Thanks to the slednecks over at, my eyes were opened to this concept "sit in" oval race sled conceived and built by oval guru John Hooper.

I can't help but think of Gilles Villeneueve, Alouette, Manta, Ski-Doo twin-trackers and other interesting sleds that have have carved a unique niche (while slicing away the very elements that we think of as "normal").

The future of oval racing...or just the latest in a long line of sideshows?

Click to read more.

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14 More Dates & Locations to See the 2012 Arctic Cats

3/29/2011 2:22:00 PM

Stadium snowmobiling?

There are 14 more North American locations to see, touch, lift, scratch, sniff, dream and otherwise get intimate with the new 2012 Arctic Cat line.

Click for the remaining dates/locations.





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Q&A with Jack Nelson, Arctic Cat Styling Engineer

3/29/2011 8:20:00 AM

Jack Nelson

One of the guys responsible for helping shape and create the new line of 2012 Arctic Cat snowmobiles, Jack Nelson earns his keep as a Styling Engineer in the Arctic Cat Plastics Group. It's the kind of job he's performed at Arctic Cat since 1975, and he's damn good at it.

Smilin' Jack was kind enough to answer some questions about role within the company. Click to read them.




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Tucker Practicing in Finland

3/26/2011 8:50:00 AM

Now THIS is what a sweet snocross track tooks like. Check out this short video of Tucker Hibbert and Pieti Puhakka practing for today's FIM Snocross World Championship.

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2012 Arctic Cat Wildcat with 95-hp & 16-in. Travel

3/26/2011 8:16:00 AM

2012 Arctic Cat Wildcat

I see a RZR-beater, future Baja-winner and Glamis-hero, not to mention the fastest trip to the deer stand ever offered.

Arctic Cat sent a press release about the "Wildcat," the wicked-looking sport side-by-side they teased at their recent snowmobile dealer show.

Click to read the release.

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