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Project Nelson/CC Cats: Almost Ready for the I-500

1/13/2011 10:36:00 AM

I spent another day with Brian Nelson working on the three 1979 Arctic Cat Cross-Country el tigres, and doing a bit of riding.

Click to see more pix.

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Tucker Hibbert Two-Times in Utah

1/10/2011 9:06:00 AM

Tucker Hibbert in Utah, photo by John Hanson

For the third ISOC National this season, Tucker Hibbert claimed both Pro finals, this time in Sandy, Utah.

Click to read the press release from his team.





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This is Why I Love Cross-Country Racing

1/5/2011 10:23:00 AM

Team Arctic Cat Cross-Country Racers (images by Aaron Kennedy)

These stunning images from the Grafton, ND, USCC race last weekend, taken by excellent photographer Aaron Kennedy, illustrate the rugged beauty, drama and adventure of cross-country competition.

They perfectly capture why I love cross-country.

Click to see a few.


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Christian Bros. Racing Wins in Grafton XC

1/5/2011 12:28:00 AM

DJ Ekre led an Arctic Cat sweep of Pro Open


The Christian Bros. Racing team had an excellent weekend in Grafton, ND, where they smoked a couple Pro and Semi Pro classes.

Click to read their press release from the weekend.



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Thomas Sno Sports Demo Ride Jan. 12

1/4/2011 11:49:00 PM

Demo Invite

Tom Rowland from Thomas Sno Sports is hosting his 2nd Annual Arctic Cat Snowmobile Demo Ride at his dealership in Ogilvie, Minn., on Wed. Jan. 12.

Click for more info.

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Arctic Cat Storms USCC XC Race Opener

1/4/2011 10:50:00 AM

DJ Ekre led an Arctic Cat sweep of Pro Open

A winter storm blew into Grafton, ND, prior to the start of the United States Cross-Country (USCC) season opener, and... Arctic Cat racers won 12 of 18 classes with 11 podium sweeps.

Click to read the press release.





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How Drunk Was He?

1/3/2011 1:56:00 PM

Drunk Snowmobiler

CLICK HERE then answer: How drunk was this guy, and what is his New Year's resolution?









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Why Dude Won't Join a Snowmobile Club

1/2/2011 1:06:00 PM

Dude has some strong reasons why he won't join a snowmobile club.

Watch here, or click to see a larger format.

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Project Nelson/CC Cats: "Everything is Better when Hubert is Around"

12/28/2010 12:24:00 PM

Brian Nelson (l) and Hubert Fixsen

This past weekend, Brian Nelson (left) was joined by his longtime friend and legendary mechanic/engineer, Hubert Fixsen (right). The cumulative knowledge of these two icons is staggering.

Click to see pix and video.







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Interview with Arctic Cat's Donn Eide

12/27/2010 10:42:00 AM

Arctic Cat's Donn Eide

Donn Eide is a 40-plus-year veteran of Arctic Cat, and is currently the Engine Design Manager. Though he won't exactly say it, he's the head-honcho of Arctic Cat's snowmobile engine department.

He was kind enough to answer a bunch of questions. Click to read them.



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Merry Christmas to All

12/24/2010 12:59:00 PM

Merry Christmas from the Sandberg family, to the Arctic Cat family of riders

Merry Christmas to everyone here, from me and my family.

Thanks for being a part of our "bigger" family.






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Shane's Story about Racing at ERX on a ZR

12/22/2010 8:23:00 AM

Shane gets some NOS Energy on the podium

Here's a super-cool story written by racer/ArcticInsider/Freestyler/Ditchbanger/Tailstander Shane Gerwing, about his experience prepping and racing a ZR440 at the ERX Grassroots race this past week.

Click to read it.







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Update: Project Brian Nelson Cross-Country Cats

12/20/2010 9:15:00 AM

One gleaming 1979 el tigre Cross-Country

Much progress has been made in Brian Nelson's three-sled vintage I-500 project.

Click to see a few pix and a short video.





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More Brian Nelson Ditch-Banging his '79 el tigre

12/20/2010 8:55:00 AM

Rider: Brian Nelson

Machine: 1979 el tigre Cross-Country

Location: North of Brooten, Minn.

Conditions: Lots of snow, good chop/rough for testing the sleds and our backs.

Miles: 103

Fun-Factor: 10

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Cool Cat-Family Story on

12/16/2010 10:32:00 PM


CLICK HERE to read a cool story posted on about the ties that bind us together, and to our brand.





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Random Photos, December Edition

12/15/2010 11:28:00 AM

Arctic Cat's Nathan Blomker and Jack Nelson

Here are some random photos from my archives. In no particular order, of no particular signifigance, but posted for your (and my) viewing pleasure.

Click to see them.





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Arctic Cat's Season's Greetings

12/14/2010 4:16:00 PM

Arctic Cat's greetings for the season

Arctic Cat has created a video greeting for the Holiday season.

Click HERE to see it.







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ERX Grassroots Snocross Begins

12/14/2010 8:40:00 AM

Two racing for the price of one!

Fun. Cheap. Entertaining. New and vintage. Lots of track time. Family atmosphere.

Just some of the words to describe the ERX Grassroots Snocross Series, which begins this Thursday in Elk River, Minn.

Click to read more.



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Team Arctic Wins Eight of 12 at Fargo Snocross

12/14/2010 12:17:00 AM

Factory Arctic Cat Semi Pro, Cody Thomsen, won one Semi Pro class at Fargo

Team Arctic put on a clinic at the ISOC National snocross in Fargo, ND, winning eight of 12 classes.

Click to read the press release.






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Brian Nelson Rides his '79 Cross-Country

12/11/2010 11:37:00 AM

Brian Nelson and I put 55 miles on two of his three '79 Arctic Cat el tigre Cross-Country sleds, pounding the ditches near his shop in Spicer, Minn.

Two things: Brian still FLIES, and so does the '79 CC tiger. I wish I had video of 15-minute portion of this ride, during which we were seriously raging at race-pace. Alas... the best moments ALWAYS happen when the camera can't be rolling.

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