Arctic Cat releases information on 50th Anniversary party – Cool News – American Snowmobiler Online Community

Arctic Cat releases information on 50th Anniversary party – Cool News – American Snowmobiler Online Community:

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“Arctic Cat has released the schedule for its’ 50th anniversary celebration planned for July 29-30 in Thief River Falls, Minn.

Here is the schedule:

Double click this photo to enlarge the map.   Friday Kick-Off Events at Pennington County Fairgrounds Start Arctic Cat’s 50th Celebration on Friday, July 29th at the Pennington County Fairgrounds where the Vintage and Product Displays will be open from 11am-9pm in the REA and Huck Arenas; don’t forget to take a demo ride on a 2012 Arctic Cat ATV or Prowler from 11am-3pm. Get transported back in time with a special fashion show starting with mid 1960’s Arctic Cat garments at 4pm. Cap off the day with a special 50th Souvenir from the Curling Club store location and then settle in for the official Kick-Off ceremony starting at 5pm followed by a killer performance from Americana legends, The WoodPicks, followed by high-energy Eagle Creek at 8pm-11pm singing all your country, foot-stomping’ favorites. All your favorite food and beverages will be available for purchase from a multitude of on-site vendors. All displays, concerts and parking are free of charge.

Saturday Pennington County Fairgrounds Main Events The early bird gets the worm…or the Cat. Make sure to hit the aisles of the Arctic Cat-only Swap meet at 8am-4pm for the Cat treasure you’ve been looking for; (There is a small sellers fee collected at the gate for sellers only) Free admission for buyers. Bring your ATV or Prowler and join tour guide and ATV enthusiast Phil Morud, plus the mayor, on a tour of beautiful Thief River Falls. City use permits will be on site and the tour runs Saturday 10am until Noon. The ride will begin in front of the Ralph Engelstad Arena at 9:30am. Get your 50th Collector’s Edition book autographed at the Racer Get-Together from 2pm-5pm. Take your kids to the PlayLand and let them bounce from 11am-6pm. When the sun goes down, let loose with an encore performance from the Eagle Creek Band starting at 6pm-9pm followed by Nashville Recording artists Restless Heart at 9:30pm. At 11pm sharp, cap off the celebration with an Arctic Cat Fireworks Display. All your favorite food and beverages will be available for purchase from a multitude of on-site vendors. All displays, concerts and parking are free of charge.

Years of the Cat Vintage Displays  Friday, July 29th, 11am-9pm Saturday, July 30th, 11am-9pm

The world’s foremost Arctic Cat collections will be on display at the Ralph Engelstad and Huck  arenas located on the Pennington County Fairgrounds. Returning for the first time since they left the factory in the early 70’s, you won’t want to miss the awe-inspiring BossCat trio of record setting snowmobiles owned by the Warning family of New Lenox, Illinois. The most comprehensive collection of 70’s-era race sleds will be on display from Minnesotan’s Ische and Kuster, while Michigan collector, Jeff Johnson will have an impressive array of prestigious late model race sleds from legends like Kirk Hibbert. If ArcticWear interests you, make sure to check out the amazing ensemble of garments that span the mid 1960’s through 1981 in the Kranz collection. See these and many more vintage collections both days. If you would like to display any Arctic Cat product regardless of year or condition, please contact Joey Hallstrom, [email protected] All Arctic Cat machines are welcome there is NO registration fee and NO judging!

Race Hauler Displays Friday, July 29th, 11am-9pm Saturday, July 30th, 11am-9pm

Not only will the World’s greatest Team Arctic racers be on hand with their snowmobiles and autograph pens, their race haulers will also be on display. It’s not often you get a firsthand look at the inside of a Team Arctic Factory hauler or Hibbert Racing’s semi with several of Tucker and Kirk’s championship winning sleds, technology and clothing on display. 4-time oval champion PJ Wanderscheid, Christian Brothers and Sportech Racing will also be on hand. Don’t forget to check out the original race hauler that carried BossCat I around the country in the 1970’s, owned by Tom Ische. Check out the Bass Pro/Arctic Cat #1 Sprint Cup NASCAR driven by Jamie McMurray, plus the 2009 pole position Knoxville National Danny Lasoski, Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart sprint cars.

50th Anniversary Collectibles Store Pennington County Fairgrounds Curling Club Friday, July 29th, 11am-10pm Saturday, July 30th, 11am-9:30pm

To celebrate 50 years of kicking butt and looking good in ArcticWear, Arctic Cat will be rolling out several limited edition items that may not be available after the event, so don’t wait.  For starters, purchase the all-new 50th Collector’s Edition book highlighting 50 years of the brands most significant vehicles, legends, heroes and inter-mixed with some of Arctic Cats most memorable advertisements.  Don’t forget your ArcticWear! Perhaps a 50th Anniversary leather jacket, sweatshirt, t-shirt, caps and much, much more.

Camping Several options are available if you would like to camp while attending the Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary. Camping will be available on the 50th Anniversary Celebration grounds on a first come first served basis. Camping is also available at the following locations: ·    Thief River Falls City Campground (Full hook-ups), 1 mile South of Fairgrounds ·    Thief River Falls Petro Pumper Campground (Full Hook-ups), 1 mile West of Fairgrounds, 218-681-3546 ·    Thief River Falls Fairgrounds (Limited hook-ups) ·    St. Hilaire Campground (Full Hook-ups), 7 Miles South of Fairgrounds ·    Red Lake Falls Voyageur’s View Campground & Tubing (Full Hook-ups), 16 miles South of Fairgrounds

Kids PlayLand We have activities for all ages. The kid’s playland will have a full assortment of play areas, bounce castles and games. The Thief River Falls High School Concert Club will supervise the playland to ensure everyone has a great, but safe time! PlayLand will be open Friday 11am – 8pm and Saturday 11am-6pm.”


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Tucker Hibbert Receives First ESPY Award Nomination

This is HUGE!

June 27, 2011 – Snowmobile snocross legend Tucker Hibbert is one of five athletes nominated for the 2011 Best Male Action Sport ESPY Award. Hibbert’s record breaking season earned him his first nod for the prestigious award which will be presented live on ESPN Wednesday, July 13.

Despite suffering a serious wrist injury mid-season, Hibbert had a breakthrough year winning his tenth overall ESPN Winter X Games snocross medal with a gold medal five-peat and dominating the national snocross tour. He won 11 of the 16 Pro finals and finished top-five in all 16 to claim both National Pro Points Championships.

Hibbert was catapulted to the center of the action sports world at age 15 when he became the youngest gold medalist in history at the 2000 Winter X Games. Now, the 27-year-old is known worldwide for his long list of accomplishments including his impressive crossover into AMA Motocross and Supercross.

The ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Award nominees were selected by a panel of judges but ultimately fans will decide who will win. Hibbert will battle Travis Pastrana, Kevin Rolland, Kelly Slater and Shaun White though online and mobile voting through Saturday, July 9.

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Tucker Hibbert  –  #68 Monster Energy/Arctic Cat

“It’s an incredible honor to be nominated for an ESPY Award. As an athlete, this is one of those things you dream about. To win X Games medals, national and world championships is one thing but to be honored as one of the top action sports athletes in the world, is on a different level. I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like in Nokia Theatre surrounded by the best athletes from every sport.”

Fast Facts

• Resides: Pelican Rapids, MN | Born: Driggs, Idaho | Hometown: Goodridge, MN

• 10-time ESPN Winter X Games medalist

• Six-time National Snocross Pro Points Champion

• 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion

• Second snowmobile athlete in history to be nominated for an ESPY Award

Has raced for one snowmobile manufacturer his entire career – Arctic Cat

• World’s only athlete to race both snowmobiles and motorcycles at a premier level

The 2011 ESPYs

The 19th annual ESPYs will be hosted by Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” anchor Seth Meyers, who will be joined by an all-star lineup of the top athletes and entertainers to celebrate the best sports stories of the year.


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Fans and Racers Team Up for Tornado Track Walk Fundraiser at Barber Motorsports Park

Josh Hayes leads his Tornado Track Walk group at Barber Motorsports Park. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (June 23, 2011) – While every spectator was treated to phenomenal racing in all four AMA Pro classes at last weekend’s Barber SuperBike Classic, one very special group walked away with a unique understanding of the Birmingham facility, and helped raise more than $1,000 for local tornado victims in the process.


The Tornado Track Walk — a shared project between AMA Pro Racing, Zoom Motorsports, and Barber Motorsports Park — wrapped up Saturday’s action at the circuit and featured the very best kind of student-teacher ratio: joining the 100-plus fan participants were more than twenty AMA Pro racers. Competitors such as Monster Energy Graves Yamaha’s Josh Hayes and Josh Herrin, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Blake Young and Tommy Hayden, National Guard Jordan Suzuki’s Roger Hayden, M4 Suzuki’s Dane Westby, SuzukiScoopFans Racing’s Elena Myers, Vesrah Suzuki’s Cory West and Taylor Knapp, and many more spent roughly an hour and a half leading fans through corners at a considerably slower pace than usual.


As participants talked strategy and technique under the hot Alabama sun, they were simultaneously supporting local victims of the devastating tornadoes that hit Alabama and other areas of the South in late April. All proceeds from Tornado Track Walk ticket sales went directly to the Christian Service Mission, a local non-profit that connects resources with community needs.


AMA Pro Racing would like to thank all the fans who participated, as well as riders Jason DiSalvo (Latus Motors Racing), PJ Jacobsen (Celtic Racing/Fast by Ferracci), Tommy Aquino and Chris Clark (Y.E.S./Pat Clark/Graves Yamaha), JD Beach (Cycle World/Attack Performance KawasakI), Melissa Paris (HT Moto Yamaha), Cameron Beaubier (Jake Holden Racing), Huntley Nash (LTD Racing Y.E.S. Yamaha), Reese Wacker (Wacker Racing), and SPEED announcer Greg White.


The AMA Pro Road Racing Championship heads next to Lexington, Ohio’s Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the July 8-10 weekend, Round 6 on the series calendar. For tickets and information, visit www.midohio.com or call (419) 884-4000.


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