Oct. 4, 2010 – Snow Digest
October 4, 2010
Filed under Features
Arctic Cat reaches production milestone
Arctic Cat produced its 1 millionth snowmobile, a 2011 Crossfire 800 LTD. It’s the 1 millionth sled since August of 1983 when Arctic Cat started producing snowmobiles again.
To commemorate the occasion, the Crossfire 800 LTD made its way through the assembly line and more than 1,100 employees signed their name while a group photo was taken after production.
The Crossfire will be prominently displayed in the factory lobby for all visitors to see and will be placed on several show tours throughout the season. “This milestone is heartfelt in several ways,” Arctic Cat CEO Christopher Twomey stated in a company press release. “Industry-leading innovation is important, but its special knowing generations of Arctic Cat enthusiasts have enjoyed our products.”
Cross-Country Snowmobile Racing adds title sponsor
The United States Cross-Country Snowmobile Racing Association (USCC) has signed the National Guard as its title sponsor for the 2010-2011 race season.
The USCC circuit will be known as “The USCC National Guard Cross-Country Snowmobile Championship.”
“We are excited to partner with the National Guard for the 2010-2011 snowmobile racing season,” said USCC Sponsorship Director Noel Schanilec.
“This partnership will help continue the remarkable momentum the USCC has kept for almost a decade and will put the National Guard name in front of millions of snowmobile racing enthusiasts.”
The oldest of the United States’ Armed Forces, the National Guard operates in all 50 states, three territories (Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands) and the District of Columbia.
“The National Guard is a great fit for the USCC,” said USCC President Pat Mach. “The National Guard and cross-country snowmobile racing are both about tradition and about ordinary people expressing passion for something they believe in.”
In conjunction with the National Guard sponsorship, the USCC has announced a National Guard class at select USCC and USCC East events where Guard members can experience cross-country snowmobile racing firsthand.
“Like cross-country racing, the National Guard is made up of average, everyday people. They are our friends and neighbors,” said Schanilec.
With the title sponsorship, the USCC joins other prestigious National Guard-sponsored racers, such as Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit, Dan Wheldon on the IRL circuit and AMA Superbike racer Jake Zemke.
Tucker Hibbert releases replica graphics
Tucker Hibbert along with Digital Ink Design & Graphics announced the sale of the Tucker Hibbert Monster Energy/Arctic Cat 2010 Replica Graphics Kit. For the first time, officially licensed Monster Energy snowmobile graphics are available to the public.
The graphics kit is specifically designed for the Arctic Cat Sno Pro chassis and is a replica of Hibberts current race graphics. The Tucker Hibbert Monster Energy/Arctic Cat 2010 Replica Graphics Kit will feature the logos of: Monster Energy, Arctic Cat, Castle X Racewear, Stud Boy, FOX Racing Shox, Speedwerx and Digital Ink Design & Graphics.
“Now, riders can have the same look on the trail as I do on the racetrack,” Hibbert said. “The graphics are printed on the same vinyl I race with so I can guarantee it’s a quality product that will hold up to the extreme conditions of snowmobiling.”
Hibbert has been working with Digital Ink Design & Graphics since 2007. The Baxter, Minn., full-service design and graphics company is co-owned by former snocross racer Josh Goble and Dan Lundberg.
“Since we started working with Hibbert, we’ve received an overwhelming amount of requests for signature graphics,”?Goble stated. “We’re proud to be able to provide snowmobiling enthusiasts with the same quality graphics package we’ve created for Hibbert.”
The graphics are available at www.digitalinkdesign.net for $255 plus shipping and handling. PSB