Arctic Cat Names Erik C. Nelson to Lead Snowmobile Division
Mar 29, 2016 - 7:26 PM - by Krom
Press Release -
Arctic Cat Names Erik C. Nelson to Lead Snowmobile Division and Patricia L. Jones as Chief Human Resources Officer
Arctic Cat Inc., today announced that Erik C. Nelson is being promoted to vice president and general manager of the snowmobile division and international sales, effective April 1, 2016. The company also announced that Patricia L. Jones has joined as chief human resources officer, effective immediately. Nelson succeeds Brad Darling and Jones succeeds Willliam Nee, both of whom are pursuing other opportunities.

“We are pleased to welcome Erik and Patty to these important roles, as we continue to build an exciting, innovative and results-driven culture to achieve our growth goals,” said Christopher Metz, Arctic Cat’s president and chief executive officer. “I also want to thank Brad Darling and Bill Nee for their many years of leadership at Arctic Cat and significant contributions to helping us reposition the company for growth.”

Nelson joined Arctic Cat in 2013 as director of international sales, where he was responsible for leading the company’s sales and market development efforts outside of the US and Canada. Prior to joining Arctic Cat, Nelson served as vice president of sales and marketing for Marquis Yachts. In that position, he led global sales, marketing, service operations, and a network of 53 independent dealers in 28 countries. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire.

Metz stated: “Erik has demonstrated exceptional leadership of our international business in a challenging macroeconomic environment. Erik’s innovative thinking, strong brand and marketing skillset, and passion for the power sports industry will help fuel snowmobile market share gains.”

In her new role as Arctic Cat’s chief human resources officer, Jones brings nearly 30 years of senior executive experience at Minnesota-based companies across multiple disciplines, including human resources, law, corporate governance, operations, process improvement and communications.

“Patty brings a strong combination of legal and human resources expertise,” said Metz. “She has a proven track record of success in leading organizational development and transformation for multibillion-dollar corporations. Her passion for building talented teams that deliver results fits well with our aggressive growth goals.”

Most recently, Jones was senior vice president of administration for Lifetouch, Inc., the largest employee-owned photography company operating in the U.S. and Canada, where she led human resources, strategic planning and process improvement. Before that, Jones was executive vice president and chief administrative officer (CAO) for Allina Hospitals & Clinics, a multi-billion dollar health system. Jones’ previous experience also includes serving as CAO and general counsel for NYSE-listed H.B. Fuller
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Arctic Cat Roger Skime Tribute
Mar 10, 2016 - 7:39 AM - by Krom
A couple little videos, about one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet.






Roger riding in the I-500 at age 66:

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Arctic Cat Supports Ontario and Quebec Trail Systems
Nov 02, 2015 - 12:57 PM - by NickJ

Buy a new Arctic Cat Snowmobile in November and get a free Quebec trail pass

Plymouth, Minn. (November 2, 2015) — To show the support of Arctic Cat Dealers, the OFSC in Ontario and the FCMQ in Quebec, Arctic Cat gave their customers a free trail permit with every 2012-2015 Arctic Cat Snowmobile purchased during the month of October in Ontario and Quebec.

Arctic Cat will extend the free trail pass through the month of November (Quebec Only). For every 2012-2015 Arctic Cat snowmobile retailed (Excluding 120’s, Race, Rental, Government and Special Services Models) during this promotion period, Arctic Cat will issue a refund to the consumer for the amount of $310 for the cost of a Quebec Snowmobile Trail Permit.

Each consumer would complete a form given to them from their dealer and include a copy of proof of purchase of the Quebec Snowmobile Trail Permit, copy of the Arctic Cat snowmobile warranty registration and mail it directly to Arctic Cat. Once received, Arctic Cat will issue a check to the consumer for the cost of the Quebec Snowmobile Trail permit. This offer is limited to one Quebec Snowmobile Trail Permit per snowmobile. Buy your trail permit where you ride!

About Arctic Cat
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat and Motorfist brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at Arctic Cat
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Team arctic drag racers unleash on the competition at hay days
Sep 25, 2015 - 11:39 AM - by NickJ
Victory in 10 of 19 Classes plus 23 Podium Finishes at the Premier Grass Drag Event


Thief River Falls, Minn. (Sept. 25, 2015) – Billed as the official start of winter, the Sno-Baron’s Hay Days grass drags proved to be a lesson in frustration for anyone that faced Team Arctic’s drag racers. Claiming 10 wins (of 19 classes), 23 podium finishes and victory in the biggest classes, Team Arctic was untouchable.

As two of the most compelling classes of the weekend, Stock 800 and Outlaw Shootout also epitomized Team Arctic’s domination at Hay Days. In the Stock 800 class, Dylan Roes led a 1-2-3-4 Arctic Cat sweep to prove the power, light weight and efficiency of Arctic Cat 8000 series XF and M mountain models compared to the competition. The Outlaw Shootout offered a look at the fully modified 4-stroke side of the spectrum, but the results were the same with Walter Joy leading 1-2-3-4 Arctic Cat sweep of insanely fast XF9000 Turbos.


The other Team Arctic racers who notched impressive victories included Will Ohara (who won two classes) Jade Gilland (who’s win in Pro Stock 600 was with a Speedwerx-modified Arctic Cat 600 DSI engine), Dave Gallano, Kyle Shilts, Jason Owens, Jim Neuman and Joseph Strong.

“Our amazing team of racers, tuners and crew members delivered an outstanding performance on drag racing’s biggest stage,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “Dominating the Stock 800 final was particularly satisfying as everyone wants to know which brand’s 800 sled will come out on top. Our teams left no room for doubt that Arctic Cat is the one to beat!


“Seeing the incredible modified Arctic Cat 4-stroke machines in the Outlaw and Lake Racer classes was equally impressive. It’s a great reward for the amount of time and resources those teams pour into those machines!”

The success at Hay Days comes after a similarly dominant performance two weeks earlier at the Outlaw Drags in Princeton, Minn., where Team Arctic racers notched 14 wins.

“We greatly appreciate the effort and success shown by all the Team Arctic drag racers,” Kloety added. “They have already proved that Arctic Cat Wins More. Plus there are upcoming grass drag events where they’ll continue to lead the pack.”

[b]Team Arctic Results from 2015 Sno-Baron’s Hay Days Grass Drags in North Branch, Minn..

Stock 800
1. Dylan Roes
2. Cory Carter
3. Kerry Drul
4. Scott Kostman

Outlaw Shootout
1. Walter Joy
2. Kelly Shilts
3. Dan Bickel
4. Kyle Shilts

Lake Racer Shootout
1. Dave Gallano
2. Kyle Shilts
3. Aaron Casler

ProMod 1000 Shootout
1. Will Ohara
3. Kyle Shilts

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Arcticwear announces new snowmobile racers for 2015-2016
Sep 25, 2015 - 11:33 AM - by NickJ
Team Arctic Racers Demand the Highest Performance in Race Wear


Plymouth, Minn. (Sept. 25, 2015) – A myriad of Team Arctic racers will launch into the 2015-2016 snowmobile racing season with the iconic style, technical innovation and protective features provided by Arcticwear Gear from Arctic Cat.

“Last season, we welcomed home ISOC Pro Open Champion, Tucker Hibbert to ArcticWear, now it’s time to welcome more of Team Arctic to the winners circle.” said Brad Darling, VP/GM – Snowmobile, PG&A, and International Sales. “Like Tucker, our Team Arctic racers demand the highest performance in race wear. Every piece of ArcticWear has been designed, engineered and tested to get the most out of every race or ride.”

ArcticWear is the Official Gear to these snowmobile racing teams who were previously wearing a different brand: Christian Brothers Racing, Stud Boy Race Team, 563 Motorsports, Wanderscheid Racing and Country Corners Race Team.

For additional information on Arctic Cat Arcticwear clothing and accessories, see your local Arctic Cat dealer or visit Arctic Cat.

Christian Brothers Racing
Logan Christian Pro (Snocross/XC)
Dave Joanis Pro (Snocross)
Zach Herfindahl Pro (XC/Oval)
Tyler Adams Pro Lite (Snocross)
Ryan Trout Semi-Pro (XC)
Hunter Houle Expert 85 (XC)
Ryan Simons Pro (Hillcross/Oval)

Stud Boy Snocross
Zach Pattyn Pro
Nick Pattyn Pro Lite
Jake Pattyn Juniors

Wanderscheid Oval Racing
PJ Wanderscheid Pro

563 Motorsports Snocross
Megan Campbell Pro Women

Country Corners Snocross Race Team
Cam Darling Masters
Bob Holmes Masters
Ben Holmes Pro
Mitch McNair Pro
Taylar Lightfoot Pro-Lite
Jake Weir Pro-Lite
Tyler Billings Pro-Lite
Zach Holmes Pro-Lite
Todd Lightfoot Sport
Jaydon Holmes Sport
Roy Norris Junior
Jaylon Roes Junior
Adrian Roes Junior
Phillip Norris Junior Novice
Skylar Jenkerson Junior Novice
Cole Janson Junior Novice
Wynston Roes 120s
Colt Dellandrea Ovals
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