Archive for September, 2015

September Minnesota Snowmobiling Now Online

Posted on September 30th, 2015 in Sledder Featured Article, Sledder News

mnsnowWhat’s better than winter? Well, not much…but the September issue of Minnesota Snowmobiling is now digital and that’s a pretty close second. Check out the most recent issue to hold you over until the snow flies. This month includes:

-Attitude Adjustment: Four New Sleds for Tinkering

-Tech: Intelligent Throttle Control

-Border Skipping: A Minnesota – Ontario Adventure

-David Dill: A Snowmobile Hero

-And so much more!

Attention All Snowmobilers!

Posted on September 29th, 2015 in Sledder Featured Article, Sledder News

Do you have your new Wisconsin Trail Pass?

10.15.WSN.Trail Pass.Photo 1Starting this winter, a trail pass sticker is required on every snowmobile riding on Wisconsin snowmobile trails in addition to having the snowmobile registered.  The trail passes need to be purchased separately from the registration and will be the responsibility of the snowmobile owner.  You will not receive a notice from the DNR like you do when the registrations expire.  The trail passes will be good for one winter and expire on June 30th.  The cost of registering a snowmobile in Wisconsin has changed from $30 for two years to $30 for three years.

For snowmobiles registered in Wisconsin, the trail passes will cost $30 per snowmobile if the owner is not a member of a snowmobile club and the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs (AWSC).  They can be ordered from the DNR by going to their website or from any DNR license sales agent.  If you are a current member of a Wisconsin snowmobile club and the AWSC you can order the trail passes for $10 from the AWSC.  These passes need to be ordered through the AWSC website or the AWSC office, contact your club or the AWSC for more information.  All trail pass stickers will come from the state by US Mail.

Trail passes for snowmobiles registered in another state have increased to $50 and will be available through the DNR and select vendors.  Visit and search “license agent” to find a vendor near you.

All revenue generated from the sale of snowmobile registrations and trail passes goes into the segregated snowmobile account which is used to fund and maintain the Wisconsin snowmobile trails.  These trails are made possible by snowmobile club volunteers and the landowners that generously allow the trails to cross their property.

For more information or to look for a club to join go to or the DNR website at or calling 888-936-7463.

Wausau Grass Drags This Weekend

Posted on September 28th, 2015 in Sledder Featured Article, Sledder News

Join the Trailmates Snowmobile Club October 3-4, 2015 for the 26th Annual Wausau Snowmobile Grass Drags & Swap Meet (located at 12602 Stettin Drive, Marathon, WI).

aerialRacers compete on our 500 ft grass track for the Wisconsin Cup. Take in two days of NSRA sanctioned current and vintage class snowmobile racing on the grass track along with Wisconsin’s LARGEST snowmobile & ATV/UTV swap meet. Racers compete for the famed Wisconsin Cup award. On our dirt pull track, Badger State Dirt Flingers presents two days of Outlaw and Mini Truck/Mini Rod pulls, all returning fan-favorites this year.

Dealers and displayers will feature the best deals on NEW powersports-related products while swappers will move out various USED vehicles, parts, clothing and accessories including vintage, hard-to-find, out-of-production and unique items. There’s still FREE PARKING for spectators and still just $10 general admission each day which includes spectator access to all racing, ATV, truck and mini rod pull track events, swap areas and vendor display areas.

Your paid gate admission plus food and beverage purchases on the grounds helps to support Trailmates Snowmobile Club in area trail grooming functions, groomer maintenance and trail upkeep as needed for safe snowmobiling throughout the Central Wisconsin area. We look forward to seeing you this Saturday and Sunday for the 26th annual Wausau Grass Drags & Swap Meet.

New ArcticWear Racers Announced for 2015-2016

Posted on September 25th, 2015 in Sledder News

Plymouth, Minnesota (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.

arctic wear“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

Team Arctic Dominates Hay Days Grass Drags

Posted on September 25th, 2015 in Sledder News

Thief River Falls, Minnesota (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.

Kyle Shilts flying to a win in Improved Stock Turbo

Kyle Shilts flying to a win in Improved Stock Turbo

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, Minnesota, 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.”