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Arctic Cat is reporting higher sales across all of its product lines for its fiscal 2012 second quarter, highlighted by a 25 percent increase in snowmobile sales.

Snowmobile rose to $114.7 million in the second quarter, up from $91.5 million in the prior-year quarter. Arctic Cat says sales were fueled by its new 2012 model line-up, announced in March 2011, with 23 all-new snowmobiles representing 75 percent of the current offerings.

“The company anticipates that the breadth of its new models and innovative technologies will have a positive impact on fiscal 2012 snowmobile sales,” Arctic Cat says in a release. “To date, two of Arctic Cat’s new 2012 model snowmobiles have been named as 2012 Sled of the Year – the F1100 Turbo high-performance model and the XF1100 Turbo SnoPro.”

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Boondockers Films and KLIM Technical Riding Gear have teamed up to bring a unique fundraising event to Southeastern Idaho. With their Boondockers 8 Movie Premiere and Raffle Fundraiser benefitting Nathan Blaylock’s young family the two companies, along with dozens of powersports industry brands, look to generate maximum funds for Holly Blaylock and her children.

Nate, who was KLIM’s Snowmobile Promotions, Events and Sponsorship Manager, died in an auto accident in August and left Holly and their four children behind. Just a month before the accident, Nate and Holly had welcomed their first daughter and fourth child into the world.

“This fundraiser event will not only bring one of the most anticipated snowmobiling movie premieres to Idaho Falls, but 100 percent of all proceeds will go directly to Holly Blaylock,” KLIM says in a release.

The Nathan Blaylock Fundraiser and Boondockers 8 Movie Premiere is set for November 11, 2011 at the Paramount Theatre in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

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At long last, Arctic Cat has revealed the photos and specs for the 2012 Sno Pro 600 Snocross and Cross Country sleds.

You can check out a few photos in this post, but click here for the full gallery.

The sled was initially introduced at Haydays in September, where thousands of Arctic Cat race fans attended the first unveiling.

“Our talented engineers have built our best Sno Pro race sled to date, and that says a lot considering we won every major race or championship title last season,” says Claude Jordan, Arctic Cat CEO. “It’s going to be a tough year for our competition, but an even better year for our Team Arctic race fans.”

Check out the full specs for both the Snocross and Cross Country versions of the 2012 Sno Pro 600 below the jump.

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BRP has 10 2012 Ski-Doo snowmobile models certified for use in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks where some of the toughest emission standards are enforced. According to BRP, these are the only 2012 models to be certified with no modifications or kits.

Snowmobiles must be certified as Best Available Technology (BAT) by the National Park Service to enter Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. BAT certification is one of the most stringent standards for air and noise emissions in the world, requiring hydrocarbon emissions of less than 15 g/kW-hr, carbon monoxide emissions of less than 120 g/kW-hr, and sound level limited to 73 decibels.

These 10 Ski-Doo snowmobiles are all equipped with four-stroke engines, either the ultra-quiet and efficient Rotax ACE 600 engine or the more powerful Rotax 4-TEC 1200 powertrain. The certified Ski-Doo snowmobiles require no modifications or throttle limiters to meet the BAT standards.

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BRP’s Ski-Doo Freeride Ambassadors program is entering its second year and brings a new perspective with the addition of two women riders, Ashley Chaffin and Stephanie Schwartz. This group of talented riders will once again be sharing their ride experiences, thoughts and opinions on everything for the deep powder market of western North America.

For those unfamiliar, the Summit Freeriders are this year comprised of seven mountain snowmobilers with a wide range of riding styles, riding interests and unique talents. A couple of them are seen in some of the extreme back country videos, one has an impressive collection of X-Games medals, one is a former racer and another is an adventure athlete who has competed in almost every kind of human powered race there is. It’s a wide range of people who can offer something for all riders. But they all share a passion for mountain riding.

Last year the Summit Freeriders gave you some great insight on what they’re up too all winter long – how they prepare before the season starts, the gear they use, sled set-up and some great riding tips – that will continue this year and you’ll get the added benefit of a women’s perspective.

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