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    2016 Arctic Cat ZR Limited

    Arctic Cat says it plans to invest nearly $27 million in its manufacturing facilities in Thief River Falls and St. Cloud, Minn., resulting in the creation of approximately 50 jobs.

    “We are excited to strengthen our Minnesota manufacturing footprint and position the company for continued long-term success,” says Christopher T. Metz, Arctic Cat president and CEO. “We will be adding a new state-of-the-art production line in Thief River Falls and expanding our engine manufacturing operations in St. Cloud, in order to meet the demand for our innovative, quality products. We are grateful to the local leadership of Thief River Falls and St. Cloud, and the state of Minnesota, for their support as we invest in our shared future.”

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      Tucker Hibbert X Games

      (Photo courtesy of John Hanson)

      Team Arctic proved that green is gold at the 2015 ESPN Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo., capturing two gold medals, a silver and one bronze, with outstanding performances by 17 athletes and crew members.

      Tucker Hibbert kept his incredible win-streak alive, taking his eighth-consecutive gold medal after a dominant performance in snocross. Hibbert now has 13 overall medals in X Games competition dating back to his first appearance in 2000, at which he won his first of nine career gold medals. Joining Hibbert in snocross competition were Team Arctic racers David Joanis, Logan Christian, Cody Thomsen and Mike Bauer.

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        Zach Herfindahl Grafton 100

        Team Arctic cross-country racers dominated the first ditch and river race of the season, scoring 11 wins in 17 classes at the USXC cross-country in Grafton, ND, aboard their ZR 6000R XC and ZR 4000RR race sleds. Team Green captured 32 of 51 podium positions, including four podium sweeps.

        For the second race in a row Zach Herfindahl proved the best of the best, winning the two-hour, 120-mile Pro Stock final on a wildly rough course. In addition, Herfindahl and teammate Wes Selby finished 2-3 in the Pro Open class.

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          Corey Watkinson Canterbury

          (Photo courtesy ArcticInsider.com)

          Team Arctic proved its depth at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn., winning eight of 16 classes and capturing 18 of 48 podium finishes at the third stop of the 2014-2015 ISOC National Snocross tour. Team Green captured victory in both Pro Lite finals and both Sport finals in addition to sweeping the podium in Sport and Transition.

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            Wes Selby USXC Pine Lake

            Team Arctic’s Wes Selby is 2nd in Pro Stock at 14-15 USXC Pine Lake. (Photo by ArcticInsider.com)

            As the 2014-2015 USXC cross-country season kicked off at the Gerald Dyrdahl Memorial Pine Lake event near Gonvick, Minn., Team Arctic captured 14 of 20 class wins and 36 of 50 podium finishes on production ZR6000R XC and ZR4000RR snowmobiles.

            The wins came in all categories and at all levels, starting with Zach Herfindahl’s victory in Pro Open. Herfindahl and teammate Wes Selby delivered strong performances in the thrilling 100-mile Pro Stock final, with Selby finishing second and Herfindahl in fourth, less than three seconds separating the top-four finishers. Dylan Stevens debuted in the Semi Pro Stock class and on Team Arctic with a win. And Lance Efteland delivered the ironman performance of the weekend, winning Semi Pro Improved, taking a close second to Stevens in Semi Pro Stock and then jumping into the Pro Stock class where he finished eighth.

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