The University of Wisconsin at Madison won the 2006 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge” (internal combustion division) with a strategy that stressed moderation. “We tried to do well in everything, instead of concentrating on one or two things,” said Badger Team Captain Gary Diehl, a senior engineering student at Madison.... Read more
Speedwerx, the longtime Arctic Cat performance partner in snowmobile racing, is now in the business of producing go-fast goodies for Arctic Cat ATVs. They currently have performance add-ons for 650 V2, DVX 400 and Youth 90 models. More products are being readied for more models, including accessories for the... Read more
After nearly 40 years, Roetin Industries is under new ownership and management. The Rochester, NY manufacturer of carbide runners and track studs has moved to a new facility and has a renewed commitment to producing the highest quality traction and control products available. The new owners bring decades of... Read more
Upon winning the 2006 Eagle River World Championship, P.J. Wanderscheid joined Dave Wahl and Jacques Villeneuve as the only three-time winners of the world’s greatest oval race. Wanderscheid nabbed his third win with a stunning late charge in the race that allowed him to pass into the lead during... Read more
Coming soon to an Arctic Cat dealer near you: two-wheeled fun in the form of Aprilia, Moto Guzzi (shown here), Vespa, Piaggio and Derbi motorcycles and motor scooters. Recently Arctic Cat and the Piaggio group (which includes the above brands) formed a partnership in which they will share distribution... Read more
The Quebec government of Premier Jean Charest has passed Bill 9, which extends immunity for the snowmobile industry from the province’s law on sustainable development. Adopted unanimously in April, the sustainable development law entrenches the right “to an environment that is healthy and respects biodiversity” into the provincial charter... Read more
Aftermarket performance specialists Straightline Performance have retained Decker Racing for development of exhaust systems and pipes. Jason Houle, owner of Straightline Performance, is stoked about the move and feels the addition of Steve Decker will greatly improve the growth and expansion of their exhaust system offerings. With 30 years... Read more
Yamaha will return to the snocross race tracks for the 2006-2007 World Power Sports Association (WPSA) national series with a factory supported effort competing in the Pro Open Class. Yamaha has signed Boss Racing and superstar Robbie Malinoski, 2006 WPSA Pro Stock and Pro Open champion, to pilot its... Read more
THE ANNUAL SNOWMOBILE HALL OF FAME RAFFLE HAS BEGUN. A UNIQUE TWIST WITH THIS YEARS RAFFLE IS THE WINNERS CHOICE TO SPEND $10,000.00 AT THE DEALERSHIP OF HIS CHOICE. THE DEALERS REPRESENT ALL FOUR BRANDS. ANY PRODUCTS SOLD BY THE DEALER CHOSEN ARE INCLUDED IN THE SPENDING SPREE. THE... Read more
We got our Chat up and running now, And we need some help to get things going – so we are offering free SnoPro 2 books to the first three accounts to reach the 50 post level. Read the “Welcome To SnowTech Chat” post for more info. Thanks for... Read more