Snowmobile-racing champ Jacques Villeneuve (brother of Gilles and uncle to the 1997 F1 world champion of the same name) has revealed that he is undergoing treatment for cancer. Having won the Eagle River World Championship Snowmobile Derby in 1980 & 1982, he became the first person to win a... Read more
It was brought to our attention by professional hillclimb racer and back country rider Rob Kincaid that cell phones can affect avalanche beacons that are in the search mode. We were unaware of this conflict and two of our western test riders (Jeremy Barnes and Jerry Mathews) confirmed it... Read more
Professional Racing Returns to Historic Alexandria Oval Professional snowmobile racing is returning to the historic oval track at Alexandria, Minnesota this winter with the “Alexandria Winter Spectacular”. In the big-time era of snowmobile racing in the 1970’s, one race stood out as one of the biggest attractions on the... Read more
The U.S. Department Of Energy (DOE) has released a study conducted by Michigan Technological University that was designed to evaluate the effects of E-15 fuel on current and legacy snowmobile engines and vehicles. Three test scenarios were conducted to evaluate the impact of E-15, including cold-start performance and emissions;... Read more
A late but long-lasting winter in much of the country salvaged U.S. snowmobile sales in the winter of 2012-13, and favorable economic and weather conditions elsewhere drove the snowmobile market forward by more than 15,000 units worldwide. Those statistics were unveiled by Ed Klim, president of the International Snowmobile... Read more
Antti Holmberg, 2012 European Watercross Champion, has reportedly broke a world record for driving a snowmobile on water. Holmberg completed a total distance of 111.9 miles near Ivalo, Finland on July 24th. The ride took him about 3 hours to complete with an average speed of 37.03 mph. The... Read more
The 13th episode of the Yamaha Racing Show, featuring Doug Henry at the Lake Geneva snocross race. Read more
The 2014 model line ups are here, and the Spring 2013 issue of SnowTech covers them in detail. Learn all about the Yamaha – Arctic Cat connection. How the new Yamaha SR Viper models came to be. See and read our editor’s reviews of all the 2014 line ups.... Read more
Combining Arctic Cat’s snowmobile chassis and suspension with the leading 4-stroke engines lead to an exciting future February 20, 2013 Plymouth, MN – Arctic Cat Inc. has entered into an Engine Supply Agreement with Yamaha Motor Corporation to expand its purchase of snowmobile engines starting in the 2014 model... Read more
Minneapolis, MN – February 21st – Yamaha will be pulling the sheets off of their 2014 line up. Thursday at 4-8pm at the Hilton Minneapolis, at 1001 Marquette Ave. South. Minneapolis, MN 55403. Multiple vendors will be on site as well. See the flyer below: Be the first Read more