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    Default Textron Shut Down Artic Cat Race Department

    I hope this is just a Facebook rumor. AC fan or not, the sled world is small enough. Anyone have any concrete details???

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    Not good. The Madcatters over on HCS have been talking about this for a couple weeks. Doesn't sound good for cat. Or the sport as a whole for that matter....

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    Everything we have right now was invented and refined by racing. Motors, chassis, suspensions - everything. A truly bad sign if true.

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    First step in giving up totally & selling or shut'n down Cat Sleds...

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    Totally predictable.
    Queue up the Doors.....The End.

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    Wait...what'd I miss here?


    "Lies, damned lies, and statistics" Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by grub View Post
    Everything we have right now was invented and refined by racing. Motors, chassis, suspensions - everything. A truly bad sign if true.
    Grub, historically you may be correct. My opinion is racing as a form of product research and development for all consumer products is dead and has been for some time. I think manufacturer's of all types use racing as advertisement/promotion only at this point. They have learned over the last couple decades that other forms of product testing (real world and closed track) lead to more demonstrable gains at far less cost for consumer product development.

    I would read Textron shutting down Arctic Cat race team as a bad news in that they are cutting their advertisement/promotional budget. Still not good for a company producing recreational products.

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    i can't wait til we are all subject to buying our ski-doos on Amazon....not.

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    This is bogus. I just had a post pop up on my FB feed from the official Arctic Cat page, it says they will continue racing and not to believe everything on the interwebs. https://www.facebook.com/arcticcat.snow/

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