I’ve always been an Arctic Cat guy, everyone knows that. When I was little, I rode my Kitty Cat literally into pieces. My dad never had any trouble getting the hood off, mostly because I already had it off for him. I guess you could say I was testing and tuning at a very young age.
Growing up, I loved to ride and I couldn’t get enough of it. I’d blast through the ditches before I got on the bus for school and rip around the yard until my mom flashed the porch light for me to come in at night. I even have a picture of me sporting my cowboy boots while riding my Kitty Cat in the summer!
I still love to ride but now all my time on a sled is spent racing or “officially” testing and tuning. It doesn’t leave time for recreational riding, but this year there are no excuses. I’m making time to ride because I just introduced my new ProCross F800 Race Replica snowmobile.
My replica sled has been in the design pipeline for a few years. Arctic Cat asked me if I’d like to work with them on a signature consumer sled, it was quite an honor. I was excited and nervous at the same time because I knew it had to be unique and truly reflect me.
We drafted a concept and timeline, and then got to work. The goal: to produce a snowmobile that had the tried and true features of my race sled; could be ridden aggressively, yet still handle well for trail riders and of course, look mean! After countless hours in meetings, working with engineers and stylists, we launched my race replica this fall at Hay Days.
I’m really excited how it all came together. Here’s a quick run down on the signature details that made the final cut.