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March 1, 2013
TODAY Show Correspondent Sara Haines Visits Arctic Cat Factory
Builds 2014 Arctic Cat Snowmobile And Learns To Ride Snocross With Tucker Hibbert
Haines recently visited the Arctic Cat factory in Thief
River Falls, MN to film a segment that will tentatively air on March 5 at
“We were amazed at how quickly Sara adapted to working on our snowmobile assembly line,” said Arctic Cat manufacturing manager Troy Skime. “We would be honored to hire her and most importantly, the ZR 6000 El Tigre she assembled passed our inspection.”
After her visit to the Arctic Cat Factory, Haines took a trip to Fertile, MN, to spend the afternoon at the Christian Bros. race shop with the goal of learning how to ride with Team Arctic racer and current ISOC snocross points leader Tucker Hibbert.
Haines started her snocross learning experience aboard Evan Christian’s Arctic Cat Sno Pro 500 with direction from Hibbert on how to use the throttle and brakes, lean in the corners and even how to stand up while riding on an oval track. She then progressed to the National-sized snocross track that the Pro racers use.
“Sara was nervous but is a fast learner, and immediately she
looked comfortable on the Sno Pro
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