In honor of his more than two decades of contributions to the sport of snowmobiling and racing, Arctic Cat’s Joey Hallstrom of Thief River Falls, Minn., was named one of four 2012 inductees into the Snowmobile Hall of Fame in St. Germain, Wis. Prior to his current position as Cat’s snowmobile product manager, Hallstrom was the Team Arctic Race Manager from 1987-99.
“By combining a deep passion for the sport with the competitive heart of a racer, Joey Hallstrom built the Team Arctic Racing Program into a winning powerhouse,” said Loren Anderson, founder of the SHOF. “In addition to building a dominant race program for Arctic Cat, Hallstrom also helped grow the sport through key roles in launching the Jeep 500 cross-country race, initiating the first NHRA snowmobile asphalt drag exhibition and spearheading several key snowmobile models.”
Hallstrom will be inducted into the SHOF on Feb. 18, along with racer Toni Haikonen, race director Marcel Fontaine and Wisconsin snowmobile advocate Larry Bosacki.
“To have helped rebuild the Team Arctic racing program into such a dominant force, and now sharing that legacy with the Hall of Fame, is a tremendous honor,” Hallstrom said.