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Tucker Hibbert sweeps final snocross event and clinches ninth title

Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert was unstoppable at the final ISOC National Snocross event of the season in Lake Geneva, Wisc. Hibbert excelled on Grand Geneva Resort’s big, technical ski hill track winning five out of six of his qualifying rounds and all three Pro Open finals en route to his ninth pro national championship.

Friday night, Hibbert put on one of the most dominant performances of the season. He ripped the Stud Boy Traction holeshot and rode flawlessly to take the win by nearly 20 seconds over second place. With this victory, he tallied enough points to secure the championship title early.

In his 15th professional snocross season, Hibbert won 13 of the 17 ISOC Pro Open finals, recorded his 100th Pro National win with a jaw-dropping come-from-behind win in Deadwood, SD. and won a record-breaking eighth consecutive X Games gold medal. The 30-year-old from Pelican Rapids, Minn. has no plans to slow down and is already working to improve his program for the 2015/2016 snocross season.

Hibbert will now shift his focus to preparing to compete in select AMA Pro Motocross events and cross-country mountain bike races. To stay up-to-date with his summer racing, visit tucker-hibbert.com.

Tucker Hibbert – #68 Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck

“I had a blast racing at Lake Geneva and couldn’t have asked for a better way to end the season. It felt so good to consistently get good starts throughout the weekend and to finish the season on a high note.”

“The winter was awesome. I had so much fun. I keep calling my crew the ‘dream team’ because we’re so dialed-in. We work really hard but have a ton of fun. I’m really lucky to be able to work beside such talented people. We all look out for each other and do whatever it takes to make sure I’m 100% prepared to win.”

“Looking back, I wouldn’t change anything about this season. Obviously, it would have been awesome to win every race but the losses I had really fueled me to push harder. My favorite moment of the season was getting win number 100 at Deadwood. After crashing on the first lap, I let it all hang out. It was a really rewarding moment for me and my team. I’ll never forget that night.”

“I’m looking forward to switching gears and to get back on my dirt bike and bicycle. At the same time, I can’t wait to dive into plans for next winter. One thing I know for sure is that I’m not slowing down!”

Fast Facts

  • Hometown: Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
  • 13-Time X Games Medalist
  • Nine-Time National Snocross Champion, 108 Pro National Snocross Wins
  • 2012 and 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion
  • 2015 and 2014 ISOC Fan Favorite Rider
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Hibbert takes win at Ram Snocross National and holds points lead

Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert took home a win and held onto his commanding lead in the Pro Open points championship chase at the Ram Truck Snocross National in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. For the second consecutive year, central Michigan’s Soaring Eagle Casino & Hotel featured a big, technical track for rounds 13 and 14 of the ISOC National Snocross tour.

Hibbert entered the weekend on a five round win streak and continued on that path Friday by winning both his qualifying races and the final event. Saturday began much the same as he won both qualifiers to lock down the number one start line pick for the final event.

Saturday night, Hibbert launched off the line in the 15-rider, 14-lap final to take the Stud Boy Traction holeshot and early lead. Riding smart and smooth on the quickly deteriorating track, he extended his gap over second place with each lap that passed. On lap nine, he cased a jump in the downhill rhythm section, was ejected off his sled and sent tumbling down the middle of the track. He didn’t waste any time getting up and ran to his sled but found it wedged in a corner of hard plastic banners and tuff blocks. Two laps passed before he was able to untangle his sled and reenter the race. He rode conservatively the remaining laps to salvage a ninth-place finish.

The ISOC tour will take a weekend break before entering the final stop of the 14/15 season in Lake Geneva, Wisc. With three full days of racing on tap in Lake Geneva, there are still 135 points up for grabs in the Pro Open Championship. Hibbert now holds an 89-point lead over second place and is in a solid position to clinch his ninth national title.

Tucker Hibbert – #68 Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck

“This weekend started out awesome but ended pretty rough. Overall, I had a really good time racing on the Ram National track. I really like getting on these big, technical tracks. It separates the riders and forces us to ride hard and smart.”

“Unfortunately, I made a mistake halfway through the final Saturday night that took away our (the team’s) chance to sweep the weekend. The downhill section was changing fast and I made a poor line choice that basically catapulted me off my sled. I hit the ground pretty hard but was able to jump up and run to my sled right away. I got it fired-up pretty quick but once I hit the gas, my track just spun on a big plastic sign and sunk into a hole in the corner. There was no way I could get it out on my own so I had to wait for track workers to help me get all the signs untangled from my sled so I could get back on the track. I’m frustrated about making the mistake. I had a big lead in that race and was on my way to the win.”

“It’ll be good to have a weekend off and getting everything dialed-in for the final event. It’s been an awesome year and I’m looking forward to finishing strong.”

Fast Facts

  • Hometown: Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
  • 13-Time X Games Medalist
  • Eight-Time National Snocross Champion, 105 Pro National Snocross Wins
  • 2012 and 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion

Tucker Hibbert’s Remaining 14/15 Snocross Events

March 13-15, 2015: Grand Geneva Resort // Lake Geneva, WI

 

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