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Hibbert finishes fourth at X Games Aspen 2017

January 27, 2017 – Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert finished fourth in the Snocross event at X Games Aspen 2017, breaking a gold medal streak he’s held since 2007. The 14-time medalist was fast in practice and qualifying but came up short in the final.

Typically known for its big-air, technical snocross tracks, X Games featured a short track this year with lap times hovering around the 19-second mark. Throughout the race day, the track developed into an icy, one-line course making the holeshot even more critical for a top finish.

In Hibbert’s qualifying race, pileups off the start in the tight, right-hand first corner caused officials to restart the race twice. On the third start, Hibbert was third off the line. In lap six of 15, he made the pass for second and held that position to the end of the race.

In the eight-rider final, Hibbert got a solid jump off the line and made it through the first corner clean to round lap one in fourth place. He pushed hard for 30 laps, looking for a line but struggled to find an option for a clean pass to finish the race where he started, in fourth.

Next up for Hibbert is the fifth stop of the ISOC National Snocross tour in Salamanca, New York. For more information on his schedule, visit tucker-hibbert.com.

 

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

On his results at X Games 2017:

“I’m proud of all the hard work my team and myself put into this event but disappointed in how it ended. Winning at X Games is always a top priority for us.”

“I felt I was riding good but didn’t get great starts which made it really difficult to get the win. It was definitely disappointing to have a really small, easy racetrack compared to previous years at X Games. The short, tight start caused a lot of chaos and pretty much determined the race. Obviously, I had the same opportunity to get a better start and to win the race but it didn’t work out that way. I’m putting this one behind me and focused on the rest of the season.”

 

Tucker Hibbert – X Games Aspen Snocross 2017 Results

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Qualifying: 2nd

Final: 4th

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Tucker Hibbert – X Games Snocross History

17th Appearance at X Games

2017: Fourth

2016: Gold

2015: Gold

2014: Gold

2013: Gold

2011: Gold

2010: Gold

2009: Gold

2008: Gold

2007: Gold

2006: DNQ

2005: Silver

2004: Silver

2003: Bronze

2002: Silver

2001: DNF

2000: Gold

Note: In 2012, Snocross was not contested at X Games.

 

Fast Facts

  • Hometown: Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
  • 10-Time National Snocross Champion – 124 Pro National Wins
  • 14-Time X Games Medalist
  • 2012 and 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion

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Mandi JohnsonHibbert finishes fourth at X Games Aspen 2017
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Watch X Games Snocross Live!

Watch Tucker Hibbert race for his 10th consecutive X Games gold medal Thursday, January 26 4:30-5:30 p.m. ET live on xgames.com. There will be two heats of qualifying with the top four in each heat advancing to the eight-rider final.

The event will be delay broadcast on ESPN Sunday, January 28 at 2 p.m. ET.

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Hibbert wins night two at Deadwood Snocross Shootout

January 23, 2017 – Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert took home a fourth place finish and a win at rounds seven and eight of the ISOC National Snocross tour in Deadwood, SD. Despite missing the podium Friday, Hibbert had impressive runs both nights on the tight, rough track – something the sold-out Deadwood crowd has come to expect from the 10-time champion.

In Friday’s 14-rider, 24-lap race, Hibbert was buried off the line, rounding lap one in 11th place. Battling heavy roost, he moved around the track, searching for new lines to make clean passes. He charged hard but ran out of time to get to the front, finishing in fourth place.

Saturday night’s final was a drastically different race for Hibbert. He took the holeshot, momentarily got shuffled back to fourth place in turn two’s split lane corner but by the time he exited the next corner, he regained control of the race. With a clear track in front of him, he quickly pulled away and by lap 16 of the 24-lap race, he had a jaw-dropping 16-second lead. He rode the remaining laps smart and in control to take his 124th career win.

Next up for Hibbert is X Games Aspen where he’ll compete for his 10th consecutive gold medal. For more information on his racing, visit tucker-hibbert.com

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Tucker Hibbert – 2017 Deadwood Shootout Results

Pro Open Round 7 – Friday

Round 1: 3rd

Round 2: 2nd

Final: 4th

 

Pro Open Round 8 – Saturday

Round 1: 6th

Round 2: 2nd

Final: 1st

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

On his results at the Deadwood Shootout:

“I’m really happy with my rides in the main events. Obviously, I wish I could have won Friday night but moving through the field, I felt good. Saturday night’s main event went about as smooth as it can get. I got a great start, made the pass for the lead on the first lap and was able to pull a big lead. Overall, I’m happy with my performance but disappointed in my qualifying results. Since the qualifiers have bonus points to win, I really need to start winning those races. That’s something I’m focused on turning around.”

On preparing for X Games:

“I got in a solid week of testing in Colorado and feel really dialed-in with my sled. I’m riding as good as ever right now and feel really confident heading into X Games this week.”

 

Fast Facts

  • Hometown: Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
  • 10-Time National Snocross Champion – 124 Pro National Wins
  • 14-Time X Games Medalist
  • 2012 and 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion

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Mandi JohnsonHibbert wins night two at Deadwood Snocross Shootout
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Tucker Hibbert wins Sunday at Canterbury Park Snocross National

January 9, 2017 – Sunday afternoon, Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert won the ISOC National Snocross Canterbury Park Pro Open final in Shakopee, Minn. Below are Hibbert’s results along with his thoughts on the race weekend and upcoming events.

Canterbury Park National’s three days of racing action will air on CBS Sports Network January 14, 21 and 28 at 10:00 a.m. EST.

Next up for Hibbert is the fourth stop of ISOC National Snocross tour in Deadwood, SD January 20-21. The following Thursday, he’ll compete for his 10th consecutive gold medal at X Games Aspen.

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Tucker Hibbert – 2017 Canterbury Park National Results

Pro Open Round 5 – Friday

Round 1: 2nd

Round 2: 8th

Final: 10th

 

Pro Open Round 6 – Saturday

Round 1: 3rd

Round 2: 3rd

Final: 12th

 

Pro Open Round 2 – Sunday (make-up for Duluth’s fog-canceled race)

Round 1: 2nd

Round 2: 3rd

Final: 1st

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

On his results at Canterbury Park:

“Getting the win on Sunday was awesome, for sure. We (the team) had a difficult weekend. My results were not great, to say the least. We struggled all weekend to do what we needed to do. Getting the win was a good way to end the weekend and gets us headed in the right direction for the rest of the season.”

On his upcoming races:

“I have mixed feelings about the Deadwood race. I’m not a huge fan of the small track but have had a lot of great races there. I’m looking forward to a good race weekend where I can ride well and make up some points.”

“I love racing at X Games. I’m really excited about the event this year and the opportunity to race for the 10-peat. We’re working super hard and will be ready to put up our best effort.”

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Fast Facts

  • Hometown: Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
  • 10-Time National Snocross Champion – 123 Pro National Wins
  • 14-Time X Games Medalist
  • 2012 and 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion

 

Mandi JohnsonTucker Hibbert wins Sunday at Canterbury Park Snocross National
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