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Hibbert dominates day two at Michigan Snocross National

February 27, 2017 – Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert had a dominating performance on the second day of the ISOC National Snocross Michigan National in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Nailing the holeshot nearly every time he was on track Saturday night, Hibbert rode with confidence and control to win both his qualifying rounds and the final event at Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino.

Friday, the story of the night was the brutal track conditions brought on by unseasonably warm temperatures and intermittent downpours triggered by a thunderstorm that rolled through the area. The event went on but featured condensed racing, with laps cut from qualifying and the final. Hibbert charged hard in all his races but with mid-pack starts, he came up short to finish 2-3 in qualifying and fourth in the final.

Feeling good about his rides Friday night, Hibbert entered Saturday focused on winning. He grabbed the Stud Boy Holeshot in both his qualifying rounds and, despite being dealt ninth pick on the start line for the final due to the inverted start procedure, nearly got the holeshot in the final.

The opening laps of the 20-lap final, it was a three-way battle for the lead with Hibbert in third. Riding a blistering fast line through the back rhythm section of the track, he made two clean passes for the lead and immediately opened a gap over second place. He rode the remainder of the race unchallenged to take the win.

Next up for Hibbert is the inaugural Iowa Snocross National at Dubuque’s Sundown Mountain Resort this weekend. For an inside look into his preparations for the final stretch of the season, visit tucker-hibbert.com and connect to his social media channels.

 

Tucker Hibbert – 2017 Michigan National Results

Pro Open Round 11 – Friday

Round 1: 2nd

Round 2: 3rd

Final: 4th

 

Pro Open Round 12 – Saturday

Round 1: 1st

Round 2: 1st

Final: 1st

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

On his results at the Michigan Snocross National: “I’m pretty excited about how the race went in Michigan. Saturday was awesome winning both heats and the main event to maximize our points. I would’ve liked to have done a little better on Friday to help with the points but, overall with the track conditions and the weather, I’m happy with how I felt on the sled.”

On his starts Saturday night: “We worked quite a bit on start testing during the break and did some brainstorming between Friday and Saturday to get better starts. That made a big difference for us Saturday night. The track was small and tight so it was really important for us to get our starts figured out.”

On racing in Iowa this weekend: “I’m looking forward to racing in Iowa this weekend. It’s always fun to go to a new venue and with it being on a ski hill I’m really excited. I heard they have a good base of snow and should have a big track.”

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Tucker Hibbert’s Remaining 2016/2017 Snocross Events

March 3-4, 2017: Sundown Mountain Resort // Dubuque, IA

March 17-19, 2017: Grand Geneva Resort // Lake Geneva, WI

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WIN the Ultimate Race Experience!

Tucker Hibbert and Arctic Cat have teamed up to give fans the Ultimate Race Experience! Every snocross race weekend this winter, fans will win autographed Arcticwear gear, race memorabilia, parts and accessories. One lucky fan will win the Ultimate Race Experience — a VIP trip for you and a friend to the 2018 ISOC Canterbury Park Snocross National with Team 68!

Enter today for your chance to WIN! –> https://www.arcticcat.com/ultimate-race-experience/

BONUS: With your entry, you’ll receive a code for 25% off any Arcticwear Tucker Hibbert Signature Collection item!

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Hibbert records 125th Pro National Snocross career victory

February 6, 2017 – Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert recorded his 125th Pro National Snocross career victory Saturday night at round 10 of the ISOC National Snocross tour in Salamanca, N.Y. Hibbert led the milestone race from start to finish in dominating form.

Friday night at the Eastern National, win number 125 eluded Hibbert after he finished a hard-fought second place. Confident in his performance, he entered Saturday determined to get to the top step of the podium.

With 4-2 finishes in his qualifying rounds Saturday night, Hibbert had a seventh start line pick for the 15-rider race. Positioned in the middle of the front row, he launched off the line and into the early lead. Immediately pulling a gap on the rest of the field, he rode 22 laps smooth and in control while dodging ice holes, snow dust and lapped riders. When the checkers flew, he had lapped up to sixth and held a 10-second lead over second place.

The ISOC National Snocross tour now takes a two-weekend break before hitting the final three events of the season. For more information on Hibbert and his race schedule, visit tucker-hibbert.com.

 

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

On winning his 125th Pro National race: “It feels awesome being able to get my 125th win this weekend. We (the team) have been thinking about 125 since we got 100. It’s crazy to have it actually happen now. That’s a lot of races and a lot of great memories.”

On his performance at the Eastern National: “I’m really happy with my finishes in New York getting a first and second in the mains. Unfortunately, it’s bittersweet because I only won one of my qualifiers and so much points are given in the qualifying rounds. Moving forward, I need to really focus on winning my qualifying races to be able to get back on top of the points championship.”

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Tucker Hibbert – 2017 Eastern National Results

Pro Open Round 9 – Friday

Round 1: 3rd

Round 2: 1st

Final: 2nd

 

Pro Open Round 10 – Saturday

Round 1: 4th

Round 2: 2nd

Final: 1st

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Fast Facts

  • Hometown: Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
  • 10-Time National Snocross Champion – 125 Pro National Wins – 211 Pro National Starts
  • 14-Time X Games Medalist
  • 2012 and 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion

 

Noteworthy

Snocross Pro National Win History

Tucker Hibbert: 125 wins

Blair Morgan: 84 wins (retired)

Ross Martin: 34 wins (active racer)

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Images © John Hanson

 

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