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Hibbert claims 11th Pro National Snocross Championship

March 20, 2018 – Tucker Hibbert closed out one of the most successful seasons of his career and took claim to his 11th Professional Snocross Championship at the ISOC National Snocross season finale in Lake Geneva, Wisc.

In his 18th professional snocross season, Hibbert had a remarkable run winning 11 of the 17 finals and 27 of his 34 qualifying races. With yearend championship points awarded in both qualifying rounds and finals, he set his season focus on winning every time he was on the track. It was a smart and successful strategy as he secured the championship early with a 108-point margin over second place.

Hibbert and his team were honored with two special awards at the yearend banquet. His father and crew chief, Kirk Hibbert, was awarded Mechanic of the Year while Tucker tallied the most votes by snocross fans to take home Fan Favorite Rider.

With another snocross season behind him, the multisport athlete will shift his focus to his summer passions – motocross and cross-country mountain bike racing.

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

Grand Finale weekend recap:

“Lake Geneva is always super fun with the long track and up and down hills. It’s technical and challenging. It makes for good racing.”

“Racing at Lake Geneva this year was definitely a rollercoaster for me. I felt like I was riding better than I ever have and had really good speed. Some mistakes, especially the last two days, put a damper on my overall results.”

Overall thoughts on the season and winning the championship:

“I felt the best I have my whole career this season – fast and consistent with a rock-solid sled. We (the team) achieved our goal of winning the championship and I couldn’t be happier about that. I’m really proud of how hard everyone on the team and everyone who supports us worked this past year. What people see at the track is a tiny window into what goes into making a program successful. I’m thankful for the passion and dedication that was put into this championship and will always hold this one close.”

Tucker Hibbert – Ram Trucks Grand Finale Results

Friday, March 16 – Pro Round 15

Round 1 Qualifying: 1st

Round 2 Qualifying: 1st

FINAL: 1st

Saturday, March 17 – Pro Round 16

Round 1 Qualifying: 1st

Round 2 Qualifying: 1st

FINAL: 3rd

Sunday, March 18 – Pro Round 17

Round 1 Qualifying: 1st

Round 2 Qualifying: 1st

FINAL: 14th

CBS Sports Network Broadcast 

Grand Finale Day 1: Sunday, April 8 – 11:00 am ET

Grand Finale Day 2: Sunday, April 15 – 11:00 am ET

Grand Finale Day 3: Sunday, April 22 – 11:00 am ET

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Hibbert puts stronghold on championship with dominant performance in Iowa

March 12, 2018 – Tucker Hibbert put a stronghold on the 2018 ISOC National Snocross points championship with back-to-back dominant performances in Dubuque, Iowa. Winning both finals and three of the four qualifiers, Hibbert gained 39 points over second place throughout the weekend to extend his points lead to a whopping 100.

In its second year hosting the Iowa National, Sundown Mountain Resort featured a completely different style track than last year with a technical course stretched across the top of the ski hill. The 35-second track utilized sections of two downhill runs, giving the course elevation changes with big jumps, sweeping turns and off-camber corners.

Friday and Saturday night played out similar for Hibbert. Capitalizing on solid starts in the 18-lap, 15-rider finals, he took the early lead both nights. Masterful with his line choices, he moved all over the course looking for the fastest and smoothest lines. His strategy worked as he rode unchallenged to finish 11 seconds over second place both nights.

With 177 points on the line at the three-day season finale in Lake Geneva, Wisc. this weekend, Hibbert has the opportunity to clinch his 11th Pro National title Friday night.

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

Friday night recap:

“Friday night was a great race for me. I won both my qualifying races so I was number one qualifier heading into the final. My pick put me way on the outside of the startline which was a good place to be as long as you got a good launch. It lined you up really nice for the first turn and up the hill. I got a really good jump off the line, my sled pulled hard and put me out front of the guys next to me and into second position. I charged hard on the first lap and was able to capitalize on a small mistake by Montana Jess and make the pass for the lead in the last turn on the first lap. I put the hammer down, focused on riding fast laps right away and ran my own race.”

Saturday night recap:

“In the final on Saturday, I was able to take an inside starting position that was left open by the other riders. I was really happy about that. It was a different place to be but it was good. I got a good jump off the line and went into the first turn side-by-side with Logan Christian. I was able to carry a little more momentum than Logan over the first couple jumps and took the lead just before the first downhill section. Saturday’s track was a lot rougher than Friday and more challenging, which was good for racing. I was glad to be out front early and find the lines I wanted to slowly pull away a build up a good lead. The track was really technical. I had to be careful not to make mistakes. It was fun to pick my lines and charge around the track.”

Thoughts going into final event of the season:

“I’m really excited about my weekend in Iowa to win both races and extend my points lead by a good amount. Getting ready for Lake Geneva, I’m motivated to finish the season strong. We’re in a really good position with the points championship. I’m confident in my riding and my sled. The goal is keep winning races and clinch the championship.”

Tucker Hibbert – Iowa National Results

Friday, March 9 – Pro Round 13

Round 1 Qualifying: 1st

Round 2 Qualifying: 1st

FINAL: 1st

Saturday, March 10 – Pro Round 14

Round 1 Qualifying: 1st

Round 2 Qualifying: 2nd

FINAL: 1st

 

CBS Sports Network Broadcast 

Iowa Snocross National Day 1: Sunday, March 25 – 11:00 am ET

Iowa Snocross National Day 2: Sunday, April 1 – 11:00 am ET

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Meet Tucker and get a FREE ticket to Lake Geneva snocross!

Stop by the Kunes Country of Elkhorn Ram Truck dealership in Elkhorn, Wisc. Thursday, March 15 5-7:00 p.m. for your chance to meet Tucker and get tickets to the ISOC National Snocross event at Grand Geneva Resort. Test drive a new Ram Truck between 5-7:00 p.m. that night and you’ll get a FREE ticket the race in Lake Geneva!

What: Meet Tucker Hibbert // Test drive a new Ram Truck to get a FREE ticket to the ISOC National Lake Geneva Snocross event!

When: Thursday, March 15 // 5-7:00 p.m.

Where: Kunes Country of Elkhorn Ram Truck // 1300 Hwy 67 South, Elkhorn, WI 53121

Mandi JohnsonMeet Tucker and get a FREE ticket to Lake Geneva snocross!
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