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Team 68 helps Make-A-Wish raise over $92,000

For the second consecutive year, Tucker Hibbert and his team of loyal fans, friends and family participated in the Walk for Wishes® event in Minneapolis to support and celebrate the mission of Make-A-Wish® Minnesota. Hibbert’s Team 68 took home top fundraising honors, helping the organization exceed its goal of raising over $92,000 to fund the wishes of children battling critical illnesses.

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“This event means a lot to me,” said Hibbert. “It’s a humbling experience to have so many people join me and donate to help grant wishes. Walk for Wishes is a great way to get together and celebrate an organization that’s making a difference in people’s lives.”

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Over the past two years, Hibbert and Team 68 have raised over $20,000 for Make-A-Wish Minnesota. This year’s fundraising site will remain open through Friday, August 25. Hibbert will honor each contribution by sending donors a limited edition Team 68 Walk for Wishes t-shirt. For more information and to make a donation, visit site.wish.org/goto/Team68‪.

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Photos courtesy of ArcticInsider.com

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Join Tucker and Team 68 at Walk for Wishes 2017!

Tucker Hibbert will once again lead a team of loyal fans, friends and family at Make-A-Wish® Minnesota’s Walk for Wishes® event in Minneapolis Saturday, August 5. Last year, Hibbert’s Team 68 raised over $10,000 to help fund the wishes of children battling life-threatening medical conditions.

“I’m really excited to get Team 68 together again to raise money for Make-A-Wish Minnesota,” Hibbert said. “I was blown away by the success of last year’s team and the amount of money we raised. It was awesome having so many people rally together to support the cause. I’ve seen, first-hand, the joy and strength a wish provides for a wish kid. I’m honored to have the opportunity to be involved in an organization that can provide that and thankful people around me feel the same way.”

“Kids who receive a wish are often facing the biggest challenge of their young lives, and their families are facing those struggles right alongside them,” said Mia Broos Hoagberg, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Minnesota. “By walking with Tucker you are sending a strong signal to wish kids and their families – You don’t walk alone. We are here for you! With each step, and with every dollar raised, you bring joy to a child who desperately needs it.”

The 2017 Walk for Wishes 5K walk / run will take place Saturday, August 5 at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis. A donation of $20 confirms a spot on Team 68 and limited edition t-shirt. Every dollar raised by the team will go directly to Make-A-Wish Minnesota. To join Team 68, go to site.wish.org/goto/Team68. People who join for $20 but are unable to attend the event will still receive a limited edition t-shirt to acknowledge their contribution.

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For more information on Hibbert’s past involvement with Make-A-Wish, visit the following links.

Nick’s Wish: bit.ly/NickWishSnowmobile

Jared’s Wish: bit.ly/JaredWish-Snowmobile

 

Team 68 Walk for Wishes 2016

Photos: bit.ly/Team68-WalkForWishes2016-Photos

Video: bit.ly/Team68-WalkForWishes2016_Video

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Meet Tucker April 6 in Thief River Falls, MN!

In honor of Hot Stuff Pizza and Pennington stores celebrating their 25th anniversary, Tucker Hibbert will be at Pennington Main in Thief River Falls Thursday, April 6, 3-6:00 p.m. making pizzas, signing posters and hanging out. Challenge the snocross champ in his favorite game for a chance to win prizes and get an up-close look at his Arctic Cat race snowmobile. While you’re there, take advantage of super deals on Hot Stuff Pizza and Monster Energy!

What: Meet Tucker Hibbert // Deals on Hot Stuff Pizza and Monster Energy

When: Thursday, April 6 // 3-6:00 p.m.

Where: Pennington Main // 220 Main Ave S.  Thief River Falls, MN 56701

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Tucker Hibbert finishes third in 2017 Pro National Snocross Championship

March 21, 2017 – Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert finished third in the 2016/2017 ISOC National Snocross Pro Open Championship with a solid weekend of racing at the Ram Truck Grand Finale National in Lake Geneva, Wisc. The three-day event capped off another remarkable season for the 10-time champion.

Hibbert’s victory in front of a packed crowd Saturday night was the highlight of his weekend. With a second place start in the 14-rider, 10-lap final, he was in good position but, ultimately, strategy played a major factor in the race. On lap six, the leader took the joker lane (an extended section of the track each rider was required to take once during the race), opening the door for Hibbert to take control of the race. He took full advantage of the opportunity, laying down fast lap after fast lap to pull a comfortable lead over second place. He waited until the final lap to take the joker lane and secured the victory.

Recapping Hibbert’s 17th Pro National season, he tallied a series-high seven Pro Open final wins, 11 podiums and 14 top-five finishes. In the process, he added another career milestone to his record by winning his 125th Pro National race at the Eastern National in New York.

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Tucker Hibbert – 2017 Ram Truck Grand Finale Results

Pro Open Rd 15 – Friday

Round 1: 2nd

Round 2: 5th

Final: 10th

 

Pro Open Rd 16 – Saturday

Round 1: 2nd

Round 2: 3rd

Final: 1st

 

Pro Open Rd 17 – Sunday

Round 1: 2nd

Round 2: 3rd

Final: 3rd

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

On his results at Lake Geneva:

“Winning the final Saturday night was awesome and I feel like I rode really well. With a crash Friday night and a third Sunday, I’m a little disappointed. I feel like my speed didn’t match my results.”

Overall thoughts on the season:

“It feels good to have won the most races. I felt really strong most of the season. I had some low points but, overall, it was a pretty successful year. It’s awesome to finish the season healthy and strong.”

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Fast Facts

  • Hometown: Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
  • 14-Time X Games Medalist
  • 2012 and 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion
  • 10-Time National Snocross Champion // 127 Pro National Wins

 

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Podium finish for Hibbert at penultimate snocross event of the season

March 7, 2017 – Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert scored a podium finish at the penultimate event of the 2016/2017 ISOC National Snocross tour in Dubuque, Iowa. Marking the first time the national tour has landed in The Hawkeye State, the Iowa Snocross National featured a steep, rough track on a tight section of Sundown Mountain Resort’s ski hill.

Friday night, Hibbert went 3-2 in qualifying and finished fifth in the final. The defending champion turned things up Saturday night finishing 1-3 in his qualifying rounds and putting on an impressive charge in the final.

With a 10th place start in Saturday’s 18-lap, 13-rider final, Hibbert had his work cut out for him. Dodging carnage early in the race, he rode smart while pushing forward. He moved into fourth place on lap four but already trailed the leader, #53 Kody Kamm, by nine seconds. Hibbert started making big gains halfway through the race by turning laps one to two seconds faster than Kamm. On the final lap, he closed the gap and was within striking distance of the lead but came up short to finish second.

Next up for Hibbert is the final event of the season in Lake Geneva, Wisc. March 17-19. He currently sits third in the 2016/2017 Pro Open championship and 44 points out of first place. With three days of racing and 177 points on the line, he’s still in the hunt to claim his 11th pro national title.

 

Tucker Hibbert – 2017 Iowa National Results

Pro Open Round 13 – Friday

Round 1: 3rd

Round 2: 2nd

Final: 5th

 

Pro Open Round 14 – Saturday

Round 1: 1st

Round 2: 3rd

Final: 2nd

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

On his performance at the Iowa Snocross National:

“I’m happy to get a podium finish in Iowa. I struggled a little bit on Friday but felt better Saturday. I felt like I rode a good race Saturday night – working my way through the pack but came up short.”

On racing at a new venue:

“It was exciting to see all the fans who came out to the race. It’s always fun to go to a new venue and see the excitement of fans. Everyone seemed really happy to have a race in the Dubuque area so hopefully it’s an event that can continue.”

On his position in the points championship:

“The plan is the same as always – stay focused on winning races. It’s going to be challenging to climb to the top of the points but we’re doing everything we can to put ourselves in the best position to have a shot at winning this championship.”

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Tucker Hibbert’s Remaining 2016/2017 Snocross Event

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

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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.

 

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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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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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