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Tucker Hibbert to continue his support of Make-A-Wish Minnesota

JOIN TEAM 68: site.wish.org/goto/Team68

June 19, 2018 – Tucker Hibbert is continuing his efforts to raise money for Make-A-Wish® Minnesota by leading a team at the 2018 Walk for Wishes® Twin Cities event. For the third consecutive year, Hibbert is bringing together fans, friends and family to join Team 68 and help grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses.

“Raising money for Make-A-Wish Minnesota through Walk for Wishes is really turning into a fun tradition for me and my fans,” Hibbert said. “After my first experience helping grant a wish through Make-A-Wish in 2015, I knew I wanted to get more involved with the organization. Walk for Wishes has provided me the opportunity to bring together people and raise money for a great cause. It’s been awesome to see how excited people are to get involved. The whole experience of building the team, getting ready for the event and the actual walk itself has definitely been a highlight of my year since we started doing this.”

Since 2016, Hibbert’s Team 68 has raised over $21,000 for Make-A-Wish Minnesota through the Walk for Wishes event.

“Tucker and all of those who join Team 68 help make life-changing wishes come true. We’re so thankful for this team – their support makes all the difference to Minnesota kids facing the biggest challenge of their life,” said Mia Broos Hoagberg, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Minnesota. “We’re now studying how wishes can have a long-term impact on very sick kids. Anticipating a wish can provide the spark of hope so often missing during a critical illness. Wishes help kids feel better, and sometimes even help them get better.”

The 2018 Walk for Wishes Twin Cites 1-mile walk and 5K run will take place the morning of Saturday, August 4 at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis. A $20 donation registers you for the event and reserves your Team 68 Walk for Wishes t-shirt. People who join the team but are unable to attend the event will still receive the t-shirt to acknowledge their contribution. All money raised goes directly to Make-A-Wish Minnesota. To join Team 68, visit site.wish.org/goto/Team68.

 

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

Wish Granting

Nick’s Wish: http://bit.ly/NickWishSnowmobile

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

Team 68 Walk for Wishes

2017 Photos: http://bit.ly/Team68-WalkForWishes2017-Photos

2016 Photos: http://bit.ly/Team68-WalkForWishes2016-Photos

2016 Video: http://bit.ly/Team68-WalkForWishes2016_Video

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Tucker Hibbert Retires from Professional Snocross Racing

May 16, 2018 – After 25 years of chasing checkered flags in snowmobile competition, Tucker Hibbert today announced that he’s reached the finish line of his remarkable racing career. The 33-year-old from Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, is now officially retired as a professional snocross racer.

“It’s time for me to retire from professional snocross racing,” Hibbert said. “It’s been a great career and now is the right time to move on. I’m healthy and happy. I’ve accomplished my goals, which were to do my best and enjoy the process of working hard with the people around me. We just finished a great season where I felt as good as I ever have and won my 11th Championship.”

Reflecting on his career, he added, “I’ve dedicated a huge part of my life to racing snowmobiles. I’m thankful for the lessons and experiences that racing provided me over the years. It’s been an incredible ride.”

Hibbert leaves the sport as the most decorated racer in snocross history. He began racing snowmobiles as an amateur at age 8, won his first X Games gold medal at 15 and turned professional at age 16. In his 18 years as a professional snocross racer, Hibbert won 138 of the 235 Pro National events he entered in addition to 11 Pro Championship titles, 10 X Games gold medals and two World Championship titles.

Hibbert’s storied career is a testament to the talent, determination and hard work of his own as well as those who were integral to Team 68 over the years.

“Working hard, as a team, has been the most rewarding part of racing,” Hibbert said. “There are so many amazing people who have played a role in my career. I’ve been fortunate to work with some extremely talented, dedicated and all-around good people. I’ll cherish the memories we’ve all made together for the rest of my life.”

The team’s success was also the result of the support given by key sponsors. “I’m proud of the relationships we’ve built with the brands that have supported me,” he said. “Many of them were career long sponsors and that’s something I’m really thankful for.”

Hibbert also credits his fans, saying: “I’m blessed to have met a lot of great people through racing. Their energy and excitement helped push me to do my best. I truly thank all of them for their passion and support.”

Hibbert’s retirement from professional snocross is effective immediately. He is currently working on event opportunities at which he can personally thank his fans, sponsors and the snowmobile racing community for their contribution to his career.

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TUCKER HIBBERT CAREER SNOCROSS STATISTICS, CREW & SPONSORS

PRO NATIONAL SNOCROSS

11 Championships

2018: ISOC Pro*

2016: ISOC Pro Open

2015: ISOC Pro Open

2014: ISOC Pro Open

2013: ISOC Pro Open

2011: ISOC Pro Open & Pro Stock**

2008: WPSA Pro Stock

2002: WSA Pro Open & Pro Stock

2001: WSA Pro Open

235 Starts

138 Wins

179 Podium Finishes

213 Top-10 Finishes

* For the 2018 season, the Pro Open class was renamed as Pro to align with race sled technical changes.

** 2011 was the final year the Pro Stock class was contested.

 

14 X GAMES SNOCROSS MEDALS

10 Gold Medals

2016: Gold

2015: Gold

2014: Gold

2013: Gold

2011: Gold

2010: Gold

2009: Gold

2008: Gold

2007: Gold

2000: Gold

3 Silver Medals

2005: Silver

2004: Silver

2002: Silver

1 Bronze Medal

2003: Bronze

 

WORLD EVENTS

2012 FIM Snocross World Champion – Semigorje, Russia

2010 FIM Snocross World Champion – Mala, Sweden

2013 Clash of Nations Pro Open Champion – Falun, Sweden

 

SEMI-PRO NATIONAL

2 Championships

2000: WSA Semi-Pro Open & Semi-Pro Stock

24 Starts

19 Wins

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

ESPY Award Best Male Action Sports Athlete Nominee – 2011, 2014 & 2015

National Snocross Fan Favorite Rider – 2014, 2015 & 2017

Snow Week Racer of the Year – 2001

SledRacer.com Racer of the Year – 2011

RideX365 Racer of the Year – 2016

 

CREWMEMBERS

Current: Kirk Hibbert, Robby Dahlen, Mandi Hibbert, Steve Houle, Garth Kaufman, Kevin Krocak, John Hanson, Teresa Hibbert, Luke Perreault, Roger Skime, Kelland Bjerke and Jeff Tweet

Past: Russ Ebert, Dan Ebert, Joni Ebert, Fred Olson, Joel Dahlen, Paul Engelstad, Paul Abrahamson, Belinda Abrahamson, MacKinzie Engelstad, Ashley Rambow, Milt Vansickle, Dean Turcotte and Jim Burton

Additional integral individuals: Mike Kloety, Rory Beckman, Corey Berberich, Mike Burgad, Eddie Casillas, Brian Dick, Tim Easley, Logan Christian, Dwight Christian, Stuart Christian, Jeremy Houle, Blair Morgan, Brian Perreault, Troy Halverson, Ron Black, Mark Jolstad, Don Fugelseth, Joey Hallstrom, Dawn Haugen, Michelle McCraw, Rod Foss, Jeff Olson, Greg Spaulding, Kent Geffre, Mark Geffre, Ben Langaas, Mike Larson, Ron Bergman, Ken Fredrickson, Dayne Efta, Brian “Hector” Olsen, Jeff Poole, Tom Farnsworth, McKale Evenson, Dick Linke, Chris Twomey, John Sandberg, Brian Rust, Wayne Scholl, Wes Selby, Al Shimpa and Brian Sturgeon

 

SPONSORS

Current: Monster Energy, Arctic Cat, Ram Trucks, Arcticwear, Stud Boy, FLY Helmets, Speedwerx, FOX, Rigid LED Lighting, Kicker Audio, C-TEC2 Synthetic Oil, POD Knee Braces, Digital Ink Design & Graphics and TekVest

Past: Bosch Tools, Hot Stuff Pizza, CTi, Leatt, SPY Optic, Castle X Racewear, Shock Doctor, AP Designs, Troy Lee Designs, Sportech, One Industries, Utopia Goggles, OGIO, Scott Goggles, Custom Stripes, C&A Pro Skis, D&D Racing, Sinasalo, RCS, Bernardo Painting, HJC, Pro Concepts, Pro-Vue and Universal Screenprint

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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

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Hibbert wins and maintains grip on points championship at Michigan National

Tucker Hibbert took a win Saturday night at the ISOC National Snocross tour’s Michigan National and with strong performances throughout the weekend, maintained his grip on the 2018 points championship.

With two days of heavy rainfall and warm temperatures in the Mt. Pleasant area prior to the event, the piles of snow made for the track were wet and heavy, resulting in a rough and challenging racecourse.

Hibbert went 2-1 in qualifying Friday night and after a mid-pack start in the 15-rider, 20-lap final, was in good position to move forward. Near the end of lap one, another rider got his ski into the back of Hibbert, leaving the two rider’s sleds stuck together. Hibbert broke free of the tangle seconds before the pack was coming around the track to lap him, keeping him on the lead lap. He charged hard through the field the rest of the race to secure a sixth place finish.

Saturday night, Hibbert went 4-1 in his qualifying rounds. With another mid-pack start in the 15-rider, 18-lap final, he focused on getting through the opening laps clean and into a position to fight for the win. Tapping into his skill to find lines on a deteriorating track, he moved through the field fast. On lap seven, he made the pass for second and had early race leader, Kody Kamm, in sight. He spent the following laps setting him up and with five to go, block passed Kamm in the corner before the finish line and went on to take his 135th career win.

The national series takes a one-weekend break before heading into the final two stops of the 2017/2018 tour in Iowa and Wisconsin. For more information on Hibbert and his racing, visit tucker-hibbert.com.

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

Friday night recap:

“I was settling in the first lap, trying to make some passes, then another rider ran into the back of me and his ski got sucked up into my track. It instantly stopped me. Luckily, we were able to get the sleds apart right before the leaders came by so I didn’t get lapped. I was bummed I lost so much time but just had to put my head down and pass as many riders as I could.”

Saturday night recap:

“I didn’t get a very good jump off the start and got shuffled to mid-pack right away. I was focused getting through the opening laps clean. Fortunately, I was able to do that and settled into fourth place pretty quick. I could see Kamm up front and he was pulling away. I knew I had to make more passes quick to be able to catch him. Once I got into second, I tried to ride smooth and consistent but at the same time, I had to find new lines because the track was deteriorating so much and we were getting into lappers. I caught up to him pretty quick, rode behind him a few laps and figured out where I wanted to make the pass. I set him up in the turn before the finish line by carrying momentum through the backstretch, went wide into the corner and then cut inside to block pass him. It felt good to finish the weekend with a win.”

Approach to final two events of the season:

“My approach to the last two events is the same as it’s been all year – winning qualifying races and the main events. I feel good about the points lead but I am focused on keeping the hammer down and getting some more wins.”

 

Tucker Hibbert – Michigan National Results

Friday, February 23 – Pro Round 11

Round 1 Qualifying: 2nd

Round 2 Qualifying: 1st

FINAL: 6th

Saturday, February 24 – Pro Round 12

Round 1 Qualifying: 4th

Round 2 Qualifying: 1st

FINAL: 1st

 

CBS Sports Network Broadcast 

Michigan Snocross National Day 1: Sunday, March 11 – 10:00 am ET

Michigan Snocross National Day 2: Sunday, March 18 – 11:00 am ET

 

Remaining 2017/2018 ISOC National Snocross Events

Dubuque, IA // March 9-10, 2018

Lake Geneva, WI // March 16-17, 2018

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Hibbert extends points lead at challenging Eastern Snocross National

February 19, 2018 – Tucker Hibbert extended his points lead in the ISOC National Snocross Championship at the Eastern National in Salamanca, NY. Hibbert was untouchable in qualifying and with points being awarded for qualifying rounds, he racked up valuable points despite going 13-2 in the final events.

In Friday night’s final, after winning both qualifiers, Hibbert lined-up on the far outside due to ISOC’s pro start rule which requires riders to take their pick in an inverted order based off their results earned in qualifying races. To avoid getting pushed off the track in the tight left first turn, he grabbed the brakes and slotted to the back of the 15-rider field. He made passes quick and on lap seven of 22, moved into seventh. Two laps later, he misjudged the speed and position of another rider and put himself in a line that caused him to get partially landed on. Hibbert was unharmed but the incident left his throttle cable broken. Unable to continue racing, he exited the track and was scored 13th based on the number of laps he completed.

Saturday night, Hibbert was once again the number qualifier for the final event. Instead of starting on far outside of the front row, he opted to start from the back row with the goal of being in a safer position through the first turn. He got through the first turn clean then ran into a rider who was stopped at the top of the first jump, leaving him in last place. With minor damage to his right ski and a-arm, he charged forward. Lap eight of 22, he moved into eighth place. With a 14-second deficit to make up on the leader, he clicked off fast lap after fast lap and with two laps to go, passed Logan Christian for second place. Hibbert kept the pressure on to the end to finish 1.3 seconds behind race winner Kody Kamm.

Next up for Hibbert is the Michigan National this weekend in Mt. Pleasant. The 10-time champion now holds a 61-point lead in the 2018 points championship. For more information on Hibbert and his schedule, visit tucker-hibbert.com.

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

Friday night recap:

“The race didn’t go quite as planned after getting a bad start. It took me a few laps to get into a groove and make forward progress. Once I did that, I started feeling a lot better and charging towards the front. It fell apart about halfway through the race when I was trying to make a pass on a rider. I thought he went over the inside berm to the outside and at the last second I realized he was still on the inside berm and I had drove basically underneath him. At the last second, I saw and heard his sled and I was able to lean back and get my right hand off the handle bar before his track caught my bars. I was lucky to not get hurt but unfortunately the mistake took me out of the race with a broken throttle cable. I was definitely bummed to be sitting on the sidelines when I wanted to be charging to the front.”

Saturday night recap:

“We [the team] tried to figure out the best scenario for the starting line and the first turn to avoid getting taken out and improve our chance of a better start. We decided to go to the back row. I feel like it was right decision but unfortunately I got tangled with another rider right out of the first turn. It didn’t work out and I had to come from last place. I didn’t really get a good look at where Kamm was until I was in third place and had passed Logan for second. I was focused on not making mistakes and charging hard. I got real close. I was feeling like I could get the win, especially if Kamm made a mistake. I have won a lot of races like this in the past so I knew I could do it but came up a little short of getting it done.”

Overall thoughts on the weekend:

“I’m excited about the championship and where we’re at with that. Obviously extending the points lead each weekend is awesome and that’s a goal for us but, for me, winning races is where it’s at, so it’s a little frustrating. It’s unfortunate that it’s so challenging to race for final wins after winning all the qualifiers and being so fast. We’re staying focused on our season goals which are to win every time we’re on the track and to win the championship.”

 

Tucker Hibbert – Eastern National Results

Friday, February 16 – Pro Round 9

Round 1 Qualifying: 1st

Round 2 Qualifying: 1st

FINAL: 13th

Saturday, February 17 – Pro Round 10

Round 1 Qualifying: 1st

Round 2 Qualifying: 1st

FINAL: 2nd

CBS Sports Network Broadcast 

Eastern Snocross National Day 1: Sunday, February 25 – 11:00 am ET

Eastern Snocross National Day 2: Sunday, March 4 – 11:00 am ET

 

Remaining 2017/2018 ISOC National Snocross Events

Mt. Pleasant, MI // February 23-24, 2018

Dubuque, IA // March 9-10, 2018

Lake Geneva, WI // March 16-17, 2018

Photos ©Lissa Marsolek

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Meet Tucker and get FREE tickets to Michigan snocross!

Stop by MY Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Thursday, February 22 5-7:00 p.m. for your chance to meet Tucker and get tickets to the ISOC National Snocross event at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort. Test drive a new Ram Truck between 5-7:00 p.m. that night and you’ll get a pair of FREE tickets the race in Mt. Pleasant!

What: Meet Tucker Hibbert // Test drive a new Ram Truck to get FREE tickets to the Mt. Pleasant snocross event!

When: Thursday, February 22 // 5-7:00 p.m.

Where: MY Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram // 4650 East Pickard Street  Mt Pleasant, MI 48858

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POD Active welcomes Tucker to team

Press release from POD Active

POD Active welcomes snocross legend Tucker Hibbert to the team

6th of February 2018 (Victoria, Australia) – POD Active is excited to welcome snowmobile snocross legend, Tucker Hibbert, to its team of elite athletes. Hibbert has put his trust in POD’s K8 Prepeg Carbon Knee Brace to protect him as he competes for his 11th Pro National Snocross title this winter.

“We’re excited to welcome Tucker to the POD family! His competitive nature and competency across Snowmobiling, Motocross and Mountain Bikes, coupled with his engineering brain are integral in design considerations for future POD braces and products. We have learnt this much so far, Tucker is not only a world-class athlete but he’s a world-class human,” said Byron Marsh, POD’s Marketing Manager.

Being a crossover athlete, Hibbert will wear the K8 brace year-round while competing in motocross as well. With his passion for technical design and safety, his diverse knowledge of both sleds and bikes, he’s already working with POD’s engineering team to test, tune and provide feedback for future products.

“As an athlete, I need protective gear to be as minimal and the least restrictive as possible yet strong and durable. The POD K8 knee brace fits that perfectly. It allows me to do what I need to do and keeps me protected. I’m pumped about how versatile the brace is and how easily it adapts to fit your needs. I compete in a lot of different sports and the fact that I have one brace that can do it all is awesome,” said Hibbert. He continued, “It’s been really exciting to work with the engineering team at POD to provide feedback for future brace development. Product development is one of my favorite parts about racing. You can never stop innovating and pushing to improve. It’s fun to work with a company that shares that passion and makes me confident I’m wearing the right brace.”

POD offers two levels of braces available for adults along with a youth model. Each brace is designed multi-sport ready for hassle-free adaptability to your chosen sport. At the core of the K-Series Knee Brace is Human Motion Hinge® technology, utilizing Synthetic Ligaments™ to provide protection on demand without compromising performance. POD braces low profile frame coupled with adaptable cuffs conform to the curvature of your legs to deliver an uncompromised fit and total comfort.

The K8 knee brace features pre-preg carbon fibre frames offering the ultimate in strength, weight and durability. With an industry leading 5yr frame warranty. We’ve got your back!

Our K4 Composite and K1 Youth knee braces feature fiberglass reinforced nylon frames providing premium function at an affordable price.

For the latest product information, news and our dealer locator please visit www.podactive.com.

About POD Active: POD Active is an innovative Australian product development company specialising in joint protection for elite athletes & active people. Our mission is to reduce the risk & severity of ligament injuries in sport and recreation without restricting movement or compromising performance and comfort. Our patented products integrate seamlessly with modern sports equipment, effortlessly enable natural motion and actively minimise the risk of injury. We call this technology Protection On Demand. The POD Knee braces are distributed in over 50 countries, with North American Distribution Partner Western Power Sports being an integral partner in making POD the #1 Brand in Motocross and Actions Sports world-wide. POD Knee Braces combine extreme function and performance with the confidence derived from a Medically Certified Device.

POD – It feels invisible | You feel invincible

About Tucker Hibbert: Tucker Hibbert, 33, entered his first race at the age of eight and today stands as the most decorated snowmobile snocross racer in history. He’s a two-time FIM World Snowcross champion, 14-time X Games medalist and 10-time national snocross champion. Now in his 18th professional season, he holds 134 Pro National victories.

 

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Hibbert delivers dominant performance in Deadwood

January 22, 2018 – Tucker Hibbert added another weekend sweep to his record book with dominant back-to-back wins in the pro finals at the ISOC National Snocross tour’s stop in Deadwood, SD. Knowing Hibbert’s history of jaw-dropping rides on the tight, rough track packed into the Days of ’76 Rodeo grounds, fans showed up in droves with the hope of seeing the 10-time champion put on a show.

After a big win Friday night, Hibbert delivered an unforgettable performance Saturday with a rally through the field that had the sold out crowd on their feet the entire race.

A solid jump off the line in Saturday’s final put Hibbert in good position but with a full lineup of riders on his inside, he got pushed off the track in the first turn. He re-entered the race in a matter of seconds but was already shuffled back to 12th position. Tapping into his experience, he passed riders quick, sometimes multiple riders at a time, and by lap 10 of the 24-lap final, moved into second place. The sub-30-second track comprised of a mix of natural and manmade snow deteriorated fast and turned into a minefield of deep holes, roost and lappers. With holeshot winner Kody Kamm in the lead, Hibbert searched for good lines to make the pass. Two laps to go, Hibbert capitalized on Kamm’s repeat attempt to block him on the inside of a corner and rode around the outside of him to take control of the race. Hibbert pulled over a three-second gap and rode the rest of the race unchallenged to complete the weekend sweep.

Hibbert now has a 50-point lead over second place in the yearend points championship. The ISOC National Snocross tour will take a three-week break before heading to Salamanca, NY February 16-17.

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

Friday night recap:

“For the final, I lined-up second from the inside which is a really good spot to be. I wanted to play it a little safe to avoid a potential crash and came out around seventh place. At Deadwood, you can’t wait for the race to settle in. You have to make as much ground up as you can on the lead right away. With the wet, sticky snow and roost, I made a big effort to get to the front as fast as I could. I knew where I was when I got into third and that Logan (Christian) was in the lead. I had a good line on the inside of the first turn and Logan was taking the outside. I made up good ground on him in one lap and was able to make the pass in that corner the next lap.”

Saturday night recap:

“I was all the way on the outside so it wasn’t the best scenario. I focused on nailing the light and getting to the turn first. I got a good start but being so far on the outside, I couldn’t get to the inside of the corner, got pushed wide and eventually off the track. I didn’t get too wound up because it’s pretty common for me to end up off the track in Deadwood. I’ve been in this situation before so I focused on getting back on the track safely and get moving. I really wanted to pass people as fast as I could when everyone was bunched up but it’s tricky because everyone is racing so hard. Fortunately, I made some good decisions and passed people quickly. I was pumped to get up to second pretty quick behind Kamm and tried to take a little breather and regroup then started charging. I had some really good lines and then Kamm caught onto them so I wasn’t able to make up the ground I wanted to. We were going the same speed for a while. It started getting more intense when the race was winding down and then we got into lappers. I was able to put on a charge towards the end and got right behind Kamm and once I did that, he made some mistakes and I was able to capitalize on them and take the lead.”

On racing in front of a sold out crowd in Deadwood:

“It was awesome. I could hear the crowd cheering and getting loud with every pass. It’s always cool to feel that. Racing in Deadwood is crazy because you’re battling so many things – sticky snow, tight track, lappers. It’s a race where you have to race so hard the entire time. It’s not pretty but makes for a great show for the fans.”

Goals for remainder of the season:

“The goals for the rest of the season are the same as always – keep making progress and keep getting better. We’re focused on winning the championship and being in the position to do that means to keep improving every week.”

 

Tucker Hibbert – Deadwood National Results

Friday, January 19– Pro Round 7

Round 1 Qualifying: 1st

Round 2 Qualifying: 7th

FINAL: 1st

Saturday, January 20 – Pro Round 8

Round 1 Qualifying: 2nd

Round 2 Qualifying: 1st

FINAL: 1st

 

CBS Sports Network Broadcast 

Deadwood Snocross National Day 1: Sunday, January 28 – 11:00 am ET

Deadwood Snocross National Day 2: Sunday, February 4 – 11:00 am ET

 

Remaining 2017/2018 ISOC National Snocross Events

Salamanca, NY // February 16-17, 2018

Mt. Pleasant, MI // February 23-24, 2018

Dubuque, IA // March 9-10, 2018

Lake Geneva, WI // March 16-17, 2018

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