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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.

 

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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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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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

 

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