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Hibbert sweeps Colorado National and takes control of Snocross Championship

December 19, 2016 – Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert returned to the top of the podium and took control of the ISOC National Snocross Pro Open Championship in Winter Park, Colo. Hibbert adapted quickly to Colorado Adventure Park’s wild weather, high-elevation and clockwise track to win three of the four qualifying races and both final events.

Heavy snow and high wind gusts forced officials to shorten Friday night’s final from 16 to 12 laps. After an 11th place start in the 15-rider race, Hibbert had a tough road to victory. He wasted no time to start moving through the pack, making many of his passes on the steep uphill section of the track. With five laps to go, he took the lead and continued to lay down fast laps to finish nine seconds ahead of second place.

Weather once again proved to be a major factor Saturday night with sub-zero temperatures creating heavy clouds of snow dust. Knowing visibility would be limited, Hibbert put extra focus into a strong start. He pulled third off the line in the 15-rider, 15-lap race and within in two laps, moved into first. With a clear track in front of him, he opened a 13-second gap over second place and rode smart to the finish to complete the weekend sweep.

Next up for Hibbert is the third stop of the ISOC National Snocross tour in Shakopee, Minn. The Canterbury Park National will feature three days of racing to include the fog make-up race from the season opener in Duluth. For more information his schedule, visit tucker-hibbert.com

 

Tucker Hibbert – 2016 Colorado National Results

Pro Open Round 3 – Friday

Round 1: 1st

Round 2: 1st

Final: 1st

Pro Open Round 4 – Saturday

Round 1: 6th

Round 2: 1st

Final: 1st

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

On his success at the Colorado National:

“I entered the race weekend confident in my preparation and wanting to win. Getting more time on the sled got me comfortable and feeling good again. I got in a decent amount of riding before Duluth but not enough. The team worked really hard to get my sled dialed-in and when you get everything working together the way it should be, that’s when you have successful weekends. That’s exactly what we were able to do in Winter Park.”

On the challenges of racing at altitude and on a clockwise track:

“I think when things are different, I seem to adapt and overcome challenges as good or better than the other riders. That has a lot to do with my experience. I’ve spent a lot of time in Colorado riding, training and racing. I’m comfortable racing at high elevation and know both my fitness and equipment will be tuned-in.”

On taking the Pro Open Championship points lead:

“It feels awesome having success and taking the points lead right before Christmas break. The race schedule really ramps up in the new year so it’s a good position to be in.”

 

Fast Facts

  • Hometown: Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
  • 10-Time National Snocross Champion – 122 Pro National Wins
  • 14-Time X Games Medalist
  • 2012 and 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion

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Podium finish for Hibbert at shortened Duluth National Snocross

Nov. 28, 2016 – Tucker Hibbert took a podium finish at the shortened 25th Annual Duluth National over Thanksgiving weekend. Races were completed Friday and Saturday night in Duluth, Minn. before heavy fog rolled in, blanketing Spirit Mountain ski hill. The poor visibility prompted ISOC National Snocross officials to call off Sunday’s races, including round two of the Pro Open class.

The 2016/2017 ISOC National Snocross tour kicked-off Friday night with head-to-head, non-points, bracket racing. Hibbert notched two wins but came up short of racing in the Dominator final.

Saturday featured the first of 17 Pro Open rounds of racing that will be contested this winter for the Pro Open Championship. Hibbert, the defending champion, went 4-3 in his qualifying rounds to qualify ninth for the 15-rider, 18-lap final. In the final, he had a top-five start off the line and knew he had to move quickly to make his way to the front. Fighting heavy, dirty snow roost, a mistake on lap seven set him back a position. With five to go, he moved into third to secure a podium finish.

Hibbert currently sits fifth in the Pro Open points standings, only six points out of first place. The national tour now takes a two-weekend break before hitting a new venue in Winter Park, Colo. December 16-17. For his full snocross schedule, visit tucker-hibbert.com.

NOTE: Day two of the Duluth National has been rescheduled for Sunday, January 8 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn. 

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

On the shortened race weekend: “It was not a normal race weekend for me and it feels weird to start off the season this way. The first two days were okay but with the third day being cancelled due to fog, it really puts a damper on the kick-off of the season.”

On Saturday’s performance in Pro Open round one: “I’m fairly happy with my results. Having a podium in the main event is good but I want to win races. I’m not completely satisfied but, on the same note, it’s not a terrible place to be. We (the team) have a lot of opportunity to improve – me as a rider and mechanically with the snowmobile. We’re in a good place. Obviously, I’d like to be leading the points but it is what it is. I’m excited about the rest of the season and all the work that’s ahead of us.”

 

Tucker Hibbert – 2016 Duluth National Results

Pro Open Round 1 – Saturday

Round 1: 4th

Round 2: 3rd

Final: 3rd

Pro Open Round 2 – Sunday (Cancelled, due to fog)

 

Fast Facts

  • Hometown: Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
  • 10-Time National Snocross Champion – 120 Pro National Wins
  • 14-Time X Games Medalist
  • 2012 and 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion

 

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Tucker’s 2017 merchandise is here!

Tucker Hibbert is releasing his 2017 official merchandise line just in time for the new snocross season. Rooted in his passion for his fans, this marks the seventh year the snocross champion is offering uniquely branded clothing and accessories at the races and online through his official merchandise store.

“From day one, the main focus of this program has been to give me a chance to connect with my fans,” Hibbert said. “Having my merchandise booth at the races has been a big highlight for me. For a lot of fans, seeing me on the track isn’t something new but getting to hangout with me at my booth after a race, with my helmet off, is a new experience. Hearing fan’s stories about the race, seeing the excitement on kid’s faces and meeting a whole family decked out in my gear is exciting and rewarding.”

New for 2017, Hibbert is introducing a dedicated Team 68 logo and incorporating his team’s sponsors on key pieces to truly give fans the official look of their favorite snocross rider and team. Many of the items you’ll see Hibbert and his crew wearing at the track.

“Year-after-year, fans tell me they want to wear what we (the team) wear,” Hibbert continued. “It’s important that every fan feels connected and a part of Team 68. That’s why we’re doing this new Team 68 logo and adding more sponsors logos – to give fans the official team look.”

Fan favorites are back with fresh looks and new items have been added to provide a wide range of clothing and accessories for every Hibbert fan. The 2017 line continues to carry a strong emphasis on quality products at an accessible price.

“We take the same approach to this merchandise line as we to do our race program,” Hibbert said. “We’re focused on making products that people are excited to wear and made to last.”

The Tucker Hibbert online store features same-day shipping to customers in the US, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Free shipping if offered on domestic orders of $68 or more.

HOW TO SHOP
Online: tuckerstore.mybigcommerce.com
On-Site: Tucker Hibbert’s official merchandise booth will be trackside at every stop of the 2016/2017 ISOC National Snocross tour.

FEATURED 2017 TUCKER HIBBERT OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE

Tucker Hibbert T-Train T-Shirt: $22 Adult / $15 Youth
New for 2017, the T-Train t-shirt features Hibbert’s name, number and sponsor logos. The back of this 100% cotton pre-shrunk charcoal grey t-shirt has a bold, detailed image of him racing. This longtime fan-favorite shirt is available in both adult and youth sizes.

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Tucker Hibbert Team Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck Hooded Sweatshirt: $45
Get the official look of Hibbert and his team with the all-new Tucker Hibbert Team Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck hooded sweatshirt. This heavyweight black hoodie features Team 68’s sponsor logos along with Hibbert’s name and number.

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Tucker Hibbert Team 68 Onesie: $15
Dedicated to future podium contenders, the all-new Tucker Hibbert Team 68 Onesie has bright graphics on a soft black 100% combed ring spun cotton bodysuit. This onesie is available in four sizes ranging from newborn to 24 months.

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Team 68 helps Make-A-Wish reach goal!

Tucker Hibbert’s Team 68 helped Make-A-Wish Minnesota reach its goal at the 10th Annual Walk for Wishes event. By contributing $10,342, Team 68 took home the honor of being the top fundraising team and, in total, over $96,000 was raised to fund the wishes of kids diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions.

Saturday morning, nearly half of the 218 people who joined Team 68 participated in the 5K walk/run at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis. Click HERE to see a gallery of images from the day.
Team 68 will continue to collect donations until Friday, August 19. People interested in contributing to Make-A-Wish Minnesota and getting a Team 68 Walk for Wishes t-shirt can do so by visiting, http://bit.ly/Team68Wish.

Photos: ArcticInsider.com 






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Hibbert leads team to raise money for Make-A-Wish

Snowmobile snocross champion Tucker Hibbert is leading a team focused on raising money for Make-A-Wish® Minnesota. No stranger to setting and achieving goals, the 14-time X Games medalist is asking fans, friends and family to join his Team 68 Walk for Wishes® team to raise $6,800; the average cost for Make-A-Wish Minnesota to grant the wish of a child.

Saturday, August 6, Hibbert will lead Team 68 in a 5K walk through Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis at the 10th Annual Walk for Wishes event. A donation of $20 or more earns you a spot on the team and a limited edition Team 68 t-shirt. Every dollar raised by the team will go directly to Make-A-Wish Minnesota.

“We’re really excited to get Team 68 fans together to raise money for Make-A-Wish Minnesota,” Hibbert said. “Last year, when we were involved with granting a boy’s wish to get a snowmobile, we experienced firsthand the power of a wish. It’s an honor to be involved with an organization that’s making a difference in people’s lives.”

“A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a life-threatening medical condition. A wish is much more than just a nice thing. The experience can positively impact the lives of everyone involved, forever,” said Mia Broos Hoagberg, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Minnesota. “With the support of friends like Tucker, we are able to grant life-changing wishes for Minnesota kids. Every dollar raised through Walk for Wishes will provide wish kids and families with a healing experience at a time when they are devastated by their diagnosis. We thank Tucker for his continued support.”

To join Hibbert’s Team 68 Walk for Wishes team, go to http://bit.ly/Team68Wish. People who join for $20 but are unable to attend the event will still get a limited edition t-shirt to acknowledge their contribution.

For more information on Hibbert’s past involvement with Make-A-Wish Minnesota, visit http://bit.ly/NickWishSnowmobile.

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Winner of #Tucker68Nation Arcticwear Sweepstakes announced

Congratulations to Harry G. on being selected as the winner of the #Tucker68Nation Arcticwear Sweepstakes!

November 2015 through March 2016, fans posted photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram showcasing their #Tucker68Nation pride for a chance to win one of Tucker Hibbert’s 2016 Arcticwear race-worn, autographed race suits. Photos taken inside Arctic Cat dealerships earned bonus entries. Harry was one of many fans who couldn’t pass up the opportunity to increase his chance of winning this piece of history and submitted a photo taken at his local Arctic Cat dealership in Wisconsin. He’s a longtime Team Arctic and Team 68 fan so it was exciting to see his name randomly selected from all the entiries!

Thank you to all the fans who participated in the #Tucker68Nation Arcticwear Sweepstakes. Click HERE to view all the photos entered!

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Click HERE to see the official rules of the #Tucker68Nation Arcticwear Sweepstakes

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Hibbert records milestone win and 10th National Snocross title

Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert recorded a milestone win and claimed his 10th Pro National Championship at the final stop of the ISOC National Snocross tour in Lake Geneva, Wisc. Hibbert faced three days of intense racing on Grand Geneva Resort’s big, technical ski hill track.

Hibbert’s number one goal of the weekend was to wrap up the championship. Taking first in both his qualifying rounds Friday night, he only needed to finish ahead of no. 11 Tim Tremblay in that night’s final to clinch the title. With a third-place finish, he secured enough points to officially be crowned the 2015-2016 Pro Open Champion.

Saturday night, Hibbert had another feat in front of him – take his 200th career start and win his 120th Pro National race. With the early lead in the final, he rode a dominating race to add another milestone achievement to his career.

Sunday’s event started on the right track with Hibbert going 1-1 in qualifying. Odds were against him having to line-up ninth on the start line due to ISOC’s inverted final event start procedure. After a bad start, he collided with another rider mid-air on the first downhill. Uninjured and determined to finish strong, he remounted and put on a charge. With two laps to go in the 12-lap, 15-rider race, he made the pass for fourth place then, suddenly, suffered a mechanical issue that prevented him from finishing the race.

Recapping Hibbert’s 16th professional season, he won 12 of the 17 ISOC Pro Open finals, recorded his 120th Pro National victory and won a record-breaking ninth consecutive X Games gold medal. As the accolades keep piling up, he remains focused on fine-tuning his program.

 

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

On his Lake Geneva results: “Lake Geneva was an up and down weekend for me. I was super happy to win the championship Friday night but disappointed with my third place finish. I was excited to rebound and win Saturday. I felt really good through practice and qualifying on Sunday and motived to get the win in the final. Getting tangled on the first lap and being so far behind was tough but I put on a really hard charge. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to finish the race. It’s a bittersweet way to end the season.”

On winning the Championship: “Winning my 10th championship is awesome. Obviously, that’s the main goal for the season. I don’t know if I can say it’s more or less rewarding than the other championships but we (the team) faced a new challenge this year with ISOC’s inverted start rule. I believe it played a big factor in some of the races, which was frustrating. Knowing we put our heads down, not letting it affect our program and to still come out on top is really rewarding. Winning the championship with such a commanding points lead says a lot about our team.”

On what’s next: “My main focus right now is to be as prepared as I can for the next snocross season. We’re going to be working hard at the shop to dig into the areas we know we can improve on. This summer, I’m excited to do some mountain bike and motocross racing. I don’t have a solid plan but hope to get it figured out soon.”

 

Fast Facts

  • Hometown: Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
  • 14-Time X Games Medalist
  • 2012 and 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion
  • 10-Time National Snocross Champion – 120 Pro National Wins
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Hibbert takes a win at rough Chicago National

Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert recorded a win on Route 66 Raceway’s tight, technical track Saturday night. The drag strip turned snocross course, right outside of Chicago, featured one of the roughest tracks of the ISOC National Snocross season.

With a short starting line leading into a flat first turn, getting a good start was critical. Poor qualifying picks both nights put Hibbert at an instant disadvantage. Making the best of the situation, he went 2-1-7-2 in his four qualifying rounds.

Friday night, Hibbert looked to be on his way to a win as he quickly moved through the field after a mid-pack start in the 15-rider, 20-lap final. Searching for a line around leader no. 837 Ross Martin, he made a mistake and high-sided his sled. He got going again but struggled to find a groove to finish fifth.

In Saturday’s final, Hibbert qualified ninth but had first pick on the start line due to ISOC’s inverted start rule. On the far inside, he launched off the line and by the end of the backstretch rhythm section, he secured the lead. With a clear track in front of him, he pulled a solid gap over second place. He spent the remainder of the race riding smart on the deteriorating track while dodging downed riders and yellow flags.

Hibbert now holds a 97-point lead in the Pro Open points championship. With three days of racing and 147 points on the line at the final event of the season in Lake Geneva, Wisc., he has the opportunity to clinch his 10th national title on day one.

 

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

“The Chicago track was wild. I was surprised by the amount of snow they had and I’m pumped they were able to make the race happen with such warm weather. The track was really technical and the backstretch was tough all weekend. I was pretty disappointed about my mistake in the final Friday night and really motivated to get the win on Saturday.”

“The track Saturday night was really technical. A lot of riders struggled and ended up crashing. I’m glad I got out front early and was able to ride my own race.”

“I am really proud of how my team has been working and the season we’ve had so far. I can’t wait for the last race in Lake Geneva and finishing the season off strong!”

 

Tucker Hibbert – 2016 Chicago National Results

Pro Open Round 13 – Friday

Round 1: 2nd

Round 2: 1st

Final: 5th

 

Pro Open Round 14 – Saturday

Round 1: 7th

Round 2: 2nd

Final: 1st

 

Tucker Hibbert’s Final 2015/2016 Snocross Event

March 18-20, 2016: Grand Geneva Resort // Lake Geneva, WI

 

Noteworthy

Hibbert will take his 200th Pro National career start Saturday, March 19 in Lake Geneva, Wisc.

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Hibbert takes double wins at Ram Trucks Snocross National in Michigan

Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert took double wins at the Ram Trucks Snocross National in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. to continue his win streak on the ISOC National Snocross tour. Hibbert is now 10-for-12 in the Pro Open class this season and holds a 102-point lead in the 2016 championship chase.

Hibbert was in top form Friday night winning both his qualifying rounds and the final.

After poor starts in both his qualifying rounds Saturday night, Hibbert had a hard time moving through the field to take a pair of fourth place finishes. The defending champion admitted to struggling in the sloppy, slippery snow and not feeling comfortable taking chances while getting blasted by heavy, wet snow roost. He knew getting a solid start could make or break his run for the win in the final.

In the 15-rider, 18-lap final, Hibbert launched off the start line only to miss grabbing the Stud Boy Holeshot by inches. Hanging close behind frontrunner #54 Petter Narsa in the opening laps, he searched for a line to make the pass. On lap five, Hibbert got a fast run on outside of the downhill rhythm section, snuck to the inside of Narsa at the bottom corner of the hill to make the pass. Once out front, Hibbert went unchallenged to complete the weekend sweep.

Next up for Hibbert is the penultimate event of the season. For the second consecutive year, Route 66 Raceway, right outside of Chicago, will transform its famed drag strip into a snocross course. For more information on the event, visit route66raceway.com.

 

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

“The track and snow was pretty good on Friday but on Saturday with it warming up, the snow got real slippery and unpredictable for racing. It was tough to be consistent and get traction. The roost was really bad.”

“On Saturday, I struggled through qualifying with my starts and dealing with roost from other riders. I was really focused on my start in the final. I picked what I thought would be the best spot to get the holeshot and it worked out pretty well. I was trying to get into the lead as soon as possible. I didn’t want to wait any longer than I had to. I was getting roosted really bad so I knew I had to get out front to get clear vision.”

“I feel really good. With all the wins and big points lead it takes pressure off for the last two races of the season. I’m focused on finishing the series strong, rack up more wins and get the championship.”

 

Tucker Hibbert – 2016 Michigan National Results

Pro Open Round 11 – Friday

Round 1: 1st

Round 2: 1st

Final: 1st

 

Pro Open Round 12 – Saturday

Round 1: 4th

Round 2: 4th

Final: 1st

 

Tucker Hibbert’s Remaining 2015/2016 Snocross Events

March 4-5, 2016: Route 66 Raceway // Joliet, IL

March 18-20, 2016: Grand Geneva Resort // Lake Geneva, WI

 

Fast Facts

  • Hometown: Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
  • Nine-Time National Snocross Champion – 118 Pro National Wins
  • 14-Time X Games Medalist
  • 2012 and 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion
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