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FIM World Championship: Tucker’s Pre-Race Photo Report

2.24.12

Here’s a quick look into Tucker’s activities in Russia leading up to Saturday’s 2012 FIM Snowcross World Championship event. Click HERE to watch videos showcasing the venue and racetrack.

ALL IMAGES: ©MonsterEnergy-JuanPabloAcevedo

Press Conference ©MonsterEnergy-JuanPabloAcevedo

Russians are race fans and excited to host the World Championship for the first time. This was made clear by the amount of national, regional and local media that attended the pre-event press conference held in Ivanovo Thursday afternoon.

Rider's Presentation ¬©MonsterEnergy-JuanPabloAcevedoThursday night, an official rider’s presentation was held in one of the main city squares of Ivanovo. Each country and its riders were introduced to the public by the racers riding in on snowmobiles carrying their country’s flags alongside videos clips on a jumbo screen, music and fireworks. Each rider was offered bread and salt by a woman dressed in traditional Russian clothing to “welcome” them to the country.

Team Russia ¬©MonsterEnergy-JuanPabloAcevedoMembers of Team Russia are always excited to “make a photo” with Tucker.

USA 3 Paddock ¬©MonsterEnergy-JuanPabloAcevedoKirk and Rob have been working hard all week making the final adjustments on Tucker’s Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600. Thanks to SGN Group (Arctic Cat Finland/Russia) and Monster Energy Sweden, the crew is dialed with parts, tools, supplies along with a van and trailer.

TH Fri Practice ¬©MonsterEnergy-JuanPabloAcevedoTucker turned the fastest lap time of the day during Friday’s “free” practice with a 1.29. The racetrack is long, wide, rough and lined with big berms and jumps.

The big event is tomorrow with three main events to determine the 2012 FIM Snowcross World Champion! Remember, you can watch all the racing action live online. See the post below for the complete details.

Mandi JohnsonFIM World Championship: Tucker’s Pre-Race Photo Report