Hibbert Sweeps National Championships and Sets Sight on World Championship
photo by Wayne Davis
March 22, 2011 - Monster Energy/Arctic Cat’s Tucker Hibbert is one-step away from the perfect snocross season. Hibbert won the Pro Super Stock and Pro Open titles over the weekend at the final stop of the ISOC National Snocross Series in Lake Geneva, Wis. Less than 24 hours after accepting his national championship trophies, he boarded a plane for Finland to prepare to defend his FIM Snowcross World Championship title.
This winter marks Hibbert’s first full season on snow since 2003. The past six years, he’s split his time between snocross and his other passion, AMA motocross and supercross. He’s already had a year for the record books claiming his tenth overall ESPN Winter X Games medal and dominating the national tour, winning 11 of the 16 Pro finals and finishing in the top-five in all 16.
Last year at the World Championship in Sweden, Hibbert received a warm welcome for his first event overseas and became the first American in history to win the prestigious event. Watch the world’s best snocross riders battle Hibbert for the 2011 World Championship title live online Saturday at www.ustream.tv.
Tucker Hibbert - 2011 Lake Geneva Results
Pro Super Stock - Saturday
Round 1: 1st
Round 2: 1st
Champion: 30-point margin
Pro Open - Sunday
Round 1: 1st
Round 2: 2nd
Champion: 15-point margin
Tucker Hibbert – #68 Monster Energy/Arctic Cat
“It feels amazing to win both championships. It was a goal the team and myself set this season. We came in prepared and fought until the end. I’m truly proud of what we accomplished this year. I expected it to be a challenge and a lot of hard work and it certainly was. It’s rewarding to know that we were able to push through the hard times and come out on top.
My results at Lake Geneva were less than ideal. I wanted to finish strong with wins but I made a few mistakes and decided to play it on the safe side to win the championships and stay healthy for the World Championship in Finland on Saturday.
We have one goal left and that’s winning the in Tuuri on Saturday. After winning Winter X Games and both national titles, I have a lot of momentum and high expectations for the World Championship.”
• Resides: Pelican Rapids, Minn. | Born: Driggs, Idaho | Hometown: Goodridge, Minn.
• Six-time National Snocross Pro Points Champion
• 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion
• 10-time ESPN Winter X Games medalist
• Has raced for one snowmobile manufacturer his entire career - Arctic Cat
• Only athlete in the world to race both snowmobiles and motorcycles at a premier level
Resources: tucker-hibbert.com • monsterenergy.com • arcticcat.com • isocracing.com • worldsnowcross.com. • fim-live.com • www.ustream.tv