Tucker Hibbert sweeps final snocross event and clinches ninth title
Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert was unstoppable at the final ISOC National Snocross event of the season in Lake Geneva, Wisc. Hibbert excelled on Grand Geneva Resort’s big, technical ski hill track winning five out of six of his qualifying rounds and all three Pro Open finals en route to his ninth pro national championship.
Friday night, Hibbert put on one of the most dominant performances of the season. He ripped the Stud Boy Traction holeshot and rode flawlessly to take the win by nearly 20 seconds over second place. With this victory, he tallied enough points to secure the championship title early.
In his 15th professional snocross season, Hibbert won 13 of the 17 ISOC Pro Open finals, recorded his 100th Pro National win with a jaw-dropping come-from-behind win in Deadwood, SD. and won a record-breaking eighth consecutive X Games gold medal. The 30-year-old from Pelican Rapids, Minn. has no plans to slow down and is already working to improve his program for the 2015/2016 snocross season.
Hibbert will now shift his focus to preparing to compete in select AMA Pro Motocross events and cross-country mountain bike races. To stay up-to-date with his summer racing, visit tucker-hibbert.com.
Tucker Hibbert - #68 Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck
“I had a blast racing at Lake Geneva and couldn’t have asked for a better way to end the season. It felt so good to consistently get good starts throughout the weekend and to finish the season on a high note.”
“The winter was awesome. I had so much fun. I keep calling my crew the ‘dream team’ because we’re so dialed-in. We work really hard but have a ton of fun. I’m really lucky to be able to work beside such talented people. We all look out for each other and do whatever it takes to make sure I’m 100% prepared to win.”
“Looking back, I wouldn’t change anything about this season. Obviously, it would have been awesome to win every race but the losses I had really fueled me to push harder. My favorite moment of the season was getting win number 100 at Deadwood. After crashing on the first lap, I let it all hang out. It was a really rewarding moment for me and my team. I’ll never forget that night.”
“I’m looking forward to switching gears and to get back on my dirt bike and bicycle. At the same time, I can’t wait to dive into plans for next winter. One thing I know for sure is that I’m not slowing down!”
Photo John Hansen
• Hometown: Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
• 13-Time X Games Medalist
• Nine-Time National Snocross Champion, 108 Pro National Snocross Wins
• 2012 and 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion
• 2015 and 2014 ISOC Fan Favorite Rider