March 13, 2013 – Monster Energy/Arctic Cat’s Tucker Hibbert is focused on clinching his seventh National Snocross Championship this weekend in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. For the first time in history, the final two rounds of the ISOC National Snocross tour will be held under the lights Friday and Saturday on the ski hill of Grand Geneva Resort.
Hibbert is having a banner year winning 10 of the 14 ISOC Pro Open finals and never finishing outside of the top-five. He enters this weekend with a 77-point lead over second place (577-500). With 90 points on the line between qualifying the final events Friday and Saturday, he is positioned to clinch the title Friday night.
Hibbert is not only looking to win the championship, he’s looking for redemption after a high-speed, downhill crash at Lake Geneva last year left him in the hospital for two weeks with a lacerated kidney. After a remarkable recovery, he is having one of the most successful snocross seasons of his 13-year professional career.
Pro Open racing takes place both Friday and Saturday at Grand Geneva Resort’s ski hill from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Hibbert will not compete in Sunday’s race events but will be on-site interacting with fans from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more details on his Sunday schedule, visit www.facebook.com/TuckerHibbert.
Tucker Hibbert – #68 Monster Energy/Arctic Cat
“This year’s been awesome so far. I had a few races where I made some mistakes and didn’t finish as well as I wanted but overall we (the team) have won a lot of races. My team has worked super hard all year to be in the position we’re in. Consistency is what it takes to win a championship. We’ve done a good job minimizing our mistakes. It’s a testament to how good the Monster Energy/Arctic Cat team is this year and how strong the Sno Pro 600 is.
Having a solid season feels really good after the rough year we had last season. Getting injured at Lake Geneva was a bummer but it motivated me to come back stronger. Looking back, maybe it was a blessing in disguise. I came back and proved that I’m still capable of winning races. Now, we’re in the number one spot fighting for the championship.
My number won goal for this weekend is to win the Pro Open championship. My second goal, a close second, is to win both main events. In the past, I haven’t had consistent finishes at Lake Geneva. I have a love hate relationship with that track. I’m excited and motivated to win some races this weekend.”
• Hometown: Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
• 2012 and 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion
• Six-Time National Snocross Champion – 79 National Pro Wins
• 11-Time X Games Snocross Medalist
Photo by John Hanson