September 26, 2013 – Longtime Team Arctic racer Garth Kaufman has joined team Monster Energy/Arctic Cat as a mechanic for Tucker Hibbert, the reigning ISOC National Snocross Pro Open Champion. Kaufman will work side-by-side with Kirk Hibbert on the testing and tuning of Tucker’s practice and race snowmobiles.
“Garth is a great addition to our tight-knit, hard-working team,” said Tucker. “He has a lot of racing experience and works well with my dad. The fact he’s my cousin is a bonus. I trust him and know he’ll do what it takes to get the job done.”
Kaufman has a storied career in snowmobile racing and is one of the world’s most diverse riders. He was a pioneer in freestyle and backcountry riding, took a run at hill climbing, then established himself as one of the world’s top cross-country and snocross racers. His highest racing honors include multiple top-three cross-country finishes and taking second in the 2009 National Snocross Pro Super Stock Championship.
“I’ve always admired the way Tucker and his team operate and am stoked to be a part of it,” said Kaufman. “It feels like a natural progression from racer to race mechanic. I’ve always enjoyed the development and testing part of racing and am excited to put my experience to good use.”
To stay connected to team Monster Energy/Arctic Cat, visit www.tucker-hibbert.com and link to Tucker’s multiple social media sites.