CORONA, Calif., (June 14, 2007) – Monster Energy-backed Tucker Hibbert (Monster/Cernic’s/Kawasaki) returns to MX action this weekend as the Monster Energy/Canadian Nationals Series heads west to Manitoba for round one of the MX2 West series at Shadow Valley Raceway in Morden.
Hibbert, who’s well-known through out Canada on account of his prowess on a snowmobile, returns to the Monster Canadian Nationals for the first time since 2002. “I had a lot of fun racing in Canada in 2001 and 2002,” he said. “In 2002 I won a moto and consistently placed in the top five, ended up 4th overall in the series that year.”
Teaming up with the Monster/Cernic’s Kawasaki program, Hibbert got some seat time in on the new bikes racing locally up at several District 23 races in his native Minnesota. He says he’s pumped with the KX250F, adding “I can ride that bike as hard as I can and still feel comfortable and in control. It’s the best I’ve ever felt on a motorcycle.”
With two top ten finishes on the 2007 Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series (including a heat race win in Dallas), Hibbert also managed to squeeze in a Winter X Games gold medal (Snocross) and four WPSA Championship National snocross wins on the year. His move to the Monster Canadian Nationals this summer will team him with notable Monster/Cernic’s/Kawasaki MX1 racers Paul Carpenter and Jeff Gibson.
“I’m excited and looking forward to this weekend to start my run for the west coast championship,” said Hibbert. “This year has been the most exciting and successful of my professional racing career. It seems like it just keeps on getting better. My goal is to end the year strong by bringing home a championship for the Monster Energy/Cernic’s/Kawasaki team.”
For more info on Tucker Hibbert, check out his website: www.tucker-hibbert.com