Hibbert Takes Third at the Monster Energy CMRC Nationals

June 25, 2007 1:23pm
Monster Energy CMRC Motocross Nationals
Moto Valley Raceway– Regina, SK June 24, 2007
MX2 Motocross – Round 2 of 5
Broadcast: Rogers SportsNet – August 4, 2:30pm ET

Thief River Falls, Minn. (June 25, 2007) – Monster Energy/Cernic’s/Kawasaki’s Tucker Hibbert went 6-3 to take fourth overall at the Monster Energy CMRC Motocross Nationals West coast MX2 stop at Moto Valley Raceway in Regina, Saskatchewan. After a disappointing, rained out opening round last weekend in Morden, Manitoba, Hibbert was ready to put in a full race day on a dry track. In the first moto, Hibbert had a great start but after a few mistakes, he found himself fighting through traffic. He charged hard and never gave up to finish a strong sixth.

In moto two, Hibbert was quick off the gate again, ripping out of the first corner in second. He battled with a pack of four riders the entire moto on a rough, high-speed track; making it an exciting 41-rider, 25-minute moto. Hibbert continued to lay down fast laps throughout the race to finish third behind Jimmy Nelson and Ben Evens. Hibbert banked 35 points Sunday, moving him to eighth in the points championship.

The Monster Nationals has next weekend off but Hibbert is heading back to the States for round five of the American Motorcyclist Association’s Toyota Motocross Lites Championship in Buchanan, Mich.
MX2 Overall: 4th Place
MX2 Moto 1: 6th Place
Moto Valley Raceway Results: 

• Fastest Lap Time: 2:07.670 
• Fastest Lap Time: 2:07.611
• For complete lap times, log on to www.cmrcracing.com.

Tucker Hibbert – #103 Monster Energy/Cernic’s/Kawasaki
On Finishing Third in Moto 2: “I’m really happy about getting on the podium. It was nice to actually get in a full race with good track conditions to see where my speed is at and how things will fall in place for the rest of the series. The track crew did a great job prepping the track. It got really tore-up with a lot of lines. It made for some good racing. I had an awesome start but had a slow first couple of laps. I charged hard but wasn’t able to make up the time I lost at the beginning of the race. I wasn’t at all surprised by Nelson’s (points leader Jimmy Nelson) speed. If I can make fewer mistakes and charge harder at the beginning of the race, I know I can beat him.”

On the Rest of the Season: “I’m looking forward to racing in the states at Red Bud (AMA Toyota Motocross Lites Championship) next weekend to see where my speed is at against the guys I’ve been racing with the past four years. I think it will only make me faster and will give me the edge for the next Canadian round. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the Canadian series and am confidant I will get my Monster Energy/Cernic’s/Kawasaki on the top of the podium.”