Freestone County Raceway
Round 3 - AMA Toyota Motocross Lites Championship
June 7-8, 2008
Thief River Falls, Minn. (June 3, 2008) - Monster Energy backed Tucker Hibbert will begin his 2008 motocross season at round three of the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Toyota Motocross Lites Championship in Wortham, Texas June 7-8. This marks Hibbert’s first motocross event since winning the Canadian MotoSport Racing Club (CMRC) Monster Energy National’s East/West Shootout in Ontario last September.
This winter, Hibbert took time off the bike to focus his efforts on his other racing forte, snocross. He had another dominating season and was named “Racer of the Year” for the second time by SnowWeek Magazine. At ESPN’s Winter X Games 12, he won his third gold medal to add medal number seven to his collection. He was the winningest rider on the national tour and despite missing one full event, he won his fourth end-of-the-year pro points championship.
Hibbert will compete as a privateer in seven AMA Motocross Lites events and two CMRC MX2 events. Rather than running the entire series in either the United States or Canada, he chose a limited schedule focused on helping him become a better competitor and athlete.
Check out www.tucker-hibbert.com for his complete schedule along with race reports, photos, videos and newsletters written by Hibbert himself.
First appearance at Freestone County Raceway
Four Career Motocross Lites Top-15 finishes
Tucker Hibbert – #87
“I’m really pumped to be back on the bike. I had another great winter in snocross but am ready to be racing motorcycles again. Being a duel-sport athlete has put me in a lot of different situations and I believe it’s helped me become a better all-around athlete. I have a lot of confidence heading into this summer and am focused on consistently placing in the top-ten in the U.S. and to win in Canada.”
• The only athlete in the world to competitively race both motorcycles and snowmobiles at a premiere level.
• Competing as a privateer in seven AMA Toyota Motocross Lites Championship events and two CMRC Monster Energy MX2 Nationals this summer.
• Four-time National Snocross Pro Points Champion and seven-time ESPN’s Winter X Games medalist.
• One of Monster Energy’s first-ever sponsored athletes.