Spy Optic’s Tucker Hibbert Goes 1-1 @ Canadian MX Nationals In ManitobaWednesday, June 18, 2008 | 5:58 AM
Hibbert dominates the MX2 class on his Yamaha YZ250F, winning the overall as a privateer versus factory-backed athletes
CARLSBAD, Calif., (June 18, 2008) – Spy Optic’s Tucker Hibbert, on little sleep and still a bit spent from the previous week’s American Outdoor Nationals MX race in the heat of Texas, managed to step his game up enough to put up 1-1 finishes at Shadow Valley Raceway in Morden, Manitoba, round three of the 2008 Monster Energy Canadian MX Nationals.
Hibbert, the two-time reigning Winter X Games Snocross champion, gave credit to his mechanic for building him a bike that would compete with the factory teams north of the U.S. border in taking the overall MX2 class win.
“To me, it’s a huge accomplishment being a privateer and beating factory teams,” he said. “My mechanic, Timmy, built me a rocket ship. It’s the best bike I have ever raced. It’s been a tough couple of months but this is what makes it all worthwhile. A huge thanks to all my sponsors for supporting me year round in both dirt and snow and to my family and friends for believing in me. I’ve put in the hard work and am determined to make this my best motocross season yet.”
In the first moto Hibbert turned his YZ loose at the start and was in podium contention after the first turn. It took him all of four laps to catch race leaders Aron Harvey and Kyle Beaton, after which Hibbert checked out to a 20 second win.
In the second moto Hibbert dished out much of the same, taking the lead even earlier in the final moto and putting a nine-second stamp on the win at the end.
Next up for Spy Optic’s Hibbert is the Regina (Saskatchewan) round of the Monster Energy Canadian MX Nationals at Regina Moto Valley, June 21st.