Hibbert Heads North of the Border for First MX Race of the Season

Goodridge, Minn.  - Monster Energy’s Tucker Hibbert heads to Canada this weekend to kick off his motocross season at the Monster Energy Motocross National in Modern, Manitoba. Shadow Valley Raceway will host the fourth round of the series and is only a short drive from Hibbert’s hometown of Goodridge, Minn. Last year, Hibbert convincingly won the event after dominating both motos in the MX2 class.

Similar to last year, Hibbert is competing as a privateer and after this weekend, he’ll return to the United States to see where he stacks up against the 250 class in the AMA Lucas Oil Motocross Championship. He plans on racing five of the remaining seven events and hopes to break the coveted top-ten for the first time.

Hibbert is known worldwide for his unparalleled snocross performances at ESPN’s Winter X Games but actually started racing motorcycles before snowmobiles. Now the 25-year-old, duel-sport athlete spends his year balancing a career racing both motorcycles and snowmobiles professionally. This summer marks his tenth year as a pro in both sports and he has no plans of slowing down anytime soon.

Racing action at Shadow Valley Raceway begins Sunday, June 28 at noon. For more information on Hibbert and this weekend’s event, check out www.tucker-hibbert.com and www.cmrcracing.com.

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“I’m excited to get back to the races. I won both motos at Morden last year and hope to do the same this weekend. Shadow Valley Raceway is a great track and when the conditions are right, multiple lines develop which makes for intense racing.

It’s been a while since I’ve raced a national caliber motocross event but I’ve been busy with snocross, local motocross races, riding and training. I switched up my riding and training schedule this year so I’m anxious to see how it will affect my results. I had another really successful snocross season and that gives me a lot of confidence going into motocross. I feel strong mentally and know how to handle pressure. That’s a skill I think few riders have.
My goals this summer are to win this weekend in Canada and to be in the top-ten in the United States. I’m trying to keep my schedule light so I don’t get strung out. I’m racing as a privateer again so by spacing out my races, I think I can perform better. Bottom line is, if I can learn something new and have fun doing it, it will be a successful summer.”

Noteworthy: Tucker’s 25 birthday is today, June 24. • Tucker just launched a blog that he’ll update during the week and while he’s at the races - www.tucker-hibbert.com/blog.

Resources: tucker-hibbert.com • monsterenergy.com • cmrcracing.com