Hibbert Crushes Competition at Snocross Season Opener

Goodridge, Minn. –  Monster Energy/Arctic Cat’s Tucker Hibbert was untouchable at round one of the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series (ACSS) in Duluth, Minn.  Sunday afternoon, Hibbert become the first rider in history to sweep the AMSOIL Duluth National two years in a row.  In the 18-year history of the event, no rider has ever won both pro classes twice.  Riders experienced brutal riding conditions with temperatures in the single digits, piercing winds and limited visibility. 

Picking up where he left off last season, Hibbert remained undefeated by winning all four of his qualifying races and both pro main events.  He had to fight for his win Saturday night in the Pro Super Stock final after pro rookie and fellow Arctic Cat rider, #60 Dan Ebert, took the holeshot and early lead.  Hibbert made the pass on Ebert at the halfway mark of the 22-lap, 20-rider main event.  Ebert held on for second with #48 Garth Kaufman rounding out the podium, making it an all Arctic Cat sweep.

With the sun setting on Sunday afternoon, pro riders geared up for the second pro main event of the weekend.  Flat light along with freezing temperatures caused extreme snow dust, making it nearly impossible for riders to see in the Pro Open final. 

Known for his incredible ability to read lines, Hibbert rode flawlessly and never backed down for his 48th pro win in what he called “the scariest race of his career.”

Next up for Hibbert is round two of the ACSS tour Friday and Saturday at the historic Milwaukee Mile.  It will be his first appearance at the Wisconsin venue.  For more information on the event, check out isocracing.com.

Tucker Hibbert – AMSOIL Duluth National Results
Pro Super Stock                                    Pro Open
            Round 1: 1st                                    Round 1: 1st
            Round 2: 1st                                    Round 2: 1st
            Final: 1st                                     Final: 1st           
Tucker Hibbert #68 – Monster Energy/Arctic Cat
“Things couldn’t have gone any better this weekend.  I felt really confident going into this race but you never know what’s going to happen at Duluth.  My Monster Energy/Arctic Cat was unbelievable and I felt strong the entire weekend.  The Pro Open final was the scariest race of my career.  I couldn’t see who was in front of me, behind me or beside me.  I just tried to race off of memory and prayed for the best!  All of the long hours preparing and testing paid off.  It’s a good feeling going into a race knowing that you’ve done all you can.  This is a great way to start the season!”

Resources: tucker-hibbert.com • monsterenergy.com • arcticcat.com • isocracing.com