Goodridge, Minn. - Monster Energy/Arctic Cat’s Tucker Hibbert is undefeated after two rounds of the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series (ACSS). Fresh off his 39th and 40th career wins at the season opener, Hibbert once again won both pro qualifiers and main events Saturday night at the Bad River Lodge and Casino National in Ironwood, Mich.
Round two of the ACSS tour featured an all-pro Saturday night show instead of the traditional two-day program. Riding trails were groomed to the gates of the event, allowing fans to ride rather than drive to the races.
In the Pro Super Stock class, Hibbert took the holeshot in his heat race and won, positioning him as the number one qualifier for the main event. In the 20-lap final, Hibbert again took the holeshot and rode mistake free, eventually finishing 21 seconds ahead of second place.
Unlike the Super Stock class, Hibbert had to fight for his wins in the Pro Open class. In both his qualifier and final, Hibbert spun on the start, leaving him mid-pack after the first lap. In the qualifier, Hibbert and Polaris’ Levi LaVallee had an intense battle, with Hibbert making the pass for the lead on the last lap. In the 15-rider, 20-lap main event, Hibbert completed the first lap in seventh place. On lap eight, he took the lead and checked out, finishing 15 seconds ahead of second place.
After a month break, Hibbert will return to racing action at the ACSS Air Force National in Shakopee, Minn. Jan. 10-11, 2009.
Tucker Hibbert - #68 Monster Energy/Arctic Cat
“I can’t say enough about my Monster Energy/Arctic Cat. The team has it dialed-in and I’m really comfortable on it. After winning the [Pro Super] Stock class with such a big lead, I felt really confident going into the [Pro] Open class. When I got a bad start in both the qualifier and final, I didn’t panic. I put my head down and knew I had enough time to make it to the front.
I think our success this season is a combination of a few things. It’s our second year on the SnoPro 600 and we’ve had time to get it set-up right so I’m comfortable and confident. My fitness is good so I don’t have to worry about conserving energy or getting tired in a race. As a team, we’ve figured our what works and doesn’t work. The bottom line is, we are really prepared.
The goal is to just keep on doing what we’re doing because it’s working. After Christmas we’ll be switching gears to get set up for the X Games. We have a solid testing program and it’s been successful in the past. I’m really confident heading into the rest of the season and hope to keep my Monster Energy/Arctic Cat on-top of the box.
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