After a two-weekend break from national snocross tour, Monster Energy/Arctic Cat’s Tucker Hibbert is recharged and ready to rip at the Hayward Powersports National Saturday and Sunday in Hayward, Wisc. LCO Casino will host round six of the eight-race tour where Hibbert leads the points chase in both Pro classes.
This will mark Hibbert’s first snocross race in Hayward but he’s no stranger to the area. The past three years, he’s competed in the legendary Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival cross-country mountain bike race. Each year, nearly 2000 riders lineup downtown Hayward for the grueling 40-mile race on the famed American Birkebeiner Ski Trail, forest roads and snowmobile trails to Cable, Wisc.
Snowmobile enthusiasts can take advantage of the renowned trail system this weekend and ride groomed trails to the gate of the event. Pro racing action begins Saturday at 1 p.m. with Pro Super Stock qualifying and the final at 4:30 p.m. Sunday will feature an autograph signing at 11 a.m. then will roll into Pro Open racing that afternoon. If you can’t make it to Hayward, mark your calendar to watch the one-hour broadcast on VERSUS Sunday, March 20 at 3 p.m. ET.
Tucker Hibbert - #68 Monster Energy/Arctic Cat
“I’m excited to race in Hayward. I’ve had the opportunity to ride the trails on my mountain bike but not my snowmobile. I really like the idea of people riding to the race. It’s a great way for a family to spend the weekend together.
The break was nice but it’s time to get back to the racetrack. We’re heading into a busy stretch with the final three national races and the World Championship in Finland. I like an intense schedule and am looking forward to the next month.
The points chase is still tight. I’m focused on solid qualifying and winning both finals this weekend to stretch my lead. At this point in the season, there is no room for mistakes.”
What: Pro Autograph Signing
When: Sunday, March 6 | 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Where: Hayward Powersports National
Hibbert recently announced that immediately following the final national race of the season, he will travel to Finland to defend his FIM Snowcross World Championship title. Last year in Sweden, he received a warm welcome for his first event overseas and became the first American in history to win the FIM World Championship.