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Garth Kaufman Joins Tucker Hibbert Team Monster Energy-Arctic Cat


(9/26/2013)

Garth Kaufman, Monster Energy/Arctic Cat race team mechanic

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Garth Kaufman Joins Team Monster Energy/Arctic Cat

Longtime Team Arctic racer, Garth Kaufman, has joined team Monster Energy/Arctic Cat as a mechanic for Tucker Hibbert, the reigning ISOC National Snocross Pro Open Champion. Kaufman will work side-by-side with Kirk Hibbert on the testing and tuning of Tucker’s practice and race snowmobiles.

“Garth is a great addition to our tight-knit, hard-working team,” said Tucker. “He has a lot of racing experience and works well with my dad. The fact he’s my cousin, is a bonus. I trust him and know he’ll do what it takes to get the job done.”

Kaufman has a storied career in snowmobile racing and is one of the world’s most diverse riders. He was a pioneer in freestyle and backcountry riding, took a run at hill climbing, then established himself as one of the world’s top cross-country and snocross racers.

His highest racing honors include multiple top-three cross-country finishes and taking second in the 2009 National Snocross Pro Super Stock Championship.

“I've always admired the way Tucker and his team operate and am stoked to be a part of it,” said Kaufman. “It feels like a natural progression from racer to race mechanic. I've always enjoyed the development and testing part of racing and am excited to put my experience to good use.”

Stay connected to team HERE at Monster Energy/Arctic Cat, then link to Tucker’s multiple social media sites.



Comments (3):

563 Motorsports says:
9/26/2013 7:46:00 PM

Very cool to see Garth staying in the sport. I was bummed to hear he was retiring from racing. I am glad he will still be around every weekend now.
John Zanon says:
9/26/2013 8:12:00 PM

I agree 100% with 563 Motorsports!
RL says:
9/26/2013 11:03:00 PM

I can't think of a race team with this much brand loyalty. Captain Kirk is an Arctic Cat racing legend, Tucker is going to be a legend and I'm sure other manufacturers have made him big offers to get him. I'm not sure if Russ Ebert is still chief mechanic, but I know he was a big part of the Pro Open sleds with the narrow, longer rear suspension and tracks that would become the Firecat. Add Garth Kaufman into this team of legends = Tucker on the podium, and more R&D for Team Arctic Cat racing and future consumer products. It should be another stellar race season for Arctic Cat.
How great would it be to see Tucker run a cross-country race or two.
I'd say this is a Dream Team for sure.

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