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Tucker Hibbert Ends His Season on a High Note


(2/11/2010)

Monster Energy/Arctic Cat racer Tucker Hibbert

Press Release -

Hibbert Wraps Up Snocross Season with a New York Sweep

Goodridge, Minn. (Feb. 8, 2010) Monster Energy/Arctic Cats Tucker Hibbert rolled into his sixth and final snocross event of the season with one goal - to win. Cold temperatures along with snow showers didnt stop thousands fans from pouring into Finger Lakes Racetrack to watch Hibbert sweep the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series (ACSS) Eastern National in Farmington, New York.

It had been three years since Hibbert last raced on the East Coast. That year, he swept a national event for the first time - winning all rounds of qualifying and both pro finals. He set a goal to repeat his 2007 performance this year but a tight, rough course made it a challenge. He had a couple intense battles in his qualifying rounds after getting poor starts but ultimately won both pro finals without a challenge. He took the earlier lead in both finals and checked out to take home his 54th and 55th career wins. 

Hibberts 09/10 season was a season to remember. He lost his first final event in two years but captured milestone victories, re-writing history in the process. At the season opener in Duluth, Minn., he became the first rider in history to sweep the event two years in a row. The next weekend, at the historic Milwaukee Mile, he took his 100th career start and went on to win his 50th career pro final.  

Mid-January, in Salt Lake City, he lost his first final in nearly two years. That loss sparked a fire inside him that fueled an unforgettable charge in Pro Open final at Canterbury Park. The following week, in his eleventh appearance at ESPN Winter X Games, he made history by winning his fourth consecutive gold medal, becoming the most decorated snowmobile athlete with nine overall medals. 

The multi-sport athlete will now turn his focus to motocross and cross-country mountain bike racing. He's looking forward to taking a couple weeks off to rest then will dive into preparing for a summer packed with racing.

Stay posted to www.tucker-hibbert.com for details on his summer racing plans.

Tucker Hibbert - #68 Monster Energy/Arctic Cat

"The fans on the East Coast are unbelievable. It's encouraging to see people who are so enthusiastic about snowmobiling.  Im' pumped I was able to have such a strong weekend in New York. It's a great way to finish my season and gives me confidence for next year.

I had a lot of fun racing this season. We (the team) met our big goals and theres nothing that I look back on and regret. We (the team) learned something from every decision, good or bad. Losing in Salt Lake City was, in a sense, good for me. It fired me up and pushed me to finish the season strong.

A huge thank you to my sponsors, crew and fans. I'm blessed to be surrounded by an amazing group of people. There are so many people that contribute to my success that dont get the credit they deserve. Thanks to the fans for sticking behind me and supporting my decision to race motorcycles too. I wouldnt be able to do what I do without your support!"



Comments (5):

mike says:
2/12/2010 8:04:00 AM

Yet another year we can kiss an Arctic Cat pro stock and pro championship goodbye........
alex says:
2/12/2010 11:16:00 AM

Mike, it wouldnt be fun anymore if we did that year after year.. I seen tucker race along with many many others and its just like clock work, amazing stuff.. I will have to say he should of raced at least New Hampshire and Canada
pete says:
2/12/2010 1:33:00 PM

just have to say that its pretty poor to quit the season early just because you have the points locked up monster ought to rip the stickers off his sled if he cant race the whole season
Todd Ulschmid says:
2/12/2010 2:11:00 PM

I'm a fan of Tucker's.

But, I'd like him to finish what he started.....

It's obvious what he can accomplish. Finish it.

Next year, his goals should be the following. The perfect season.
Win everything. Every national. X-games. 5 Peat. Both Pro Championships. Now, that's a goal that every sponsor would like to be apart of.....History.

Tucker, if you read this. GO FOR IT. You are the only one that could do it. No one would/could accomplish it for a long, long, long, long, time.
81 snopro says:
2/12/2010 4:19:00 PM

pete....I don't know where you've been the past few years but Tucker has made it clear that motorcross is his passion, whether he's good or bad at it. Why would Monster pull their sponsorship when their logo is always at least 12 seconds, and all alone, ahead of the rest of the pack. They get their money's worth. Can you name the sponsors of ant other racer's sleds, other than Amsoil? just my opinion......

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