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Tucker Hibbert Wins 2012 FIM World Championships


(2/26/2012)

2012 Snocross World Champ Tucker Hibbert of Monster & Arctic Cat

2012 Snocross World Champ Tucker Hibbert of Monster & Arctic Cat

Click the above image to see the video on MX-LIFE.TV

 

America’s Tucker Hibbert rode with determination on a challenging racetrack to win his second FIM Snowcross World Championship title in front of 12,000 screaming Russian fans.

Tucked into the deeps woods of the Ivanovo region over 400 km northeast of Moscow, the Technical Sports Centre Semigorje featured a long, rough racetrack where 33 riders from six countries battled for the 2012 World Championship title.

Hibbert won his qualifying race giving him the number one starting line pick for the three 15-minute-plus-two-laps main events.

In the first main, he got a quick jump off the start but pulled his tether from his snowmobile in turn one, killing the engine. By the time he got going, he was already shuffled to the back of the 22-rider field. He refocused and put on one of the most impressive charges of his career. By lap two, he had already moved into ninth place. He spent the remaining time picking off more riders to finish an impressive second place behind Sweden’s Peter Narsa.

Hibbert took the early lead in the second main event and rode flawless for the win.

In the third and final main of the day, Hibbert got a mid-pack start with Narsa leading the charge. He quickly moved into second and began chipping away at Narsa’s runaway lead. The crowd went wild when he made the pass on Narsa in a big, bermed left-hand corner at the halfway point of the race. Once in the lead, he pulled a sizeable gap then raced smart to secure the 2012 title.

 

2012 Snocross World Champ Tucker Hibbert of Monster & Arctic Cat

In Tucker's Words:

“This was one of the most challenging race situations I’ve ever been in. Our team worked hard for this one and it feels great to come out on top.

The track was awesome. It was exciting to race on a long track. It had a good mix of rough rhythms, high-speed sections and big jumps. It got extremely rough.

The whole day was a crazy mix of race situations. I was able to conserve energy and my sled by cruising to the win in my qualifier and the second main. The first and third mains were a different story. I didn’t know what would happen in the first main after coming around the second corner in dead last. I had to charge hard to get through the pack to finish second. In the third main, I had to ride really hard too because I knew I had to pass Narsa for the lead to be able to win the World Championship.

It was cool to see the excitement and intensity of the fans in Russia. Every time I rode by a spectator area, I could hear them cheering!

We worked hard to come into this race prepared. After finishing third last year, it was important to work hard and win. There were so many people behind the scenes that made this whole thing possible. Racing is a team effort and I’m thankful for all the hard work that went into me being able to travel to Russia and win the World Championship!”

 

Next up for Hibbert is the sixth stop of the ISOC National Snocross Tour near Fargo, North Dakota. Stay connected with his racing year-round at www.tucker-hibbert.com.



Comments (30):

kevin sebastian says:
2/26/2012 9:55:00 AM

AWESOME!!! Way to go Tucker and team!!! you make us all proud!
Gerry Osendorf says:
2/26/2012 12:02:00 PM

Congratulations, Tucker. A real tribute to teamwork, hardwork, focus and of coures a great sled. Best of luck in the sixth stop on the snowcross schedule.
Kimster says:
2/26/2012 12:11:00 PM

Congrats to Tucker and the entire team, way to represent the USA!
Mike F says:
2/26/2012 12:37:00 PM

Way to go! A great performance by the whole team. We are proud of you all.
Ted Loveland says:
2/26/2012 12:49:00 PM

Congrats Tucker and Team ARCTIC, you make U.S. very proud!!!!!!
Tom Rowland says:
2/26/2012 1:59:00 PM

A true champion effort, congratulations Tucker and team! Just the logistics of getting yourself, equipment and your team deep into Russian territory cannot be any small task. To do all of this and still come out the winner is amazing! It's interesting to see a number other than #68 on your Arctic Cat.
Sandmann says:
2/26/2012 3:47:00 PM

Congrats Tucker!!! Did anybody else notice the different upper control arms hes using?
John Zanon says:
2/27/2012 7:54:00 AM

Great job buy everyone, including you John Sandberg, for posting this info and video. Tucker makes it look easy!
What's with racing against the Lynx? I thought a Lynx had a black hood and loepaord seat? (I think we should have a lawyer look into this!)
Rusty says:
2/27/2012 11:56:00 AM

Tom Rowland says:
2/26/2012 1:59:00 PM

It's interesting to see a number other than #68 on your Arctic Cat.
_______________________________________________________________

Should permanently be adorned with the #1 IMHO
Hal Armstrong says:
2/27/2012 4:56:00 PM

I was wondering if the decision to send Tucker over to Russia was more buisness ( Russian Market is growing) related. The poor snow year here in North America and a huge market in Russia just opening its doors for sled and ATV sales is very enticing.
Now with Tucker winning the FIM WC what wins on Sunday sells on Monday that was so true in the 70's may be the ticket to more sales over there.

Just a thought
Eric Leigland (IBLEEDGREEN) says:
2/29/2012 8:54:00 AM

A true achievement! We havent won that Championship since 1979 when Guy Useldinger won it, see attached link. I was only 12 but read the article in snow week about 1,000 times. Too bad Tucker couldnt use Guy's race number (U2). Here is some trivia....what did the race number of U2 stand for or originate from???????

http://www.snowpod.com/popup_image.php?pID=60&osCsid=9ae817dbf96decd9cfaeefc6f148c120
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Steffi says:
10/9/2015 1:46:00 AM

Excellent choices. I love them all, eillcsaepy the cat.I told ChefE to put me back on the list. I made it through summer, so it should be easier on me not to have to worry about missing a shoot out, though watch me do it!At least I don't get the wrong assignment, Mark!
Steffi says:
10/9/2015 1:46:00 AM

Excellent choices. I love them all, eillcsaepy the cat.I told ChefE to put me back on the list. I made it through summer, so it should be easier on me not to have to worry about missing a shoot out, though watch me do it!At least I don't get the wrong assignment, Mark!
Steffi says:
10/9/2015 1:46:00 AM

Excellent choices. I love them all, eillcsaepy the cat.I told ChefE to put me back on the list. I made it through summer, so it should be easier on me not to have to worry about missing a shoot out, though watch me do it!At least I don't get the wrong assignment, Mark!
Josiane says:
10/11/2015 5:56:00 AM

Thanks for the shout out Jen! Tucker is my cousin Deborah's dog and she'll be thleirld to see that my shot of him (and her hands on the wheel) is one of the shots of the week. Great job everyone! http://ejhrvnpv.com [url=http://atxhlyj.com]atxhlyj[/url] [link=http://smxkob.com]smxkob[/link]
Josiane says:
10/11/2015 5:56:00 AM

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Josiane says:
10/11/2015 5:56:00 AM

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Muhittin says:
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Eredeti says:
12/19/2015 4:05:00 PM

The picture that caepruts your family as it truly is, is the perfect picture. So lucky to have the uber talented and amazing Rachel take this for you. Can't wait to see more. Happy Holidays Jen! PS: Love your dress and the shoes!
Eredeti says:
12/19/2015 4:05:00 PM

The picture that caepruts your family as it truly is, is the perfect picture. So lucky to have the uber talented and amazing Rachel take this for you. Can't wait to see more. Happy Holidays Jen! PS: Love your dress and the shoes!
Eredeti says:
12/19/2015 4:05:00 PM

The picture that caepruts your family as it truly is, is the perfect picture. So lucky to have the uber talented and amazing Rachel take this for you. Can't wait to see more. Happy Holidays Jen! PS: Love your dress and the shoes!
Leticia says:
12/21/2015 12:41:00 PM

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Leticia says:
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Is this the first of the Boston Collective? Great work. I like this guy's energy and clatiry. It didn't seem like a hard one to edit so I guess that's a big compliment if it was!At first I was really excited to see a different background but now I can't get religious imagery out of my head when I watch this. Is he an angel or a yoga instructor? lol, I do love to see the black backdrop getting redone though! http://vhfvuvura.com [url=http://kgczcwnb.com]kgczcwnb[/url] [link=http://glfgygfs.com]glfgygfs[/link]
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Nenk says:
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