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Tucker Wins Gold (Again); More Wins for Team Arctic


(2/1/2010)

Tucker Hibbert Dominated the X Games...again

 

Tucker Hibbert Dominated the X Games...again

Photos by John Hansen

Press Release -

TEAM ARCTIC’S TUCKER HIBBERT 4-PEATS AT X GAMES

Cross-Country Team Wins Nine Classes at USCC Red Lake 200

If there were any doubt about who would win the ESPN Winter X Games Snocross final in Aspen, Colo., Tucker Hibbert set the record straight with his fourth-straight gold medal performance in the sport’s most visible event. Racing his Team Arctic/Monster Energy Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600, Hibbert turned the 20-lap final into his personal tour de force, winning by 28 seconds over second place.

The gold-medal-winning ride was Hibbert’s fifth career win at the made-for-TV event, and marked his ninth medal since he first won the event in 2000.

Hibbert lead a dominating performance by Team Arctic racers at the X Games. Ryan Simons (Team Arctic/Christian Bros. Racing) earned a bronze medal, while Team Arctic/Sportech’s Paul Bauerly finished fifth. Cory Davis, Garth Kaufman and Dan Ebert also reached the final, bolstering Team Arctic’s impressive performance. Arctic Cat engineer Jeff Tweet also represented Arctic Cat at the X Games, racing the Adaptive Snocross event on the Monster Energy Cat.

While the snocross contingent hauled the most hardware at the X Games, Team Arctic’s cross-country team delivered solid results at the USCC Red Lake 200 in Red Lake, Minn., including nine class victories.

Team Arctic racer and Arctic Cat engineer Brian Dick nailed second place finishes in both Pro 600 and Pro Open classes at the two-day event, while his Christian Bros. Racing teammate D.J. Ekre went for the Ironman award, taking third in both Pro classes and winning the Expert 85 class.

A continuing story at USCC cross-country events is the large entries in the 85-hp classes, where the new Arctic Cat Sno Pro 500 has proven exceedingly capable. At the Red Lake 200, Arctic Cat Sno Pro 500s claimed the top-10 positions in Expert 85 and the top-12 in Sport 85.

“This was another great weekend for Team Arctic,” said Race Manager Mike Kloety. “Tucker’s emphatic win at the X Games was as impressive as ever, and Ryan’s third place finish, combined with four other teammates in the final, made it a strong showing.

“At the Red Lake 200 we showed the depth of our team by winning nine classes. This was the first cross-country this season where we didn’t win Pro 600 or Semi Pro 600, but we were close. And to see the growth of the 85-hp classes proves that our Sno Pro 500 has been a huge hit.”

The next National snocross race for Team Arctic is Feb. 5-6 in Farmington, NY (see www.isocracing.com), while the next cross-country is Feb. 13 in Grand Forks, ND (www.usccracing.com).

Team Arctic Race Results from the USCC Red Lake 200 Cross-Country

Pro 600

2. Brian Dick

3. D.J. Ekre

Pro Open

2. Brian Dick

3. D.J. Ekre

Semi Pro 600

2. Brad Cierzan

3. Jeremy Tulenchik

Semi Pro Improved

2. Cole Nymann

3. Jeremy Tulenchik

Expert 85

1. D.J. Ekre

2. Nathan Moritz

3. Travis Bach

Expert 85 Improved

1. Brad Cierzan

2. Bryce Buchanan

3. Nathan Moritz

Sport 85

1. Casey Clement

2. C.J. VandePutte

3. Chris Klie

Sport 600

1. Brandon Bonham

2. Chris Hoff

Sport 600 Improved

1. Matt Austin

Trail

1. Timmy Kallock

2. Casey Clement

Vet 30

2. Chad Lian

Masters 40-plus

3. Bill Slominski

Masters 50-plus

1. Bill Slominski

2. Jim Sobeck

Jr. 14-17

1. Timmy Kallock

2. Chris Klie

3. C.J. VandePutte

Women

2. Jolene Bute

3. Sasha Cook

Jr. 10-13

2. Adam Mach

120

1. Alex Gudajtes

2. Sara Larson

3. Collin Austin



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