Read about his wicked crash, how he hits ditch approaches so fast, his career and how he won the 2013 USXC I-500 cross-country in this interview with Ryan Simons of Team Arctic/Christian Brothers Racing.
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Tucker Hibbert swept both Pro finals for the third time (so far) at the 2013 ISOC snocross national in Traverse City, Mich. Her'e's a short video of his weekend.
Want to know how Ryan Simons won the 2013 I-500?
Check out this photo sequence of him hitting the very FIRST ditch approach on day-one of this year's race.
Team Arctic's Ryan Simons won the Pro 600 class at the 2013 USXC Seven Clans Casino I-500 in Thief River Falls.
Once again, the drama of long-distance cross-country racing unfolded in the ditches and on the rivers of Northwest Minnesota.
Dreams were realized, heartache was felt and some form of victory was experienced by all.
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Logan Christian nabbed his first podium of the season at the Deadwood Snocross Shootout.
Click to read the Christian Brothers Racing press release.
Here's a nice video recap of Tucker Hibbert's snocross race weekend in Deadwood, SD.
Here's a very interesting and informative video comparing the weights of 2013 Arctic Cat, Polaris and Ski-Doo mountain sleds both in the snow and out of it.
Freerider Rob Kincaid sums it up nicely: "Who cares what it weighs when it leaves the shop?!"
Click to see pix and results.
I admit to having mixed feelings about my 11-year-old son racing snowmobiles.
Despite the nagging mental gymnastics, we raced the USXC cross-country in Oslo, Minn., last weekend. It was awesome!
Click to read about the experience.
The first true ditch-and-river cross-country of the USXC cross-country season went down in Oslo, Minn., this past weekend.
Arctic Cat's domination of the lake races led many to speculate that, perhaps, the tide would turn when the sleds hit the rough world of real cross-country.
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X Games Gold in Aspen...
17 of 20 class wins at the Oslo XC...
Another pretty awesome weekend for Team Arctic!
Here's Team Arctic's press release about its participation in last weekend's Eagle River World Championship Derby.
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Watch this awesome video of the 1984 World Champion duo Jim Dimmerman and the Phantom Sno Pro during the Friday Night Thunder portion of the 50th Anniversary of the Eagle River Derby.
Look for another video soon that highlights the Sunday ceremony.
Congrats to Dimmerman and the Nielsen crew!
A very, very strong fiscal quarter for Arctic Cat in 2013 Q3.
My favorite sentence from this release:
Arctic Cat is committed to investing in research and development across its product lines, in order to remain an industry innovation leader and in anticipation of manufacturing its own snowmobile engines.
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Want to know what it looks like to finish second place in the Semi Pro Champ class at the 2013 Eagle River World Championships?
Watch this GoPro footage from Team Arctic's Colt Dellandrea from Kincardine, Ontario, who notched the great result in his first year back to Eagle since sustaining a leg injury.
Congrats on the awesome finish, Colt!
The Eagle River World Championship Snowmobile Derby turned 50 this past weekend.
As always is the case at the Derby, there was plenty of pomp, ceremony and celebration. There was even a little bit of racing.
Click to read my review of the birthday party.
He got it done in time to bring to Eagle River!
I'm referring to the 1979 Arctic Cat Sno Pro Bob Elsner replica sled that collector Tom Ische built for this weekend's 50th Anniversary of the Eagle River World Championship.
This was the surprise I referred to in yesterday's post.
Click to see the pix of this beautiful machine.
As a tribute to Team Arctic legend Roger Janssen, and to help commemorate the 50th Anniversary Eagle River World's Championships, collector Tom Ische built a replica of Janssen's WC-winning 1969 Arctic Cat Panther mod.
Both the sled and Janssen will be at Eagle River this weekend, making a few laps together around the famed oval. What a sight it will be!
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(Special thanks to Brianna Ische for the great photos of the sled and Janssen.)
Arctic Cat has again added to its Wildcat 1000 mode mix. Some of the highlights:
*90-plus hp on the new Wildcat 1000 X model
*New drive and driven clutch that puts WAY more power to the ground
*FOX Podium shocks
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I checked out the Pro 600 class yesterday at the USXC cross-country at Willmar, Minn.
As has been the case all season, it was a Team Arctic crushing of the competition with some familar names standing atop the podium.
Click to see some pix and captions.
Winning, Monster, RAM, autographs, FOX, Arctic Cat...
That pretty much sums up Tucker Hibbert's weekend at the 2013 ISOC Canterbury snocross.