Ram-sponsored Snocross world champion Tucker Hibbert cruised to victory in Minnesota. Here’s the recap of the event, sent to us last week by Tucker’s team.
January 7, 2013 – With his home state fans behind him, Monster Energy/Arctic Cat’s Tucker Hibbert rallied to dominant victories Friday and Saturday night at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota. The reigning world champion rode with confidence and precision throughout the qualifying rounds and final events to sweep his first national event in three years, taking the ISOC Pro Open Championship points lead in the process.
After finishing 1-1 in his qualifying rounds, Hibbert was awarded the number one pick for Friday night’s 15-rider, 22-lap final. He ripped the Stud Boy holeshot and never looked back to win the main event by 16 seconds.
Hibbert woke up Saturday as the new Pro Open Championship red plate holder. He went on to convincingly win both qualifying rounds but had to dig deep in the final. At the close of lap one he found himself in third with Ross Martin and Tim Tremblay battling out front. He didn’t let them out of his sight and methodically picked off both riders to take the lead. He continued to push forward, and when the checkers flew, he had lapped every rider but the second place finisher.
Next up for Hibbert is the ESPN Winter X Games, on January 27 in Aspen, where he will compete for the first-ever gold medal six-peat. This year marks his 13th appearance at the high-profile event. He holds the record for being the youngest athlete to win a gold medal, and, with ten medals to his name, he is the most decorated snowmobile athlete in X Games history. Fans worldwide can watch the event live on ESPN.
Check back soon for more updates from Tucker Hibbert and his team!