Tucker Hibbert made history last weekend in Aspen, Colorado, by achieving the first-ever X Games gold medal six-peat at a winter event. He also made the Ram Truck brand proud, not just because of the impressive win, but by representing so well the same core values Ram Trucks strives to incorporate in each vehicle it builds—hard work, humility, and a dedication to success.
Please join us in wishing Tucker congratulations for his impressive showing at X Games Aspen 2013. If you didn’t catch his performance live, or if you just want to see it again, please tune in to this replay of the final race. Also worth a read is the official recap put out by the Monster Energy/Arctic Cat team on Monday, January 28. That recap is below.
Again, nice work, Tucker!
January 28, 2013 – Monster Energy/Arctic Cat’s Tucker Hibbert permanently stamped his name in the record books Sunday afternoon by winning the first-ever gold medal six-peat at a (winter) X Games event at X Games Aspen 2013. Hibbert won his eleventh overall medal in a dominating run against the world’s top snocross riders on a one-minute long track stacked with big air jumps and technical rhythm sections.
Hibbert turned the fastest lap in practice, giving him the number one seed for his qualifying round. He rode with aggression into the first turn and entered the first rhythm section third of 12 riders. With the top-five transferring into the final, he knew he was in a safe position but wanted to push his way to the front. By the end of lap two of eight, he moved into the lead and ran away with the win.
After spending time analyzing the track and start line before the final, he chose the second-from-the-inside starting position. He launched off the line, slid into the first corner, and got hooked with No. 837 Ross Martin. After momentarily balancing on one ski, he regained control and slotted into second place behind Martin. Near the end of lap one of 16, Hibbert made a clean pass on Martin in the sweeping right corner under the monster 100-ft double. From there, he pulled a gap and settled into the lead to win his seventh gold medal and the first-ever gold medal six-peat.
Next up for Hibbert are rounds seven and eight of the ISOC National Snocross tour this weekend in Deadwood, S.D. where he currently holds the points lead in the Pro Open Championship.