Hibbert enters 18th professional Snocross season determined to reclaim national title

Hibbert’s had unrivaled success at the season opening event on Spirit Mountain’s ski hill.

Tucker Hibbert on his snowmobile.
Photo courtesy John Hanson

November 22, 2016 – Tucker Hibbert will enter his 18th professional snocross season this weekend in Duluth, Minn. at the first stop of the 2017/2018 ISOC National Snocross tour. The 26th annual Duluth National kicks off the eight-stop, 17-round tour that’s rooted in the Midwest and stretches from the Rocky Mountains to the Northeast U.S. Hibbert, a 10-time national champion in the series, is determined to reclaim the title after finishing third in last year’s year-end points championship.

Hibbert’s had unrivaled success at the season opening event on Spirit Mountain’s ski hill. In his 14 professional appearances, he’s lined-up for 28 final events; taking home 16 victories, 25 top-five finishes and placing outside the top-10 only once.

Pro racing action at the Duluth National takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The races will be streamed live on snocross.com/livestream and delay broadcast on CBS Sports Network. For more information on Hibbert, visit tucker-hibbert.com.

Quotes:

Tucker Hibbert - #68 Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck—Memories at the Duluth National:

“It’s pretty nuts to think about all the laps I’ve done around Spirit Mountain – on the track and in the pits and chalet as a kid. I’d assume I have more laps total around that place than any one else. I have a lot of memories at Spirit Mountain and it’s always fun to go back.”

Thoughts on 2018 Arctic Cat ZR 6000R SX race snowmobile:

“I’m really excited about my new race sled. We made a ton of changes during the off-season and I feel like it’s the best race sled I’ve ever had. I’m stoked to get to the racetrack for the first time with it. I worked closely with Arctic Cat and their engineering group, like I always do, but this year was a little different with the stock rule. Since we can’t make any changes to the sled, it was more important for us to work even closer this year. We spent a lot of time taking what we learned last year on the track, tested new ideas in the spring and early summer and got it fine-tuned before production. It’s been a lot of work but I’m happy with the results. It’s an awesome machine.”

Note: For the 2017/2017 season, ISOC moved from open class to stock class racing.

Goals for the season:

“My main goal is to win the championship. To do that, I have to win a lot of heat races and main events. Last year, I won the most main events but didn’t win enough heat races. I need to focus on doing both this year to win the championship.”

Note: Points for the year-end championship are awarded in both the heat races and main events. Additionally, the winner of each heat race is awarded bonus points; putting extra weight on winning qualifying races.

Tucker Hibbert – Duluth National Statistics

15th Pro Appearance at the Duluth National

2016                Pro Open 1 – 3rd        Pro Open 2 – 1st (raced in Shakopee, MN)
2015                Pro Open 1 – 1st        Pro Open 2 – 2nd
2014                Pro Open 1 – 1st        Pro Open 2 – 1st        
2013                Pro Open 1 – 1st        Pro Open 2 – 1st
2012                Pro Open 1 – 5th        Pro Open 2 – 5th       
2011                Pro Open 1 – 4th        Pro Open 2 – 3rd
2010                Pro Stock – 1st           Pro Open – 1st                       
2009                Pro Stock – 1st           Pro Open – 1st         
2008                Pro Stock – 1st           Pro Open – 1st                      
2007                Pro Stock – 6th           Pro Open – 1st    
2006                Pro Stock – 11th         Pro Open – 5th                       
2002                Pro Stock – 1st           Pro Open – 7th                     
2001                Pro Stock – 3rd           Pro Open – 1st                       
2000                Pro Stock – 2nd          Pro Open – 1st

26th Annual ISOC Duluth National Pro Racing Schedule

  • Friday, Nov. 24 – 5 p.m: Dominator head-to-head competition for $10,000
  • Saturday, Nov. 25 – 5 p.m: Pro 1 Opening ceremonies, qualifying and final
  • Sunday, Nov. 26 – 12 p.m: Pro 2 Opening ceremonies, qualifying and final

Resources

2016 Duluth National CBS Sports Broadcast

2016 Duluth National Weekend Recap Video

2017/2018 ISOC National Snocross Tour Schedule

  • Duluth, MN // November 24-27, 2017
  • Jackson Hole, WY // December 8-9, 2017
  • Shakopee, MN // January 5-6, 2018
  • Deadwood, SD // January 19-20, 2018
  • Salamanca, NY // February 16-17, 2018
  • Mt. Pleasant, MI // February 23-24, 2018
  • Dubuque, IA // March 9-10, 2018
  • Lake Geneva, WI // March 16-17, 2018

About Tucker Hibbert

Tucker Hibbert, 33, entered his first race at the age of eight and today stands as the most decorated snowmobile snocross racer in history. He’s a two-time FIM World Snowcross champion, 14-time X Games medalist and 10-time national snocross champion. Now in his 18th professional season, he holds 127 Pro National victories. For more information on Hibbert, visit tucker-hibbert.com.

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