Tucker Hibbert to race for 100th Snocross Pro National victory this weekend

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Jan. 5, 2015 – Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert will compete for his 100th Snocross Pro National victory this weekend in Shakopee, Minn. Hibbert is 4-for-4 on the ISOC National Snocross tour this season and with two Pro Open finals on the line at Canterbury Park, he’ll have two chances to capture this career milestone in front of his home state fans.

November of 2000, the then 16-year-old Hibbert, entered his first Snocross Pro National event in Duluth, Minn. He finished 2-1 in the Pro class finals. Although he proved he had what it takes to be a top snocross racer, no one could have foreseen this was the beginning of what would become the most impressive career of any rider in the history of the sport.

After winning three Pro National Championships and claiming 26 victories, Hibbert announced his retirement from snocross to focus on racing Pro Motocross and Supercross full-time. He continued to race snocross at X Games but was absent from the national tour for three years.

For the 2006-2007 season, Hibbert returned to the national snocross tour on a limited basis, racing half of the scheduled events. He continued on this path for two years until ultimately returning to snocross full-time.

Last year at Canterbury Park, Hibbert made history by becoming snocross’ most winning rider. Friday and Saturday night, he’ll attempt to stamp his name in the record book, yet again. The event will be streamed live online at ustream.tv/isoc and delay broadcast on CBS Sports Network.

Tucker Hibbert - #68 Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck

“I never imagined I’d be where I’m at in my career. There’s never been a point where I’ve set out to break or set a record. I just focus on winning and when that happens enough, those records start piling up.”

“It’s hard to wrap my head around going for 100. That’s a lot of racing, testing, training, time in the shop — just a lot of hard work. It’s humbling because I know how many sacrifices other people have made to help me get to where I am today.”

“I’d really like to make it happen this weekend. There’s something electric about racing at Canterbury. It’s an awesome venue and the fans are always so fired-up. Getting my 100th win in front of my home state fans would make it extra memorable.”

Tucker Hibbert - Snocross Pro National History

1st Pro National Win: Duluth, MN - November 2000, 16 years old

50th Pro National Win: Milwaukee, WI - December 2009, 25 years old

            • 100th Pro National start • 75 top-three finishes • 88 top-10 finishes

99th Pro National Win: Glyndon, MN - December 2014, 30 years old

            • 171st Pro National start • 130 top-three finishes • 155 top-10 finishes

Note: These statistics do not include X Games, the FIM World Championship or other one-off snocross events.

           

Fast Facts

• Hometown: Pelican Rapids, Minnesota 

• Eight-Time National Snocross Champion 

• 12-Time X Games Medalist 

• 2012 and 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion

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