Hibbert Exits Challenging Duluth National Second in Points Chase

November 28, 2011 – Defending AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series Champion, Tucker Hibbert, gained valuable seat time on Arctic Cat’s all-new 2012 Sno Pro 600 chassis and left the opening round of the series in Duluth, Minn. sitting second in the Pro Open Points Championship chase. The Monster Energy/Arctic Cat rider showcased his ability to move through the pack on a difficult track, making him a force to be reckoned with this winter.

HIbbert Duluth Action

Image by John Hanson

With the shift to only Pro Open racing this season on the ACSS Tour, Hibbert and his competitors will race 15 finals spread over eight stops to earn points for the title. The 20th Annual Duluth National featured rounds one and two.

Hibbert had an impressive run in Saturday night’s final. While battling for third place on lap one, a kicker near the bottom of the massive downhill pitched him off the steep backside of the track. Still on his sled, he re-entered the track in 14th place out of 15 riders. After regaining his composure, he put on a charge that moved him into striking distance of the podium. Twenty laps proved to be not enough, forcing him to settle for fourth.

Sunday afternoon, Hibbert struggled to find a groove in qualifying, making him the eighth pick for the 15-rider, 20-lap final event. He found himself in ninth place off the start with all the top contenders in front of him. He picked off riders each lap eventually moving into third and finishing only one second behind second place.

Hibbert Duluth Podium

Image by John Hanson

The ACSS Tour will take a weekend off before heading to Ironwood, Mich. Dec. 10-11. Catch each stop of the tour on NBC Sports’ one-hour broadcasts Sundays at 5 p.m. EST. For the full schedule, visit www.isocracing.com.

Tucker Hibbert – AMSOIL Duluth National Results

Pro Open 1 – Saturday

Round 1: 2nd

Round 2: 2nd

Final: 4th

Pro Open 2 – Sunday

Round 1: 4th

Round 2: 2nd

Final: 3rd

Tucker Hibbert – #68 Monster Energy/Arctic Cat

“I’m disappointed in my results but am happy that we (the team) were able to come out of the weekend with consistent racing and in second place. We didn’t throw anything away but as far as our weekend performance, it’s not where I want to be. I want to be at the front battling for the lead rather than fighting through the pack to get on the podium. I know we have the ability to get there. I’m looking forward to a weekend off before the next race to test and tune. Working on my set-up will help me focus on eliminating mistakes. I’m confident we’ll enter Ironwood as a stronger race team.”

Noteworthy: Hibbert will be on ESPN Radio’s Rocket Rob’s Throttle with Rob Bydos and Broc Glover tonight at 7 p.m. EST. Listen live on www.wbbw.com.

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Watch Tucker Hibbert race live online at www.ustream.tv/xsantv this weekend!

Just a reminder that Tucker’s first race of the season is this weekend in Duluth, MN.

You can watch the event live online at www.ustream.tv/xsantv


Below is a detailed breakdown of Tucker’s race schedule. All times are listed CT.

FRIDAY – AMSOIL Dominator Race (non-points, head-to-head bracket elimination competition)

*Tucker is the number one seed since he is the defending National Pro Points Champion

5:20 p.m. – Round 1

6:00 p.m. – Round 2

7:00 p.m. – Semi-Final + Final

SATURDAY – Pro Open Race 1

4:20 p.m. – Round 1 Qualifying

5:30 p.m. – Round 2 Qualifying

7:00 p.m. – Final

SUNDAY – Pro Open Race 2

12:20 p.m. – Round 1 Qualifying

1:30 p.m. – Round 2 Qualifying

3:00 p.m. – Final

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Hibbert Welcomes New and Long-Standing Partners to SnoCross Team

Nov. 18, 2011 – Tucker Hibbert will welcome both new and long-standing partners to his factory-supported snowmobile team for the 2011/2012 ISOC Racing National Snocross Tour. Monster Energy will headline the program as Hibbert defends his 2011 Pro Open National Championship aboard Arctic Cat’s all-new Sno Pro 600. New to team Monster Energy/Arctic Cat this season are Hot Stuff Pizza, APV Synthetic Oil and TekVest.


Earlier this week, Hot Stuff Pizza announced its plans to rollout a national promotion wrapped around Hibbert that will give consumers a chance to win a VIP trip to a race, free pizza, snowmobile gear and more. Hot Stuff Pizza franchises over 1000 restaurant locations worldwide.

Hibbert will rely exclusively on APV Synthetic Oil to protect and lubricate his Speedwerx modified Arctic Cat 600 race engines. APV produces performance-oriented lubricants specifically formulated for Arctic Cat race and consumer snowmobiles.

For over ten years, Hibbert has put his trust into TekVest’s upper body protection. He believes in the quality of the product and the protection it provides riders on the track and trail.

Long-time supporters of Hibbert returning to the team include: Castle X Racewear, Stud Boy Traction, Speedwerx, FOX Racing Shox, Spy Optic, Leatt, Kicker, Digital Ink Design & Graphics and CTi.

The Monster Energy/Arctic Cat team transporter will debut its new look Thanksgiving Day when it hits the road for Hibbert’s first race of the season in Duluth, Minn. Nov. 25-27. The 20th Annual Duluth National will mark the beginning of his 12th professional snocross season. For his full schedule, log on to www.tucker-hibbert.com.

Tucker Hibbert – #68 Monster Energy/Arctic Cat

“It’s a good feeling entering a new race season knowing I have solid people and brands behind me. It’s an honor having the opportunity to represent companies passionate about creating quality products. It’s a big year for me defending my title. I have high expectations for myself and everyone involved in my program. I can’t wait to hit the track at Duluth!”

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