Hibbert Returns to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Determined to Win
Dec. 6, 2011 – Monster Energy/Arctic Cat’s Tucker Hibbert will make his second career appearance in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula this weekend at round two of the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series (ACSS) at Blackjack Ski Resort. Fans can trail ride to the track Saturday and Sunday in Bessemer to watch Hibbert compete to capture his first win on Arctic Cat’s all-new chassis.
The reigning Pro Open Champion gained valuable seat time on the 2012 Sno Pro 600 at the opening round of the ACSS Tour in Duluth, Minn. Thanksgiving weekend. Hibbert and his crew took what they learned at Duluth and spent the weekend off testing and improving his race package. He is confident he will hit the track in Bessemer on a more polished race machine.
Hibbert will enter the Blackjack National 11 points behind the current leader. With 90 points on the line this weekend between four rounds of qualifying and two finals, he is determined to close the gap and make his return to the top step of the podium.
Fans can watch the event live online at www.ustream.tv/xsantv and catch the behind the scenes action on NBC Sports Sunday, January 8 at 5 p.m. EST.
Tucker Hibbert – #68 Monster Energy/Arctic Cat
“I’m excited to race in the U.P. again. The area supports snowmobiling and has awesome trails. This weekend, fans can ride right to the racetrack. It’s a cool way for the whole family to spend the weekend – riding and watching racing.
This will be a big weekend for me. I didn’t have the results I wanted at Duluth. We (the team) put our heads down, did a lot of testing and are confident we’re entering this weekend with a stronger program. I’m focused on taking the first win on Arctic Cat’s new Procross chassis in Bessemer.”
Blackjack National Pro Open Racing Schedule
Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11
Opening Ceremonies: 12:00 p.m.
Qualifying: 12:20-2:40 p.m.
FINAL: 3:00 p.m.
Saturday Pro Autographs: 4-5:00 p.m.
• Six-Time National Snocross Champion – 66 National Pro Wins
• 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion
• 10-Time ESPN Winter X Games Medalist
: Each stop of the ACSS Tour will be featured in a one-hour broadcast on NBC Sports throughout the winter.