March 25, 2013 – American snocross rider Tucker Hibbert is in Sweden making the final preparations for his debut at Clash of Nations (CON) March 28-29. Over 70 of world’s top snocross and snowmobile freestyle athletes will compete in the two-day event at Lugnet Arena in Falun. CON marks the multi-time world, US national and X Games snocross champion’s second career appearance in Sweden and final race of the 2012/2013 season.
In only three years, CON has experienced tremendous growth becoming one of the premier action sports events in northern Europe. Hibbert was scheduled to compete at last year’s CON but was sidelined due to an injury.
Thursday, day one of CON, will feature the Head-2-Head bracket race where 16 riders compete one-on-one until one final rider stands. The showcase competition of CON is the Super Snowcross race Friday afternoon. Thirty-two riders will vie for a spot in the 16-rider final event through three rounds of qualifying.
Fans worldwide can watch all the action live online both days. Full viewing details are listed below. To follow team Monster Energy/Arctic Cat’s adventures in Sweden, log on to www.tucker-hibbert.com connect to Hibbert’s social media sites.
Tucker Hibbert – #68 Monster Energy/Arctic Cat
“It feels great to be back in Sweden. I’ve been busy getting settled in and making the final adjustments on my sled with my crew. We’ll spend the next couple days riding and testing to make sure we’re ready to rip in Falun.
I think Clash of Nations will be a great event. I’m looking forward to racing against riders I haven’t raced against before and meeting new fans.”
Watch Clash of Nations Live Online – All times listed EST
Note: Hibbert is in practice and qualifying group two. The times listed below are for group two only. For the full schedule, visit www.clashofnations.se.
Thursday, March 28 – Head-2-Head
9:10 a.m. – Live stream begins
11:10 a.m. – Qualifying practice
12:20 p.m. – Eliminations
1:18 p.m. – Final
Friday, March 29 – Super Snowcross
6:00 a.m. – Live stream begins
6:55 a.m. – Round 1 qualifying
7:45 a.m. – Round 2 qualifying
8:50 a.m. – Round 3 qualifying
9:35 a.m. – LCQ
10:25 a.m. – Final
• Hometown: Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
• 2012 and 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion
• Seven-Time National Snocross Champion – 80 National Pro Wins
• 11-Time X Games Medalist