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November 22, 2017 – 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 onsnocross.com/livestream and delay broadcast on CBS Sports Network. For more information on Hibbert, visit tucker-hibbert.com.
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 2017/2018 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
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
Photos by John Hanson
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.