Hibbert/Spy Announce Signature “Whip”

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CARLSBAD, Calif.—SPY Optic™ today announced a renewed sponsorship deal with professional snocross and motocross racer Tucker Hibbert, No. 68. Hibbert, the most decorated ESPN Winter X Games snowmobile athlete in history, will be endorsing the new signature SPY®+Tucker Hibbert Whip™ goggle through 2011 and for an undisclosed term thereon.

Hibbert is the reigning ISOC National Snocross Champion, 2010 FIM World Champion, has 66 National Pro Snocross wins and six National Pro Snocross Championship titles. With 10 Winter X Games medals under his belt, he will contend for a record-breaking sixth-consecutive gold medal at the 2012 Winter X Games.

“Signing Tucker is a no-brainer and a pleasure because he’s such a beast at everything he does—on the snow or in the dirt,” says Motorsports Marketing Manager Victor Sheldon. “He knows how to lay it all on the line to win, he is the fiercest competitor, and he is an inspiration to anyone with a pulse.”

Hibbert’s new signature Whip™ goggle features his black-and-white broken pinstripe print and includes a contrasting white nose guard, a bonus dual-pane snow lens and clear motocross lens. Specifically for his model, Tucker worked with the SPY design team to help create the new Backlatch™ system that secures the goggle strap to the helmet for guaranteed strap stability in wet and heavy roost conditions.

“I’m stoked to have worked with SPY on a goggle that fights the elements and keeps things clear when I’m racing,” says Hibbert. “A split second determines a race finish and it’s crucial to have a goggle that fits my high performance needs when it matters.”

Hibbert’s relationship with SPY began during the 2002/2003 snocross season and he continues to be a part of a family of SPY motocross luminaries that includes including AMA Supercross legends Jeremy McGrath, Kevin Windham and Ricky Dietrich; five-time Grand Prix Motocross World Champion Antonio Cairoli; and 2010 AMA Arenacross Series Champion Team Babbitt’s Monster Energy Kawasaki.

The SPY®+Tucker Hibbert Whip™ goggle will be available for purchase at Tucker’s Official Merchandise Booth during the Hay Days Grass Drags event in Sunrise, Minn. September 10-11. After the event, it will be available at the Official Tucker Hibbert Merchandise Online Store and authorized SPY® dealers.