Feb. 9, 2015 – Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert won both Pro Open finals in Salamanca, NY to sweep the ISOC National Snocross tour’s Eastern National. For the third consecutive year, Seneca Allegany Casino and Resort pulled in a massive crowd for the tour’s only stop east of Michigan.
After racing on a short, tight course in Deadwood, SD, Hibbert was excited to get on the Eastern National’s high-speed, technical track. By riding smart and smooth, Hibbert recorded one of his best race weekends of the 2014-2015 season.
Friday night, Hibbert went 2-2 in qualifying to lock down the number one start line pick for the main event. He was quick off the line, took the lead exiting the first turn and never looked back to win the 15-rider, 14-lap final.
Hibbert continued his successful start streak and won both qualifying rounds Saturday night. Despite a solid start in the final, he slotted into fifth place after riding cautiously through the first corner and into the front straightaway’s long rhythm section. He spent the next five laps focusing on riding mistake free and making clean passes to get behind holeshot winner and leader, no. 837 Ross Martin. After two laps of closing the gap on Martin, Hibbert made his move in the ‘S’ turn and pulled away to take his 102nd Pro National Snocross victory.
Hibbert now holds an 86-point lead in the ISOC Pro Open Championship. After a weekend break, the tour will make its debut stop at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. February 20-22. Visit tucker-hibbert.com to follow him as he continues to chase his ninth national championship.
Tucker Hibbert – #68 Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck
“It’s nice to have a weekend like this after having a couple rounds of intense racing. It felt good to get a longer, technical track.”
“It’s always a good time racing in New York. There are some serious snocross fans in the Northeast. One of my favorite parts about this race is that so many people ride their trail sleds to the event. It doesn’t get much cooler than that!”
“We (the team) are in a really good position. We have one of the biggest points leads we’ve ever had at this point in the season. I know we can continue to make gains but it’s good have a buffer in points in case something goes wrong.”
- Hometown: Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
- 13-Time X Games Medalist
- Eight-Time National Snocross Champion, 102 Pro National Snocross Wins
- 2012 and 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion