Aug. 18, 2015 – Snowmobile snocross champion, Tucker Hibbert, will line-up against the world’s best motocross racers Saturday at the Pro Motocross Championship’s Ironman National in Crawfordsville, Ind. It’ll mark the crossover athlete’s one and only pro motocross event of the summer.
No stranger to two wheels, Hibbert has raced both snocross and motocross at professional level since 2000. Early in his career, he took a brief break from snocross to add being a top-10 Supercross rider to his long list of accomplishments. Now, with his focus back on snocross, he’s won an unprecedented 108 pro national events, 13 X Games medals, nine national titles and two world championships.
Hibbert had five pro motocross events on his schedule this summer but an ankle injury sustained in June sidelined him from racing until now.
Look for Hibbert at the Ironman National on the no. 685 KTM in the 450-class. Racing action from Indiana will be streamed live on promotocross.com. Additionally, fans can watch the first motos on MavTV from 1 to 3 p.m. ET and the second motos on NBCSN beginning at 11:30 p.m. ET.
Tucker Hibbert – #685
“This summer didn’t play out how I hoped but I’m healthy and ready to race. I made the switch to KTM and felt comfortable on the bike right away. Early June, I knew I was ready to race so I signed-up for Budds Creek. A couple days later, I came up short on a big jump and broke my ankle. It was a bummer but I knew if I worked hard I could still get in at least one national before the end of the summer.
People ask me all the time why I race motocross but it’s just a part of who I am. I love to ride and know it makes me an all-around better athlete. Snocross and motocross aren’t as similar as people might think. Snocross is more like Supercross – short, intense races. Motocross is a whole different animal. Add the heat, for a guy like me who’s used to racing in sub-zero temps, and it’s really tough.
This will be my first time at Indiana so I don’t know what to expect. I feel good but since I haven’t been racing this summer, it’s hard to set any goals. I’m focused on doing my best and having some fun.”
What: Hibbert will ride the Ironman National track and be available for interviews.
When: Thursday, August 20 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Ironman National Raceway – 1389 W 200 S Crawfordsville, Ind.
For more information, contact MX Sports’ Media Manager Brandon Short at 949-365-5750 or Brandon@mxsports.com.
• Hometown: Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
• 13-Time X Games Snocross Medalist
• Nine-Time National Snocross Champion
• Two-Time FIM Snowcross World Champion
• Eight Pro Motocross Top-15 Finishes
• Four Supercross Top-10 Finishes
• Six CMRC MX2 Moto Wins
• Three-Time ESPY Award Nominee
Resources: tucker-hibbert.com • promotocross.com • monsterenergy.com
Motocross Image: Lissa Marsolek