Dec. 9, 2015 – Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert will have the home advantage this weekend as he competes at the second stop of the ISOC National Snocross tour in Glyndon, Minn. The defending Pro Open Champion hails from rural Pelican Rapids and lives under 30 miles from Buffalo River Race Park (BRRP).
Hibbert had a strong showing at the first event of the season Thanksgiving weekend in Duluth, Minn. He enters BRRP with the points lead in the 2015-2016 championship chase and although it’s early in the season, he’s looking to expand it. Last year at BRRP, he swept the Pro Open finals by winning both Friday and Saturday night.
Pro racing action at BRRP kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday night and will repeat Saturday at 6 p.m. Tickets are available online and at the gate. For more information on the event, visit snocross.com and buffalorivermx.com.
Tucker Hibbert – #68 Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck
“It’s a rare deal to be home on a race weekend. With all the travel we (racers) do throughout the winter, I definitely consider having the opportunity to sleep in my own bed on a race weekend an advantage. Knowing I’ll have a lot of friends and family at the race is a big motivator. Overall, it’s a good feeling.”
“Duluth went good but we (the team) left with some pretty big goals. The first race is always tough because there’s no way to know where you stack up against the competition until you hit the track. With a weekend off between the first two races, we were able to get in some valuable testing. I’m confident we made gains and will be showing up at BRRP stronger.”
“It’s a long season so I’m not overly focused on the points chase right now. You can only take it one race at a time. With qualifying races having higher points this year, you really have to be on your game all weekend.”
Tucker Hibbert – Buffalo River Race Park Statistics
Fifth Pro Appearance at BRRP
2014 (2014-2015 season): Pro Open 1 – 1st • Pro Open 2 – 1st
2014 (2013-2014 season): Pro Open 1 – 1st • Pro Open 2 – 5th
2013: Pro Open 1 – 1st • Pro Open 2 – 5th
2012: Pro Open 2 – 3rd • Pro Open 2 – 5th
- Hometown: Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
- Nine-Time National Snocross Champion – 109 Pro National Wins
- 13-Time X Games Medalist
- 2012 and 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion
- Owner and rider of Team Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck – est. 2006
- Three-time ESPY Award Best Male Action Sports Athlete Nominee
Photo credit John Hanson