Tucker Hibbert Sweeps New York National and Extends Points Lead

Tucker Hibbert Sweeps New York National and Extends Points Lead

It’s hard to remember the last time Snocross world-champion Tucker Hibbert finished a main event anywhere but in first place. From Michigan to Minnesota and from Aspen to Allegany, Hibbert is putting together an impressive campaign to secure another Snocross championship.

You can read about Tucker’s latest performance in the update sent over by the Monster Energy/Arctic Cat Team—that update is below. You can also experience for yourself what Tucker sees on the track by visiting the Ram Trucks Snow Patrol page on RamZone, where fans are invited on a virtual ride-along with Hibbert as he navigates the course on a test run.

Tucker Hibbert took his win streak to New York recently by sweeping rounds 11 and 12 of the ISOC National Snocross tour in Salamanca. In typical East Coast fashion, snowmobile enthusiasts poured into Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel, filling the trackside bleachers and then taking to a nearside hill to catch the action, making it a standing-room-only event.

Friday, Monster Energy/Arctic Cat’s Hibbert went 1 for4 in qualifying, giving Hibbert the fifth pick for the 15-rider, 24-lap main event. He pulled a top-five start and by the close of lap three he moved into second place. With over a four-second gap between him and leader Ross Martin, he had to move fast on the short oval track. Within five laps, he reeled in Martin and made a clean outside pass in the corner before the finish. While weaving in and out of lapped traffic, Hibbert extended his lead to 13 seconds and then backed down to finish nine seconds ahead of second-place Martin.

Hibbert took the top position in both his qualifying rounds Saturday, making him the number-one qualifier for the final. With another top-five start, Hibbert rode with intensity to push to the front of the field. On lap five he took the lead and rallied to open a 12-second gap. Like on Friday, he eventually slowed his pace to finish nine seconds ahead of second place.

Hibbert entered New York with a 63-point lead in the Pro Open Championship and exited with a 73-point lead over reigning champion, Tim Tremblay. With only two stops remaining on the ISOC tour, Hibbert will have the home-track advantage March 8–9 in Glyndon, Minn., for the Ram Truck Fargo National. He hopes to turn the 35-mile drive to the track into a ride on his Arctic Cat F800 Race Replica snowmobile.

Learn more about Tucker Hibbert by visiting his website, www.tucker-hibbert.com.