Tucker Hibbert will enter his 18th professional snocross season this weekend in Duluth, Minn. at the first stop of the 2017/2018 ISOC National Snocross tour. The 26th annual Duluth National kicks off the eight-stop, 17-round tour that’s rooted in the Midwest and stretches from the Rocky Mountains to the Northeast U.S.
Hibbert, a 10-time national champion in the series, is determined to reclaim the title after finishing third in last year’s year-end points championship.
Hibbert’s had unrivaled success at the season opening event on Spirit Mountain’s ski hill. In his 14 professional appearances, he’s lined-up for 28 final events; taking home 16 victories, 25 top-five finishes and placing outside the top-10 only once.
Pro racing action at the Duluth National takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The races will be streamed live on snocross.com/livestream and delay broadcast on CBS Sports Network. For more information on Hibbert, visit tucker-hibbert.com.
Memories at the Duluth National:
“”It’s pretty nuts to think about all the laps I’ve done around Spirit Mountain – on the track and in the pits and chalet as a kid. I’d assume I have more laps total around that place than any one else. I have a lot of memories at Spirit Mountain and it’s always fun to go back.”
Thoughts on 2018 Arctic Cat ZR 6000R SX race snowmobile:
“I’m really excited about my new race sled. We made a ton of changes during the off-season and I feel like it’s the best race sled I’ve ever had. I’m stoked to get to the racetrack for the first time with it. I worked closely with Arctic Cat and their engineering group, like I always do, but this year was a little different with the stock rule. Since we can’t make any changes to the sled, it was more important for us to work even closer this year. We spent a lot of time taking what we learned last year on the track, tested new ideas in the spring and early summer and got it fine-tuned before production. It’s been a lot of work but I’m happy with the results. It’s an awesome machine.”
Note: For the 2017/2017 season, ISOC moved from open class to stock class racing.
Goals for the season:
“My main goal is to win the championship. To do that, I have to win a lot of heat races and main events. Last year, I won the most main events but didn’t win enough heat races. I need to focus on doing both this year to win the championship.”
Note: Points for the year-end championship are awarded in both the heat races and main events. Additionally, the winner of each heat race is awarded bonus points; putting extra weight on winning qualifying races.
Tucker Hibbert – Duluth National Statistics
15th Pro Appearance at the Duluth National
2016 – Pro Open 1 – 3rd, Pro Open 2 – 1st (raced in Shakopee, MN)
2015 – Pro Open 1 – 1st, Pro Open 2 – 2nd
2014 – Pro Open 1 – 1st, Pro Open 2 – 1st
2013 – Pro Open 1 – 1st, Pro Open 2 – 1st
2012 – Pro Open 1 – 5th, Pro Open 2 – 5th
2011 – Pro Open 1 – 4th, Pro Open 2 – 3rd
2010 – Pro Stock – 1st, Pro Open – 1st
2009 – Pro Stock – 1st, Pro Open – 1st
2008 – Pro Stock – 1st, Pro Open – 1st
2007 – Pro Stock – 6th, Pro Open – 1st
2006 – Pro Stock – 11th, Pro Open – 5th
2002 – Pro Stock – 1st, Pro Open – 7th
2001 – Pro Stock – 3rd, Pro Open – 1st
2000 – Pro Stock – 2nd, Pro Open – 1st
26th Annual ISOC Duluth National Pro Racing Schedule
Friday, Nov. 24 – 5 p.m.: Dominator head-to-head competition for $10,000
Saturday, Nov. 25 – 5 p.m.: Pro 1 Opening ceremonies, qualifying and final
Sunday, Nov. 26 – 12 p.m.: Pro 2 Opening ceremonies, qualifying and final
2017/2018 ISOC National Snocross Tour Schedule
Duluth, MN // November 24-27, 2017
Jackson Hole, WY // December 8-9, 2017
Shakopee, MN // January 5-6, 2018
Deadwood, SD // January 19-20, 2018
Salamanca, NY // February 16-17, 2018
Mt. Pleasant, MI // February 23-24, 2018
Dubuque, IA // March 9-10, 2018
Lake Geneva, WI // March 16-17, 2018
Tucker Hibbert, 33, entered his first race at the age of eight and today stands as the most decorated snowmobile snocross racer in history. He’s a two-time FIM World Snowcross champion, 14-time X Games medalist and 10-time national snocross champion. Now in his 18th professional season, he holds 127 Pro National victories.
For more information on Hibbert, visit tucker-hibbert.com.