Hibbert Commits to Racing a Full SnoCross Season

The official start to winter took place this past weekend at the largest snowmobile event in the world – Haydays. In the midst of an iconic wedding ceremony held in the Arctic Cat display joining Arctic Blast Man and Mother Nature, an additional commitment was made – this time by snocross icon, Tucker Hibbert.

As the vows were being sealed, Hibbert interrupted the ceremony, walked up on stage and told the crowd of his commitment to race the entire 2010/2011 ISOC National tour aboard his SnoPro 600. Tucker said, “I have a real commitment to make – a commitment I know many of you have been waiting to hear for a long time. For the first time since the 2002/2003 season, I’m racing the full national series and will fight ‘til the end for Team Arctic to bring home the Pro Super Stock and Pro Open Championship titles.”

Arctic Cat CEO Chris Twomey stated, “Arctic Cat is happy to have Tucker racing the entire season. I’m guessing the other OEMs don’t feel that way. This commitment is something Arctic Cat has been looking forward to as well as the allegiance of Hibbert fans around the world.”

In Hibbert’s 11 years as a professional rider, he has only raced three full national seasons. Despite his past “part-time” racing schedule, he holds 55 national tour victories and four national championship titles. Hibbert raised the bar last season at the Winter X Games with his fourth-straight gold medal performance as well as winning his first-ever World title at the FIM Snocross World Championship in Mala, Sweden aboard his Sno Pro 600.

Team Arctic Race Manager Mike Kloety stated, “It’s great to have Tucker back on the track for a full season. He’s a crowd favorite with a relentless drive to win. We expect quite a few podiums from him and his Sno Pro 600 this season.”

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4 Comments

  1. Dave Jensen
    Posted October 8, 2010 at 3:19 PM | Permalink | Reply

    That is awesome news!!!!!!! To be honest he is the main reason I go and watch the snocross races.

  2. Mike Tufo
    Posted October 17, 2010 at 6:44 PM | Permalink | Reply

    This is what Arctic Cat needed. I think he will influence new technology and hopefully lead to release of more options of production Sno-Pro platforms that he has proven to be the sled to beat on track as well as trails. He markets this sled alone. Smart move for CAT.

  3. Pappy
    Posted October 18, 2010 at 7:57 PM | Permalink | Reply

    I raced against Tucker’s Dad on my Arctic EXT years ago with Kay Robison and that bunch. I raced under Pond’s Little Pussy from Pond’s Lodge, Island Park, Idaho. Tucker is a real hoot and the most talented rider of the past 10 years and the near future for sure. Tucker is amazing as is the Arctic Cat sleds; they kick butt. I just hope that the TV media keeps up with this sport and that the snowmobiling media will make it happen. These past 2-3 years have sucked for coverage of the major snomobile races.

  4. Arctic Cat Fanatic
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 12:37 PM | Permalink | Reply

    I LOVE Arctic cat snowmobiles! I now own a 2009 CFR 800 and wow the power is amazing and the more rider forward position is great. I totally agree with Mike on that i hope hibbert does influence cat to release more sno pro platforms like what ski-doo has done. I also agree with pappy on the TV media coverage of the snocross circuit. It is so terrible, they might televise a half dozen of the races. In closing i can’t wait to see what arctic cat and hibbert will do in the future of racing and the snowmobile industry.

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