World Champion Snocross Racer Has Home Field Advantage at Fargo National

Tucker Hibbert is known across the world for his dominance on a snowmobile but he won’t have to travel far this weekend to showcase his skills. The Pelican Rapids, Minn. resident will be competing at Fargo’s Newman Outdoor Field Friday and Saturday for round two of the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series(ACSS). For the first time, the FM RedHawks baseball stadium will be transformed into a battlefield for the world’s top snocross racers.

Since the Dakota Magic Casino Fargo National is slated to feature a tight racecourse, the holeshot will be key for Hibbert to hold his points lead in the series. Although he won both pro finals at the season opener in Duluth, Minn., he was forced to ride “out of his comfort zone” due to poor starts. With a weekend break on the ACSS Tour, the Monster Energy/Arctic Cat pilot and his crew have put their focus into tuning his machine and polishing his starting procedure.

Pro racing action begins Friday evening at Newman Outdoor Field and continues through Saturday afternoon. If you can’t make it to Fargo, stream the event live online at www.isocracing.com and mark your calendar to watch the one-hour VERSUS broadcast Sunday, Dec. 26 at 3 p.m. EST.

Dakota Magic Casino Fargo National Presented by Finley Motorsports

Friday, Dec. 10

4:15 p.m – Pro Autograph Signing

5:30 p.m. – Pro Qualifying Begins

7:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies

9:00 p.m. – Pro Open Final

Saturday, Dec. 11

12:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies

1:30 p.m. – Pro Qualifying Begins

3: 00 p.m. – Pro Super Stock Final

General Admission Daily Tickets: $10 in advance (www.fmredhawks.com), $15 at event

Tucker Hibbert – #68 Monster Energy/Arctic Cat

“I’m pumped about competing so close to home. I guess I’ll have the home field advantage which is a cool feeling. I have a lot of family and friends that will be at the race including the youth group from my home church in Pelican Rapids. I’m going to do my best to make them proud.

Duluth was tough. The course was rough and I had to ride out of my comfort zone to win the finals. We (the team) spent a lot of time dialing in my starts and feel we have a much better chance to get a holeshot at Fargo. It sounds like the course will be tight this weekend so getting the holeshot will be key. No matter what happens, I won’t be settling for second.”

Fast Facts

• Resides: Pelican Rapids, Minn. | Born: Driggs, Idaho | Hometown: Goodridge, Minn.

• 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion

• Nine-time ESPN Winter X Games medalist

Has raced for one snowmobile manufacturer his entire career – Arctic Cat

• Only athlete in the world to race both snowmobiles and motorcycles at a premier level

Resources: tucker-hibbert.commonsterenergy.comarcticcat.comisocracing.com

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One Comment

  1. NANCY MARTIN
    Posted December 12, 2010 at 7:43 PM | Permalink | Reply

    I’m calling bs on this statement “Only athlete in the world to race both snowmobiles and motorcycles at a premier level” . Blair Morgan was the Canadian Motorcross Champion. Has Tucker even won a national motorcross race????? Doug Henry has also raced motocross and snowcross. Steve Martin has also raced pro motocross and snowcross. Steve Taylor is another racer that has raced both venues.

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