Foto: Anders Claesson
Tucker Hibbert står återigen högst upp på pallen. Denna gång som segrare i 2013 års Clash of Nations.
Ja det börjar nästan kännas lite tjatigt det här med att skriva att Tucker Hibbert har vunnit. Han har haft ett bra år och det har slutat med att han har stått överst på pallen i den amerikanska crosscirkusen, i X Games och nu också i Clash of Nations. Det hade varit kul att se vad han hade kunnat göra i VM om han hade ställt upp!
Tucker Hibbert Closes Snocross Season with a Victory in Sweden
March 30, 2013 – After winning his sixth-consecutive X Games gold medal and
clinching the 2013 ISOC Pro Open National Championship, Tucker Hibbert achieved
his third and final goal of the season by taking a victory at Sweden’s Clash of Nations
Super Snowcross event. Sunshine and near 40-degree weather welcomed thousands of
fans to Lugnet Arena in Falun March 28-29 to watch two days of international racing
action on a 50-second, clockwise, supercross style snocross track.
Riders warmed up for Friday’s Super Snowcross event with a Head-2-Head bracket race
competition Thursday evening. Hibbert made it to the Head-2-Head final but came up
short in the intense one-lap race against Sweden’s Peter Narsa.
Friday featured a full day of racing with three rounds of qualifying to cut the 32-rider
Pro Open field to 16 for the main event. Hibbert won his first two qualifiers with flag
to flag victories and was in second place in the third round when a mechanical issue
caused him to back off and slowly ride to the finish. Despite a seventh place pick in
the main event, he ripped another monster holeshot and ran away with the win. He
was never challenged for the lead and finished 11 seconds ahead of Narsa with Logan
Christian in third.
Hibbert will now shift gears to racing cross-country mountain bikes and preparing for
select AMA Pro Motocross Championship 450 class events. For details on his summer
schedule, stay posted to www.tucker-hibbert.com.
Tucker Hibbert – #68 Monster Energy/Arctic Cat
“It was awesome to come back to Sweden, take a win and finish the season healthy.
It’s a great feeling flying across the world and having fans cheer for you. I’m always
surprised by the amount of support and excitement from fans in Scandinavia.
To sit back and look at where we (the team) were last year and to now have one of the
best seasons of my career is overwhelming. We worked hard and it paid off. There are so
many people behind the scenes that make it possible for me to get on my snowmobile
and race. When everyone is working towards the same goal, that’s when success comes.
It was a great year and we’re all excited about next winter already!
I’m looking forward to taking a couple weeks to rest and regroup, then jumping right
into riding mountain bikes and getting ready to race motocross. For the first time in
three years, I’m 100 percent healthy and ready to rip this summer. I’m filling up my
calendar fast with races and that’s just the way I like it.”
Tucker Hibbert – 2012/2013 Snocross Season Highlights
• 2013 X Games Snocross Gold Medalist: sixth-consecutive gold and 11th medal
• ISOC Pro Open Champion: 11 of 16 race wins and seventh national championship
• 2013 Clash of Nations Super Snowcross Pro Open Champion
Watch Clash of Nations: The full race broadcast from the event will be available on SVT
Play for one year: http://www.svtplay.se/video/1100736/28-3-14-10
Resources: tucker-hibbert.com • monsterenergy.com • arcticcat.com • clashofnations.seÂ