Tucker Hibbert racing for record 10th consecutive X Games gold medal January 24, 2017 - Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert will race for a record 10th consecutive Snocross gold medal at X Games Aspen Thursday afternoon. With 14 medals to his name, Hibbert is the most dominant athlete in the snocross field and one of the most decorated athletes in X Games history. Hibbert won his first gold in 2000 as a 15-year-old rookie. The following five years, gold eluded him and in 2006, he failed to qualify for the event. In 2007, he returned to X Games determined to reclaim gold. He did just that and started a win streak that currently has him tied with BMX Vert legend Jamie Bestwick for nine consecutive gold medals in a single discipline. X Games Aspen Snocross qualifying and final event will be streamed live on xgames.com Thursday 4:30-5:30 p.m. ET. and delay broadcast on ESPN Sunday 2 p.m. ET.
CSRA Snowcross The Canadian Snowcross Racing Association season opener was held January 14-15 in Rouyn Noranda, Quebec. The International Snowcross Grand Prix was the perfect start to the season with large crowds in attendance and tons of snow! Saturday’s schedule was set-up with practice for all classes in the morning followed by Main Event Classes racing in the afternoon. With temperatures sitting below -20 before the windchill factor all day it was a chilly start to the season but everyone was in high spirits and excited to race. Read Complete Story
Judnick Motorsports Ross Martin Wins Pro Open In Deadwood Continues Climb in Championship Duluth, MN (January 23, 2017) - Coming into the midpoint of the AMSOIL Championship Snocross season, Ross Martin has been one of the hottest riders in the Pro Open class with three podium finishes out of four possible rounds. On Friday night in Deadwood, South Dakota, Martin capped off his return from a rocky start to the season, winning the main event in front of a packed house at the Days of ’76 rodeo arena.
“I’ve definitely been building,” said Martin. I started off a little slow, I came into the season prepared so I don’t know if it was mental or what it was but once I started getting on the podium I got that feeling back that I belong up there and just have to keep pushing.” Read Complete Story
Leighton Motorsports Corin Todd Regains Form In Deadwood, Trevor Leighton Continuing To Rehab On And Off The Snow Zimmerman, MN (January 23, 2017) - Corin Todd raced to a qualifying round win on Friday night en route to a fifth place finish in the Pro Open final in Deadwood, South Dakota. The tight confines of the Days of ’76 Rodeo Arena place a higher than normal premium on good starts and after struggling at the last few rounds, Todd was back on point and often at the front of the field.
“Apparently I was running third in the final and putting on a charge on the guys in front of me and I slacked a little bit and could never find the gear to get back to the pace and ended up fifth,” said Todd. It’s my bad and I’ll learn for the future. It’s a big swing from Canterbury, I feel like I’ve turned things around.” Read Complete Story
Warnert Racing Snocross Stop #4 Race Report - Deadwood, South Dakota Makita Tools NSK GMC Warnert Racing XPS Ski-Doo’s Elias Ishoel & Max Taillefer
St. Cloud, MN (1/23/2017) - The Warnert Racing race team headed west this past weekend to historic Deadwood, South Dakota for stop #4 of the ISOC Snocross Racing Series. The team experienced some up and downs during the two-day race weekend, however, will be coming back strong at the Winter X Games!
On Friday and Saturday, both Elias Ishoel and Max Taillefer had great qualifiers finishing top five in each of their heats to progress to the finals. Read Complete Story
KC711 - Keith Curtis After a late X Games invitation, I was scrambling to get race sleds and my snowbike race ready. Fortunately, I had the right team behind me to get everything ready to roll, the best I could. I showed up at X Games knowing exactly where I stood against the stacked competition and was very happy with my seeding times, ending up 12th out of 15 riders. This put me in the second row at the start, and was able to get a solid hole shot putting me in around 6th place. During the first lap, I jumped off the 40' table top and got criss crossed off the lip of the jump. This sent me flying through the air sideways and and wasn't able to pull it back. I found myself scrambling to get out of the way of the other racers. Luckily, I leaped out of the way just in the knick of time before the other racers landed on me! My bike was hit, but things could have been a lot worse. After the wreck, I was in auto-pilot mode and just rode to finish the race, ending up with a 12th. X Games was another fantastic experience and my Timbersled SX kit worked great! Read Complete Story
Tucker Hibbert finishes fourth at X Games Aspen 2017 Snocross January 27, 2017 - Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert finished fourth in the Snocross event at X Games Aspen 2017, breaking a gold medal streak he’s held since 2007. The 14-time medalist was fast in practice and qualifying but came up short in the final. Typically known for its big-air, technical snocross tracks, X Games featured a short track this year with lap times hovering around the 19-second mark. Throughout the race day, the track developed into an icy, one-line course making the holeshot even more critical for a top finish. In Hibbert’s qualifying race, pileups off the start in the tight, right-hand first corner caused officials to restart the race twice. On the third start, Hibbert was third off the line. In lap six of 15, he made the pass for second and held that position to the end of the race. In the eight-rider final, Hibbert got a solid jump off the line and made it through the first corner clean to round lap one in fourth place. He pushed hard for 30 laps, looking for a line but struggled to find an option for a clean pass to finish the race where he started, in fourth. Next up for Hibbert is the fifth stop of the ISOC National Snocross tour in Salamanca, New York. For more information on his schedule, visit tucker-hibbert.com.
Tucker Hibbert records 125th Pro National Snocross career victory February 6, 2017 - Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert recorded his 125th Pro National Snocross career victory Saturday night at round 10 of the ISOC National Snocross tour in Salamanca, N.Y. Hibbert led the milestone race from start to finish in dominating form. Friday night at the Eastern National, win number 125 eluded Hibbert after he finished a hard-fought second place. Confident in his performance, he entered Saturday determined to get to the top step of the podium. With 4-2 finishes in his qualifying rounds Saturday night, Hibbert had a seventh start line pick for the 15-rider race. Positioned in the middle of the front row, he launched off the line and into the early lead. Immediately pulling a gap on the rest of the field, he rode 22 laps smooth and in control while dodging ice holes, snow dust and lapped riders. When the checkers flew, he had lapped up to sixth and held a 10-second lead over second place. Read complete race recap
Tucker Hibbert showed up in New York with on thing on his mind - winning. Fuel was added to the fire Friday night after he finished a hard-fought second-place. Saturday night, the 10-time champ came out swinging and laid down a dominating run to capture his 125th Pro National snocross victory
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