Tucker Hibbert just continues to find ways to win this winter. Hibbert swept both rounds of the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Pro Open class this past Friday and Saturday in Traverse City, Mich. With the two wins, Hibbert has now won seven out of the 10 rounds this season and seems to be unstoppable.
Last week, Hibbert’s five-race winning streak came to a halt thanks to Ross Martin, who dedicated his run to Caleb Moore, in Deadwood, S.D. but the 28-year-old wasted no time getting back on track. After winning Friday night, Hibbert finished 12 seconds ahead of Kody Kamm Saturday, to complete what was an impressive weekend. The podium was rounded out by Ross Martin who, despite sled issues in the qualifiers, came from the back of the pack and appeared thrilled just make the podium. For Hibbert, this past weekend’s victories were No. 75 and 76 of his career and helped increase his lead in the standings.
“I definitely was motivated this week. We had a pretty mediocre weekend last week at Deadwood,” Hibbert admitted. “I got a descent start and was able to get out front early. We pushed hard at the beginning of the race, the put ‘er on cruise control and the end.”
Hibbert now leads second place racer – and defending champion – Tim Tremblay by 62 points in the overall standings, with Ross Martin, Robbie Malinoski and Kamm rounding out the top five spots. If someone plans to make a run at catching Hibbert, they’d better do so soon. The next two rounds of the eight-stop snocross season will take place Feb. 22 and 23 in Salamanca, N.Y.
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