Tucker Hibbert wins Canterbury Park Snocross and extends points lead
Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert won rounds five and six of the ISOC National Snocross tour in Shakopee, Minn. Tucker excelled on Canterbury Park’s long, technical track and relied on experience to extend his championship points lead.
Hibbert got some impressive runs in his qualifying rounds and the final Friday night. Despite having to start from the far outside in the final due to ISOC’s new inversion rule, he ripped the Stud Boy holeshot and by lap four of 14, stretched out a six-second lead over second place. With two to go and a 13-second lead, he backed down his pace on the final lap to take the win.
Temperatures dropped below zero Saturday night leaving the course filled with ice edges and holes. Hibbert won his first qualifier but found out the hard way in round two how unpredictable the track was. A nasty crash near the end of the race forced him to run the last chance qualifier (LCQ) race. A win in the LCQ gave him the inside pick on the second row of the 15-rider, 14-lap final. With a clean start, he made passes early to finish lap one in fifth place and with the leader in sight. Staying patient, he moved into second place behind no. 53 Kody Kamm on lap 10. Three laps to go, Kamm crashed leaving the door open for Hibbert to complete the sweep.
Hibbert now has a 32-point lead in the 2015-2016 ISOC National Pro Open Championship points chase. He plans to utilize the weekend off in the ISOC tour to prepare for X Games Aspen where he’ll compete for his ninth consecutive gold medal.
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Tucker Hibbert – 2016 Canterbury National Results
Pro Open Round 5 – Friday
Round 1: 1st
Round 2: 1st
Pro Open Round 6 – Saturday
Round 1: 1st
Round 2: 8th
Image Credit: John Hanson