PRESS RELEASE: West Yellowstone, Mont. (Jan. 21, 2008) – Tucker Hibbert and his Monster Energy/Arctic Cat dominated the World PowerSports Association Snowmobile Tour’s Jack Link’s West Yellowstone National.
Hibbert was no stranger to the area as he began his snowmobile racing career at West Yellowstone and was born in the nearby town of Driggs, Idaho.
Hibbert grabbed the number one qualifying spot for the Pro Super Stock final and was untouchable all 12 laps. He led every single lap and finished nearly ten seconds ahead of second place, Arctic Cat’s #67 Ryan Simons.
It was the first race of the season on a 100% natural snow track but heavy snowfall and poor visibility prematurely shut down Sunday’s racing, forcing the team’s and track crew to stick around to finish the remaining races Monday morning.
With the sun shining and below zero temperatures, 15 riders hit the track for the Pro Open final. With a nearly last place start in the 14-lap final, Hibbert put his head down, rode mistake free and passed first place, Ryan Simons, on lap ten for the win.
Hibbert and Monster Energy/Arctic Cat are on their way to Aspen, Colo. for the biggest race of the season, ESPN’s Winter X Games 12. This year marks the ninth appearance for the six-time medalist at the Winter X Games and a shot for his third gold medal. Look for Hibbert to continue his winning streak Saturday night live on ESPN.
Tucker Hibbert – #68 Monster Energy/Arctic Cat comments: “It was awesome to get my first stock/open sweep of the season and was great to be back in West Yellowstone. These wins give the team and myself so much confidence and extra motivation heading into the Winter X Games this week. Being able to come from behind in the Pro Open final and to win by a good margin really helps me mentally because now I know I can run down the field if I need to. With a 20 lap final event in Aspen, I know no matter where I am off the start I can fight my way to the front.”
Press release from: Jack Link’s West Yellowstone National
Round 4- WPSA Snowmobile Tour
West Yellowstone, Montana