Home cookin’ tastes good to Hibbert, snocross champ is king on the King

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Tucker Hibbert widened his lead in the ISOC National Snocross tour in Jackson Hole last weekend. The tour’s points leader pushed the gap to 25 over second-place Kody Kamm after a homecoming weekend where the Driggs native won three of four qualifying rounds, and both night’s Pro main event finals.

Hibbert airborne for the win Saturday night. (John Hanson)

Hibbert is not accustomed to eating snow but he got a bellyful Friday night after a poor start in the Pro final. He started 12th in a 15-rider field with just 22 laps to make up the ground.

“I got great starts in my qualifiers so I was planning to get a great start in the main event,” Hibbert said. “I was late on my reaction time and got shuffled to the back. It was a really challenging race to have to pass that many riders and deal with the snow dust and roost. The track changed a lot.”

Halfway through the race, Hibbert had only moved up to 9th and things were looking grim.

“I was able to pick up on some really good lines, got my momentum rolling and started reeling in the lead group,” Hibbert recalled. “I didn’t know who was in the lead then I got a pit board to pass No. 43 [Logan Christian] on the last lap. I still didn’t know I won until after I crossed the finish line. I just kept pushing and tried to pass as many riders as I could.”

Hibbert had the race he was looking for Saturday night. Second off the line in the 15-rider, 22-lap main event, he took over the lead in same corner he passed Christian the night before, and was never challenged to complete the weekend sweep.

The snocross tour takes a break for the holidays and fires back up January 5-6, just outside of Minneapolis, at Canterbury Park.

Hibbert said he was overwhelmed by the support he received in his homecoming last weekend.

“I kind of knew that a lot of my friends and family from this area would be here but was a little surprised by all the people who showed up. It was awesome to have that kind of support and see all the people I don’t usually see at the racetrack,” Hibbert said.

Hibbert on the podium. (John Hanson)

2017/2018 ISOC National Snocross Tour Schedule 

  • Duluth, MN // November 24-27, 2017
  • Jackson Hole, WY // December 8-9, 2017
  • Shakopee, MN // January 5-6, 2018
  • Deadwood, SD // January 19-20, 2018
  • Salamanca, NY // February 16-17, 2018
  • Mt. Pleasant, MI // February 23-24, 2018
  • Dubuque, IA // March 9-10, 2018
  • Lake Geneva, WI // March 16-17, 2018

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