Tucker Hibbert will take his 225th and 226th career starts this weekend at the Deadwood Snocross National in Deadwood, SD. Hibbert has a rich history of putting on a show at this event, including his last-to-first place ride for his 100th Pro National victory in 2015.
“I’ve had some of the most memorable and craziest races of my career in Deadwood,” Hibbert said. “The racing is always intense and unpredictable. It’s a little nerve racking because the track is small and a lot can happen in short amount of time.”
Hibbert enters the fourth stop on ISOC National Snocross tour as the pro points leader and with five out of six final wins so far this season. The 10-time champion plans to rely on his experience to safely and successfully compete on the Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds’ tight, intense racecourse.
“Since it’s so tight in the rodeo grounds, it seems like it’d be really hard to pass but over the years, I’ve probably made more passes there than on any other track,” he said. “You have to be really creative, smart and react quickly. You don’t have time to think about things. You have to go off instinct and make things happen. I think that’s maybe an edge I have on my competitors and something I can use to my advantage at this venue.”
Pro racing action at the Deadwood Snocross National kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. and repeats Saturday. The races will be streamed live on snocross.com/livestream and delay broadcast on CBS Sports Network. For more information on Hibbert, visit tucker-hibbert.com.
“Something unique about this race is that the spectators are so close to the track,” said Hibbert. “Every year, people pack in there and you can definitely feel the energy from the crowd. I’m looking forward to racing in front of a packed house and hopefully can put on a good show.”
Tucker Hibbert – Deadwood Snocross National Statistics
Sixth Pro Appearance at Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds
2017 Pro Open 1 – 4th Pro Open 2 – 1st
2016 Pro Open 1 – 1st Pro Open 2 – 1st
2015 Pro Open 1 – 2nd Pro Open 2 – 1st [100th Pro National Win]
2014 Pro Open 1 – DQ Pro Open 2 – 1st
2013 Pro Open 1 – 1st Pro Open 2 – 5th