Monster Energy’s Tucker Hibbert Wins First-Ever SX Lites Heat RaceMonday, April 2, 2007 | 11:24 AM
World’s greatest two-sport extreme powersport athlete (snocross & supercross) continues to improve and gain respect on Supercross Series tour
CORONA, Calif., (April 2, 2007) – Monster Energy-backed Tucker Hibbert (Motor City Powersports/Yamaha) won his first-ever supercross heat race and parlayed the effort into another top ten Lites class finish on the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series tour this past Saturday in Dallas.
Hibbert, aboard a limited factory-backed privateer Yamaha, became the first non factory or satellite team racer to win a heat race this season, capturing heat race No. 2 over fellow Minnesotan, factory Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey.
“I just got a good start, didn’t get stuck in the middle of the pack and put together a good race,” said Hibbert. “I wanted to put in as good of a ride as I could before the break. This does a lot for my confidence and helps get things in motion.”
Hibbert had a section of the track dialed in the main, to the point where he passed six to seven racers to make the top ten. Hibbert was so pumped on the section that he took time to point it out to friend and mentor, Kevin Windham, prior to Windham’s start in the AMA Supercross class main event. The tip worked as Windham, who had to use a provisional start after a heat race crash and 4th place finish in the LCQ, went on to finish 6th in the main event.
With his 10th place effort – including the 5th fastest lap time in the main event - Hibbert remained tied for 15th overall with Kelly Smith in the Lites class standings.
Next up for Hibbert is the April 21st running of the Detroit Supercross at Ford Field.