Hibbert to Race Final Three Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross NationalsWednesday, August 19, 2009 | 1:01 PM
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Goodridge, Minn. - Monster Energy’s, Tucker Hibbert, is set to race the final three Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship events starting with Budds Creek this weekend. The Monster Energy Triple Crown Finale in Mechanicsville, Md. marks Hibbert’s fourth pro motocross race of the summer and the beginning of a busy month for the multi-sport athlete.
Hibbert hopes to break the top-ten for the first time this weekend in the highly contested 250 class. His top finish of the summer was in the first moto at Red Bud, where he finished 13. He backed that up with a 14-place finish in the second moto at Spring Creek.
Racing action begins at Budds Creek on Saturday at noon. Watch the first 250 moto live on www.allisports.com.
Noteworthy: Hibbert is known worldwide for his success on a snowmobile and is currently the only athlete in the world to race both motorcycles and snowmobiles at a premiere level. He recently added a third sport to his resume - mountain biking. Throughout the summer, Hibbert has been racing mountain bikes in preparation for the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival’s Cheq 40 on Sept. 19. The Cheq 40 is a 40-mile, 1700-rider cross-country race that runs between Hayward and Cable, Wisc. Last year, this event was his career-first mountain bike race and proved to be the most physically demanding race he had ever entered.
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“I can’t wait to get back to racing this weekend. My last motocross race was a month ago at Spring Creek but I’ve stayed busy with riding, training and racing mountain bikes. I did five mountain bike races in the past four weeks. I feel like adding another form of racing to my schedule has improved my overall fitness and mental strength. I hope that by diversifying my racing, I’ll become a better all-around athlete and will be able prolong my racing career.”
Hibbert’s Up-Coming Events
August 22 - Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Round 10, Mechanicsville, Md.
August 29 - Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Round 11, Southwick, Mass.
Sept. 5 - Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Round 12, Delmont, Penn.
Sept. 12 - Hay Days Appearance - “Official Start of Winter,” Forest Lake, Minn.
Sept. 19 - Fat Tire Festival, Chequamegon 40 Mountain Bike Race, Cable, Wisc.
Resources: tucker-hibbert.com • monsterenergy.com • mxsports.com
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