Considered by many in the sport to be a humble superstar, recently retired Snocross racer Tucker Hibbert offered an up-close and personal look at his future plans for his fans on Monday, June 4. Hibbert announced his retirement from the sport on May 16, leaving behind a legacy as its winningest racer.
At 7 p.m. CST Hibbert began the Facebook Live broadcast by thanking all his fans for the years of support, which he said was the fuel for his continued success and he will be forever grateful.
“Thank you to everyone for hanging out with me tonight! It’s made it a lot easier not being on the track knowing that you guys are behind me,” Hibbert said.
Hibbert offered fans details of his immediate future plans, including partnering with Walk for Wishes on Saturday, August 4, at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis (he helped the organization exceed its goal of raising more than $92,000 last year). He also has a plans to make a 2018 Haydays appearance, saying, “We don’t really have a plan figured out on what I will be doing, but we will keep you posted. I’m just excited to see you guys, hangout, take pictures, sign autographs and whatever else.”
In the comments section hundreds of fans logged on to shower Hibbert with support, as well as pepper him with their lingering questions.
“What’s next for the GOAT?,” asked Aaron, referring to the common sports acronym for Greatest Of All Time.
“Well, the GOAT, I don’t know about that,” Hibbert replied with a laugh before continuing, “I’m just excited about figuring it out. I really don’t have any solid plans. A few times in my career I’ve gotten nervous, worrying about needing to find a plan for after I was done. Every time, it would stress me out, so I just decided to put all my energy into racing – stay 100 percent focused on being the best racer I could be. But now, I have a team of close friends to help me figure out what’s next. It’s a little bit nerve-racking, but also exciting.”
“Is this a pitty retirement? Just so the other guys can win,” Brandon Hogrefe offered as a light-hearted theory.
Towards the end of the session, Hibbert went on to describe in detail his 100th win, which he didn’t know he had won until after the race, saying, “It was wild.”
Here’s to hoping for nothing but the best for Hibbert; Hats off to one “wild” racing career and whatever comes next.
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