Tucker Hibbert, the reigning FIM Snowcross World Champion, will make his AMA Pro Motocross Championship 450 class debut September 1 at the Steel City National in Delmont, Pennsylvania. Hibbert has competed in AMA Pro Motocross 250 events since 2000 but was sidelined with injuries the past two seasons. The last time Hibbert lined-up for a pro motocross event was at the 2009 Steel City National.
Hibbert is known worldwide for his accomplishments on a snowmobile, but his racing roots lie in motocross. He competed in his first motocross race three years before his first snocross race and earned his pro motocross license six months prior to turning pro in snocross. Over the years, he’s raced to eight AMA Pro Motocross top-15 finishes and four Supercross top-ten finishes in the 250 class.
“I’m excited to be back on the bike, healthy and ready to race again. It seems like forever since I’ve raced a motocross national,” Hibbert said. “I feel really comfortable on the 450. It took some time but I think it’s a good fit for my size and riding style. My goal is to finish around the top-10 at Steel City. I don’t know if it’s a realistic goal since I have nothing to judge my speed off of but I feel really strong. I’m looking forward to having a good, clean race and to ride to my ability. If that can all come together, I’ll be happy and have a good idea where I sit for next summer.”
Hibbert rides the No. 68 Arctic Cat Sno Pro race snowmobile on the ISOC Amsoil Championship Snocross Series all winter, but look for him on the 168 Honda in Pennsylvania next month. The race will be live on FUEL TV and NBC Sports Saturday, September 1. For tickets and more information on the event, visit allisports.com/motocross.