AMSOil ISOC Championship Snocross 2017/18 Season So Far
In the first four events of the season, Tucker Hibbert is the racer to watch. The #68 rider sponsored by Monster Energy/Ram Truck, from Pelican Rapids, MN, is riding an Arctic Cat ZR 600R SX this year. So far he is fifty points ahead of second place in the Pro division. He’s taken first place at the podium in three of these four events and is extending his lead in points each outing.
Duluth, MN, at Spirit Mountain, saw Tucker Hibbert take both Pro finals on the rough, technical track the racers encountered. Hibbert continued to race consistently winning three of four qualifying races. In the final, Kamm battled it out with Lincoln Lemieux for 3rd. In the second half, Kamm lagged behind Adam Reinheim and Lincoln Lemineux for 4th place. Adam Reinheim managed to take the podium at second place and Lincoln Lemineux took third.
Jackson Hole, WY, at Snow King Mountain, was a dramatic day for Tucker Hibbert, who again took the podium in first place. In one of his qualifying races, Hibbert started in 12th position and lagged behind for a few laps. He was finally able to catch up and stage a comeback win to beat both Logan Christian and Kody Kamm. Again, Hibbert won three out of the four races he ran at Jackson Hole. Logan Christian would finish 2nd and Kody Kamm would finish 3rd.
Then there was Canterbury Park in Shakope, MN. Tucker Hibbert wrecked his sled in one of the qualifying races after being clipped by another rider. He veered off the track into a guardrail. His handlebars were broken in half. Still, he managed to finish the race and come in 12th overall. Kody Kamm took advantage of Tucker Hibbert’s bad luck and won his first victory in the 2017-2018 Season. Kamm consistently raced well landing him the first place finish. The last lap was all Kody Kamm. He edged out his Polaris teammate, Petter Narsa, in the final Pro round to win. His teammate, Petter Narsa, finished second overall and Tim Tremblay finished in third.
Deadwood, SD saw Tucker Hibbert again take the podium in first place on the track that was a mix of manmade and natural snow. Winning back to back Pro Finals at Deadwood sealed his first place win overall. Kyle Pallin took second place at the podium followed by Lincoln Lemineux in third place.
There are four events left to go in the season, Salamanca, NY, Mt. Pleasant MI, Dubuque, IA and Lake Geneva, WI. If Tucker Hibbert continues his domination as we’ve seen in the last four events, it’s possible that none of his competitors may be able to catch him in the points’ standings. However, if he were to have another Canterbury Park, Kody Kamm, Logan Christian, Perrer Narsa or Lincoln Lemineux may take advantage. It will be interesting to see what happens as the rest of the season unfolds!