Up North: Hibbert Headlines Snocross Thanksgiving Tradition

November 29, 2017 10:49 PM

It's a Thanksgiving weekend tradition for fans and for racers who start their engines every year in Duluth at the Amsoil Snocross National.

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"We've been here all weekend," said Jason Behlke of South Range, Wis.

"I think it's iconic because a lot of families spend Thanksgiving together and in the parking lot here," said International Series of Champions President Carl Schubitzke. "With Duluth in the background you just do it many, many years in a row."

"It goes hand and hand with Thanksgiving for us you know," said Snocross Race Tucker Hibbert. "It's always about catching a little bit of family time and rushing out the door to drive up here to the racetrack."

The weather for the final day was prefect for fans. With temperatures in the 40's and sunny skies, it was a big factor as to why families spent the entire weekend at Spirit Mountain. Day three last year in Duluth was cut short to fog.

"It's perfect this year," said Jolene Moore of Superior, Wis. "Last year it was a little bit more brisk, but this year the wind hasn't even been a factor. It's been really nice."

Pelican Rapids, Minn. native Tucker Hibbert made a statement to start the season sweeping both Pro Finals for his 129th National Pro win of his career and 18th Pro win in Duluth.

The next stop for the racers and their teams is the Jackson Hole Snocross National set for December 8-9 in Wyoming.



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