if it seems the “off-season” just flew by…you’re right. This weekend marks the kick-off of the national snocross tour, and just like NASCAR, the snow season does so with its biggest and best event leading the way. The Duluth National Snocross will go green this Friday, marking the start of the winter competition season and the United States National Snocross tour. One racer sure to watch will be none other than Tucker Hibbert who according to his most recent communication sent to the OSM crew earlier this morning (November 25, 2013); will look to become the most decorated snocross racer ever by eclipsing the mark set by Blair Morgan. Here is the full release from the Hibbert clan, and check back here for updates from Duluth National later this weekend.

November 25, 2013 – Tucker Hibbert enters the 2013/2014 snocross season with a proven program that’s prepared to break records. Hibbert’s on track to defend his ISOC National Snocross Pro Open title, become the first person in Winter X Games history to win seven consecutive gold medals and pass legend Blair Morgan’s Pro National win record to become the most decorated snocross racer in history. Monster Energy leads Hibbert’s team while Arctic Cat provides factory support with its 2014 ZR 6000 R. After a successful first season, Ram Truck returns as the official truck of team Monster Energy/Arctic Cat.

Castle X Racewear, Fly Helmets, Leatt Brace, SPY Optic, TekVest and CTi continue to outfit Hibbert in the industry’s leading race gear and protective equipment. On the mechanical side, Stud Boy, Speedwerx, FOX and APV Synthetic Oil and Lubricants keep his sled running at its peak performance. Hot Stuff Pizza, Kicker Audio and Digital Ink Design & Graphics complete the program.

The reigning ISOC Pro Open champion kicks off his season this weekend in Duluth, Minn. at the first of eight stops on the ISOC tour. With 80 pro victories, he’s only five wins away from passing Morgan’s record. To follow Hibbert’s racing this winter, visit www.tucker-hibbert.com.

“I’m fortunate to work with brands that share my passion and drive for success. We (the team) have big goals for this winter and need people who can stand behind us to help us achieve those goals. We’ve found a good groove and are focused on fine tuning what we know works. In racing, it’s the little improvements that add up to make a big difference. If we keep doing what we’re doing, the wins will come and we’ll reach our goals.”

“Going into this season, I feel as ready as I’ve ever been. I was able to get on snow the beginning of October, which is really rare. Overall, I think most of the pro riders have been riding more this preseason than years past. It’ll make for a competitive, intense race this weekend at Duluth.”