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    Tucker Hibbert X Games

    (Photo courtesy John Hanson Images)

    In case you somehow forgot that Tucker Hibbert was the most dominating snocross racer on the planet, he likely reminded you this weekend by earning gold at the ESPN Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo. The win was the seventh straight for Hibbert, the first X Games athlete to ever win any event seven years in a row.

    Hibbert dominated the snocross event from start to finish, winning by 13 seconds over second place to claim his eighth career gold and 12th career medal at the prestigious event.

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      Logan Christian

      The snocross arm of Christian Brothers Racing headed to one of the premier events on the national schedule, the Canterbury Snocross in Shakopee, Minn. Seen by many as the birthplace of modern day snocross, Canterbury is located just outside the Twin Cities metro area and typically draws one of the largest crowds of any of the races on the schedule. CBR riders fought a fine, wet snow on Friday and frigid temperatures on Saturday on the way to racking up a winning weekend.

      The DRIFT Racing/Arctic Cat of Logan Christian was at the front of the Pro Open pack all weekend, but a couple bobbles in the main events affected Christian’s finishing position. He ran as high as third on Friday and fifth on Saturday, but settled for sixth place and 14th finishes.

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        Yamaha Duluth Testing

        Three days, countless laps, late nights and a wealth of information is how Yamaha describes its return to the track at the ISOC National Snocross in Duluth, Minn. With a focus on the forthcoming United States X-Country (USXC) series and a hopeful year-end pro championship, Yamaha descended upon the grueling Duluth track with one thing on its mind…knowledge.

        While it may seem unconventional to prepare for the cross-country season at a national snocross race, the wealth of information and tuning improvements the team garnered from the weekend of real-world competition was unprecedented.

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          Ben Lindbom Yamaha Viper

          For the first time in several years, Yamaha supported riders will be competing in snocross…sort of. As part of its testing ahead of the USXC cross country racing season, Yamaha racers will appear at select early ISOC snocross races this season.

          “We have been working on our new SR Viper RTX race sleds all summer and fall,” says Yamaha Snowmobile Racing’s Eric Josephsen. “Our team has developed a great setup on the new sled with an eye on our primary goal, which is to win the USXC Pro title this season and be a consistent podium finisher in RMSHA. With this new sled, we want to test it in competition before the season gets under way, like a preseason football game. That will let us work out any hiccups before we get to the Pine Lake race.”

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            2014 Arctic Cat ZR 6000 R Sno Pro

            Arctic Cat unveiled its 2014 racing snowmobiles at the recent Hay Days event in Minnesota. The 2014 ZR 6000 R Sno Pro is available in two iterations – Snocross and Cross Country.

            As you might expect, the two sleds are very similar. Both feature a carbureted, two-stroke, liquid cooled, 599cc engine and rely on an Arctic rpm sensing drive clutch and Team driven driven clutch.

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