Hibbert shines in Minnesota
Arctic Cat rider follows up last week’s win with strong qualifier
Story by Snowmobile.com Staff, Dec 05, 2007
The World Powersports Association (WPSA) Minnesota Series opened up its season with the Andy Hammerlund Memorial at Park X in Hill City, Minn.
Tucker Hibbert, Arctic Cat, who won the Pro Open at last week’s WPSA national event in Duluth, Minn., was the top qualifier (1,1,2) heading into the final of this regional Pro Open. Hibbert, however, couldn’t complete the final.
Fellow Arctic-Cat rider Mathew Piche wound up taking the checkered flag, followed by Paul Bauerly, Ski-Doo, in second and Wesley Selby, Arctic Cat, in third.
Things went much better for Hibbert in the Pro Super Stock final. Hibbert was again solid in qualifying (5,1,1) and he took home the gold. Zach Pattyn, Ski-Doo, finished second, while Dan Ebert, Arctic Cat, was third.
All told, Arctic Cat riders took home four out of a possible six medals in the pro classes.
Mees, Poirier win pro events at Rock Maple Racing
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Darrin Mees rode his Ski-Doo to the checkered flag in the Pro Open class. C.W. Sirjane, Ski-Doo, and Danny Poirier, Polaris, also finished on the podium.
In the Pro Stock 600, Poirier captured gold, while Sirjane earned another second-place finish and Dale Petrus, Ski-Doo, who was fourth in the Pro Open, finished third. Mees managed to finish fourth.
Ski-Doo earned four medals in the two pro classes, while Polaris picked up the other two.
Hibbert stops Polaris sweep in WPSA opener