Congratulations to Tucker Hibbert and the whole Arctic Cat/Monster Energy team on winning their record-setting sixth consecutive gold medal at Winter X Games 2013 in Aspen, Colorado.

Having spent two weeks prior in Colorado getting his sled dialed in and a convincing first place finish in his qualifier race, Tucker was looking and feeling confident. That didn’t stop him from watching the other two qualifier races and walking the track prior to the final confirming his lines. Based on what he saw, he elected to change his place on the start and move right by one position. A decision that helped him get out ahead of the pack in second place by turn one. From there, Tucker propelled his Sno Pro 600 past Ross Martin in the first lap and had 15 laps to build his lead and finish 11 seconds ahead of second place.

This gold medal gives Tucker 11 Winter X Games medals, seven of which are gold. We look forward to Tucker going for the seven-peat next year.

With an impressive triple win at Georgian Downs in Barrie, ON, Team Rockstar Energy Polaris Racing’s Iain Hayden decimated the competition at Round 4 of the CSRA National Snowcross Championship this past weekend.

Taking no prisoners, Hayden started off a barnstorming weekend on Friday night easily hammering down a win in the Pro-AM class, which he followed up with equally convincing wins in the Pro-Open finals on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

“When you come off of a Winter X Games weekend, you’re really hungry for the next national on your schedule and I guess you could say I was really hungry. Everything ran smooth as clockwork this weekend and I’m thrilled with going 1-1-1,” Hayden said. “As always the team staff made sure the sleds performed top notch. Our technicians Stu and Chris did a phenomenal job, which made my job all that much easier.”

MEDINA, MN (Jan. 31, 2011) – Polaris snowmobile freestylers and snocross racers used Polaris Terrain Dominating performance to fly and race to five medals at the 15th annual ESPN Winter X Games, held January 27-30 at Aspen, Colorado.

High-flying Swede Daniel Bodin (Team LaVallee) won gold medals in Snowmobile Freestyle and Snowmobile Best Trick, snapping his four-year string of qualifying for X Games finals and finishing just off the podium.

Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) earned his second-straight silver medal with a second-place finish in Snowmobile Snocross. The defending ISOC Pro Open champion has won silver medals at the past two X Games after suffering a season-ending injury in an X Games practice session in 2009.

Caleb Moore, a Texan who races Polaris ATVs, won bronze medals in Snowmobile Freestyle and Snowmobile Best Trick and also competed in Snowmobile Speed & Style. His brother Colten, also a Polaris ATV racer, finished just outside the medals in the two freestyle events and teamed with his brother for one of the most memorable freestyle tricks in X Games history.

Daniel Bodin Soars Up to Grab Two Golds

Just weeks prior to the X Games, Daniel Bodin was invited by Polaris snocross racer and freestyle star Levi LaVallee to train with and compete for Team LaVallee. LaVallee, who has won X Games medals in a wider range of events than any other snowmobiler, was injured practicing for a planned New Year’s Eve distance jump, so he worked closely with Bodin prior to the 2011 X Games at the team’s Minnesota training center.

Bodin had qualified for the Snowmobile Freestyle finals in each of the previous four years, but finished fourth each time. In the 2011 finals on Thursday, January 27, he delivered his greatest performance ever and won the gold medal handily. Caleb Moore used his fearless, high-flying style to clinch the bronze medal for the second-straight year.

Three nights later, Bodin and Caleb Moore each earned the same medals, respectively, in Snowmobile Best Trick, an event in which each competitor performs one big trick in each of two rounds.

In the first round, Bodin launched his Polaris snowmobile off the tall jump and flipped the sled while sailing 100 feet to the landing ramp.

Caleb Moore’s first-round trick was the first Carolla ever done in snowmobile freestyle competition. As he and the sled sailed from ramp to ramp, Caleb rolled his body over sideways while his body was extended off the back of the sled.

Bodin held the lead after the first round, Caleb Moore was second, and Colten Moore was fourth.

In the final round, Bodin once again flipped his IQ Race Sled off the 100-foot ramp, and this time dismounted the sled and held the seat strap with both hands in a Double Seat Grab.

Caleb Moore performed another Carolla in the final round, this time with a no-hands landing. Colten Moore started his final trick by parking his sled in front of the crowd, dismounting and encouraging the crowd to cheer. His brother Caleb drove up, Colten got on the back of his brother’s sled, and they backflipped the sled off a ramp, with Colten hanging onto his brother’s body as they flew. The crowd was ecstatic about the two-man flip, but the judges gave Colten no score since Snowmobile Freestyle is an individual event. Caleb earned a bronze medal while Colten took fifth.

Ross Martin Continues His Strong Run

Snocross racer Ross Martin continued his strong season by earning the silver medal at the X Games. Martin is currently in second place in ISOC Pro Open and Pro Super Stock points, and he will be gunning for the lead in both classes when ISOC National Tour racing resumes February 4-5 with the Eastern Nationals in Farmington, New York.

While Martin earned his second-consecutive X Games snocross silver medal, fellow Polaris racer Iain Hayden (Team Rockstar Energy Polaris) finished eighth, Colby Crapo (Leighton Motorsports) was 14th and Bobby LePage (Team LaVallee) was 15th.

Polaris Snowmobiles Busy On the Slopes

Along with starring in the snowmobile competition, Polaris snowmobiles were integral to the smooth flow of the busy Winter X Games event schedule. Polaris snowmobiles were used by ESPN staffers at multiple competition sites, and long-tracked Polaris sleds provided snowboard competitors with rides from the base of the mountains up to the starting lines during several events.

ASPEN, Colo. – Professional Athlete Shaun White has accomplished much in his storied career in action sports – he’s a two-time Olympic Gold medal winner, the most decorated athlete in Winter X Games history with 15 medals, a four-time medal winner at Summer X Games and a nine-time ESPY award winner. Now Shaun White will work to upgrade his driving abilities with the help of his newest partner, BFGoodrich Tires. The multi-year “Upgrade to BFGoodrich” campaign featuring Shaun White kicks off at ESPN Winter X Games 15 in Aspen, Colo.

“I’m looking forward to a great partnership with BFGoodrich Tires,” said Shaun White. “I’ve always been fascinated with cars and I’m excited to work with the BFGoodrich team on my performance driving.”