The End of an Era - Saying Goodbye to 68

Tucker Hibbert decided to pull the plug and retire from racing on May 16
We’re entering that time of year where there is little to no news in the snowmobile department. Last week we were hit with a shock from Tucker Hibbert.

A surprise to many in the industry, after racing professionally since he was 16 and taking home 11 championships from ISOC Snocross, Tucker Hibbert decided to pull the plug and retire from racing on May 16. I got a chance to speak with him on the phone on Tuesday to try and get some answers to his future plans, and I was surprised again at what I learned.
Hibbert will NOT be involved with ownership of a racing team after this season. I thought, along with probably a majority of you, that he for sure was going to keep Team 68 alive in the Snocross circuit. It seems his only real plans for the future involve NOT snowmobiling professionally.

When I asked about what he’s excited for at the start of next season, I expected him to be relieved, but that wasn’t the case.

“It’s gonna be a little bit weird for sure,” said Hibbert. “I guess I don’t have anything major that I’m looking forward to, I guess, just excited about whatever happens next for me in life … new challenges, something different – which is exciting – so, it should be good.”
Tucker Hibbert Team 68 Make a Wish Foundation Walk for Wishes
The Make-a-Wish foundation’s Walk for Wishes is still in the works on the philanthropist-side of Hibbert’s life at some point this summer, which has been wildly successful in its first two years.

Tucker was happy to be able to end his career on his own terms. He knows he still has some wins that he’s leaving on the table and although he’s not a huge fan of the show, he did appreciate my Seinfeld reference to exiting on top.

I hope you all will join me in congratulating him - along with his family and team - for an incredible career and continued success in whatever it is he decides to pursue.

Be sure to check out our October issue where we’ll have a more in-depth article on my interview with the great, Tucker Hibbert.
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