AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With support from the Ram Truck brand, two-time FIM Snowcross World champion, six-time national snocross champion and 10-time ESPN X Games medalist Tucker Hibbert will return to X Games Aspen 2013 to compete for the first-ever gold six-peat on Sunday, Jan. 27 on Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colo.
"Having the Ram Truck brand on board this year has been the perfect partnership for me and for my race team," said Hibbert. "We work hard to reach our goals and know our trucks will always meet our demands."
In 2000, Hibbert shocked the action sports world by becoming the youngest gold medalist in X Games history as a 15-year-old amateur. He has continued his dominance in the sport by winning another nine X Games medals including a five-year gold streak from 2007 to 2011. With his ten medals, he is the most decorated X Games athlete in a single winter discipline.
Ram is recognized as the official truck partner of Hibbert and his Monster Energy/Arctic Cat team. Ram trucks supports Hibbert and his team throughout the ISOC National Snocross season and the X Games Aspen 2013. The snowmobile enthusiast market reflects a high proportion of truck owners and represents a new marketing and promotion venue for the Ram Truck brand.
"I am excited to be competing at X Games again," said Hibbert. "It is a unique event that makes you want to work hard, push limits and go for the gold."
Fans can watch Tucker Hibbert and his Monster Energy/Arctic Cat team compete LIVE on ESPN on January 27, 4-6 p.m. ET.
Tucker Hibbert: Fast Facts
- Hometown: Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
- 2012 and 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion
- Six-Time National Snocross Champion – 73 National Pro Wins
- 10-Time ESPN Winter X Games Medalist
About Ram Truck Brand
The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and clearly define its customer since its launch as a standalone vehicle brand. Creating a distinct brand for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on how core customers use their trucks and what new features they'd like to see. Whether focusing on a family that uses its half-ton truck day in and day out, a hard-working Ram Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its commercial vehicles every day, Ram has the truck market covered.
The Ram Truck brand has the most innovative lineup of full-size trucks on the market. Ram Truck has emerged as a full-size truck leader by investing substantially in new products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and features that further enhance their capabilities. Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.
About Tucker Hibbert
Tucker Hibbert, 28, entered his first race at the age of eight and today stands as the most decorated snowmobile athlete in history. He is a two-time FIM World Snowcross champion, 10-time ESPN Winter X Games medalist, has 69 national pro victories and six national snocross championship titles. For more information on Tucker Hibbert, visit www.Tucker-Hibbert.com.
There are more than 1.4 million registered snowmobilers in the U.S. and nearly 600,000 in Canada (2012 statistics). Among snowmobile enthusiasts, 95 percent consider snowmobiling a family activity. More than 50 percent travel to a destination to enjoy their sport and require a trailer to haul their equipment. The overall U.S. economic impact of the sport is measured at $23 billion annually.
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