East Coast 125 SX & former X Games gold medal-winning snocross racer donates $1,000 winnings to Clayton Memorial Foundation
ASPEN, Colo., (Feb. 2, 2004) — During a break in the action at last week’s Winter X Games, snocross racer turned motocrosser Tucker Hibbert showed the other X Games athletes he’s also got the goods on four wheels when he won the powersports division of the inaugural Jeep Adventure Comp at Buttermilk Mountain.
Hibbert, who’s racing the East Coast Region of the THQ/AMA Supercross Series for ECC Suzuki, bested fellow motocross/snocross legend Blair Morgan in the timed event, along with a whole host of freestyle motocrossers/industry types (Mike Metzger, Doug Parsons, Beau Bamberg, Dave Damangos, Trevor Vines & Fox’s Todd Hicks) who were in Aspen competing or hanging out at the Winter X Games.
Jeep — in cooperation with Aspen/Snowmass – had Jeep Wrangler Rubicons for athletes and media to race up and down Buttermilk Mountain this first-of-its-kind event at the Winter X Games.
Beginning with a steep hill climb, freestyle motocrossers, snowboarders, skiers, snowmobile racers and others all hammered the pedal and put the Jeep Wrangler Rubicons through their paces. They raced up the face of a steep ski hill, then back down through a windy slalom course that tested the abilities of the athletes.
“It’s amazing what these new Jeep Rubicons can do — we had a blast,” said Hibbert, who would go on to win the silver medal in this year’s Winter X Snocross event. “And when I found out I won and they asked me which charity I wanted to donated a thousand dollars to, right away I thought of the Clayton Memorial Foundation.” Hibbert, who hails from Thief River Falls, Minn., is now (semi) retired from snocross and is racing supercross and the Outdoor Nationals on a full-time basis for Team ECC Suzuki.
Also noteworthy: ESPN motocross/supercross announcer Cameron Steele won the media division of the Jeep Adventure Comp.
The Clayton Memorial Foundation, founded in 1989 by Charles and Sharon Clayton, gives financial aid to motorcycle racers who have been injured while racing.
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