Tucker Hibbert, the world’s leading snowmobile snocross racer, will compete at the Pirtek Snocross National tour stop this weekend at Canterbury Park in Shakopee.
Unlike years past, Canterbury Park will host three days of racing instead of two. Sunday’s race being a makeup round for November’s fog-canceled race in Duluth.
Pro racing starts at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at noon Sunday.
Hibbert, the 10-time defending national champion from Pelican Rapids, Minn., won three of his four qualifying races and both Pro Open finals at the second tour stop in Winter Park, Colo., three weeks ago.
“Canterbury is always one of my favorite races,” said Hibbert, who was first in both Pro Open races there last year. “It’s one of the best tracks we race on all winter. Since it’s a nice, big facility with indoor seating, it always brings in a strong crowd.”
Harness racing dates set
Running Aces announced Wednesday that its proposed schedule for the 2017 racing season has been approved by the Minnesota Racing Commission.
The harness track in Columbus will hold a 52-day meet, beginning May 20 and running through Sept. 16. The track will reduce the number of racing days per week from four to three, racing on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, and extend the season three weeks longer than usual.
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• Anne Miller, a catcher/utility player from Bloomington Jefferson, and Alexandra Thompson, an outfielder for Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, will join the Gophers softball team for the 2018 season, Minnesota coach Jessica Allister announced.
• Minnesota State Mankato forward Marc Michaelis was named the WCHA’s rookie of the month for December. The native of Manheim, Germany, had five goals and seven assists last month as the Mavericks went 3-2-1.
• The Gophers volleyball team drew a program record 82,190 fans to 17 home matches at the Sports Pavilion in 2016.