(Madera, CA, February 7th, 2022) – Twisted Tea Suzuki Progressive Insurance racing headed to Glendale, Arizona for the fifth round of the 2022 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series. Unlike the previous rounds, the series switched to a special Triple Crown format, where there are three main events and only the fastest 22 riders qualify. Brandon Hartranft continued his steady progression this year with 15th place overall, Justin Bogle was right behind him in 16th place overall.
Brandon Hartranft #41 – The 23-year-old continues his steady progression this season. Not having the best night but managing to come away with a good result. Hartranft’s best result came in the final main event; getting a better start and running in the top ten for most of the race. Ultimately finishing in 13th place. In the first two main events, Brandon struggled with his starts and put himself in a bad position to finish with a good result. Hartranft finished the Triple Crown going 17-17-13 in three main events for 15th overall.
“Good practicing and qualifying for me,” said Brandon Hartranft. “I was able to qualify straight into the main which is good. In the first main event I didn’t ride that well I tighten up and had some arm pump. In the second main event I got a little bit better. In the final main event, I got a better start and hung with the boys up front, I showed that I can run top ten. Its definitely something to build on. I’m going to keep working and we will see what we can do next weekend.”
Justin Bogle #19 – After a qualifying session mishap that caused a back injury, Justin found himself nursing a hurt back the entire night. He struggled to get strong starts and was not able to put himself up front early in these short main events. His best result, came in final main, where he was able to push his way into the top 15, finishing in 14th place. In three main events, Justin went 19-16-14 for 16th overall.
“The day started out good here in Glendale,” said Justin Bogle. “Not great by any stretch of the imagination but felt better. I felt great in free practice and qualifying until I had a little mishap. I struggled thru the rest of the day but no excuses I have to do better. I ended up 16th overall; not where I want to be but I will keep working and getting better.”
Adam Enticknap #722 – Wasn’t the best day in Glendale for the fan-favorite “Seven Deuce-Deuce” who missed the main event. Adam found himself shy of the top 18 in qualifying times and had to race his way into the top 22. In the LCQ, he got a good start but found himself outside of qualifying position. As he was making a move into qualifying position; Adam came together with another rider throwing him off pace and out of qualifying position. He was unable to make enough ground to get qualifying position and missed the main event.
“The track was a lot bigger this week being in bigger stadium,” said Adam Enticiknap. “I didn’t feel great today, but I didn’t feel bad ether. I struggled in this one section that didn’t help me in qualifying. In the LCQ I had a pretty good start I was in 6th place moving forward before having a run in with another rider that put me off pace and I didn’t make it in. I’m definitely looking forward to A3.”
“Trying day this week in Phoenix,” said Dustin Pipes. “The triple crown format always brings some intrigue to the event, and we were hoping to continue our upward swing. Brandon came in nursing a back injury from a practice incident and Justin was also nursing a injury in the main events due to a mishap in the first qualifier. The first two mains of the night were a definite struggle, but both Brandon and Justin rebounded in the final main event. It was great seeing Brandon race in the top 10 at a speed he is capable of doing. I thought our team worked really well in the tight Triple Crown format and our mechanics Travis, Andrew and Mike got the motorcycles turned around very quickly with some help from Clark and Yuzo. Everyone is gelling and I’m looking forward to continued progression.”
Twisted Tea/H.E.P. Suzuki presented by Progressive Insurance heads back to California for the final round in the Golden State. With a quarter of the way thru the series, the team looks to push for its best results.