(Madera, CA, May 2nd, 2022) – Team Twisted Tea/H.E.P. Suzuki, presented by Progressive Insurance, finished out the 2022 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series strong in Salt Lake City, Utah. Brandon Hartranft and Justin Bogle both had productive nights on their Suzuki RM-Z 450. Justin got a holeshot and led during the main event. Brandon finished 8th overall. He capped off a remarkable supercross series finishing 8th in points for the 450cc premiere class.
Brandon Hartranft #41: What a series it’s been for the young 23-year-old from New Jersey, capping off a remarkable supercross series with 8th overall in the 450cc premiere class. Brandon had one of his best qualifying sessions with 7th overall. He followed it up in the heat race with 6th overall. In the main event, Hartranft continued his impressive riding. He got a good start and rode inside the top ten. He finished 8th overall, locking in 8th place for the 450cc premier class series points.
“Round 17 was good for me. I really gelled with the track,” said Brandon Hartranft. “My best qualifying all year with 7th. Going into this final weekend me, and Brayton were battling for 8th place in points. He was three points back. So my goal was to secure 8th overall in points. Been such a great year for myself and the team. In the main event, I felt I honestly rode my best all year and ended up 8th. Whoops, they were super challenging but definitely one of the better Salt Lake tracks. I am looking forward to the break and getting ready for the outdoors.”
Justin Bogle #19: Strong finish to the series for the veteran rider. Justin looked very consistent all day, from qualifying to the final lap. Bogle had a solid heat race with 6th place. In the main event, he got a great start with a holeshot and led for a lap. Bogle rode well the entire main event. He finished 12th overall.
“Good weekend in SLC,” said Justin Bogle. “I was really happy with the team and the bike. I got a great start in the main event and led for a bit which was good. I am happy with 12th overall and am looking forward to the outdoors. “
Adam Enticknap #722: Still dealing with the lingering effects from his crash last round pushing for qualifying position; the fan-favorite, “Seven-Deuce-Deuce,” missed the main event in SLC.
“Really tough weekend for me, “I got hurt the weekend before, popping my ribs out. So, I was dealing with that all week. I qualified well and felt good. I didn’t get the starts I needed to make it happen. It was a tough weekend for the last round, but we did the best we could for being hurt.
“Great way to end the supercross season,” said team manager Dustin Pipes. “Brandon and Justin are both pushing the pace in qualifying practice leading to good gate pick in the night program. Justin was out front and leading early, which is something we want to see more often. I am extremely proud of Brandon for having a great main event and securing 8th overall in the championship. It was a huge step for him, and he really rose to the occasion. The day went smoothly as the bike setup was spot on from the beginning, really a testament to the growth the team has made throughout the season. I am looking forward to getting back to it in a few short weeks.”
Team Twisted Tea/H.E.P. Suzuki, presented by Progressive Insurance, heads back to California to prepare for the 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series. Racing starts May 28th at Fox Raceway.