(Madera, CA, February 13th, 2022) – Twisted Tea Suzuki Progressive Insurance racing had its best result as a team with all three riders in the 450 Premier class main event this past Saturday at Anaheim for round six of the 2022 Monster Energy A.M.A. Supercross series. Brandon Hartranft led the way for the team with 15th and continues his steady progression on the year. Justin Bogle was right behind him in 17th place, and Adam Enticknap finished in 22nd place.
Brandon Hartranft #41 – The young 450-premier class rider from New Jersey has been coming along early this season, having good results with steady progression round to round. Brandon got a solid start in his heat race and kept himself in a transfer position, finishing in 7th place. Hartranft carried that momentum into the main event with aggressive riding, putting himself in the mix and battling with the best. He finished 15th overall after a hard-fought day on the track.
“Round 6 in Anaheim started out good for me,” said Brandon Hartranft. “The whoops where gnarly you hiccup on one, you are going for a ride, but I road smooth all day. I put it in the main with 7th in my heat race. In the main, I was riding pretty aggressively in the beginning; I had a battle with Kenny for a bit there. I was riding well until I started making mistakes, got tired, and started riding out of my rhythm. I know I have a lot more in me, and I think this next weekend we will kick some butt.”
Justin Bogle #19 – Battling thru sickness unrelated to COVID, Bogle pushed thru the day despite the circumstances. Justin got after it in his heat race with a great jump off the gate and a solid position heading into the first corner, which he could lock in for a 6th place finish. In the main event, Bogle hit neutral off the start and started the race in dead last, two sections down from the front of the pack. Determined to finish the race and turn his season around, Justin took advantage of the 20-minute moto and moved up five positions in 17th place, where he finished the race.
Adam Enticknap #722 – The fan-favorite “Seven-Deuce-Deuce” has been on the cusp of the main event all year long. He continues to push for better results and works hard during the week. Adam had his best result this past Saturday in Anaheim. After a suspenseful heat race missing a transfer position by one slot, the “Seven-Deuce-Deuce” fought his way thru the last chance qualifier to the main event, where he finished in 22nd place.
“Today was definitely a better result for me,” said Adam Enticknap. “At the end of the day, I made it into the main event. As far as practice and qualifying went, I felt good and pushed for a good time—definitely a step in the right direction. I rode good thru the whoops all day which helped me. In the heat, I finished 10th, which was better for me. In the L.C.Q., I got a good start and worked my way into a transfer position. The main event result was not what I wanted, but we were getting laps in. Onwards and upwards from here.”
“Decent night in Anaheim,” said team manager Dustin Pipes. “I’m happy that all three guys were in the main event competing, but I can’t help but feel we left a little on the table. Brandon is on the verge of the next level, and we are pushing for him to breakthrough. Justin had some struggles today as he got sick during the week and spent the whole day managing his sickness. He is very talented, and we need to work together as a team so he can perform at his best. Adam rode to his potential, and I’m hoping this will put him on a roll throughout the rest of the season. The team worked well together, and we are ready to take the east coast swing.
Twisted Tea/H.E.P. Suzuki presented by Progressive Insurance leaves California for the final time this Supercross series and heads to a much colder climate in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Round Seven at U.S. Bank Stadium promises a packed house full of excitement. Qualifying starts at 8:00 AM PST, with the night show at 2:00 PM PST. Tune in on Peacock or CNBC and cheer us on this coming Saturday!