News 14 Jan 2020

Hartranft 'still in shock' following first-career 250SX podium

Third in the final a significant reward for TLD Red Bull KTM entry.

Image: Octopi Media.

A first-career podium in 250SX has TLD Red Bull KTM’s Brandon Hartranft shocked with the breakout result, he’s admitted after finishing third in St. Louis.

In his second appearance with the official KTM squad, Hartranft stood on the podium alongside Austin Forkner and Justin Cooper in a rewarding result.

A strong start saw Hartranft inside the top five throughout the main event and late difficulties for Geico Honda duo Christian Craig and Jett Lawrence saw him elevated into podium position – holding out Alex Martin (JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki) to the flag.

“Honestly, I’m still in shock about what happened tonight and this podium couldn’t have come at a better time for me,” he beamed. “The team and I have put in a lot of work this off-season and I definitely couldn’t have done this without them!”

After scoring seventh and Anaheim 1 and then rising for the podium in St. Louis, Hartranft has moved to third in the Monster Energy Supercross 250SX standings after the opening two rounds.