News 22 Jun 2022

Older setting direction leads to Hartranft season-best

Detuned engine a step towards last year's setup.

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An older setting direction provided a platform for Brandon Hartranft to secure a season-best result in the 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at High Point, notching 11th overall while moving towards last year’s set-up.

In moto one, the Twisted Tea Suzuki rider worked his way forwards from 15th on the first lap to finish 12th and backed that result up in the second moto at round four with another P12.

“It was a much better weekend for me,” Hartranft said. “We made some improvement this past week. We actually went to a slower [detuned] engine, moving towards last year’s set-up, but with a few differences.

“The day went a lot smoother, I feel like I rode really solid in both motos. I definitely like the east coast tracks, High Point was very gnarly. This track was rough, and you had to be pretty on the money and, those are some of the conditions where I can excel.

“We ended up 11th overall, just shy of a top 10. The field is very competitive right now, so I need to work on my starts. I’m definitely happy with my progression, but I’m bummed that it’s round four and, I’m only now starting to figure it out. But it’s all good, we’ll keep fighting and will be in the top 10 shortly.”

The number 41 sits 14th in the 450MX standings as the series approaches a weekend break. Before Mt. Morris, Hartranft’s best moto results came at Thunder Valley with a pair of P14s.