Brandon Hartranft Gets His First E SX Win in the 250SX Main Event
ELLENTON, FL – May 16, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – As the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, gets set to resume racing at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah May 31 – June 21, stars of the sport took to a virtual track for the inaugural Monster Energy Supercross E SX event, presented by Toyota. Racers showcased their gaming skills using Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 3 in the 90-minute television special.
After some initial pre-race trash-talking among the competitors, the gate dropped on the inaugural Supercross E SX event and Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing’s Aaron Plessinger nabbed the holeshot. The frantic first lap produced quite a bit of chaos with several riders crashing early and allowing Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin to take an early lead. On the second lap of the 20-minute plus two lap Main Event, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS’ Benny Bloss jumped out front where he would remain until the end. TPJ Fly Racing’s Austin Politelli took over second place within the first five minutes and a flawless ride kept him firmly in that position. The final podium spot would end up going to H.E.P. Motorsports Suzuki’s Adam Enticknap, but only after several intense battles with Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo and a next to last turn takeout.
In the 250SX Class Main Event, TLD Red Bull KTM’s Brandon Hartranft overtook JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Alex Martin on the first lap and was able to keep Monster Energy Fox Racing Yamaha’s Josh Hill at bay for the intense, 15-minute plus two lap Main Event. GEICO Honda’s Jett Lawrence rounded out the podium in third after resetting from a run-in with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s RJ Hampshire and almost relinquishing the position to Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s Justin Cooper on the final lap.
Angel Stadium of Anaheim has hosted more races than any other venue in Supercross’ 47-year history and was a fitting choice for the inaugural Monster Energy Supercross E SX event, presented by Toyota, as the race featured the track layout from the 2019 opening round.
450SX E SX Main Event Results
- Benny Bloss (29) Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM- WPS (KTM)
- Austin Politelli (98) TPJ Fly Racing (Honda)
- Adam Enticknap (722) H.E.P. Motorsports Suzuki (Suzuki)
- Adam Cianciarulo (9) Monster Energy Kawasaki (Kawasaki)
- Marvin Musquin (25) Red Bull KTM (KTM)
- Aaron Plessinger (7) Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing (Yamaha)
- Vince Friese (42) Smartop/Bullfrog Spas/ Motoconcepts Honda (Honda)
250SX E SX Main Event Results
- Brandon Hartranft (30) TLD Red Bull KTM (KTM)
- Josh Hill (175) Monster Energy Fox Racing (Yamaha)
- Jett Lawrence (83) GEICO Honda (Honda)
- Justin Cooper (32) Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing (Yamaha)
- Jamison DuClos (223) Rock River Yamaha (Yamaha)
- Alex Martin (26) JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing (Suzuki)
- RJ Hampshire (24) Rockstar Energy Husqvarna (Husqvarna)
Fans who missed the initial broadcast on NBCSN can still tune in via Supercross’ digital platforms – Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and SupercrossLIVE.com at 6:00 p.m. ET to watch the 90-minute television special in its entirety.
450SX Class Main Event Podium Interviews
250SX Class Main Event Podium Interviews
LOCASH National Anthem Performance
250SX and 450SX Podium Social Graphics
Embed Full Race Show
Youtube – Monster Energy Supercross E SX event, presented by Toyota
Twitch – Monster Energy Supercross E SX event, presented by Toyota
The final seven, made-for-TV rounds of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship will be broadcast on NBC Networks without fans in attendance.
NBC and NBCSN Television Schedule:
Round 11 (East) – Sunday, May 31 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET on NBCSN then 4:00 – 6:00 ET on NBC
Round 12 (East) – Wednesday, June 3 10:00 pm – 1:00 am ET on NBCSN
Round 13 (East) – Sunday, June 7 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm ET on NBCSN
Round 14 (West) – Wednesday, June 10 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm ET on NBCSN
Round 15 (West) – Sunday, June 14 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm ET on NBCSN
Round 16 (East) – Wednesday, June 17 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm ET on NBCSN
Round 17 (East/West) – Sunday, June 21 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET on NBCSN then 4:30 – 6:00 ET on NBC
*TV schedule subject to change.
Races will also be available to domestic livestream subscribers via the NBC Sports Gold “Supercross Pass” and internationally via the Supercross Video Pass.
For more information, visit SupercrossLIVE.com, the official website of Monster Energy Supercross, or follow via social channels:
Feld Entertainment, Inc. – Supercross Public Relations Manager
About Monster Energy Supercross:
Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, is the most competitive and highest-profile off-road motorcycle racing championship on the planet visiting 13 different states in 2020. Founded in America and sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) in 1974, Supercross is currently co-sanctioned by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the official global governing body for motorcycle racing, thus making it a formal World Championship. Over 17 weeks and a million-dollar All-Star Race, Supercross attracts some of the largest and most impressive crowds inside the most recognizable and prestigious stadiums in North America to race in front of nearly one million live fans and broadcast to millions more worldwide. For more information, visit SupercrossLIVE.com.
About Feld Entertainment, Inc.:
Feld Entertainment® is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that bring people together and uplift the human spirit. Properties include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Sesame Street Live!, Jurassic World Live Tour and DreamWorks Trolls The Experience. Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents. Visit feldentertainment.com for more information.
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