SUZUKI ANNOUNCES TEAMS FOR 2022 SUPERCROSS SEASON WITH TWISTED TEA AND BARX/CHAPARRAL
Suzuki will field two teams in the 2022 Supercross season. The Twisted Tea Suzuki team continues as Suzuki’s premier 450 Supercross effort and features Justin Bogle, Adam Enticknap and Brandon Hartranft on the 2022 Suzuki RM-Z450.
TWISTED TEA 450 TEAM
Brandon Hartranft (41) looks to build on his strong 2021 season on the Suzuki RM-Z450. Hartranft had a solid first pro season of 450 class racing in 2021 under the Twisted Tea Suzuki tent and anticipates greater success in 2022. Returning to the RM Army and new to the Twisted Tea Suzuki team for 2022 will be Justin Bogle. Bogle is no stranger to Suzuki having garnered a prior 450 class victory on the RM-Z450.
A proven rider, Bogle was the 2014 AMA 250 East Supercross Championship and the 2011 AMA Nicky Hayden Horizon Award. Rounding out the Twisted Tea Suzuki team in 2022 is fan favorite, Adam Enticknap. All three riders will compete on the 2022 Suzuki RM-Z450 and will continue to benefit from Suzuki’s exceptional RM Army support program.
Twisted Tea Suzuki team co-owner Dustin Pipes said, “We are very excited to continue our competitive development with Suzuki and the legendary RM-Z450 for the 2022 Supercross season. With promising results happening as the 2021 season progressed, and Justin, Adam and Brandon on the squad this year, we expect further improvement and stronger, more consistent results in the premier class this season.”
Suzuki’s 250 class Supercross effort continues to be led by the BarX/Chaparral Racing team in 2022. The BarX/Chaparral team demonstrated strong performance in the amateur ranks in the past, and also achieved promising results last year in the team’s first 250 pro series. Team manager Larry Brooks will field an impressive group of strident Suzuki athletes as they challenge for podiums and in 2022 and said, “BarX and Suzuki have worked very successfully in building top amateur race programs before BarX stepped up last year to full-season Pro racing. We made a lot of positive steps throughout 2021, and we’re very excited to continue as Suzuki’s 250 programi. BarX is focused and dedicated to competing with the best and ensuring the RM-Z250 is in the mix for victories when the gate drops for the 2022 season.”
Dilan Schwartz and Carson Mumford will race the 250 West on their BarX, Fly, FMF, Pirelli sponsored RM-Z250s.
The BarX/Chaparral Suzuki team features a deep line-up of four proven, young riders including Dilan Schwartz, Derek Drake, Preston Kilroy and Carson Mumford. Drake and Kilroy will handle the East Coast series, with Schwartz and Mumford focusing on West Coast rounds.
Dilan Schwartz is looking forward to further improving his consistency from 2021; while Drake is looking forward to a full 2022 season after a medical setback interrupted his 2021 efforts. Kilroy returns full-time to BarX after a hugely promising 2021 campaign. Kilroy achieved impressive podium results at Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Motocross National Championships on Suzuki. Rounding out the 2022 BarX/Chaparral effort is Simi Valley, California’s Carson Mumford, who joins the BarX/Chaparral Suzuki team for his third season in the pro ranks.
Derek Drake and Preston Kilroy will compete in the later starting 250 East Supercross series.
Suzuki’s Racing Manager Chris Wheeler said, “I’m excited to continue to work side-by-side with and steward the development of both the Twisted Tea/H.E.P. Motorsports and BarX/Chaparral teams as our premier Suzuki Supercross efforts for the coming season. These teams have a dedication to development and improvement we are excited about, and the experience and rider line-ups to make for a highly competitive and exciting Supercross season for Suzuki and the RM Army in 2022.”
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