Ryan Breece (#71) pushes the pack during the night’s final main event.
Madera, CA (January 27, 2020) – H.E.P. Motorsports headed south to Glendale, Arizona for the first Triple Crown of the 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series. Suzuki RM-Z450 rider, Ryan Breece, continued to display his racing abilities getting great starts and finishing 16th overall in 450cc premiere class. Kyle Cunningham and Adam Enticknap continue to make strides on their Suzuki RM-Z450’s. Max Anstie continues to recover from his injury and looks to be back with the team stronger and healthier.
It was a hard-fought night for Ryan Breece who had to battle his way into the Triple Crown. Breece displayed explosive starts throughout the night. In the final main event, Ryan got out to a top-five start before a red flag forced the race to restart. Breece raced with grit and determination, fighting for every position. He finished the night 16th overall.
“The Suzuki RM-Z450 and I are starting to mesh a lot better,” said Breece. “I am very happy with my starts and am continuing to feel more confident on the bike each week. 16th place was an improvement for me and a step in the right direction. I am still digging for more!”
It was a close night for Kyle Cunningham who missed the main event by going down twice in the LCQ. Having to race his way into the main event, Kyle put himself in a good position with a strong start and found himself in a qualifying spot. Unfortunately, due to Cunningham’s falls in the LCQ, he fell out of a transfer position missing the main.
“Not the night I wanted to have in Glendale,” said Cunningham. “I came up short during qualifying missing the top 18 by half a second. In the LCQ I got a good start and got myself into a transfer position, but a mistake caused me to go down. I’m looking forward to getting it done in Oakland.”
It was very close night for Adam Enticknap. Having to race his way in the Triple Crown, he unfortunately came up short of making the main event by one qualifying position. Look for him to put it in the main event next weekend in Oakland.
“Fifth place isn’t where I want to be, but it is nice to know that we only need one spot,” said Enticknap. “I am going to work on a few areas that I need to improve. I want to come out swinging in Oakland”
H.E.P. Motorsports heads back to California for the fifth round the 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series. H.E.P. Motorsports hopes to have it best performance yet. Expect to see Breece continue with great starts and strong finishes this Saturday in Oakland.
“Round 4 is over and done with,” said Team Manager Dustin Pipes. “The first Triple Crown of the year and the track was brutal; unfortunately, claiming a couple of our competitors. As a team we are really excited about the progression of Ryan. He continues to have great starts and puts himself in a position to do good. With his work ethic, we think the sky is the limit. It was a testy day for Kyle and Adam, one fell in a transfer position, and the other missed the main by one qualifying position. We have two testing days scheduled this week and we plan to build from this adversity.”
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