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Justin Brayton 5th at U.S. Open

Temecula, CA - MDK KTM’s Justin Brayton competed in the U.S. Open of Supercross this past weekend in Las Vegas, NV.  Brayton went into the weekend with very high hopes.  He was confident in all aspects of the spectrum.  The two night event, hosted in the infamous MGM Grand Garden Arena, proved to be a successful one for Brayton. 

On Friday, Brayton went into the night program with the third fastest lap time.  He landed himself behind only Supercross champions, James Stewart and Chad Reed, respectively.  With that said, Brayton also took third in the Superpole event with a time of 43.683.  As the night went on, he continued to impress.  He won his heat race, ahead of Josh Hill, Michael Byrne, and Ivan Tedesco.  In the main event, the Iowa native was on top of his game.  He was racing with top 450 riders such as Andrew Short, Ivan Tedesco, and Josh Hill.  After a tip over from the Honda boys, Justin improvised and took fourth for the night.   

After an excellent Friday night, Justin Brayton went into Saturday feeling great.  Unfortunately, he crashed during practice and his hand was sore.  He earned himself seventh in practice.  As the night went on, Justin had a small bobble in his lap for the Superpole event which ended up landing him eighth.  Brayton was in the third heat and finished third, behind Stewart and Tedesco.  During the main event, Justin rode through the pain of his hand, and crossed the finish line for ninth.  Justin Brayton took fifth overall for the weekend. 

All-in-all, Brayton felt good on the weekend and enjoyed the experience that he got out on the track with some of his future 450 competitors.  Justin is looking forward to the AMA Supercross season to begin.  He would like to thank everyone who came out to support him- family, friends, sponsors and fans. 

US Open of Supercross Overall Results

  1. James Stewart- Yamaha
  2. Ivan Tedesco- Honda
  3. Ryan Dungey- Suzuki
  4. Andrew Short- Honda
  5. Justin Brayton- KTM
  6. Josh Hill- Yamaha
  7. Michael Byrne- Suzuki
  8. Chad Reed- Suzuki
  9. Tommy Hahn- Kawasaki
  10. Broc Hepler- Yamaha
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