X Games Aspen 2013
January 27, 2013
X GAMES YEILD NO GOLD, BUT HENTGES RACING HAS SOLID SHOWING
ASPEN, CO (January 27, 2013) – The Hentges Racing Pirtek Polaris team headed to this year’s X Games hoping to capitalize on their already impressive medal count, but Buttermilk Mountain did not give any up for the #53 or #168 today.
Justin Broberg had a strong heat race, finishing 4th and advancing to the Final. Kody Kamm, in the same heat, got collected on the start, spun, and turned upside down. He shook off the 9th-place and dominated the LCQ with an easy win.
Both HR sleds got a good start in the Final, but it would be Broberg’s turn to get collected into Turn 1. He lost several positions and grabbed all he could to finish 9th. Kamm ran as high as 3rd, but the hard charge for the position and a late-race tangle with the #227 took its toll on the X Games rookie. Kody held on for 6th, putting both Hentges Racing sleds in the top-10 on a serious course and major event.
Current Standings Heat Final
Kody Kamm 9/LCQ 1 6
Justin Broberg 4 9
Kody Kamm #53 quote – “I was really happy with my start and felt like I really had something. I battled hard with (Tim) Tremblay for 3rd. He found a better line and got me. I fell back and then (Emil) Ohman got into me. I just tried to get what I could in those last laps. This course was a lot of fun with the big jumps, but after the heat, LCQ, and race-I’m beat!”
Justin Broberg #169 quote – “I had a good jump on the start, but got tangled in Turn 1. That cost me a bunch. I just focused on running my own race from there. The track got pretty whooped up, and the sun was a big factor at one point, but it was fun. I really was hoping for a better finish, and we had the sled to do it, but it’s X Games. Everyone just goes wide open and that stuff happens. On the positive, Hentges Racing put both sleds in the top-10 and that can be tough at X Games.”
Tim Bender, team manager quote – “I was really happy with our Polaris sleds and team. In these high altitudes it’s always a challenge getting them tuned right, and we did that successfully. Kody had a great start and had a real shot at the podium, but I think only having ten minutes between the LCQ and the Final on a course like this and these conditions took a bit of steam out of him to keep battling hard. This was only Justin’s second time racing at X Games and he was right up there with the veterans in his physical and mental preparedness. He rode confidently all weekend, and it was just hard racing that didn’t fall our way today, but I’m really proud of the Hentges Racing effort. The X Games can be daunting, and everyone just did a great job.”
Hentges Racing rejoins the regular ISOC season next week for the “Deadwood Snocross Shootout” in Deadwood, SD Feb. 1-2.
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About Hentges Racing
Hentges Racing was formed in 2000 in Minneapolis, Minnesota as a true family endeavor, fielding two entries for Hentges brothers Nate and Jonny. In what is a short time in motorsports, Hentges Racing has become the premier factory Polaris Snocross team with a tradition rich in championship-caliber results. Under the direction of team owner Nate Hentges and lauded Crew Chief Tim Bender, the 2012-2013 AMSOIL Snocross Pro Open season ushers in a new chapter of the HR success story with young guns #53 Kody Kamm and #168 Justin Broberg. Hentges Racing is based in Shakopee, MN.