Monday, June 27, 2016

Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s McElrath Impressive In Front of Home Crowd

Courtesy of Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM

Blountville, Tenn. (June 25, 2016) – The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath gave his hometown fans something to cheer about with an impressive performance at the fifth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Muddy Creek Raceway. Teammate Mitchell Oldenburg finished the day narrowly missing the top 10 in 11th overall.
With the track location just over 100 miles from where McElrath grew up, the North Carolinian felt the support on the sidelines. The opening moto put McElrath inside the top 10 and moving forward. By the checkered flag, he claimed the fifth-place spot.
In Moto 2, it was the No. 30 of McElrath’s KTM 250 SX-F that claimed the holeshot and a commanding lead over the field. He held onto the lead until the final lap when he encountered a few lappers and had to settle for second. His 5-2 score propelled him to third overall, claiming his first podium of the season.

“I felt good despite the heat and a rough track, so I’m happy to get the good result, but felt like I should have had that win,” said McElrath. “It was really cool to have North Carolina represented on the podium. I had a lot of family and friends here so I’m happy to give them a good result.”
The first moto not only saw McElrath near the front, but his teammate Oldenburg put in a great opening moto ride where he finished eighth. The second moto Oldenburg had to work his way up a bit after a mid-pack start, but made the most of the 30 minutes plus two laps and scored 12th. His 8-12 score pushed him just off the top 10 to 11th.
After five rounds, McElrath moved up into the top 10 in points, while Oldenburg slide down to 11th. Next weekend the series makes its way to Michigan as they riders celebrate Fourth of July weekend at Red Bud MX on July 2. The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM riders wore the SE Phantom Navy and SE Air Corsa Navy Racewear with the SE4 Twilight Navy helmet. See all of the 2016 gear sets and the 2016 Moto Helmets online and at your local TLD retailer.
250 Class Results (Moto Finishes)
  1. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha (2-1)
  2. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki (1-7)
  3. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM (5-2)
  4. Jordon Smith, Belmont, N.C., Honda (4-6)
  5. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (6-5)
  6. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna (3-10)
  7. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki (10-4)
  8. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda (19-3)
  9. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (9-9)
  10. Arnaud Tonus, Switzerland, Kawasaki (12-8)
  11. Mitchell Oldenburg, Alvord, Texas, KTM (8-12)
TLD would like to thank all our sponsors: GoPro, Red Bull, KTM, PPG, adidas, Seaspan, Karcher, LifeProof, Pro Tork, Motorex, Renthal, Method Race Wheels, FMF, Horizon Hobby, New Era, Stance, Dunlop, Oakley, ODI Grips, Alpinestars, WP Suspension, Hinson, Shock Doctor, Kite, Specialized, SRAM, Twin Air, D.I.D., Dirt Star Acerbis, Neken, ETS Racing Fuels, NStyle, Moto Master, Fender.
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About Troy Lee Designs:
For over 30 years, Troy Lee has been customizing helmets “For The World’s Fastest Racers.” TLD’s relentless commitment to creating products that exceed the cutting edge of style, design and quality, has earned them the reputation as an innovator in many different fields of racing. Troy Lee Designs has since expanded into a full force operation, offering a complete line of helmets, apparel and premium protection for off-road motorcycling and bicycling, sportswear and accessories, and operating the TLD supercross and motocross teams. Based in Corona, California, Troy Lee Designs has a global network of distributors.
About KTM:
“READY TO RACE” for KTM, these three words are far more than a simple slogan. They stand for the entire company philosophy of developing vehicles that can without any modifications comprehensively assert themselves in any race. Direct from the dealer onto the track and into the battle for victory. Designers, engineers and riders are bound by a clear common denominator: an unconditional passion for motorcycles. The whole KTM family is a living example of this worldwide. Countless offroad World and European championship titles plus brilliant victories in the world’s toughest races (International Six Days Enduro, Dakar Rally, Erzbergrodeo, and many more) all speak for themselves. And KTM Supermotos, Naked Bikes, Superbikes and the X-Bow all demonstrate what an “orange” lead means on asphalt.
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