EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – April 30, 2017 – Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Jordon Smith put together a solid effort on a demanding track in the MetLife Stadium as the Eastern Regional 250SX riders faced their penultimate round. Smith’s crossed the line in fourth place, but after another rider was assessed a penalty, was awarded third-place result. That bump pushed him into the points lead with one round remaining. Teammate Alex Martin sat out the race in New Jersey and will likely return for the opening round of the Pro Motocross season.
After scoring third in his heat race, Smith was ready for the main event on a beautiful night in New Jersey. The No. 44 rider got off to a decent start but was stuck mid-pack and was having a tough time passing on the slippery track. About halfway he was able to get in a groove and moved forward from his eighth-place start, eventually working his way to finish just off the podium in fourth. After an assessed penalty to another rider, Smith was awarded the final podium position in third. When it was all said and done in New Jersey, Smith was awarded the coveted red plate with one round remaining.
“This track was tough tonight and hard to really get going on,” said Smith. “I felt really good and happy to at least pull it together at the end to make up some points in the championship. I’m excited for Vegas and what we might be able to do there. I know it’s basically a do or die situation with only a one point lead, but it feels great to be in the position for my team.”
The final race of the season will take place next weekend in Las Vegas with both regions racing their final rounds inside Sam Boyd Stadium. With one race left, all the riders have graced the podium this season and are hopeful to collect one more great result in Las Vegas.
Smith was wearing the GP 50/50 Red Racewear, which was accompanied by the SE4 Factory White Helmet. See all of the 2017 gear sets and the 2017 Moto Helmets online and at your local TLD retailer.
250SX Class Main Event Results
- Zach Osborne (Husqvarna)
- Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha)
- Jordon Smith (KTM)
- Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki)
- Christian Craig (Honda)
- Kyle Cunningham (Suzuki)
- Luke Renzland (Suzuki)
- Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki)
- Cameron Mcadoo (Honda)
- Anthony Rodriguez (Yamaha)
Alex Martin – DNS
250SX Class Points, After 8 of 9 Rounds
- Jordon Smith (KTM), 160
- Zach Osborne (Husqvarna), 159
- Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki), 159
- Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki), 146
- Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha), 126
- Christian Craig (Honda), 97
- Luke Renzland (Yamaha), 84
- Anthony Rodriguez (Yamaha), 80
- Kyle Cunningham (Suzuki), 77
- Mitchell Harrison (Yamaha), 74
12.Alex Martin (KTM), 60
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.
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