TLD’s Seely Narrowly Misses Podium in Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – March 8, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Troy Lee Designs rider Cole Seely showed speed all day long at the “World’s Center of Racing” at Daytona International Speedway and capped off Round 10 with an impressive fourth-place finish. His lap times were fast all day and especially in the night show, proving he’s a regular force to be reckoned with in the 450SX Class.


From Heat to Semi to Main
The battles in the heat race were extremely close with each winner taking the victory by just a few bike lengths. Seely nearly grabbed the final transfer spot in his Heat Race, but went on to finish second in his Semi Race.


It’s All About The Start
All the riders have talked about how important starts have been this season and it was especially important at the unique racetrack in Daytona. Despite a later gate pick, Seely picked up a great start in the Main Event and came around the first turn in the top five. This allowed him to battle with the front-runners all race.


Fast Laps
Seely’s speed wasn’t all talk, but all numbers. He had the fastest lap time in his Heat and Semi race, and the second-fastest lap time in the Main Event. This speed will no doubt get him onto the podium once again this season.


What Did Seely Have To Say?
“Once I got into third I could see spots where I was faster than Ryan [Dungey]. I put on a charge to try for the win. Unfortunately I could have probably been a little more patient or even a little more aggressive in that case because I hit the ground. It’s hard to pick your bike up and get going, but it’s especially hard in Daytona. From there it was about putting in good laps and overall I’m pretty happy with fourth.”


Let’s Talk Points
While Seely remained in seventh overall in the standings, he moved just two points out of fifth place thanks to his fourth-place finish.


What were you wearing?
Seely was wearing the 2015 SE Pro Corse White Gear, Air Glove White and the 2015 SE3 Wardy 3x Helmet. Check out all of the 2015 gear sets and the 2015 Moto Helmets online and find your local TLD retailer.

450 Overall Results:

  1. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
  2. Eli Tomac (Honda)
  3. Blake Baggett (Suzuki)
  4. Cole Seely (Honda)
  5. Chad Reed (Kawasaki)
  6. Trey Canard (Honda)
  7. Jason Anderson (Husqvarna)
  8. Weston Peick (Yamaha)
  9. Davi Millsaps (Kawasaki)
  10. Broc Tickle (Suzuki)

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.