Jessy Nelson To Sit Out Remainder of 2015 Supercross Series

CORONA, CA – April 10, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – In the rough and tumble world of motocross, you get put in difficult positions sometimes. Unfortunately, the Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Red Bull/KTM race team and Jessy Nelson had to sit down this week and make the tough call that he wouldn’t compete in the remaining 2015 Supercross West Region rounds.

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Jessy and the team had been working diligently to prepare for the start of the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship in May. Progress was being made and everybody was happy with the way things were going. Then, at a test on the high-speed Glen Helen circuit, Jessy went down hard. Nothing was broken in the crash, but Nelson is still feeling the effects and decided, with the support of the Troy Lee Designs team, that it would be in his best interest to take the extra time to heal 100 percent.

“It’s definitely tough to make that call, especially when you are sitting second in points,” Jessy said of his decision. “I have good people around me and we all think the smart move is to take the time I need and line back up when I’m completely ready. I’m already looking forward to Hangtown.”

Right now, the plan is for Nelson to begin the outdoor season when it kicks off in Sacramento, California. Thanks for supporting Jessy and the Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Red Bull/KTM race team.

Be sure to tune in to FOX Sports 1 this Saturday, April 11, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT to watch Troy Lee Designs riders Shane McElrath and Cole Seely compete at Houston SX.

TLD would like to thank all our sponsors: Lucas Oil, Red Bull, KTM, PPG, MAVTV, GoPro, adidas, Seaspan, Pro Tork, Fender, FMF, Horizon Hobby, Method Race Wheels, Renthal, New Era, Dunlop, VP Racing, Pixelmags, Alpinestars, WP Suspension, ODI Grips, Oakley, Hinson, Galfer, Kite, Specialized, SRAM, Twin Air, Cycra, D.I.D., Dirt Star, Xtrig, Kryptonight Industries, Kasey Kahne Racing, McQueen Racing, NStyle, ACAT Global.

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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