SANTA CLARA, CA – April 18, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Troy Lee Designs rider Cole Seely had an up and down day at the inaugural race inside Santa Clara, California’s Levi’s Stadium, finishing fifth after a hard-fought battle through the pack. We found out about his come-from-behind finish in the Main Event, his interesting route to the 20-lap race and how other aspects of Seely’s day went in this edition of “My Weekend Was.”
My Weekend Was…
My track walk was… interesting. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many rocks and pieces of asphalt on the track before. But it actually turned out good for practice. I almost thought I should run handguards, but it ended up being good.
My practice was… good. The first two were a little rough. It didn’t seem to flow very well. But it got better later in the day and I ended up third in qualifying, so that was good.
My autograph session was… pretty painless. The fans weren’t too crazy so it makes it a little easier on us when we have a long day.
My dinner was… pretty good. I actually had dinner with the Troy Lee Designs guys like Shane (McElrath) and Troy (Lee). It’s fun hanging out with those guys, so it’s good to relax before the race with familiar faces.
My favorite part of the track was… the start straight. It’s pretty long. We haven’t been going the length of the football fields much recently, so it was pretty cool getting high speed into the first turn.
My heat race was… a bit frustrating. I was on my way to win my heat race, but there was some confusion on the track and I ended up hitting a downed rider, but I went on to a win in the semi.
My moment of the day I would like to forget was… the heat race.
My favorite moment of the day was… racing in a new stadium. It’s always cool to come to a new place. And racing in California again, where I’m from makes for a good day.
eely remained in third in the championship standings, now sitting 19 points back of second with two races remaining.
Seely was wearing the 2015 GP Air Astro Yellow Gear and the 2015 SE3 Team Limited Edition Yellow Helmet. Check out all of the 2015 gear sets and the 2015 Moto Helmets online and find your local TLD retailer.
450 Overall Results:
- Ryan Dungey (KTM)
- Eli Tomac (Honda)
- Weston Peick (Yamaha)
- Jason Anderson (Husqvarna)
- Cole Seely (Honda)
- Blake Baggett (Suzuki)
- Justin Brayton (KTM)
- Chad Reed (Kawasaki)
- Andrew Short (KTM)
- Nick Wey (Kawasaki)
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.