CORONA, CA – April 23, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – This weekend at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath will make not only his debut aboard the KTM 450 SX-F but also will do so in front of the largest TV audience to date as the race will be broadcast on live network television on FOX (3pm EST / Noon PST) for the first time ever.
McElrath just completed the best season of his young career, where he finished runner-up in the Western Regional 250SX Championship. En route to second overall, McElrath scored seven top-10 results in eight races, earning two second-place podium finishes in San Diego and Houston.
“It’s exciting and definitely an honor to be the team’s first rider aboard a KTM to lineup on the 450SX Class gate,” said McElrath. “The team hasn’t put any pressure on me for a certain result, but I really love the KTM and think I can make it a good weekend. It’s going to be interesting with the different schedule ( Racing begins at 3pm), but I think I can use that to my advantage.”
To see more about Shane’s preparation for his 450SX debut, click on the image below to view the latest TLD video.
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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.
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