CORONA, CA – July 15, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Red Bull/KTM’s Jessy Nelson, Shane McElrath, and Mitchell Oldenburg all kept up the hard work during the weekend off, ready to put in impressive results at the eighth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Spring Creek MX Park. The Millville, Minnesota circuit has plenty of challenging elements, but the riders are prepared to put their KTM machines at the front of the pack.
Nelson continued his string of consistent finishes at the previous round in Michigan. He’s been in the top-10 overall at every race since Round 2, and has finished in the top-10 in 9 of the last 14 motos.
“I haven’t always been where I’ve wanted to be at the end, but I think I’m showing speed and being consistent,” said Nelson. “I really want to get back on the podium and prove I can run up front.”
McElrath has been training on the East Coast and has shown that the extra time in the heat and humidity has helped him push at the end of the motos. He’s had some bad luck on the start, but is looking to turn that luck around in Minnesota.
“I haven’t really been able to challenge at the front like I know I’m capable of because of some bad luck on the starts,” said McElrath. “I’m going to be concentrating on getting some good starts this weekend and hopefully will be able to be there at the end.”
Oldenburg has finished in the top-15 in eight out of last 12 motos, looking to post finishes in the points as the season starts its push toward the final rounds.
All the race action gets underway this Saturday, July 18, with first motos starting at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. To view the TV schedule, click here.
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Photos: Jeff Kardas
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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