SAN DIEGO – January 18, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Mitchell Oldenburg carried the team as the supercross series made its first of two stops at Petco Park. With his teammate Jessy Nelson sidelined with injury, Oldenburg stepped up and looked solid all day, eventually overcoming a hard get off in the Main Event to salvage 15th.
While the track was considerably shorter than Round 1, the constantly changing dirt made it technical for the riders throughout the night. Oldenburg showcased his speed during the day where he qualified third overall. He transferred that speed to his qualifying where he didn’t have any trouble moving straight to the Main Event through his heat.
As the 15-lap Main Event got underway, Oldenburg put himself in great position off the start in sixth. He was battling and holding his ground, but with five laps to go suffered a high side around the start-straight sweeper. He got back up and made a heartfelt finish, ending the night in 15th.
“Tonight didn’t end how I thought, but we can learn from each weekend and make improvements for next week,” said Oldenburg. “I feel like we’ve made some great progress so far and I’m looking forward to Anaheim. I’m missing my buddy Jessy, and hopefully I can hold it down for the team better next week.”
The team will make their way back to Angel Stadium next weekend for the final stop in Anaheim, California.
Oldenburg was sporting the SE LE KTM Starburst Blue/Orange Racewear, along with the SE Team Navy/Orange Helmet. See all of the 2016 gear sets and the 2016 Moto Helmets online and at your local TLD retailer.
250SX Class Main Event Results
1. Cooper Webb (Yamaha)
2. Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki)
3. Jordon Smith (Honda)
4. Christian Craig (Honda)
5. Colt Nichols (Yamaha)
6. Zach Osborne (Husqvarna)
7. Kyle Peters (Honda)
8. James Decotis (Honda)
9. Kyle Cunningham (Suzuki)
10. Chris Alldredge (Kawasaki)
15. Mitchell Oldenburg (KTM)
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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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