TORONTO, CANADA – March 13, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Justin Hill has steadily made his way to the top of the results and at the third round of the Eastern Regional 250SX class he grabbed his second career win inside Rogers Centre. With his solid performances so far this year, Hill is second in the standings just two points out of the lead. Bringing home the TLD sweep was Sean Cantrell, who grabbed another Eastern Regional Arenacross Lites Class win in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Since the start of the season, Hill has shown he’s got the speed to be at the front. It didn’t take long for that speed to hit a peak in Toronto, earning the fastest qualifier, taking second in his heat before leading nearly every lap of the main event.
“I had a lot of confidence coming into the main after getting the top qualifier and finishing second in the heat,” said Hill. “The bike was running awesome and I’m really happy to be in contention with the championship. I couldn’t be happier.”
Joining Hill at the front of the pack was Alex Frye. After a tough go of it last weekend in Daytona, Frye bounced back in a big way. He started in the top five and kept his KTM 250 SX-F at the front, eventually bringing home a season-best finish of fourth.
Shane McElrath‘s luck in the main events continued to fair on the bad side after a great run at the front was cut short due to a flat tire. An unusual issue during a main event, and eventually was credited with 18th.
Next weekend the fourth round takes the racers to Motor City as the series takes over Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.
The trio of Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM riders wore the GP Air Vert Purple Racewear during practice with the SE Helmet, and SE Starbust Flo Orange and Black Racewear during the night event. See all of the 2016 gear sets and the 2016 Moto Helmets online and at your local TLD retailer.
250SX Class Main Event Results
- Justin Hill (KTM)
- Jeremy Martin (Yamaha)
- Matt Bisceglia (Suzuki)
- Alex Frye (KTM)
- Jesse Wentland (Honda)
- Malcolm Stewart (Honda)
- Benny Bloss (Yamaha)
- Gannon Audette (Kawasaki)
- Paul Coates (Honda)
- Arnaud Tonus (Kawasaki)
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18. Shane McElrath (KTM)
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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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