MT. MORRIS, PA – June 19, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Mitchell Oldenburg and Shane McElrath took on the hills of Southern Pennsylvania for a beautiful day of racing at High Point Raceway for the fourth round of the season. Oldenburg collected his second top-10 finish of the season in sixth, while McElrath broke into the top 10 during Moto 2 to score 14th overall.
Oldenburg rode strong all day despite the extremely rutted and rough conditions that the racetrack presented for two grueling motos. In the opening moto, Oldenburg had to show his passing skills after getting a mid-pack start, coming through the green flag in 19th. He did so quickly and was inside the top 10 around the halfway point, eventually making it up to seventh.
Oldenburg’s start was better in Moto 2, but he still had some work to do after starting Lap 2 in 13th. With the 250 riders lining up for the final moto of the day, the track was a huge obstacle, but Oldenburg was able to come away with another seventh place finish to claim sixth overall.
McElrath started the day running well in the first moto. He was inside the top 10 for most of the race, but fell back after a mistake and came across the checkered in 15th. Knowing he had the speed to be with the front runners, he charged hard in Moto 2 and improved his score to ninth, giving him 14th overall.
The series heads to the South’s only race at Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville, Tennessee on June 25, giving the riders a chance to navigate some new and different soil.
The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM riders wore the GP Air 50/50 Flo Pink/Navy and the GP Air Quest Navy/Orange racewear with the SE4 Pinstripe Navy/Orange helmet. See all of the 2016 gear sets and the 2016 Moto Helmets online and at your local TLD retailer.
250 Class Results (Moto Finishes)
1.Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki (4-1)
2. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna (1-4)
3. Cooper Webb, Yamaha (3-5)
4. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha (6-3)
5. Austin Forkner, Kawasaki (5-8)
6. Mitchell Oldenburg, KTM (7-7)
7. Colt Nichols, Yamaha (13-6)
8. Alex Martin, Yamaha (30-2)
9. Jeremy Martin, Yamaha (2-33)
10. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki (10-11)
14. Shane McElrath, KTM (15-9)
TLD would like to thank all our sponsors: GoPro, Red Bull, KTM, PPG, adidas, Seaspan, Karcher, LifeProof, Pro Tork, Motorex, Renthal, Method Race Wheels, FMF, Horizon Hobby, New Era, Stance, Dunlop, Oakley, ODI Grips, Alpinestars, WP Suspension, Hinson, Shock Doctor, Kite, Specialized, SRAM, Twin Air, D.I.D., Dirt Star Acerbis, Neken, ETS Racing Fuels, NStyle, Moto Master, Fender.
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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