BUCHANAN, MI – July 2, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath and Mitchell Oldenburg rang in the Fourth of July weekend with top-10 finishes for both teammates in front of a huge crowd at RedBud MX outside South Bend, Indiana. McElrath’s 9-5 moto scores placed him fifth overall, while teammate Oldenburg’s 8-9 score helped him round out the top 10.
McElrath’s opening moto didn’t start as he would have hoped, getting squeezed out in the first turn and pushing him mid-pack. This set him up to put his head down and pick off as may riders as he could throughout the nearly 35 minute race. His perseverance paid off and he made it all the way up to ninth.
Moto 2 started off a lot better for McElrath who claimed the holeshot award and early lead. He kept his KTM up front, but had to overcome a mishap that sent him off the track and back several spots. He was able to recover and make it back up to fifth, giving him enough points for fifth overall. This bumped him up to eighth in the points standings.
Oldenburg started the day with a solid ride in Moto 1 where he raced inside the top 10 for a majority of the moto. He remained consistent with a good start in Moto 2 and was able to battle his way into top 10 where he scored ninth. With two grueling motos in the books, Oldenburg scored 10th overall and bumped himself back into the top 10 in the championship points.
The series continues to roll on next weekend as the riders return to New England’s MX-338 in Southwick, Massachusetts on July 9. The track is known for its sandy soil, a one-of-a-kind track on the series.
In honor of the holiday, the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM riders wore the SE Air LTD Freedom racewear with the SE4 Glory 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)
- Cooper Webb, Yamaha (1-1)
- Alex Martin, Yamaha (3-3)
- Zach Osborne, Husqvarna (5-2)
- Jeremy Martin, Yamaha (4-4)
- Shane McElrath, KTM (9-5)
- Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki (7-8)
- Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki (2-16)
- Austin Forkner, Kawasaki (6-10)
- Arnaud Tonus, Switzerland, Kawasaki (11-6)
- Mitchell Oldenburg, Alvord, Texas, KTM (8-9)
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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