WASHOUGAL, WA – July 24, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM saw the return of both Jessy Nelson and Justin Hill at the picturesque Washougal Motocross Park outside Portland, with Nelson racing to a Moto 2 podium finish and Hill grabbing fifth overall. Teammate Mitchell Oldenburg finished 10th overall to put all three riders in top 10.
In his first race back since Glen Helen in May, Hill was happy to be back charging in front of his home crowd. Growing up about two and a half hours from Washougal, Hill has always enjoyed racing the circuit and it showed with two finishes inside the top 10. His 8-4 moto result was the top of the team for fifth overall.
Also back for his first race was Nelson, who hadn’t been on track since Thunder Valley at the beginning of June. While he had only been on the bike less than a week, Nelson learned from his first moto result of 16th to come out swinging in Moto 2. He got a great start and stayed with the front pack to score his second moto podium of the season. Nelson’s 16-3 moto result scored him 9th overall.
Rounding out the top 10 finishes was the Oldenburg, who has had to endure the grueling schedule as the series hit its 10th round. He kept a steady speed for both motos to enjoy his third top-10 finish of the season.
“I’m really looking forward to a few weekends off,” said Oldenburg. “It’s been fun representing the team with many of my teammates out but with outdoors being so intense, I’m ready to enjoy a some down time. I’ll be back to end the season on a high note.”
After six weeks of straight racing, the team gets a two-weekend break before rejoining the series in New Berlin, New York at Unadilla MX on August 13.
The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM riders were looking good in their SE Air Starburst Flo Yellow and Orange racewear with the SE4 Adidas 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)
- Alex Martin, Yamaha (1-2)
- Austin Forkner, Kawasaki (10-1)
- Cooper Webb, Yamaha (3-6)
- Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki (2-11)
- Justin Hill, KTM (8-4)
- Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki (6-7)
- Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha (9-5)
- Arnaud Tonus, Kawasaki (7-8)
- Jessy Nelson, KTM (16-3)
- Mitchell Oldenburg, KTM (11-9)
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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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