MECHENICSVILLE, MD – August 21, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – With the riders facing intense heat and humidity at Budds Creek Raceway, the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM overcame tough starts to land inside the top-10 once again. Justin Hill really came on towards the end of the motos, scoring 10-7 for seventh overall, while teammate Mitchell Oldenburg finished just behind him in eighth overall with an 11-10 moto result.
After making his return to racing just a few weeks ago, Hill continues to gain endurance and showcase his speed, particularly in the second half of the race. In the opening moto he raced all the way up to 10th. The second moto saw him have to work the entire moto after a tough start, but didn’t give up and finished seventh, scoring him seventh overall.
“I don’t know why but I couldn’t really get going like I wanted to at the start,” said Hill. “I was able to get it together at the end of the motos and put in my best laps at the end. I feel good and really looking forward to getting better starts next weekend.”
Oldenburg continued to trek on in his 2016 motocross campaign and once again scored a top-10 finish thanks to his never-give-up spirit. Despite getting mid-pack starts, he was able to bounce back and charge towards the front of the pack, claiming eighth overall.
“The heat definitely was a factor for me today,” said Oldenburg. “It’s been hot in California, but this is a bit different with the humidity. So considering I didn’t feel the greatest, I thought it was good to come away with a top-10. I’m looking forward to capping off the season with a ride in Indiana.”
The team was without rider Jessy Nelson, who is in the hospital recovering from injuries sustained last weekend at Unadilla. The riders ran a “one love” sticker in support of their teammate. Support for Nelson can be provided through Road2Recovery.
The series will conclude next weekend with its annual stop to Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM riders wore the eye-catching GP Tremor Black and White and the SE Corsa Blue Racewear with the SE4 Pinstripe Black and Yellow 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)
- Zach Osborne, Husqvarna (4-1)
- Alex Martin, Yamaha (1-4)
- Austin Forkner, Kawasaki (5-2)
- Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki (2-5)
- Cooper Webb, Yamaha (6-3)
- Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha (8-6)
- Justin Hill, KTM (10-7)
- Mitchell Oldenburg, KTM (11-10)
- Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki (3-34)
- Chris Alldredge, Kawasaki (12-11)
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.
“READY TO RACE” for KTM, these three words are far more than a simple slogan. They stand for the entire company philosophy of developing vehicles that can without any modifications comprehensively assert themselves in any race. Direct from the dealer onto the track and into the battle for victory. Designers, engineers and riders are bound by a clear common denominator: an unconditional passion for motorcycles. The whole KTM family is a living example of this worldwide. Countless offroad World and European championship titles plus brilliant victories in the world’s toughest races (International Six Days Enduro, Dakar Rally, Erzbergrodeo, and many more) all speak for themselves. And KTM Supermotos, Naked Bikes, Superbikes and the X-Bow all demonstrate what an “orange” lead means on asphalt.
Source: Troy Lee Designs, Inc.