CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN – August 27, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM riders Mitchell Oldenburg and Justin Hill gathered for the last round of the Pro Motocross season at Ironman Raceway, both collecting top-10 finishes and giving the team a high note to end on. Oldenburg showed flashes of great speed in Moto 1, and rounded out the day eighth overall. Hill bounced back from a tough Moto 1 to score seventh in Moto 2 and placing him ninth overall.
The riders were faced with tough conditions at the track outside Indianapolis. After rain overnight, the track was tricky and line selection was key. Oldenburg was up to the challenge and knew the start was going to be key. He was in second for the opening laps and ended up holding onto seventh in Moto 1. As the track got tougher in Moto 2, Oldenburg battled hard to a 13th-place finish, good enough for another top-10 overall finish.
“It’s been a long motocross season and I’m really happy to bring the team another top 10 finish,” said Oldenburg. “Obviously I would have loved for the race to have gone better in Moto 2, but we came out healthy and have all 12 rounds under out belt.”
Unlike Oldenburg, Hill has had to bounce back from injuries this season, but he didn’t let that hold him back in Indiana. He raced hard in Moto 1 to a 15th place finish, while ending the series with a seventh place finish in Moto 2. His second moto effort propelled him into the top 10, where he claimed ninth overall.
“I’ve really felt good in the second half of the moto, but still have needed to find that speed in the opening laps,” said Hill. “I was able to do a bit better in Moto 2, which we’ll claim as a positive way to end an up and down season.”
The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM riders wore the SE Air Starburst Flo Yellow and Orange and SE Starburst Blue and Cyan Racewear along with the SE4 Twilight Navy 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)
- Austin Forkner, Kawasaki (1-3)
- Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha (8-1)
- Cooper Webb, Yamaha (5-2)
- Alex Martin, Yamaha (3-4)
- Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki (6-5)
- Arnaud Tonus, Kawasaki (4-9)
- Mitchell Harrison, Yamaha (10-6)
- Mitchell Oldenburg, KTM (7-13)
- Justin Hill, KTM (15-7)
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.