LAS VEGAS, NV – October 16, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – After being sidelined for much of the summer due to a hand injury, Troy Lee Designs rider Cole Seely lined up for his first race since late June and proved he hasn’t lost his speed. In the three-main-event format, Seely finished fourth overall with finishes of 6-5-6 and a score of 17.
With each of the three races only 10 laps long, the start was key. In Main Event 1 Seely started well and eventually made his way up to sixth. He got another top-10 start in Main Event 2 and was able to move up even higher than the previous race to finish fifth.
Seely’s best start came in the third and final Main Event of the night. He came around the first lap in fourth, and continued to fight for a spot in the top five. After taking the “Joker Lane” and pushing hard to keep his position, he was forced back to sixth. Seely’s 17 points was good enough to place him just off the podium in fourth.
“It was good to get back and line up on a gate again,” said Seely. “It definitely wasn’t a normal race to come back to with the crazy start and the Joker Lane, but it was a good experience and now we can get testing in full swing to be our best for 2017.”
Now that the Monster Energy Cup is in the rear view mirror, Seely will be buckling down and preparing for the opener of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross season on January 7 from Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.
Seely was wearing the GP 50/50 Red racewear during practice and the SE Air Phantom White and Black during the race. The racewear was accompanied by the SE4 Helmet with a custom paint scheme. See more of the 2017 gear sets and the 2017 Moto Helmets online and at your local TLD retailer.
Cup Class Results (Race Finishes)
- Eli Tomac, Kawasaki (2-1-4)
- Ryan Dungey, KTM (3-2-3)
- Marvin Musquin, KTM (4-3-2)
- Cole Seely, Honda (6-5-6)
- Mike Alessi, Honda (8-6-5)
- Blake Baggett, KTM (5-7-9)
- Ken Roczen, Honda (1-21-1)
- Chad Reed, Yamaha (7-4-12)
- Benny Bloss, KTM (9-8-7)
- Vince Friese, Honda (11-12-8)
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.
Source: Troy Lee Designs, Inc.