OAKLAND, CA – February 5, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath tallied another podium finish on a grueling track inside O.co Coliseum, collecting a third-place finish. Despite going through the LCQ, McElrath overcame the adversity thrown his way to earn his fifth-straight podium result.
The riders faced a quickly deteriorating track during the early event in Oakland, making it an uphill battle for McElrath. He had a good ride going in the heat race before an incident with another rider brought him down, forcing him to the LCQ. When the gate dropped for the main event, McElrath put himself near the front even after a tough gate pick. He rode strong and tried to minimize the mistakes, coming away with another podium in third.
“Obviously we would want to keep the points lead, but our goal in everything we do is to learn and get better,” said McElrath. “By no means is this championship over with only one point between us. We are safe and we’ll be ready to get back on top of the box next weekend.”
The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM team will field its Western Regional rider McElrath one more time in Arlington, Texas before making the switch to the Eastern Regional lineup in mid-February.
McElrath was wearing the SE Gravity Flo Yellow Racewear during practice and then switched it up to the GP 50/50 Gray Racewear for the main event. He also sported the SE4 Pinstripe Black and Gold Helmet. See all of the 2017 gear sets and the 2017 Moto Helmets online and at your local TLD retailer.
250SX Class Main Event Results
- Justin Hill (Kawasaki)
- Martin Davalos (Husqvarna)
- Shane McElrath (KTM)
- James Decotis (Honda)
- Phil Nicoletti (Suzuki)
- Aaron Plessinger (Yamaha)
- Kyle Chisholm (Honda)
- Justin Starling (Husqvarna)
- Noah Mcconahy (Yamaha)
- Heath Harrison (Yamaha)
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.