Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Smith Never Gives Up in Toronto

5 03 2017

TORONTO, CANADA – March 5, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Jordon Smith came through the pack and even overcame a crash to finish seventh at the third round of the Eastern Regional 250SX championship in Canada. Smith still holds onto third in the championship standings with his come-from-behind ride. Teammate Alex Martin got a mid-pack start but after running in the top-10 had a late race crash and finished 15th.

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The day as a whole turned out well for Smith, who qualified sixth and raced to third in his heat race. In the main event, Smith didn’t get the best start, which put him outside the top 10. He was working his way through with some good speed but went down with help form another rider. Smith got up quickly and his speed ultimately helped him work his way into seventh by the checkered flag.

“It was definitely a crazy main event,” said Smith. “Having a bad start didn’t help me and really put me in the middle of a lot of chaos. I eventually went down but knew I had to make up as many points as possible. We’ll get it back next week. Should be fun in Daytona.”

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Martin entered the night as eighth qualifier and finished his heat race in fifth. The main event was looking promising after an eighth-place start. He was running solid in the top 10 when he went down and dropped down the chart. Martin remounted and finished the race in 15th.

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The KTM Junior Supercross Challenge riders – decked out in their TLD Youth GP Quest gear – were as cute as they were talented in Toronto. Ben Kongmany was a man on a mission and led all three laps. He was joined on the podium by Riley Clapp and Cooper Wallis.

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The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM team heads to the Great White North and the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada for the lone international stop of the circuit.

Smith and Martin were wearing the SE Air Phantom White and Black Racewear during practice and then switched to the GP Tremor White and Black Racewear for the night races. The SE4 Twilight Black and White Helmet complemented the gear. See all of the 2017 gear sets and the 2017 Moto Helmets online and at your local TLD retailer.

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Next weekend, the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM team will head back south to the unqiue circuit inside the Daytona International Speedway as supercross kicks off the famed Daytona Bike Week.

Smith and Martin were wearing SE Air Corsa Yellow Racewear for practice and switched it up for the night show where they wore the SE Air Starburst Yellow Racewear. The SE4 Team helmet protected the racers. See all of the 2017 gear sets and the 2017 Moto Helmets online and at your local TLD retailer.

250SX Class Main Event Results

  1. Zach Osborne (Husqvarna)
  2. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki)
  3. Christian Craig (Honda)
  4. Colt Nichols (Yamaha)
  5. Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha)
  6. Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki)
  7. Jordon Smith (KTM)
  8. Kyle Peters (Suzuki)
  9. Cameron Mcadoo (Honda)
  10. Anthony Rodriguez (Yamaha)

15. Alex Martin (KTM)

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge Results

  1. Ben Kongmany
  2. Riley Clapp
  3. Cooper Wallis
  4. Tyler Kirby
  5. Tank Sumners
  6. Ryder Borg
  7. Jacob Carney
  8. Fiona Koenig
  9. Jaden Wooster
  10. Damon Elliott

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.

About KTM

“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

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