ST. LOUIS, MO – April 1, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Jordon Smith proved his win in Detroit wasn’t a fluke as he collected his second-straight win inside The Dome at America’s Center. With the win, he continued to close the gap on the championship leader and now sits just six points back with two rounds remaining. Teammate Alex Martin made the difficult decision to sit out the round in St. Louis, still recovering from injuries he sustained in practice last weekend.
As the sole representation for the team, Smith proved he was up to the task from the start of the night. He rode to a solid second-place finish in the heat race, giving him a good gate pick for the main event. When it was game time, Smith shot out to a top five start and then quickly made it into second after the first few turns. Smith was right on the leader and just as the race was about to hit halfway he was able to capitalize on a mistake from the leader and takeover the top position. He went on to ride a consistent and steady race on a very technical track to take home him second career win.
“The racing has been crazy this year with the top five so close and it has been a lot about the start and just minimizing mistakes,” said Smith. “The track was really tough. My team helped me make some changes that really made a difference for me tonight. I’m really thankful for them and all the support they give me.”
After a short break, the KTM Junior Supercross Championship returned to St. Louis and there was no shortage of action. While Manuel Torrado took over the lead early and didn’t look back, Landon Bilyeu put on a show coming from fifth to second during the three lap race. Joining them on the podium was Caleb Tate.
The Western Regional 250SX riders Shane McElrath and Mitchell Oldenburg will be back on track for a few rounds before Martin and Smith return at the end of April. McElrath sits in third as the team hits the Pacific Northwest for the first time in a few years, visiting CenturyLink Field on April 8th.
Smith wore the SE Air Phantom Black and White Racewear in practice and graced the top of the podium in his SE Air Starburst Red Racewear. The gear was accompanied by the SE4 Pinstripe Red 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
- Jordon Smith (KTM)
- Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki)
- Zach Osborne (Husqvarna)
- Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha)
- Christian Craig (Honda)
- Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki)
- Mitchell Harrison (Yamaha)
- Gannon Audette (Kawasaki)
- Kyle Cunningham (Suzuki)
- Anthony Rodriguez (Yamaha)
Alex Martin – DNS
250SX Class Points, After 6 of 9 Rounds
- Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki), 146
- Jordon Smith (KTM), 140
- Zach Osborne (Husqvarna), 134
- Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki), 128
- Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha), 104
- Christian Craig (Honda), 81
- Luke Renzland (Yamaha), 70
- Anthony Rodriguez (Yamaha), 69
- Mitchell Harrison (Yamaha), 66
- Kyle Cunningham (Suzuki), 62
- Alex Martin (KTM), 60
KTM Jr. Supercross Challenge Results
- Manuel Torrado
- Landon Bilyeu
- Caleb Tate
- Hudson Bartsch
- Jacob Miller
- Chase Mikels
- Bentlee Walker
- Walker Herndon
- Burley Yeubanks
- Blake Baysinger
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