TLD’s Seely Rides Through The Pain in New Jersey

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – May 1, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Troy Lee Designs rider Cole Seely turned out a heart-felt performance inside MetLife Stadium while riding through an injury he sustained earlier this season. Seely ultimately had to pull out of the Main Event after re-aggravating his injured leg during the opening laps of the Main Event.

After narrowly missing the heat race transfer, Seely jumped out in a big way with a win the semi race. The win put him in good position for the main event, and after riding within the top 10, Seely eventually had to pull out of the race as his nagging injury became too much to overcome.

“I’m frustrated with the way I rode tonight even before the injury, and now to be in the same situation is a huge bummer,” Seely said in a team statement. “I got a terrible start and although I didn’t feel like I was riding well, I had worked my way up to sixth. I felt like I needed to find something on the track to go faster so I tried to go three out at the end of a rhythm section and didn’t make it. I cased it, which ripped my feet off the pegs and hurt my leg again so I couldn’t hold onto the bike. That’s basically how I injured it the first time in St. Louis. Luckily, it didn’t pop again because that would mean it tore again so hopefully it’s not that bad.”

As the Monster Energy Supercross season comes to a close this weekend at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Seely will be monitored on a day-to-day basis for the final race as his doctor and team evaluate his condition.

Seely was wearing the GP Midnight Racewear during practice, before switching to the SE Air Starburst Red for the main event. He also wore the SE4 helmet. See more of the 2017 gear sets and the 2017 Moto Helmets online and at your local TLD retailer.

450SX Class Main Event Results

  1. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
  2. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
  3. Jason Anderson (Husqvarna)
  4. Davi Millsaps (KTM)
  5. Blake Baggett (KTM)
  6. Justin Brayton (Honda)
  7. Josh Grant (Kawasaki)
  8. Eli Tomac (Kawasaki)
  9. Justin Barcia (Suzuki)
  10. Dean Wilson (Husqvarna)
    21. Cole Seely (Honda)

450SX Class Points, After 16 of 17 Rounds

  1. Ryan Dungey (KTM), 341
  2. Eli Tomac (Kawasaki), 332
  3. Marvin Musquin (KTM), 292
  4. Jason Anderson (Husqvarna), 248
  5. Cole Seely (Honda), 212
  6. Davi Millsaps (KTM), 208
  7. Blake Baggett (KTM), 206
  8. Dean Wilson (Husqvarna), 169
  9. Chad Reed (Yamaha), 167
  10. Broc Tickle (Suzuki), 167

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


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