Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s McElrath Puts in Solid Effort to Earn Runner-Up Finish in Glendale

Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath Puts in Solid Effort to Earn Runner-Up Finish in Glendale

GLENDALE, AZ – January 28, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath was leading laps and battling at the front of the pack inside University of Phoenix Stadium, coming up with his third podium finish of the season in second. McElrath has finished no worse than fourth-place this season and sits just one point off the points lead heading into the halfway point of the season next weekend.

Troy Lee Designs-Red Bull-KTM’s McElrath Puts in Solid Effort to Earn Runner-Up Finish in Glendale-1

The night started out right with McElrath earning his third heat race win of the season. Knowing that the track was going to be fast and hard to pass, McElrath focused on getting a good start in the main event and was able to pull off second into the first turn. He quickly moved into the lead where he held off pressure for several laps before having to check up to avoid a crash, dropping him into second. McElrath maintained a good pace and was smart on the slick track, eventually finishing only three seconds behind the winner.

“The track was really slippery and fast, making it challenging to find spots to gain time,” said McElrath. “It was hard to push while trying to minimize mistakes. I had a lot of fun battling with these guys up front. We are learning every week and will come back even stronger next week.”

For the third time this year, the KTM Junior Supercross Challenge riders showcased their young talent for the Arizona fans. When it was all said and done Colton Waites came out on top, with Ryder Demichele and Jace Stott – who came from fourth – joining Waites on the podium.

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge

McElrath was looking sharp all day and night in the all-new SE Air Jersey Metric Red and SE Air Pant Metric Red. The gear was accompanied by the SE4 Metric Helmet.

See all of the 2018 gear sets and the 2018 Moto Helmets online and at your local TLD retailer.

250SX Class Main Event Results – Glendale, Arizona

  1. Aaron Plessinger (Yamaha)
  2. Shane McElrath (KTM)
  3. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki)
  4. Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki)
  5. Chase Sexton (Honda)
  6. Bradley Taft (Yamaha)
  7. Justin Hill (Suzuki)
  8. Mitchell Harrison (Yamaha)
  9. Kyle Chisholm (Yamaha)
  10. Christian Craig (Honda)

250SX Class Western Region Points Standings

  1. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha, 92
  2. Shane McElrath, KTM, 91
  3. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki, 87
  4. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki, 77
  5. Christian Craig, Honda, 70
  6. Chase Sexton, Honda, 69
  7. Mitchell Oldenburg, Yamaha, 58
  8. Justin Hill, Suzuki, 58
  9. Kyle Chisholm, Yamaha, 53
  10. Bradley Taft, Yamaha, 51

KTM Junior Supercross Championship

  1. Colton Waites
  2. Ryder Demichele
  3. Jace Stott
  4. Harrison Wayne Marshall
  5. Kayden Kerr
  6. Pierson Potratz
  7. Levi Herriges
  8. Cody Solis
  9. Aisin Johnson
  10. Paizlee Zuech

About Troy Lee Designs

For over 30 years, Troy Lee has been customizing helmets. 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.

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