(Corona, Ca. Jan 16th 2017) – Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath took his second-straight win as the second round of the season took place inside Petco Park. McElrath put in the work during the 18-lap main event as he came from behind to extend his points lead.
“That was a really tough race, but we train hard for moments like this,” said McElrath. “It’s not supposed to be easy and our team manager has been reminding us that we’ve put in the work to be right here. It was a really hard track and pretty demanding. There were a few times I felt like I was going to go down, but managed to keep it up. I am so happy to give this to my team two weeks in a row. I’m ready to go back to Anaheim and do what we can to keep it going next week.” It was another near perfect day for McElrath, but unfortunately his teammate Mitchell Oldenburg encountered trouble in practice and suffered a broken collarbone.
For the first time this season, the KTM Junior Supercross Challenge riders took to the track for an unforgettable display of young talent. After three exhilarating laps, it was Manuel Dumais that took the win, while Niccolo Mannini and Hunter Schmidt rounded out the podium, respectively.
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.