This past Saturday, September 19th, Troy Lee Designs was the proud host of the Wheels 4 Life, a Hans and Carmen Rey charity, 10th Anniversary Fundraiser. This special event was held at the TLD Laguna Beach Boutique location.
Winning races is an awesome feeling, but at the very highest level it is something that few professionals ever accomplish. Last weekend Jessy Nelson put behind him his Lucas Oil outdoor campaign, and stepped up to win the MX2 at the USGP, showing everyone that he is fully capable of winning races outside. We caught up to Jessy in a brief chat before the press conference to hear what he had to say about his 1-1 effort…
KTM pledged its American teams would support the MXGP of the USA at Glen Helen, and that included not only the Red Bull KTM factory outfit, but also factory-supported Lucas Oil/Troy Lee Designs KTM. The trip up the road to Glen Helen paid off, as Jessy Nelson dominated the proceedings with a 1-1 to win in the MX2 class, and teammate Shane McElrath went 3-2 for second. Our man Steve Matthes caught up to both after the race.
TLD / Lusty Industries rider Kirk Gibbs put in a few gritty rides this year on his way to his first Australian Motocross Championship, and unfortunately, he had to pull out another one on his way to 20th overall in today's USGP at Glen Helen Raceway.
The final round of the 2015 Grand Prix series was held at the famed Glen Helen circuit over the weekend. Riders jetted in from around the globe to put an exclamation point on a long series that has stretched across multiple continents and seen some wild results. The Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM team has never been one to shy away from a good race, so Jessy Nelson and Shane McElrath signed up to take on the best MX2 riders that the world championship series had to offer.
Every generation, there are only a handful of riders that posses a naturally smooth riding style that ultimately leads them to success in motocross racing. Billy Laninovich fits into that category, as he obtained several podium finishes and race wins throughout his career. The 32 year old now focuses his efforts to today’s young amateur racers by showing them the things he’s learned through his successful career, ultimately aiming for a more well rounded and smarter crop of future pros. We caught up with Lano to discuss one of his unique training tools and to get his impression on today’s racing.