With wins at Finke and Hattah and a podium finish in his maiden Dakar Rally already under his belt, KTM's Toby Price has extended his 2015 purple patch to include a successful defence of the Australian Off-Road Championship – the fifth AORC crown of his career!
Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM’s Jessy Nelson, Shane McElrath, and Mitchell Oldenburg all faced and conquered the muddy conditions at Washougal MX Park to come out with top-10 finishes before heading on a one-weekend break. Nelson scored two great starts and kept it near the front, finishing with a 6-8 moto result. McElrath bounced back from a finish outside the top 10 in Moto 1 to finish sixth in Moto 2 for seventh overall. Oldenburg had a lot to celebrate as he tallied up his best overall finish of his career with two solid performances, ending the day in eighth overall.
Troy Lee Designs rider Fredrik Noren tied his career-best finish for the third round in a row by going seventh overall on a muddy and tough track at Washougal MX Park just outside Portland, Oregon. The conditions seemed to bring out the best in the Swede’s riding style, helping him score a notable 9-7 moto result.
KTM / TLD Enduro Racing Team rider Toby Price has a chance of wrapping up his fifth AORC crown when Australia's most prestigious off-road racing series makes its way to Kyogle in northern New South Wales for round 9 and 10 this weekend.
Troy Lee Designs rider Fredrik Noren kept the momentum going from the previous round to tie the career-best finish he scored just two weeks ago, finishing the day at a muggy Spring Creek MX Park in seventh overall. Not only did he tie his career-best overall, Noren also picked up the best moto finish of his career by coming across the line during the second moto in fifth.
Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM’s Shane McElrath bounced back from his 11th-place Moto 1 result to breakthrough with a solid ride during Moto 2 at a hot and humid Round 8 at Spring Creek MX Park. His 11-6 moto scores placed him eighth overall. Teammate Jessy Nelson did his fair share of battling as he came through the pack to pass over 10 riders in Moto 1, scoring 12th overall with a 15-10 moto results. Mitchell Oldenburg finished with his fifth top-15 result of the season after scoring 14-13 moto scores on the day.