The 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 250 Championship has seen a number of different moto winners, and the championship is still up for grabs as we head into the final three rounds. The championship may be out of his reach now, but that’s not going to keep Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM’s Jessy Nelson from swinging for the fences. We caught up with the the number 28 this afternoon to talk about his outdoor season, his plans for the final rounds and what his plans are for the weekend off.
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 / 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.
Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM’s Jessy Nelson, Shane McElrath, and Mitchell Oldenburg had the honor of riding for the best fans in motocross at the annual stop at RedBud MX, this year on the actual Fourth of July holiday. For the sixth straight race, Nelson finished in the top-10 with his ninth-place effort. Oldenburg improved on his previous round’s result to finish 15th overall, while McElrath sped through the very rough track to finish 16th overall.
Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM’s Jessy Nelson, Shane McElrath, and Mitchell Oldenburg all had to endure the weather that Mother Nature handed them as the skies opened up on Saturday at Budds Creek Motocross Park for the sixth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. The incredibly muddy conditions made it tough to work through the pack, making this race one that will be easy to put in the rear view mirror.
With a newly redesigned racetrack awaiting them, Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM’s Jessy Nelsonand Shane McElrath were able to notch top-10 overall finishes at High Point Raceway, the fifth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Teammate Mitchell Oldenburg followed close behind with a 14th place overall finish.