Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM’s Jessy Nelson and Shane McElrath came into the final round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship with expectations of some top finishes to close out the 2015 series. Nelson would lead the way at the Ironman National, held just outside of Indianapolis, where he returned to the podium with a third place overall result, followed by McElrath in 12th.
Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM’s Jessy Nelson, Shane McElrath and Mitchell Oldenburg came into the 11th round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series with high expectations and looking forward to a much smoother track than they encountered last weekend at Unadilla. Held just outside of Salt Lake City, the Utah National at Miller Motorsports Park presented a rather challenging track for the riders but some strong starts helped Nelson and McElrath earn some positive results at day’s end.
Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM’s Jessy Nelson, Shane McElrath and Mitchell Oldenburg once again put together a great collective effort at one of the tougher tracks on the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series. Nelson led the way with fourth overall, while McElrath also scored inside the top 10 with a sixth-place finish. Oldenburg narrowly missed the top 10 in 12th overall.
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.