As the Lucas Oil National Motocross Series rolled into Millville, MN last weekend, the Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / MAVTV / Honda team was excited to welcome back Shane McElrath. Shane had been healing a sore back from the beginning of the season and was finally ready to race. Unfortunately, Malcolm Stewart is suffering from dehydration and was not up to the task of competing in the 450 division in Minnesota. With Stewart home recuperating, the TLD crew would focus intently on the 250 class.
This weekend, the AMA Pro Motocross Championship heads to Millville, MN, and while one TLD / Lucas Oil / Honda Team member will be making his return, the squad will still remain one man short.
With the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series past the halfway mark, the summer and the points chase are heating up. The Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / MAVTV / Honda team went to work in Maryland on Saturday and fought tooth and nail for every position.
The fourth of July is an historic day for Americans. It signifies our freedom and independence and the American way of life. As motocross fans, it also means the best riders in the world are lining up at Red Bud Track and Trail for the annual motocross festival in Michigan. This year was no exception and there were some fireworks left over for the race on Saturday.
The Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Honda riders came into Muddy Creek ready to shake things up. They were met with muggy conditions and a track that was as technical and tricky as anything they will see all year. The ruts were deep, sticky and treacherous, and they claimed riders all day long. The team is still flying in missing-man formation as they wait for Shane McElrath to return from injury. His back is healing and it will be a very short time until we see Shane under the tent and suited up once again.
Motocross isn't an easy sport and even the best in the world have difficult days. For the Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Honda riders this year's High Point National is one they are glad to have behind them.