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.
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.
We are only two short weeks away from the 2015 Monster Energy MXGP of USA at Glen Helen Raceway, and the rider list is starting to grow for the highly anticipated event. Lots of American heavy hitters are slated to race at the famed track, including Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM’s Jessy Nelson.
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.