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.
Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM’s Jessy Nelson returned to the overall podium after a one round hiatus, putting in a spirited 3-2 effort aboard his KTM 250 SX-F for third overall at Muddy Creek Raceway. Teammate Shane McElrath’s overall of 12th didn’t do his effort justice as he finished the day in the top 10 in both motos. Mitchell Oldenburg had a solid first moto before retiring early in Moto 2 to finish 17th overall.
Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM’s Jessy Nelson catapulted up the 250 Class points standings with a solid fourth-place overall ride, pushing him from seventh to third in the championship. Battling the extremely rutted and constantly changing track conditions, teammate Shane McElrath rounded out the top 10 with a 12-9 moto result, while Mitchell Oldenburg improved his second moto result to finish 13th overall with a 17-11.
Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM’s Jessy Nelson put together an impressive 4-4 moto result to capture third overall and his first podium finish of the season during Round 2 at Glen Helen Raceway. Teammates Shane McElrath and Mitchell Oldenburg also scored their best finishes of the season going sixth and 12th overall, respectively.
Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM’s Shane McElrath, Jessy Nelson, and Mitchell Oldenburg lined up at the Hangtown Motocross Classic with a fresh start and 24 motos ahead of them as the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship got underway. McElrath led the team with a top-15 finish after a valiant come-from-behind effort in Moto 1. Nelson collected a 14-18 score for 18th overall, while team newcomer Mitchell Oldenburg scored points in both motos with 18-16 moto finishes to score 19th overall.