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08.25.14

Troy Lee Designs Closes Outdoor Season in Utah

AMA Motocross - Tooele, UT

It's been a long summer on the road. From California to New York and just about everywhere in-between, this Lucas Oil National Motocross series has tested riders, teams, mechanics and everyone involved in the industry. With two motos left to run on the 2014 schedule, the Troy Lee Designs boys loaded up for battle at the Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. Newly-crowned MX1 Canadian National Champion Colton Facciotti joined the team for the weekend to fill-in for Malcolm Stewart, who is still recovering from dehydration. Cole Seely, Shane McElrath and Jessy Nelson were all ready to "give 'er," as Colton and his Canadian brothers would say, in the final event of the year.

Unfortunately, things went sideways early for Facciotti. After posting impressive qualifying times and looking great in practice, the Canadian champ had a big crash in the opening moto. He finished out the moto with an impressive comeback to 16th, but the hit was enough to keep him out of action for the rest of the day. It was a disappointing weekend for Colton as he had high hopes for the weekend. We wish him a speedy recovery.

The 250 class opened up with Seely inside the top ten and looking good. Cole hit a greasy spot on the track at the end of the first lap, however, and went down. He fought his way back into the top ten as the race came to a close, only to crash hard and cross the stripe in 14th. Shane McElrath had a good day and kicked it off with a decent start and a steady ride for 12th. Jessy Nelson didn't get a great start in the first round, and after charging his way forward, he would finish 11th.

The second moto just didn't feel right for Cole Seely. Maybe it was the crash in the opening moto, but for some reason he couldn't get into a rhythm. He put in his best effort and finished 12th for 12th overall on the day. McElrath had another solid ride, if not under the radar. Shane snuck his way into 10th and ran a great pace the entire race without any major mistakes. It was good way to end the series for Shane. Jessy came around the first lap of the second moto in dead last. He didn't give up though and climbed his way into 17th for 14th overall on the day.

As the team heads for home base in Corona, California, there will be some downtime to regroup. The team will certainly take on a different look next year and there are some huge announcements forthcoming. We are so grateful to be partnered with such amazing companies, and whatever success our team has had is only possible because of the amazing support and products they provide. Thanks for another unbelievable year.

The Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / MAVTV / Honda team would like to extend a sincere thank you to Cole Seely as he closes out his 250cc career and his career with the team. Cole has become a part of the TLD family and we are incredibly proud of what he's accomplished and optimistic about what lies ahead in the 450 division. Go get 'em, Cole.

TLD would like to thank all of our team sponsors: Lucas Oil, American Honda, PPG, Red Bull, Adidas, Oakley, Seaspan, Fender®, Pro Tork, MavTV, Method Race Wheels, GoPro, Fasthouse, Pixelmags, Horizon Hobby, FMF Racing, Dunlop, VP Racing Fuels, Showa, Alpinestars, ODI, Pacific Collision Centers, New Era, Specialized, SRAM, Renthal, Twin Air, Braking, McQueen Racing, Cycra, Sol Republic, Hinson, Shock Doctor, ARC, Carillo, Sports Care Center, Samco, Xtrig, VQ Orthocare, Vortex, Kryptonight, Kasey Kahne, Dirt Star, Moto Tassinari, DID, Dirt Star, N-Style.

The TLD riders will be wearing the 2015 GP Factory Blue gear at Utah MX. See more of the 2015 gear sets and the 2015 Moto Helmets online and at your local TLD retailer.

Photo Gallery: Utah MX 2014 (Photos: Cudby)

450 Overall

1. Trey Canard (Honda) 1-1

2. Ryan Dungey (KTM) 2-2

3. Eli Tomac (Honda) 4-3

4. Ken Roczen (KTM) 3-4

5. Brett Metcalfe (Kawasaki) 7-5

6. Ryan Sipes (KTM) 9-6

7. Andrew Short (KTM) 6-12

8. Fredrik Noren (Honda) 10-9

9. Weston Peick (Suzuki) 13-7

10. Justin Brayton (Yamaha) 12-8
21. Colton Facciotti (Honda) 16-37

450 Point Standings

1. Ken Roczen 532

2. Ryan Dungey 518

3. Trey Canard 468

4. Brett Metcalfe 334

5. Eli Tomac 319

6. Andrew Short 302

7. Weston Peick 290

8. Josh Grant 259

9. James Stewart 226

10. Fredrik Noren 207
16. Malcolm Stewart 128

250 Overall

1. Jeremy Martin (Yamaha) 1-1

2. Blake Baggett (Kawasaki) 3-3

3. Cooper Webb (Yamaha) 2-4

4. Justin Bogle (Honda) 6-2

5. Marvin Musquin (KTM) 4-5

6. Christopher Alldredge (Kawasaki) 5-8

7. Joseph Savatgy (KTM) 8-7

8. Dean Wilson (Kawasaki) 10-6

9. Zach Osborne (Honda) 7-9

10. RJ Hampshire (Honda) 9-11
11. Shane McElrath (Honda) 12-10
12. Cole Seely (Honda) 14-12
14. Jessy Nelson (Honda) 11-17


250 Point Standings

1. Jeremy Martin 500

2. Blake Baggett 421

3. Cooper Webb 419

4. Marvin Musquin 408

5. Justin Bogle 368

6. Christophe Pourcel 355

7. Jason Anderson 276
8. Cole Seely 260

9. Jessy Nelson 252


10. Dean Wilson 230
17. Shane McElrath 90
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