Troy Lee Designs will enter the 2014 AMA Supercorss season with one of their largest and strongest teams ever assembled. For the first time, Team Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Honda will have four riders competing in the 2014 AMA 250 West Supercross Series.
With the recent signing of 3-time Canadian motocross champion Colton Facciotti, Honda Canada has laid the foundation for their return to the top level of the sport in Canada. We spoke with Facciotti last week to get the athlete's thoughts but we also wanted to hear from the business side of this deal. Derek Verheyen is the man behind this deal over at Honda and he was kind enough to answer some questions from us on how this deal came together and what it means for Honda Canada and Canadian motocross.
Jeff Weiner’s business card carries the colorful Troy Lee Designs logo and reads “Athlete and Product Development Manger.” The title is a simple way of labeling a job that entails long hours, lots of travel, and all the rewards of working in the trenches of the motocross world.
TLD Lucas Oil Honda's Shane McElrath is about to add supercross to his resume. The North Carolina native and 2014 rookie is prepping for his first gate drop in Anaheim on January 4th, and recently got a warm up race when he competed against top 250 riders Copper Webb and Dean Wilson at the inaugural SX Invitational at Milestone in Southern California where he finished third. We caught up with Shane as he prepares for his debut under the bright lights of A1.
In Late 2012 John Hensley started a webseries, “Chronicles of a Club Racer,” that tracked his return to the race track after a number of years away from the sport. The five episodes followed Hensley’s progress, documenting the highs and lows of his experience as well as some of the broader aspects of motorcycle culture outside racing. More than just a race-by-race account of his exploits, Hensley wove in portions of his personal life and plenty of existential ruminations.