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.
Steve Smith of Nanaimo, B.C., and Vaea Verbeek of North Vancouver, B.C., won the men's and women's titles at the 2014 Canadian Mountain Bike Downhill Championships last Sunday, July 13th.
Mountain Biker Cam Zink is known for going big, but no one, Zink included, has ever tried to go this big. On August 21st Zink will look to make history live on ESPN’s “World of X Games: Mammoth Flip with Cam Zink presented by Monster Energy” as he attempts to land a Guinness World Record for the Longest dirt-to-dirt mountain bike backflip.
A week before the Gopher Dunes National, Ontario privateer Nathan Bles had no intention of lining up in the MX1 class. However, after some careful thought and the okay from his 9-5 boss, Nathan decided to give it a go, now he’s glad he did. With a very impressive ninth overall on Saturday, Nathan turned a lot of heads with his speed and endurance. The person least surprised with the results at round five was Nathan himself who knows deep down what he’s always been capable of. Now armed with the confidence thanks to his top ten finish, Nathan has decided that he will race the remaining rounds of the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals, beginning this weekend at Sand Del Lee. We were able to grab a few minutes of Nathan’s time after his great day at Gopher Dunes.
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.
The West coast swing has come and gone, the nations top riders had some time to catch their breathe but it was time to fire things up again with the East kicking off in style at Gopher Dunes for Round 5 of the Rockstar Energy Motocross nationals. With just 9 points separating first and second place in MX1, Colton Facciotti, aboard his Honda Canada GDR CRF450R was hoping to extend his points lead in front of a loud hometown crowd at the Dunes. Westen Wroyzna, riding the GDR CRF250R in the MX2 class, was hoping to take his experience from the first 4 rounds of his rookie campaign and build on his results heading into the tough final 6 rounds of the series. To celebrate their home track race the GDR crew unveiled an all new look in the form of throwback 1996 McGrath replica graphics package and some amazing new 2015 Troy Lee Designs riding gear.