ANAHEIM (Jan 5, 2019) – Despite the evening rain showers and slick track conditions throughout the night on Saturday, Troy Lee Designs/ Red Bull / KTM Athlete, Shane McElrath was able to get off to a good start in the 250 SX Main Event grabbing hold of the first Holeshot this season. After battling with Ferrandis and the muddy conditions of the track Shane landed himself a spot on the podium with a 3rd place overall finish for the night. Shane McElrath will sit in 3rd place currently for the 250 SX Western Regional Supercross Series capturing 21pts as we head into Glendale, AZ on January 12th at State Farm Stadium.
“Not bad, a Third-place podium finish at Anaheim 1, leaving with 21pts tonight that we need for the Championship, so I’d say that’s a good race for us to start the year with.” – Shane McElrath
Troy Lee Designs/ Red Bull / KTM Athlete Sean Cantrell had a few mistakes in the main event leaving him in 16th place for the night and earning 7pts for the series Championship.
“I think that everyone has some sort of nerves going into the opening round in Anaheim and with this year being my first-time racing on the West Coast I think I had more than normal and I needed to shake those nerves. My plan is to take what we did here, learn from it and keep moving forward each week.” – Sean Cantrell
Anaheim 1 marked the return of Cole Seely, who had been sidelined by injury for nearly nine months. The Californian had to shake off some nerves, but he still managed to put together a solid performance in the challenging conditions, eventually finishing 10th on the night.
“It felt so good to get back to racing. I was so nervous and excited at the same time, but also so happy to line up again. Normally 10th is something I’d be disappointed in, and I was a little bummed at first but after putting it into perspective and considering the conditions, I’m happy with it and just excited to be back. I’m looking forward to the process and to just building on my finishes each week.”- Cole Seely
This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Legend and Heroes Tour Traveling Moto Museum and their mission of celebrating the Legends and Heroes of the sport. The tour stands behind the belief that “We Don’t Leave History Behind” and has kept the founding fathers, and mothers, pure in their thoughts by honoring the men and women that shaped supercross and motocross into what it is today. For the opening round in Anaheim, the tour honored Troy Lee. The original helmet painter of the stars, Troy has painted helmets for most of the supercross champions. More than a painter,Lee is an entrepreneur with a successful action sports apparel company and the team owner of the Troy Lee Designs – KTM Supercross team.