Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM McElrath and Cantrell Endure Muddy Conditions at Unadilla

2017-08-14 07:21
Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath and Sean Cantrell were faced with two very different motos at Unadilla MX, eventually finishing 12th and 18th respectively. Moto 1 presented perfect weather, while Moto 2 got underway after several delays due to lightning and incredible amounts of rain. McElrath was able to hold onto 12th overall with a 10-14 moto score, while Cantrell still earned 18th overall even after not being able to run the second moto after a first turn crash.

McElrath’s day started out solid as he grabbed a 12th place start in Moto 1. He worked his way up to 10th by the time the 30 minutes plus two laps were complete, earning him another top-10 moto result. After the skies opened up and destroyed the track, officials reduced the second moto to 20 minutes plus one lap. With limited vision, McElrath worked his way up from an 18th place start and even with the limited time moved into 14th by the checkered flag flew.

“That second moto was one of the craziest I’ve ever ridden in and I’m glad we were able to make it through and actually gain some positions,” said McElrath. “It was overall a tough day, but we stayed healthy and will look to bounce back into the top 10 next weekend.”

For Cantrell, his day began with a nice start in Moto 1 that saw him open the moto just outside the top 10. He made some early moves, ultimately finishing the moto with a solid in 14th– place finish. Cantrell was ready to keep the speed up in Moto 2, but after going down in the first turn retired early from the race. Even with his 14-40 moto score, he still earned 18th overall.

“I felt pretty good in Moto 1 and think I could have done well in the second moto if the rain didn’t destroy the track,” said Cantrell. “It was a bummer to go down in the opening moments of the second moto, but hopefully we’ll get back up there at Budds Creek.”

The riders wore the GP Maze Yellow and Green Racewear, along with the SE4 Polyacrylite Helmet. See all of the 2018 gear sets and the 2018 Moto Helmets online and at your local TLD retailer.

250 Class Results (Moto Results)
Jeremy Martin, Honda (2-1)
Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki (1-4)
Zach Osborne, Husqvarna (3-5)
Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha (6-3)
Justin Cooper Yamaha (12-2)
Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki (5-8)
Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha (4-10)
RJ Hampshire, Honda (8-6)
Chase Sexton, Honda (7-12)
Kyle Cunningham, Suzuki (13-7)
Shane McElrath, KTM (10-14)
Sean Cantrell, KTM (14-40)

250 Class Points, After 10 of 12 Rounds
Zach Osborne, Husqvarna, 413
Jeremy Martin, Honda, 350
Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki, 324
Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha, 299
Alex Martin, KTM, 296
Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha, 285
Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki, 283
Colt Nichols, Yamaha, 235
Mitchell Harrison, Yamaha, 229
Shane McElrath, KTM, 210
Sean Cantrell, KTM, 138
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About Troy Lee Designs:
For over 30 years, Troy Lee has been customizing helmets "For The World's Fastest Racers." TLD's relentless commitment to creating products that exceed the cutting edge of style, design and quality, has earned them the reputation as an innovator in many different fields of racing. Troy Lee Designs has since expanded into a full force operation, offering a complete line of helmets, apparel and premium protection for off-road motorcycling and bicycling, sportswear and accessories, and operating the TLD supercross and motocross teams. Based in Corona, California, Troy Lee Designs has a global network of distributors.
About KTM:
"READY TO RACE" for KTM, these three words are far more than a simple slogan. They stand for the entire company philosophy of developing vehicles that can without any modifications comprehensively assert themselves in any race. Direct from the dealer onto the track and into the battle for victory. Designers, engineers and riders are bound by a clear common denominator: an unconditional passion for motorcycles. The whole KTM family is a living example of this worldwide. Countless offroad World and European championship titles plus brilliant victories in the world's toughest races (International Six Days Enduro, Dakar Rally, Erzbergrodeo, and many more) all speak for themselves. And KTM Supermotos, Naked Bikes, Superbikes and the X-Bow all demonstrate what an "orange" lead means on asphalt.


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