Mitchell Oldenburg Rides Strong at High Point Raceway

The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM rider collected his second top-10 finish

The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Mitchell Oldenburg and Shane McElrath took on the hills of Southern Pennsylvania for a beautiful day of racing at High Point Raceway for the fourth round of the season. Oldenburg collected his second top-10 finish of the season in sixth, while McElrath broke into the top 10 during Moto 2 to score 14th overall.

Mitchell Oldenburg, High Point, Troy Lee Designs
Oldenburg rode strong all day at High Point despite the conditions of the track.Photo Courtesy of Troy Lee Designs

Oldenburg rode strong all day despite the extremely rutted and rough conditions that the racetrack presented for two grueling motos. In the opening moto, Oldenburg had to show his passing skills after getting a mid-pack start, coming through the green flag in 19th. He did so quickly and was inside the top 10 around the halfway point, eventually making it up to seventh.

Oldenburg’s start was better in Moto 2, but he still had some work to do after starting Lap 2 in 13th. With the 250 riders lining up for the final moto of the day, the track was a huge obstacle, but Oldenburg was able to come away with another seventh place finish to claim sixth overall.

Shane McElrath, High Point, Troy Lee Designs
Shane McElrath was able to redeem a mistake made in the first moto by finishing within the top 10 in the second moto.Photo Courtesy of Troy Lee Designs

McElrath started the day running well in the first moto. He was inside the top 10 for most of the race, but fell back after a mistake and came across the checkered in 15th. Knowing he had the speed to be with the front runners, he charged hard in Moto 2 and improved his score to ninth, giving him 14th overall.

Mitchell Oldenburg, High Point, Troy Lee Designs
Oldenburg had a mid-pack start but was able to pass and end the opening moto in 7th.Photo Courtesy of Troy Lee Designs

The team missed fellow riders Jessy Nelson, Alex Frye, and Justin Hill who did not race due to injuries.

The series heads to the South’s only race at Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville, Tennessee on June 25, giving the riders a chance to navigate some new and different soil.

Shane McElrath, High Point, Troy Lee Designs
The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM riders wore the GP Air 50/50 Flo Pink/Navy and the GP Air Quest Navy/Orange racewear with the SE4 Pinstripe Navy/Orange helmet.Photo Courtesy of Troy Lee Designs

250 Class Results (Moto Finishes)

  1. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki (4-1)
  2. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna (1-4)
  3. Cooper Webb, Yamaha (3-5)
  4. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha (6-3)
  5. Austin Forkner, Kawasaki (5-8)
  6. Mitchell Oldenburg, KTM (7-7)
  7. Colt Nichols, Yamaha (13-6)
  8. Alex Martin, Yamaha (30-2)
  9. Jeremy Martin, Yamaha (2-33)
  10. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki (10-11)

14.Shane McElrath, KTM (15-9)