Shane McElrath's Day At Muddy Creek Motocross | MX 2016

Shane McElrath went 5-2 for 3rd overall at round 5.

Shane McElrath, Muddy Creek MX 2016
Shane takes in the morning sermon after the riders meeting at Muddy Creek. Shane grew up racing at Muddy Creek as an Amateur since his hometown Canton, NC is only an hour and a half away.Photo by Rob Koy
Shane McElrath, Muddy Creek MX 2016
Shane takes the far inside line in practice one to avoid the deep ruts that formed from the soft wet track in the morning. On Thursday night the area had strong storms come through and dumped a lot of rain on the track making for different conditions than normal.Photo by Rob Koy
Shane McElrath, Muddy Creek MX 2016
Shane takes the inside line on one of the off cambers at Muddy Creek. Shane turned a 2:05.604 on lap 2 in the muddy conditions for 12th overall in practice 1.Photo by Rob Koy
Shane McElrath, Muddy Creek MX 2016
Shane takes the outside line going down the Muddy Creek sign sweeper in practice 2. Shane said they had some new suspension that they came up with this past week and that it was a big improvement for him. Shane turned a faster times with a 2:00.118 for the 5th gate pick in Moto 1.Photo by Rob Koy
Shane McElrath, Muddy Creek MX 2016
Shane getting ready for Moto 1 trying to keep cool with the umbrella and a cool towel over his shoulders.Photo by Rob Koy
Shane McElrath, Muddy Creek MX 2016
Shane got off to a good start in Moto 1 coming from a middle gate pick and sweeping into the first corner in the top 5.Photo by Rob Koy
Shane McElrath, Muddy Creek MX 2016
Shane said he learned a lot today on how to be smoother in the turns and not blast berms in Moto 1. He said he has the tendency to just go in hard and blast though the turns, but halfway through the first Moto he figured out that being a little smoother was actually faster for him.Photo by Rob Koy
Shane McElrath, Muddy Creek MX 2016
Shane did get a few challenges from Alex Martin for 15 laps. Here Shane makes sure he protects the inside line going back into the valley.Photo by Rob Koy
Shane McElrath, Muddy Creek MX 2016
Shane takes a wider line around the tree turn late in Moto 2 as Alex Martin starts to fade back a little after one of his many charges on Shane.Photo by Rob Koy
Shane McElrath, Muddy Creek MX 2016
With two laps to go Cooper Webb starts to make a charge on Shane. Shane admitted the lappers, the rough track and the heat did get to him at the end of the Moto and Cooper was able to get be him on the last lap.Photo by Rob Koy
Shane McElrath, Muddy Creek MX 2016
Shane was excited with his first Outdoor National podium for the TV crew. He said that being on the Factory KTM 250 team this is what he expects from himself and he should be up there with these guys battling for a podium spot.Photo by Rob Koy
Shane McElrath, Muddy Creek MX 2016
Shane taking time to celebrate with his friends and family after the podium photos. Shane said he knows everyone at Muddy Creek, growing up on 50's, racing this track all his life, and it felt great to do this in front of them. Shane McElrath went 5-2 for 3rd overall at his hometown track of Muddy Creek and plans on using this momentum going into RedBud next week.Photo by Rob Koy