Shane McElrath Takes Valuable Points Before Supercross Leaves Southern California

Shane McElrath jumps up to third at Round 3

Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath picked up valuable points during the final Southern California stop of the season with a solid third-place finish in front of huge crowd inside Angel Stadium. With his podium finish, McElrath holds the coveted red plate with a six-point lead over second in the overall Western Regional 250SX Class standings.

Shane McElrath scores third in Round 3 of Supercross
McElrath now holds the coveted red plate with a six-point lead over second in the overall Western Regional 250SX Class standings.Photo Courtesy of VitalMX

After a week full of rain that drenched the area, it was a welcomed sunny day that greeted the riders for Round 3 of the series. McElrath was focused on keeping his points lead and started the night off right with a second place finish in the heat race. He got out to a nice start inside the top five and steadily worked his way up to eventually finish third on the night.

“Everyone was going fast today and I felt like I rode my best,” said McElrath. “I am happy to get a solid finish and hold onto the red plate. I am so thankful for all the support I’ve received and we’ll keep at this going to Phoenix.”

Shane McElrath finishes third in Round 3
McElrath started off strong and ended up making his way to third to finish Round 3 off.Photo Courtesy of VitalMX

The KTM Jr. Supercross Challenge was on-track in Anaheim, giving the crowd a great look at the future of the sport. Chase Andersen started the race on fire out in the lead, but was eventually overtaken by Mason Mickie. After three solid laps, Mickie came across the finish with the win, followed by Dustyn Davis and Andersen.

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge 2017
The KTM Junior Supercross Challenge showed the crowds the future of the sport by making their rounds around the track.Photo Courtesy of Troy Lee Designs

The Southern California stops are in the books and now the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM team will hit the road to University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, for Round 4 of the series on January 28th.

Shane McElrath at Round 3 of 2017 Supercross
Shane McElrath managed a strong finish for the final Supercross race in California.Photo Courtesy of VitalMX

250SX Class Main Event Results

  1. Justin Hill (Kawasaki)
  2. Aaron Plessinger (Yamaha)
  3. Shane McElrath (KTM)
  4. Austin Forkner (Kawasaki)
  5. Martin Davalos (Husqvarna)
  6. James Decotis (Honda)
  7. Dan Reardon (Yamaha)
  8. Tyler Bowers (Yamaha)
  9. Joshua Hansen (Husqvarna)
  10. Jeremy Martin (Honda)

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge Results

  1. Mason Mickle
  2. Dustyn Davis
  3. Chase Andersen
  4. Rowen Bowker
  5. Francisco Menichetti
  6. Troy Pickens
  7. Gavin Mccune
  8. Hunter Lethlean
  9. Tyler Malchow
  10. Isaac Willis