Troy Lee Designs rider Cole Seely grabbed a career-best finish in the 450SX Class at the final stop in Anaheim following a nearly flawless ride that saw him hold second for 19 of the 20 laps.

Seely narrowly missed the cut to advance straight from his heat to the Main Event. He took advantage of an extra start and track time to help him grab his season best finish in the main.

Seely shot out to a great start off the special elevated start and quickly moved into third on the opening lap. It didn’t take long before he moved into second and held off any advances from pressuring riders to take his first career 450SX podium. “My night started a little rough with the heat and even the semi,” said Seely. “Even after the heat and semi, I still felt ready for the main and finally got the start I’ve been looking for.

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“It was a little different being an elevated start, but I was able to put it together in the main. I could feel those guys breathing down my neck the whole race, but I just tried to hit my marks and ride my own race.”

Seely currently sits seventh in the points standings after five rounds in the 17 round Monster Energy Supercross Series.

450 Overall Results:
1. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
2. Cole Seely (Honda)
3. Eli Tomac (Honda)
4. Ken Roczen (Suzuki)
5. Trey Canard (Honda)
6. Chad Reed (Kawasaki)
7. Blake Baggett (Suzuki)
8. Justin Barcia (Yamaha)
9. Jason Anderson (Husqvarna)
10. Josh Hill (Yamaha)

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