Troy Lee Designs rider Cole Seely has bounced back in a big way after the opening round with his best finish of the season in fifth overall at Thunder Valley Motocross Park.
Seely’s new team-mate Fredrik Noren also had a solid ride during his first ride on a new machine, finishing 14th overall with a 14-13.
Seely has been progressively getting use to the 450 Class, and at a tough, rutted Thunder Valley track he made great improvements from one moto to the next. In fact, each moto he’s raced, Seely has earned a better result than the last.
After working hard for eighth in Moto 1, Seely shot out to the front early in the second moto, eventually settling for fourth. He’s rising in the points standings as well, where he sits 14th.
“I definitely feel like I can be on the podium, but I’m just happy I’m making progress each time I line up on the gate,” said Seely. “We’ll see if we can make any more improvements this week and hopefully I can land on the podium here soon.”
In his first race on the Team Honda HRC machine, Noren adjusted quickly to the bike and like Seely, made advances from his first moto finish of 14th to finish 13th in the second moto. His 14th overall finish helped him maintain 12th in the points standings.
Seely and Noren’s next stop on the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series tour will be in Blountville, Tennessee on June 6 at Muddy Creek Raceway.
- 1. Ryan Dungey, KTM (2-1)
- 2. Ken Roczen, Suzuki, (3-2)
- 3. Blake Baggett, Suzuki (4-3)
- 4. Broc Tickle, Suzuki (5-5)
- 5. Cole Seely, Honda (8-4)
- 6. Justin Barcia, Yamaha (7-6)
- 7. Eli Tomac, Honda (1-33)
- 8. Christophe Pourcel, Husqvarna (11-7)
- 9. Phil Nicoletti, Yamaha (10-9)
- 10. Justin Brayton, KTM (9-10)
- 14. Fredrik Noren, Honda (14-13)