Troy Lee Designs-Red Bull-KTMs Smith and Cantrell Start Eastern Regional Championship with Top-10 Finishes
ARLINGTON, TEXAS. (February 17, 2018) – Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Jordon Smith and Sean Cantrell opened the Eastern Regional 250SX Championship with top-10 results inside AT&T Stadium. Cantrell started the main event at the front of the pack, finishing his first-ever supercross in ninth. Smith had to overcome the first-turn carnage to finish in sixth.
On a track that continued to collect riders all night, the 250SX Eastern Regional Main Event was no different. The first turn took down some of the top riders including Smith, but he was able to remount and make a charge towards the top 10. He kept pushing until the final lap where he made contact with another rider yet managed to get up and finish with some solid points in sixth.
“That was a crazy race,” said Smith. “>From the first turn having to get up and get going again to the final lap, I’m just glad to get out of Texas without any major injury. We can walk away and look forward to a solid weekend in Tampa next week.”
Cantrell enjoyed his first-ever supercross race of his professional career in Dallas and was able to showcase his speed in the main event. He ran in second for over half the race but suffered a small get off that pushed him back. After getting back up quickly, he was able to finish with a top 10 result in ninth.
“It’s an unreal experience to be under the lights for the first time,” said Cantrell. “I am so thankful for the opportunity and to be able to see what it takes to run up front will definitely help me as we move forward throughout this season. I’m really looking forward to proving myself in the upcoming weeks.”
The fan-favorite KTM Junior Supercross Challenge was back in action and it was all youngster Carson Wood. He took the win, followed by Zakary Lillie and Alexander Camm.
Smith and Cantrell showcased the SE Air Jersey Shadow Honey/Red and SE Air Pant Shadow Honey/Red during the opening round of the Eastern Regional Championship. They also ran the SE4 Polyacrylite Helmet Pinstripe Red helmet.
See all of the 2018 gear sets and the 2018 Moto Helmets online and at your local TLD retailer.
250SX Class Main Event Results - Arlington, Texas
1. Zach Osborne (Husqvarna)
2. Colt Nichols (Yamaha)
3. Jimmy Decotis (Suzuki)
4. RJ Hampshire (Honda)
5. Jeremy Martin (Honda)
6. Jordon Smith (KTM)
7. Austin Forkner (Kawasaki)
8. Brandon Hartnaft (Yamaha)
9. Sean Cantrell (KTM)
10. Luke Renzland (Yamaha)
250SX Class Eastern Region Points Standings
1. Zach Osborne (Husqvarna), 26
2. Colt Nichols (Yamaha), 23
3. Jimmy Decotis (Suzuki), 21
4. RJ Hampshire (Honda), 19
5. Jeremy Martin (Honda), 18
6. Jordon Smith (KTM), 17
7. Austin Forkner (Kawasaki), 16
8. Brandon Hartnaft (Yamaha), 15
9. Sean Cantrell (KTM), 14
10. Luke Renzland (Yamaha), 13
KTM Junior Supercross Challenge
1. Carson Wood
2. Zakary Lillie
3. Alexander Camm
4. Travis Lawrence
5. Brock Heidbrink
6. Tristan Matta
7. Sophia Lowell
8. Tanner Payton
9. Grayson Fox
10. Talin Richards
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About Troy Lee Designs:
For over 30 years, Troy Lee has been customizing helmets. TLD''s relentless commitment to creating products that exceed the cutting edge of style, design and quality, has earned them the reputation as an innovator in many different fields of racing. Troy Lee Designs has since expanded into a full force operation, offering a complete line of helmets, apparel and premium protection for off-road motorcycling and bicycling, sportswear and accessories, and operating the TLD supercross and motocross teams. Based in Corona, California, Troy Lee Designs has a global network of distributors.
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