We try and keep the moto news to a minimum unless it’s relevant to the snowmobile industry, but we couldn’t help but post the latest on Mitchell Oldenburg. We used to produce graphics for this kid was he was tearing up our local track, Moto City Raceway, on a KTM 50, so it’s awesome to see the years of sacrifice and dedication be rewarded.

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Corona, CA – May 13, 2015: It’s always inspiring to see a young rider pour his heart and soul into his racing program and have it pay off. Mitchell Oldenburg has been quietly putting in some impressive rides during the east region supercross series and it caught the eye of TLD team manager Tyler Keefe.

“Mitchell has had some flashes of brilliance and I just like the effort he puts into his racing,” said Tyler. “We love helping guys like that.”

Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM has signed Oldenburg to ride the first five nationals this summer in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series. The temporary ride will be his chance to shine on elite-level equipment with the support of a top-tier team. The Troy Lee Designs squad is excited to see what Oldenburg can do and Mitchell is thrilled with the opportunity as well.

The series begins this weekend in Sacramento at the Hangtown Classic. Be sure to keep an eye on Oldenburg and cheer for the young rider to move to the front. The 1st Motos begin at 5pm ET on MavTV, with the 2nd Motos continuing at 7pm ET on NBC Sports.

TLD would like to thank all our sponsors: Lucas Oil, Red Bull, KTM, PPG, MAVTV, GoPro, adidas, Seaspan, Pro Tork, Fender, FMF, Horizon Hobby, Method Race Wheels, Renthal, New Era, Dunlop, VP Racing, Pixelmags, Alpinestars, WP Suspension, ODI Grips, Oakley, Hinson, Galfer, Kite, Specialized, SRAM, Twin Air, Cycra, D.I.D., Dirt Star, Xtrig, Kryptonight Industries, Kasey Kahne Racing, McQueen Racing, NStyle, ACAT Global.

About Troy Lee Designs:
For over 30 years, Troy Lee has been customizing helmets “For The World’s Fastest Racers.” 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. For more information, visit www.troyleedesigns.com

About KTM:
“READY TO RACE” for KTM, these three words are far more than a simple slogan. They stand for the entire company philosophy of developing vehicles that can without any modifications comprehensively assert themselves in any race. Direct from the dealer onto the track and into the battle for victory. Designers, engineers and riders are bound by a clear common denominator: an unconditional passion for motorcycles. The whole KTM family is a living example of this worldwide. Countless offroad World and European championship titles plus brilliant victories in the world’s toughest races (International Six Days Enduro, Dakar Rally, Erzbergrodeo, and many more) all speak for themselves. And KTM Supermotos, Naked Bikes, Superbikes and the X-Bow all demonstrate what an “orange” lead means on asphalt.