Seely (43) Roczen (94) battle for win in the Oakland main event – Photo: Kardas

Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Honda Second in Oakland
AMA Supercross – Oakland, CA

The Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Honda team headed to the house that Al Davis built for the fourth round of the West Coast 250 Supercross Series. All the riders came ready to battle and the team left with another podium trophy.

All three team riders were in the opening heat of the night and they rounded turn one in first, second and third. As great as it would have been to just call it a night right then and there, the boys still had some racing to do. Cole Seely slid out and gave the lead to Christian Craig. Craig then crashed in the sand and handed the lead to Jessy Nelson. Nelson twisted the throttle and motored away for his first heat race win. Cole and Christian regrouped and qualified in fourth and sixth respectively.

Cole Seely tries to hold off Ken Roczen in the main event – Photo: Kardas

The main event almost started with another holeshot but Nelson drifted wide and handed the lead to Ken Roczen. Still, the Troy Lee Designs riders sat in 3rd, 4th and 5th exiting turn one. Seely wasted no time going to the front and opening up a gap on the field. It looked like Cole might earn his fourth career win but around the tenth lap Roczen put on a charge. Cole would fall into a comfortable second, his best finish of the year. Christian made a couple bobbles and ended the night in 9th and Nelson took an off-track excursion and crossed the line in 13th.

The team will head back to southern California for stops in Anaheim and San Diego before a long break in the series. If you haven’t seen the team in action be sure to come out to the races and meet the riders!

Take a practice lap at Oakland Coliseum with Christian Craig courtesy of GoPro:


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Nelson (36) and Craig (59) during their heat race in Oakland – Photo: Kardas

250SX Heat 1:
1.) Jessy Neslon (HON)
2.) Tyla Rattray (KAW)
3.) Jason Anderson (SUZ)
4.) Cole Seely (HON)
5.) Jake Canada (HON)
6.) Christian Craig (HON)
7.) Eli Tomac (HON)
8.) Jean Ramos (KAW)
9.) Chris Plouffe (HON)

250SX Heat 2:
1.) Ken Roczen (KTM)
2.) Zach Osborne (HON)
3.) Martin Davalos (KAW)
4.) Joey Savatgy (KTM)
5.) Malcom Stewart (KTM)
6.) Austin Politelli (HON)
7.) Kyle Cunningham (YAM)
8.) Travis Baker (YAM)
9.) Kade Mosig (KAW)

250SX LCQ:
1.) Josh Cachia (KTM)
2.) Killy Rusk (HON)

250SX Podium at Oakland SX – Roczen (center) Seely (left) Anderson (right)

250SX Main Event:
1.) Ken Roczen (KTM)
2.) Cole Seely (HON)
3.) Jason Anderson (SUZ)
4.) Martin Davalos (KAW)
5.) Malcom Stewart (KTM)
6.) Joey Savatgy (KTM)
7.) Kyle Cunningham (YAM)
8.) Austin Politelli (HON)
9.) Christian Craig (HON)
10.) Zach Osborne (HON)
11.) Tyla Rattray (KTM)
12.) Travis Baker (YAM)
13.) Jessy Nelson (HON)
14.) Chris Plouffe (HON)
15.) Jean Ramos (KAW)
16.) Josh Cachia (KTM)
17.) Kade Mosig (KAW)
18.) Killy Rusk (HON)
19.) Jake Canada (HON)
20.) Eli Tomac (HON)

Christian Craig had a solid top 10 at the Oakland SX – Photo: Kardas

250SX West Point Standings:
1.) Ken Roczen 91
2.) Cole Seely 80
3.) Eli Tomac 76
4.) Zach Osborne 58
5.) Jason Anderson 52
6.) Kyle Cunningham 49
7.) Martin Davalos 48
8.) Christian Craig 47
9.) Malcom Stewart 45
10.) Tyla Rattray 45
11.) Jessy Nelson 38
12.) Joey Savatgy 38
13.) Ryan Sipes 31
14.) Austin Politelli 26
15.) Max Anstie 26
16.) Travis Baker 23
17.) Jake Canada 21
18.) Michael Leib 16
19.) Josh Cachia 12
20.) Jean Ramos 10


Dan Lamb is a 12+ year journalist and the owner of MotoXAddicts.