MotoConcepts / Honda’s Shane McElrath has had a tough start to his rookie 450SX season. The multi-time 250SX main event winner missed the first 6 rounds of ’21 and, after scoring a 17th and a 14th in his only two 450SX main event appearances, the #12 is back on the sidelines after reagravating a back injury.

“Pretty disappointed to say I’m not out on the track today,” Shane said from on social media. “I’ve been having some slight problems with my back for about 3 months and have been able to somewhat manage it and then on Thursday night flying to Dallas my back locked up and haven’t been able to do much since. I’m trying to figure it out and I’ll be back out there when I do.”


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