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The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull KTM team had a full truck for the weekend's racing. They brought out four of their own 250 SX-Fs, along with having space for Shaun Simpson to pit out of.

TLD's two full-time racers jumped backed to their amateur numbers, with Mitchell Oldenburg bringing back his with the number 48. Sounds like Oldenburg has locked down a full ride with the team next year, where's he been a series-by-series basis rider before. Hard work pays off.

The other guy to run his amateur number is Justin Hill, who took on his old 154. Sadly, Hill was unable to race the mains on Sunday after a crash, which would be his last appearance aboard a Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull KTM.

The third rider under the truck was Australia's Caleb Ward, who rides for their factory 250 effort down-under. He's also a Troy Lee Designs athlete, so the team hooked him up with a bike for the weekend. Ward brought his own suspension and triple clamps to put on the bike.

The fourth TLD rider was one of their amateur riders, Justin Hoeft, who's been down a rough road with injuries and the passing of his little brother from a racing accident. Hoeft made a surprise debut and was regularly running between fifth and seventh place, a crash in the first moto set him back but he placed well in his second moto. Very impressive for the youngster to stamp his way back into racing.

Being that Justin Hoeft is a part of the amateur squad, his bike was equipped with his 48mm Cone-Valve WP forks, instead of the usual 52mm version from the pro team.

Credit: ML512

Vital MX Pit Bits: 2016 MXGP of USA

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