Shane McElrath 28

Hometown: Canton, North Carolina

Current Residence: Murrieta, California

Birthdate: August 11, 1994


Team Name: Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM

  • Manufacturer – KTM
  • Team Manager – Tyler Keefe
  • Mechanic – Andy Dalton


Turned Pro: 2013

Best Career Season Result: 2nd place in 2015 & 2017 (250SX West)

2017 Season Result: 2nd (250SX West)


Racing Accolades:

  • 3 career 250SX Class wins
  • 10 career 250SX Class podiums
  • 17 career 250SX Class top fives
  • 2015 Western Regional 250SX Class Runner-Up
  • 2016 Red Bull Straight Rhythm Lites Class Winner

Lifestyle and General Interest Profile:

  • Devout Christian open about his faith, part of 3N1MX fellowship in Wildomar, California, which is centered around the motocross community
  • Builds custom car audio kits as a hobby
  • Enjoys go-karting

2017 Season Recap:

McElrath made his presence felt from the beginning in 2017 and captured his first career win with back-to-back wins at rounds 1 and 2. The North Carolina native captured 6 podiums out of 9 races and was able to capture second place overall, despite suffering unexpected mechanical issue at round 6 n Arlington, which forced McElrath to pull off the track only to return to a last-place finish. McElrath still pulled off a second place overall just one point ahead of third.