Shane McElrath 12

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 – Matt Winters


Turned Pro: 2013

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

2019 Season Result: 8th overall rank (250SX West)


Racing Accolades: 

  • 4 career 250SX Class wins
  • 2015 Western Regional 250SX Class Runner-Up
  • 2016 Red Bull Straight Rhythm Lites Class Winner
  • 2018 Red Bull Straight Rhythm Two-Stroke Champion
  • 2019 1st Place Anaheim (Round 3) Triple Crown Winner (250SX West) 


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


2018 Season Recap:

McElrath remained with Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM for sophomore season and raced the 250SX Western Regional Championships alongside teammate Alex Martin. 


2019 Season Recap: 

Starting the season with two consecutive third-place finishes in the opening two rounds of the 2019 250SX championship, McElrath’s 3-2-1 score during Anaheim Triple Crown race (Round 3) landed him his first 250SX Class victory of the season. An injury mid-season preventing him from fighting for the title, but he was able to make the 450SX Main Event at Daytona.