Do you doubt Shane McElrath? It's okay—sometimes he doubts
himself. Shane was once a complete unknown on the national level,
until Zach Osborne's dad (yup!) took a liking to him and got him
some training time at Club MX in South Carolina. Shane improved,
then found a way to stay at Club full-time by performing tasks
around the facility, like pouring concrete. He got even better the
next year, and that's when he got his break: after battling the
likes of Cooper Webb at Loretta's, Shane was discovered by the Troy
Lee Designs team. He's been a TLD project ever since, and he's
delivered five supercross wins and a 250 Class MX overall during
the last two seasons. But, thanks to those humble roots, Shane
still probably isn't recognized as the 250 title contender he
actually is. He's okay with that, though. Staying humble is the
mantra Shane preaches every day.
In this episode of the Racer X Exhaust Podcast, Shane talks
with Jason Weigandt to explain his journey from local racer to
national pro, and how those roots keep him grounded today.
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About the Podcast
A podcast from Jason Weigandt and the editorial staff of Racer X Illustrated and Racer X Online covering motocross, supercross, and dirt bike culture.