There are no excuses in motocross racing, and only results matter for the riders and the people who train them.
American rider Shane McElrath (pictured here) and Jessy Nelson must each cope with injuries, track conditions, and their competitors if they hope to finish in the top ten.
McElrath finished 10th overall in the 450cc class in the just-completed 2022 AMA Motocross Nationals. The photo here shows him in action in the 250cc class at Glen Helen, in California, in 2015.
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