Cole Seely Factory Honda News
The man who finished second overall in the 2014 AMA Supercross 250cc Championship – Cole Seely – has signed a multi-year contract with the Factory Honda squad.
Beginning in 2015, the Californian will join Trey Canard on the Team Muscle Milk Honda team, and pilot a CRF450R. Seely is no stranger to the larger Supercross/Motocross machine; he did well substituting for the Team Muscle Milk Honda team during three appearances in 2014 SX.
Seely, who rode for the Troy Lee Designs Honda satellite squad in 2014, says: “I’m really excited to be with the Honda team. We’ve worked together in the past, and we have great chemistry together. It’s my dream team, and it’s nice to officially be a part of it now. I really like the CRF450R too, ever since they introduced the new chassis. The geometry is great, and I think I fit it well.
“I know what I’m getting into, and I think it’s going to come down to preparation during the pre-season and getting the bike dialed in right for when Anaheim 1 comes around. Fortunately, I have a great group of guys to help with that.”
As for the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, Seely finished the 250cc class in eighth overall following the season finale at Miller Motorsports Park.
“We’re excited to welcome Cole into Honda’s factory team,” said Ray Conway, Director of Racing at American Honda. “While racing a CRF250R with Troy Lee Designs Honda, he has shown that he is a talented rider, and he performed well at the top level while willingly stepping in to help out our factory team this year. He has a solid base and it’s great that he’ll be staying with Honda as he makes this next important step in his career.”
Cole Seely Bio (courtesy of American Honda)
Cole Seely’s background as an amateur BMX and motocross racer prepared him well for when he turned pro in 2009, and he signed for Troy Lee Designs Honda for the following season. In 2011, Seely tallied a pair of supercross victories, both in the 250 West class.
He added another the following year, and 2013 saw him finish third in the series points standings. This past season is when the Californian came into his own, notching a pair of 250SX West wins and challenging for the class title up until the final round before eventually settling for second. Since 2011, Cole has also occasionally pitched in as a substitute 450 rider for the factory Honda team, and he scored a podium finish in the premier class at Indianapolis this year.
- Date of Birth: March 10, 1990 (24 years old)
- Birthplace: Westlake Village, CA
- Residence: Laguna Beach, CA
- Height: 5’10”
- Weight: 155 lbs.
- Racing Number: 21
- Motorcycle: Honda CRF450R