American Cole Seely competes in the 250 class of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship as part of the TLD/Lucas Oil/Honda team. He was born on 19th March 1990, and grew up in Newbury Park, California, where, inspired by his father, he began life as a BMX racer.
After competing in a number of BMX national championships, he switched his focus to motorbikes. He scored a pro ride for his current team in 2009, and soon captured his first career AMA Supercross Lites victory. He finished the 2011 season fourth overall in the 250SX Western Region, including victories at LA and Seattle, and 14th in the 250MX championship.
Again in the West region, his 2012 supercross campaign began so well that he was given an opportunity to compete on a 450 for Team Muscle Milk Honda as an injury replacement for Trey Canard. However, having returned to the 250, he suffered a terrible crash at Salt Lake City which resulted in kidney and liver damage, and he was forced to sit out the rest of the supercross season and the entire motocross season.
He came back fighting fit in 2013, and finished 11th overall in MX points. In 2014 he currently lies in eighth place with four rounds of the season remaining – highlights included a fourth place in both motos 1 and 2 at the season opener in Glen Helen, for an overall podium finish of third.