Is TLD grounding the Cole Seely Project?
Cole Seely came into A1 prepared and under the radar, leaving with the W, points lead and a few weeks later, surprisingly, found himself a longshot for the title. Flash-forward to the last west coast round before that coast took it's break and Eli Tomac's run of domination ended with a major shake-up in the points and yes, even Cole Seely was again in a good position to bring it all home.
With Trey's crash, followed by Andrew Shorts pummeling and lastly, Chad Reeds disappointing injury, Team Honda was searching for a recruit to field Trey's bike. They found their shining star in a familiar place. Cole Seely piloted impressively in the SX1 class last season and he was again called on for part-time duty. Following his awkward get-off in St. Louis it will be interesting to see if TLD will permit the Cole Seely Project to continue on the 450 where he has little to gain and possibly a SX2 title to lose.
In Swizcorner last week I noted how genius Honda and TLD looked with Cole leading the first 7 laps but that if at any point the experiment goes the other way, TLD will be the one with pie on the face. For Honda it will just appear to be another instance of a depressing season aside from the strong showings of Justin Brayton.
So does TLD reel in their SX2 title hopeful, or does the Mothership pull rank and extend the project in hopes of another Atlanta as opposed to another St.Louis?