Only three rounds and six motos remain in the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, and this Saturday, August 8.
Central New York's iconic Unadilla MX, located in New Berlin, has arguably the most illustrious history of any other track in motocross, hosting world-class events since 1969 and predating the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, which began in 1972.
The Red Bull Unadilla National will serve as the 10th round of the 2015 season, ushering the track into its 46th year of competition. Saturday's race will also signify the third event to be showcased on live network television on NBC.
Fresh off the championship's final off weekend of the season, the 450 Class and 250 Class field head to Unadilla prepared for a three-week run to the finish. Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey has sat atop the 450 Class standings since the third round of the season and has managed to consistently build his advantage over his rivals ever since. In the 250 Class, the season-long see-saw battle between Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha's Jeremy Martin, the current points leader, and Red Bull KTM's Marvin Musquin could take yet another surprise turn as they continue their incredible battle for the title.
Dungey looks for his fourth career win at Unadilla and another step towards the 450 Class title.Photo: Matt Rice
With a 69-point lead over both RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/Suzuki Factory Racing's Ken Roczen, the defending 450 Class champion, and Autotrader.com/Toyota/Yamaha's Justin Barcia, Dungey appears to be inching closer to a third Lucas Oil Pro Motocross title.