COLUMBUS – As always, the sand track in Southwick produced a wild day of action last weekend as the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, returned to the East Coast. Following dramatic victories by the respective series points leaders, the schedule returns to Central New York this Saturday for the highly-anticipated Red Bull Unadilla National, in New Berlin.
For over 40 years, Unadilla has hosted premier motocross races and with this season’s championships hitting the home stretch, the thousands of fans in attendance will be treated to an afternoon of high-intensity competition. Unadilla is considered hallowed ground in the sport of motocross, and thanks to the facility’s rough terrain, high speed, and incredibly big air, it will be a fitting way to showcase the world’s best riders with a full day of live television coverage, highlighted by a network broadcast on NBC that will reach millions of homes.
Last weekend at Moto-X 338, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey needed a rare pit stop for fuel to secure his seventh consecutive win of the 2012 season. After a dominant win in the opening moto, Dungey put himself in position for a similar result in Moto Two, only to go down while leading, which caused fuel to spill from his bike in the process. After remounting his KTM in second, Dungey surged back into the lead and built a double-digit advantage on the field. Just a couple laps later, he pulled into the mechanics area to get additional fuel and ultimately settled for second in the moto, which was enough for the overall victory.