NEW BERLIN This past weekend from Friday, Aug. 12 until closing on Sunday, Aug. 14, New Berlin played host to roughly 20,000 motocross enthusiasts and fans alike as they gathered for the 31st running of The Unadilla National Motocross.
This premeire event is the culmination essentially of another great year of Unadilla races, as they claimed the tenth stop of twelve on the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series circuit.
Coming into the weekend, many returning superstars in the sport were poised to give some impressive performances. And with a weekend which was predicted to have much rain, it was in fact the heat that played more of a role in the races than the waterworks did.
It really was very hot and humid, much hotter than previous years. Issues like heat stroke and dehydration took their toll. A little bit muddy to start on friday from rain on Wednesay night, so that made it challenging a little, but overall the track was great all weekend, said Casey Huntley, Media Relations at Next Level Sports Management.
With the culmination of the weekend races happening on Saturday durong the pro races, fans were not disapointed as they were treated to some of the nations best riders.
The first moto began at 1 p.m. for the 250cc and 450cc races, with the second moto for each pro class following shortly after.