Monday, August 10, 2015

The Others...Unadilla.

It's crunch time and statements were made at round 10 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships. A tradition and staple on the series made championships more interesting as  motocross took over New York at Una "f@$&in" Dilla.

Photo: Tom Hofmaster

First things first. Team USA for the Motocross of Nations was announced. America will be represented by Justin Barcia, Cooper Webb and Jeremy Martin. Personally I like Webb on the team. I'd like to see Ryan Dungey and Trey Canard join him, but also respect Dungey taking the break and understand Trey missing most the season with injury. Go USA. This team is still pretty solid.

The 250 class at Unadilla saw Pro Circuit Kawasaki get their first win of the season as Joey Savatgy's 2-2 scores were good enough for the overall. Red Bull KTM rider Marvin Musquin rebounded from moto 1 mistakes that had him finish 4th to take the 2nd moto win and 2nd overall. Star Yamaha's Jeremy Martin did almost just the opposite going 1-5 for 3rd overall. Martin lost very valuable points to Musquin and has just a 2 point lead going into the remaining 2 rounds.

The 450 class is as good as over with Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey going 1-1 on the day and extending his points lead to 79 over JGR Yamaha rider Justin Barcia. Barcia went 2-4, good enough for 2nd overall. Trey Canard would put his Honda on the box with 3rd overall. Inconsistency kept RCH Suzuki rider Ken Roczen, who had a 2nd place moto 2 finish and Husqvarna's Christophe Pourcel who took 3rd in moto 2 off the podium. 

My privateer of the week is maybe a little favoritism. Michigan's Marshal Weltin just graduated from Loretta Lynn's and made his debut in the 250 class. He qualified 28th on his JustinBarcia.com Yamaha and had some issues in the motos going 24-36 for 30th overall. A solid day of learning and big things to come. Congrats Marshal.

Photo: Jacquie Shortino Photography


And now...The Others.

250
20. 55 Kyle Peters
21. 17 Cooper Webb
22. 450 Hayden Mellross 
23. 79 Jace Owen
24. 128 Alex Frye
25. 77 Justin Starling
26. 637 Bobby Piazza
27. 376 Chris Canning
28. 987 Matthew Babbitt
29. 677 Cody Williams
30. 232 Marshal Weltin
31. 813 Aaron Lampi
32. 726 Gared Steinke 
33. 332 Jeremy Hand
34. 279 Seth Ciccarelli 
35. 351 Eric Grondahl 
36. 689 Keith Tucker
37. 449 Dakota Kessler
38. 350 Ronald Beck Jr
39. 367 Hunter Sayles
40. 718 Toshiki Tomita

450
20. 84 Jesse Wentland
21. 348 Jason Brooks
22. 10 Justin Brayton
23. 73 Gannon Audette
24. 224 Heath Harrison
25. 131 Noah Mcconahy 
26. 309 Jeremy Smith
27. 975 Jake Loberg
28. 393 Daniel Herrlien 
29. 978 Frank Nogueras
30. 244 Ryan Zimmer
31. 69 Ronnie Stewart
32. 285 Tony Archer
33. 456 Jacob Grove
34. 558 Dylan Slusser
35. 828 Justin Craft
36. 828 Justin Craft
37. 181 Dustin Pipes
38. 993 Austin Wagner
39. 46 Phil Nicoletti
40. 253 John Short

2 rounds remain. Utah and Indiana. Don't miss out on the action. This 250 championship is going to be great. 

-Kyle Pesci












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