The 34th running of the Circle K Unadilla National brought perfect weather and a massive crowd of dedicated Upstate New York fans for Round 10 of the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. The legendary Unadilla MX facility, which was celebrating its 50th birthday, challenged the world’s best riders throughout the day with incredibly technical conditions that consisted of deep ruts created by rain the evening prior to the race.
In the 450 Class, Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen was untouchable all day. The former champion recorded his most impressive riding of the season en route to a dominant 1-1 performance for his third win of the season. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin finished runner-up and maintains second in the championship, just a single point ahead of Roczen. The reigning series champion Eli Tomac ended the day fourth overall on his Monster Energy Kawasaki and holds a 40 point lead with two rounds remaining.
In the 250 Class, it once again came down to an all-out duel between the championship’s top two riders. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo and Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis took turns chasing each other throughout the afternoon, trading moto wins. The Frenchman prevailed thanks to a second moto victory and used 2-1 moto scores to take his third overall win of the season. Cianciarulo’s 1-2 finishes were good enough to maintain his 28 point lead in the championship.
See how the action unfolded at Unadilla!