Round 10 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is done… only 2 more to go!
Marvin Musquin has been dominating lately, and that continued here at Unadilla with yet again 1-1 moto finishes. Musquin is on a streak, and he’s closed in to 31 points behind Tomac. Just picture this: if Musquin hadn’t DNFed Southwick, he would be only 9 points behind Tomac now! Knee injury and all, Musquin has been able to stay up there in the points; it’s really that Southwick DNF which is going to hurt him!
You can ask all of these “what ifs” for Marvin, but you can do the same with Eli Tomac. Tomac is aware that he has a comfortable points lead, and perhaps is riding slightly different (i.e. more cautious) because of that. If Marvin actually was closer in points, Eli might be pushing harder for better results right now. Regardless, Tomac had an off day at Unadilla; he was struggling before the rain, and continued struggling in the mud.
Speaking of mud, the conditions at Unadilla were absolutely brutal. A few major storms rolled through the area, and dumped a ton of rain onto the track. The first 450 moto had to be red flagged and stopped due to lightning, and the second motos had to be delayed by over two hours until the weather somewhat cleared (however, the rain continued).
Jeremy Martin has been struggling as of late, but he turned it around for Unadilla with 2-1 moto finishes to get the overall. Savatgy continued his streak of riding well with a runner-up finish. And to no one’s surprise, Zach Osborne rounded off the podium.
One off the biggest surprises of the day was the rookie Justin Cooper. Cooper is fresh off of success at Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National last weekend, and entered his first professional race with high hopes of finishing in the top 10. He did even better than that, finishing 2nd in the last moto for an overall finish within the top 5.
Here are the official results:
My Opinion: If only Marvin didn’t get his knee injury! If only he didn’t crash out at Southwick! If only he didn’t have bike problems at Muddy Creek! Oh what a year it could have been for him.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna is on a roll. Zach Osborne has been having a near-perfect year in the 250 class. Jason Anderson was a podium goer, then followed by Dean Wilson, and now Martin Davalos! Nonstop podiums for the team this year.
The weather was nuts at ‘Dilla. The riders were impressive for getting around that gnarly track, but how about those fans?! I would have been out of there in a second trying to find cover, but they stuck it out. Die hards like that is what keeps the sport around; huge thank you to all of them!
Cover photo from Supercross LIVE (Twitter: @SupercrossLIVE)