It was a mudder!
Every season of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series tends to have one round when the clouds open and dump an ocean's worth of water on the track. This year proved no different as Unadilla quickly turned into a slop fest which had little in the way of slowing Marvin Musquin who swept for the third straight round and closed to within four points of Blake Baggett in second-place and now 31 points behind the leader Eli Tomac. Before posting six straight Moto wins, Musquin was 72 points from first and at one time this season in fourth-place.
Baggett (2-11) failed to reach the podium again, finishing fifth overall, but still closed the gap on Tomac (10-5) who finished ninth overall. Tomac held a 32 point lead in the Championship points heading in to Unadilla with the title clearly within reach. Now with two rounds remaining it's nearly certain the 450 class Championship goes to the final round. Both Motos were shorted because of weather.
Martin Davalos (8-2) finished second overall for his second straight podium beating Cole Seely (3-6) on the tie-breaker who took third for his first podium of the season.
In the 250 class, Jeremy Martin (2-1) took the overall and closed the gap on Zach Osborne (3-5) who finished third overall. Osborne holds a 63 point lead and is likely to wrap up the 250 class title at Budds Creek on Saturday. Joey Savatgy (1-4) rounded out the podium. Moto 2 was shortened because of weather.
Round 11 is Saturday at Budds Creek in Mechanicsville, MD. Until then, check out all the action below at Unadilla. All photos by Ryne Swanberg.