Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Highlights: Parts Unlimited Unadilla National

The 50th Anniversary of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, returned east to one of its most storied venues to kick off the stretch run of this landmark season as Central New York’s iconic Unadilla MX welcomed the world’s best riders for the Parts Unlimited Unadilla National. The ninth round of the summer featured arguably the toughest racetrack of the season, with rough and highly technical conditions that became a true test of every rider’s prowess.
450 Class
The tight battle for the 450 Class title took another dramatic turn at Unadilla as Team Honda HRC’s Chase Sexton has reclaimed control of the championship and put the momentum back into his favor. The Illinois native enjoyed one of the most dominant outings of his career in which he caught and passed entering point leader and Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing rider Eli Tomac in each moto to post a 1-1 sweep and reclaim hold of the red plate.
450 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish // Points)

  1. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda (1-1 // 50)
  2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Yamaha (2-2 // 44)
  3. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Kawasaki (3-3 // 40)
  4. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, KTM (7-4 // 32)
  5. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM (6-6 // 30)
  6. Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda (5-7 // 30)
  7. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha (4-10 // 29)
  8. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., GASGAS (10-5 // 27)
  9. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki (9-8 // 25)
  10. Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Yamaha (11-9 // 22)

450 Class Championship Standings (Round 9 of 12)

  1. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda – 409
  2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Yamaha – 408
  3. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Kawasaki – 325
  4. Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda – 304
  5. Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Yamaha – 273
  6. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 266
  7. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., GASGAS – 246
  8. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, KTM – 230
  9. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki – 191
  10. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., Husqvarna – 165
250 Class
The challenging track at Unadilla virtually left no elite competitor in the 250 Class unscathed over the course of the afternoon. Virtually all of the top contenders in the division found themselves on the ground at some point over the course of the motos, where adversity plagued some more than others, most notably point leader and Team Honda HRC rider Jett Lawrence, who crashed three different times. That, combined with the misfortune of others, opened the door for Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Jo Shimoda to emerge at the head of the pack and capture his second victory of the season.
250 Class Overall Results (Moto Finishes // Points)

  1. Jo Shimoda, Japan, Kawasaki (1-3 // 45)
  2. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha (5-1 // 41)
  3. Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda (2-5 // 38)
  4. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda (7-2 // 36)
  5. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna (2-8 // 33)
  6. Max Vohland, Sacramento, Calif., KTM (6-6 // 30)
  7. Nick Romano, Bayside, N.Y., Yamaha (4-9 // 30)
  8. Cameron McAdoo, Sioux City, Iowa, Kawasaki (11-4 // 28)
  9. Nate Thrasher, Livingston, Tenn., Yamaha (10-7 // 25)
  10. Pierce Brown, Sandy, Utah, GASGAS (9-10 // 23)

250 Class Championship Standings (Round 9 of 12)

  1. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 391
  2. Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 365
  3. Jo Shimoda, Japan, Kawasaki – 351
  4. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha – 316
  5. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna – 227
  6. Max Vohland, Sacramento, Calif., KTM – 222
  7. Seth Hammaker, Bainbridge, Pa., Kawasaki – 207
  8. Levi Kitchen, Washougal, Wash., Yamaha – 180
  9. Michael Mosiman, Sebastopol, Calif., GASGAS – 169
  10. Stilez Robertson, Bakersfield, Calif., Husqvarna – 169
  11. Nate Thrasher, Livingston, Tenn., Yamaha – 169
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