2018 Unadilla National Motocross 450 Class Photo Finish

The top 10, in photos, from Unadilla

Marvin Musquin
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin took the overall in the muddy conditions at Unadilla.Brown Dog Wilson

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin took the overall victory at round 10 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at the Unadilla National in New Berlin, New York. The French rider mastered the muddy conditions to emerge with his third victory of the season.

“That second moto was just awesome,” Musquin said. “It was perfect and I had fun! I didn’t know the time [behind me] so I just kept on pushing. Unfortunately, Eli [Tomac] got me in the first moto but the second moto was just awesome. The championship is the same as before the weekend so I will go into the last two rounds focused on winning races so I can hopefully make a dent in that lead.”

Eli Tomac
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac finished second overall and maintains a 15-point lead in the championship standings.Brown Dog Wilson

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac finished second overall with 1-2 moto scores and retains his 15-point lead in the championship with two rounds remaining.

“Wow, what a crazy day of racing,” Tomac said. “That first moto was intense because of all the rain and mud. I couldn’t have pulled off the moto win or the day without the entire Monster Energy Kawasaki team behind me; they put in a lot of work today. Obviously we would’ve liked to take both moto wins today, but winning the championship is the ultimate goal and I felt more comfortable playing it safe and staying on two wheels in the second race to hopefully achieve that goal.”

Phil Nicoletti
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Phil Nicoletti rounded out the podium at his home race.Courtesy of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Phil Nicoletti placed third overall at his home races finishing third in moto 1 and fifth in moto 2.

“Today was great,” Nicoletti said. “I felt pretty good in practice before the rain came. I had an okay start in the first moto and made some really quick passes then just sent it. I stalked Marvin for a while, but then Eli started coming. I had to do one lap without goggles, which hurt me. I ended up third, which I was happy with. The team hustled to get the bike dialed for the second moto. I got a good start and ran third for a while. I tipped over in the last lap and finished fifth. I’ll take it for the home race. It was a pretty unbelievable experience for me!”

Justin Barcia
Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Justin Barcia finished fourth overall with 8-3 moto scores.Brown Dog Wilson
Blake Baggett
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS’s Blake Baggett rounded out the top five.Brown Dog Wilson
Benny Bloss
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS’s Benny Bloss went 4-10 for sixth overall.Brown Dog Wilson
Ken Roczen
Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen finished seventh overall and currently sits fourth in the championship standings, just five points back from third place.Brown Dog Wilson
Weston Peick
Autotrader/Yoshimura/JGR/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Weston Peick scored another top-10 finish with an eighth-place overall at Unadilla.Brown Dog Wilson
Cooper Webb
Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb finished ninth overall.Brown Dog Wilson
Toshiki Tomita
Team Honda HRC’s Toshiki Tomita rounded out the top 10 on his CRF450R.Brown Dog Wilson

2018 450cc Class Championship Point Standings

Position Rider Brand Points
1 Eli Tomac Kawasaki 448
2 Marvin Musquin KTM 433
3 Justin Barcia Yamaha 363
4 Ken Roczen Honda 358
5 Blake Baggett KTM 332
6 Weston Peick Suzuki 272
7 Benny Bloss KTM 253
  Phil Nicoletti Husqvarna 253
9 Kyle Cunningham Suzuki 140
10 Cody Cooper Honda 137