Cooper Webb continues his championship hunt with a confident win at Unadilla. Marvin Musquin also keeps his podium streak going, claiming second place in 450MX.
Cooper Webb was off to an excellent start in Moto One when a red flag 5 minutes in caused a full race restart, setting him back slightly. On the restart Cianciarulo got the jump to an early lead and Webb stalked him closely, but didn’t make a pass until halfway through the race. Once he made the pass however, Webb dashed unchallenged to the checkered flag and the moto win. In Moto Two Webb launched into the top 3 of the pack and a battle emerged between him, Forkner and Savatgy. Webb made the pass stick on Savatgy and slowly worked his way to Forkner. Late in the race Webb found his opportunity and overtook the lead from Forkner, and another red flag this time worked in Webb’d favor cutting the race short and handing Webb the win. Webb went 1-1 on the day for first overall and the 250 MX National Championship is mere points away from his grasp.
Aaron Plessinger turned heads this weekend with an impressive late race rampage in Moto One. He charged forward with the fastest laps of the entire race, all the way up to third and mounted a formidable attack on Savatgy for second. Lapped traffic was Savatgy’s saving grace and Plessinger settled in for third. In Moto Two Plessigner had a more subdued, but still strong showing, wrapping up in third and going 3-3 to take a second place overall for the day.
Alex Martin had an off and on weeked at Unadilla, maladies and crashes keeping him off the podium, but his 7th place overall ties him for second in championship points.
Mitchell Harrison had to retire early out of Moto One and finished 17th in Moto Two, 21st overall at Unadilla.
Marvin Musquin kept his podium streak momentum going, charging out of the gate to an easy top five and picking his way up to a third place finish in Moto One. In Moto Two things were looking solid again for Musquin as he latched on to race leader Roczen and broke away from the entire field early on in the race. A small tip over in a tough “U-turn” section momentarily dropped Musquin back a few positions, but he easily made up the difference by the checkered flag and claimed second place. His 3-2 scores granted him second overall for the weekend and Musquin remains strong in third place of the 450MX National Championship point standings.