MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (August 4, 2011) – With the ninth round of the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship just over a week away, MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, announce that next Saturday’s Rockstar Energy Unadilla National will feature an earlier start time. Opening ceremonies for the annual event in New Berlin, N.Y., will kick off an action-packed day, at 12 noon EST, with first motos scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. EST.
Highlighting next weekend’s racing from Unadilla is live coverage of the opening motos of both the 450 and 250 classes on FUEL TV and AlliSports.com, beginning at 12:30 p.m. EST. Additionally, NBC Sports will present its third broadcast of the season with exclusive live final-moto coverage of the 450 Class on network television at 3 p.m. EST. SPEED rounds out what is sure to be a memorable day of competition with same-day, final-moto coverage of the 250 Class, beginning at 11:30 p.m. EST.
Currently, just nine points separate Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey, and TwoTwo Motorsports/Bel-Ray Racing’s Chad Reed atop the 450 Class standings. In the 250 Class, the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki trio of Dean Wilson, Tyla Rattray, and Blake Baggett lead the division, respectively, and are currently in the midst of compiling a perfect season for team owner Mitch Payton.
As a reminder, the on-track action next Saturday from Unadilla begins at 8:30 a.m. EST with the first of two practice sessions for each class. Following a short intermission, the opening ceremonies will generate excitement for the day’s festivities at 12 noon EST. The gate drops on the Rockstar Energy Unadilla National just 30 minutes later, at 12:30 p.m. EST.