5 Things We Learned at Unadilla

The Streak 18-0 

Man, I thought that Chase Sexton was going to get Jett in that first moto. It seems like whenever someone tries to make the move on Jettson they can’t seem to get the job done. It’s almost like Jett doesn’t give much room and takes the correct line to make it tougher on his competition to squeak by. Sexton was close enough to make a move, but then stalled out in the turn and then he crashed a couple laps later trying to close the gap again. Only four motos left for the quest for perfection. Oh yeah, Jett is the 450MX champion, clinching four motos early.

Deeg’s DNF

With the Star Yamaha having an issue in the first moto, Haiden Deegan’s championship hopes took a big hit. Not only did the DNF hurt, but his tenth in the second moto also didn’t help his cause. He dropped to fourth in the standings and his three point gap from Hunter is now 36 points. Although the day didn’t go the way that the Deegans and Star Yamaha had planned it’s still been a sensational season for the rookie. He’s going to be the one to beat here shortly. 

Shelly Is Legit

I’ve been keeping an eye on rookie Bryce Shelly since his 11th overall at RedBud. Shelly has been racing the 450 class and the big bike suits him well. He’s got the speed. His first top ten finish as a pro in the first moto at Unadilla and he was up there in the second moto as well. Shelly finished 14th overall, but most importantly he backed up his RedBud results. 

Daxton’s True Debut

Fresh off of his Nicky Hayden Horizon Award and the Open Pro Sport title, Daxton Bennick was able to make his true pro debut. He’s a pro FOREVER now. So far, I’m definitely impressed with what we are seeing out of the young Star Racing athlete. He’s been solid and able to make even his toughest motos a good finish. Dax has gone 10-14-11-9 in overall results, which shows that he should have a very bright future ahead of him. 

Estonia Shows Out

I don’t know anything about Estonia, nor do I even know where it is on a map without looking it up. What I do know is that this country must hold the key to the fountain of youth. Harri Kullas (31) and Tanel Leok (38) both made their Pro Motocross debuts at Unadilla. Kullas was very impressive on the day going 7-7 for sixth overall, while Leok went 22-18 oddly for 23rd overall. Obviously these two riders have had successful careers across the pond, but it makes you wonder how they would have done here in America had they come over and raced here full-time many years ago. 

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Written by Troy Dog

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