OFFICIAL UPDATE ON UNADILLA FROM THE TPJ CREW
After a long two weeks away from racing, the TPJ Fly Racing Suzuki crew was geared up for racing the Unadilla National in New Berlin, NY on August 13th.
Miles away from civilization, tucked into a gorgeous hillside lies one of the gnarliest motocross tracks in the country. Despite its distance from the nearest town, thousands of excited fans poured into the Unadilla MX facility for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series stop.
Unadilla is known for it’s rough track, as well as it’s brutal riding conditions that come with the heat and humidity of the area. TPJ Racing rider, Dustin Pipes spent his two weeks off preparing to get back on track at Unadilla, and his work was reflected in the results. Despite battling an ever changing track, tough competing and sweltering humidity – Pipes qualified directly into the main event in timed qualifying. In the first moto, Pipes fought back from a clustered start and charged throughout the entire moto, working his way all the way to 17th place, and gaining on 16th as the checkered flag came out. In the final moto, the heat and humidity became even worse, affecting all of the riders, but Pipes continued to push, finishing 30th – riding his Fly Racing Suzuki to 20th place overall.
After this weekend, the TPJ Racing crew will regroup and head for Maryland for the second to last round at Budds Creek. As the season nears its close, we want to thank everyone who has continued to support the TPJ Fly Racing Suzuki team throughout the season.