With five races to go and the points races for the overall championship all within single digits, this weekends race is shaping up to be a critical and season defining race for the points leader Ryan Dungey in the 450X Class and Joey Savatgy in the 250X East Class.
After several bad starts over the past few races, Dungey looks to get back onto the top step of the podium this week.
Savatgy, benefitting from a crash by previous 250X East Class points leader Zach Osborne is solely focused on what position he is in at the end of the season.
Local riders “Bubba” Pauli and Vincent Marrocco are looking to use the home crowd to fuel them.
Marrocco, 7 years young, could not believe his eyes when looking at the track and thinking about being to race on it in the KTM Juniors race.
“It’s really big,” said Marrocco from Union, Missouri. “This will be a lot of fun.”