The 250 Class has been hyper all summer, and they’ll be going nuts as we chase down the championship. Look for the KTM duo of Ken Roczen and Marvin Musquin to build on the momentum of their historic weekend at Unadilla. KRoc is still sans O/A, a stat he wants to drop. He’ll be salty on the dynamic Steel City design. We haven’t seen the speed of rookie Jeremy Martin yet either. He’s wounded, but a holeshot is the ultimate morphine. While newly crowned champion Ryan Dungey will likely dominate the 450s, I’d look for the surging Broc Tickle and the ever present Mike Alessi to chase him hard. Podium bonuses are very real and with only two more chances to make some cake, look for guys like Davi Millsaps, Andrew Short, Josh Grant and Nico Izzi to race with extra verve down the stretch. Also train an eye to privateer Phil Nicoletti to contend for a top five in one of the 450 motos.
It’s going to be another badass display of motocross! Steel City has a rowdy fan contingent and it should just be warm enough to see some skin from the females. Time to run again, son!