NEW BERLIN, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – Professional motocross has a long history in Upstate New York, in fact longer than there has been a professional motocross racing circuit. The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Circuit is celebrating its 50th year this race season, and in doing so is making its way to the “grandad” of courses in the United States, Unadilla. 

The New Berlin racetrack was founded in 1969 by Ward Robinson and is hosting its 36th Unadilla National, amateur races began on Wednesday and the pros will head to the starting gates on Saturday.

Sports Director Brennan Miller spoke to Ward’s son and the current the president of Unadilla MX, Greg Robinson, on Friday morning about the races, what separates them from other motocross tracks around the world, and what the weekend brings to the community. 

Qualifying for the pro national starts at 8am tomorrow morning with opening ceremonies starting at 12:30. tickets can be purchased online at unadillamx.com or in person. There is no spectator limit.