The Daily Star — To the Red Bull Unadilla National held at Unadilla Valley Sports Center in New Berlin on Aug. 18.
More than 22,000 fans attended the 10th round of the 12-round Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
It was a good day for 450 winner Ryan Dungey, who clinched his second 450 points title in three seasons with back-to-back moto victories at the National.
“Luckily everything went really well,” he said, “and in the second moto, I just wanted to put in a solid ride and wrap it up and get the overall (title).”
Marvin Musquin earned the victory in the 250 class. The Frenchman had consecutive top-three finishes at the track to the overall title in the 250 Class, marking the first track championship of his career on U.S. soil.
“This year, the competition is really, really tough,” said Musquin, who followed a runner-up finish in the first moto with a third-place showing in the second for 42 points in the 10th round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. “Those guys are really, really fast.”
We congratulate the winners on their victories.
The Unadilla Valley Sports Center, which has been hosting races for two- and four-wheeled vehicles for more than 40 years, is a wonderful asset to the region.
To the reopening of the Undercover Eggplant in Oneonta earlier this month.
The sandwich shop closed after a fire heavily damaged the building in January.
Owner Fred Falco said he did the renovations. The building was gutted, and the inside was rebuilt, he said, and the ceiling was raised.
It’s good to see a local business not give up after such a devastating incident. We agree with several of the well-wishing comments posted to our website, and one in particular: “Welcome Back!”
To the Otsego County Chamber for putting its insurance business in the hands of professionals.
The Chamber reached an agreement with Mang Insurance Agency for the agency to become the health insurance administrator for Chamber members.
Chamber members who purchase health insurance plans through the organization will continue to receive their health care coverage under their current plans and will have access to a team specializing in chamber benefit administration.
This is especially important in light of the charges against former Chamber President and Chief Executive Officer Rob Robinson. He served as the administrator for the plan before being fired Nov. 21, days after being charged with insurance fraud for allegedly creating a fictitious category in the Chamber so that individuals living in the New York City area could enroll in its health plan. His case is pending in Oneonta Town Court.
We’re glad the Chamber made the decision to keep the health insurance benefit going and to let the pros handle the details.