Around the Tiers: 28th Annual Built Ford Tough Unadilla National

By Chelsea Bishop

August 8, 2013 Updated Aug 8, 2013 at 7:28 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Over 100 of the world's best motocross riders will be soaring three stories high and over 70 feet in length in what many consider "the most grueling, yet entertaining, sport in the world."

The roar of four-strokes will once again fill the Unadilla Valley as the world's fastest motocross racers converge on New Berlin for the annual Built Ford Tough Unadilla National on Saturday, August 10. The star-studded field of riders from around the globe will hit the home stretch of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Unadilla, coming off their final off weekend of the season for the 10th round of the 12-race schedule.

Festivities for the Built Ford Tough Unadilla National begin with practice and qualifying 8:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies kick off at 12:30 pm, with motos scheduled for 1 pm.

The event takes place at Unadilla MX, located at 5986 State Highway 8 in New Berlin

Motocross riders will be soaring three stories high and over 70 feet in length. Motocross is the ultimate combination of stamina, skill, and raw speed.

There are two classes of competition - 450 Class and 250 Class - will provide a full slate of action to keep the thousands of fans on their feet and cheering all afternoon long.

Tickets are $40 for adults, $20 for kids ages 6 - 12, and chilren 5 and under are free. Pit Passes are $20, that gives you access from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Since it began hosting events in 1969, Unadilla has been an institution for the sport of motocross in the United States, serving as one of the venues that vaulted the sport into popularity during its infancy. With a legacy that spans over four decades, Unadilla is one of the most iconic tracks not only in North America, but also throughout the world.

This weekend's annual round of the Pro Motocross season will serve as the 28th time the championship has visited Central New York and in an effort to provide better access for the spectators as well as a new challenge for the world's best riders, track promoters Jill and Greg Robinson have made some additions for the big event. The first significant change in five years will serve a dual purpose, improving the fans' overall experience and creating more excitement on the track.