What to watch for: Pro Motocross at Unadilla (Today on Live Extra, NBC and NBCSN)

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The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads to upstate New York today for Round 10 of the 2015 season, the Red Bull Unadilla National. Live coverage begins at 10:30 a.m. ET with the second practice session in both classes, followed by the pre-race show at noon ET and all four motos at 1:00 p.m. ET. Click here to access the NBC Sports Live Extra stream.

Second motos will also be televised on NBC networks, with 450 Moto 2 airing live on NBC at 4:00 p.m. ET and 250 Moto 2 airing on NBCSN at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Here a few of the major storylines heading into today’s races.

BARCIA, ROCZEN BATTLE FOR 2ND PLACE

With a 69-point lead over both Justin Barcia and Ken Roczen, Ryan Dungey is getting closer to a third 450MX championship. A title clinch at Unadilla is not out of the question, but next week at Utah is much more likely. While Dungey looks to have things in hand, an intriguing battle has developed behind him for second place between Barcia and Roczen, who enter the day tied in points.

Barcia has arguably been the strongest rider in the series over the last four rounds. During that time, his average finishing position and total number of accumulated championship points tops all other riders in the 450 Class.

Despite recording a number of podium finishes during that time, Roczen has not been a threat to win races. To fix that, Roczen and the RCH Suzuki team have reportedly been working hard on figuring out the necessary bike changes. With the week off before Unadilla, were they able to find the right combination to get the defending champion back into the mix and halt Barcia’s surge up the standings?

NEW BLOOD IN THE 450 CLASS

With the championship standings beginning to stabilize for the most part, some new drama will be injected into the 450 Class this week via a couple of debuts.

Now recovered from a torn ACL and MCL, Red Bull KTM’s Dean Wilson will make his Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season debut at Unadilla. Wilson was the 250MX champion in 2011, but he has not raced in over six months because of the injury. This will be just his third career race in the 450 Class.

GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle is returning from injury as well, albeit with a twist. He will be making his 450 Class debut aboard the injured Eli Tomac’s bike. Bogle will be moving up to the 450 Class full-time next year, so the final three rounds of this season will be an opportunity for him to showcase himself for a 2016 ride. He has not raced since suffering a shoulder injury at the season opener in May during a 250 Class race.

Also joining the ranks of the premier class, although just for one week, is Scotland’s Shaun Simpson. Simpson races the MXGP series in Europe, which is currently on a two-week break, and this will be his first career Lucas Oil Pro Motocross race. Fresh off a 1-1 sweep last weekend at the MXGP of Belgium, Simpson turned the fifth-fastest lap time in the first practice session of the morning at Unadilla.

NO CLEAR FAVORITE IN THE 250 CLASS

Just when it looked like Jeremy Martin was starting to inch away from Marvin Musquin in his quest for a second straight 250 Class championship, it’s back down to a 4-point margin after Musquin’s victory and Martin’s struggles last time out at Washougal. The two have exchanged the points lead several times already, and both riders control their own destiny today in that a 1-1 sweep by either Martin or Musquin would secure them the championship lead heading into next week’s penultimate round at Miller Motorsports Park.

While the championship battle is a two-rider duel, the fight for race wins is deeper than that, as Cooper Webb has proven he has the speed to match both Martin and Musquin since returning from injury. It’s really a toss-up as to which one of the three will be fastest in any given moto.

All three riders have no shortage of motivation to beat each other, which should make for another exciting round of racing at Unadilla.

Will Power nips Jack Harvey at finish to pace Road America practice

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Will Power led the only IndyCar Road America practice of the weekend Saturday, shooting to the top of the chart on his 22nd and final lap of the session at 1 minute, 46.0021 seconds in his No. 12 Dallara-Chevrolet.

Dixon knocked Jack Harvey’s No. 60 Dallara-Honda from the top spot (which would have marked the first time that a Meyer-Shank Racing car led practice).

Josef Newgarden, Power’s Team Penske teammate, was third, followed by Felix Rosenqvist and Ryan Hunter-Reay (who went off course late in the session but sustained no damage).

Alex Palou, Colton Herta, Graham Rahal, defending race winner Alexander Rossi and Pato O’Ward rounded out the top 10 in the practice that preceded a Saturday-Sunday race weekend doubleheader for IndyCar at Road America.

PRACTICE RESULTS: Click here to see who was fastest in the session

RACE INFORMATION: What you need to know for today’s REV Group Grand Prix

RATED ROOKIE: Rinus VeeKay rebounding well from a tough debut

IndyCar tested some new cooling devices with cars from Andretti Autosport, Chip Ganassi Racing and Team Penske. Several drivers have said the cockpit heat caused by the new aeroscreen was stifling during last week’s GMR Grand Prix, and IndyCar repositioned drink bottles this weekend to keep liquids cool. The pieces tried by IndyCar during the Road America practice won’t be available during the races Saturday and Sunday at the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, road course.

Scott Dixon, who is seeking to open the season with his third consecutive IndyCar victory, was 15th fastest in the 75-minute session. Other notables in Road America practice: Marco Andretti (12th), Simon Pagenaud (19th).

Power is aiming for his second consecutive pole position after qualifying first last week on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

Qualifying for the REV Group Grand Prix Race #1 will take place at 2:15 p.m. ET (NBCSNNBC Sports Gold).

The broadcast of the IndyCar race at Road America will begin at 5 p.m. on NBCSN.