2013 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross – Round 8 – Washougal
Ryan Villopoto tops Ryan Dungey in 450 class. Eli Tomac sweeps 250 class, Ken Roczen second. AMA Motocross returns to the beautiful Pacific Northwest at Washougal MX Park
In 250 Qualifying, the quickest lap was turned in series points leader Ken Roczen on the Red Bull KTM – 2 minutes 8 seconds. Second is Eli Tomac – 2 minutes 9 seconds. Then Marvin Musquin and Blake Baggett both at 2 minutes 10 seconds. Blake Baggett, Kyle Cunningham, Jason Anderson, Zach Osborne, Jeremy Martin, Adam Cianciarulo, Justin Bogle, Cole Seely, Justin Hill, and Martin Davalos (2:13) round out the top 14. 62 riders attempting to Qualify.
In 450 Qualifying, the quickest lap is turned in by series points leader Ryan Villopoto – 2 minutes 7 seconds. Josh Grant next 2:08:12, James Stewart 2:08:64, Ryan Dungey 2:09:41, then Trey Canard, Malcolm Stewart, Justin Barcia, Mike Alessi, Chad Reed, Ryan Sipes, Broc Tickle, Weston Peick, Jake Weimer, Tyla Rattray, Andrew Short, and Ben LaMay 16th (2:12) out of 74 riders.
The track here at Washougal is beautiful. It’s set in a park-like setting – lots of trees, grass, and hills. The dirt this morning is perfect – rich, dark, brown, and loamy. Many parts of the track are in shade because of the trees – it makes for varying conditions, especially tough it’s it’s sunny in the second motos. This morning it’s been overcast, minimizing the shadows.
450 Moto 1 – it’s Ryan Dungey, on the number 1 KTM leading out of the first corner. At the end of lap one it’s Dungey, Justin Barcia, James Stewart, Andrew Short, and Ryan Villopoto. These 450’s are so aggressive …
At the end of five laps, it’s Ryan Dungey leading James Stewart by about four seconds. Ryan Villopoto is now third behind Stewart. Barcia is fourth. Then Short, Grant, Alessi, Peick, R Sipes, and Chad Reed.
Dungey continues to lead. Stewart in second, with Villopoto third. Barcia fourth.
On lap ten, going up a big hill – HorsePower Hill, Stewart is holding off Villopoto. And as they emerge out of the trees from the backside of the track – Villopoto is second!
At the end of this 30 minute plus 2 lap moto, (17 laps), Ryan Dungey has won! Ryan Villopoto take second, James Stewart third. Then Justin Barcia, Josh Grant, Andrew Short, Mike Alessi, Weston Peick, Chad Reed, and Jake Weimer 10th.
250 Moto 1 – it’s number 34 Justin Bogle on the GEICO Honda with the holeshot. And his teammate Eli Tomac is second. At the end of lap one – it’s Bogle, Tomac, Blake Baggett, Marvin Musquin, Martin Davalos, Justin Hill, Cooper Webb, Zach Osborne, Ken Roczen ninth, and Vince Friese tenth. There are 40 riders in this race.
Meanwhile, Eli Tomac has moved into first place, passing Bogle for the lead. Third place belongs to defending National Champion Blake Baggett. Marvin Musquin is fourth. Martin Davalos fifth. Roczen is up to sixth!
Lap eight – Tomac is leading. Teammate Bogle second, about ten seconds back. Baggett third. Ken Roczen has passed both Davalos and Musquin to move into fourth. Musquin fifth.
Lap ten – Baggett moves past Bogle and into second place. The running order – Tomac, Baggett, Bogle, Roczen, Musquin, Justin Hill, Davalos, C Webb, A Cianciarulo, and Cole Seely tenth.
If Tomac wins this race, and Roczen stays in fourth, those two will be tied in championship points! 330 each!
On lap 14 – tremendous racing luck for Ken Roczen. Blake Baggett – who was running second, is now parked on the side of the track. His bike has stopped running.
And Roczen moves past Bogle. Ken Roczen is now in second place.
The finish – Eli Tomac wins this 16 lap race! Ken Roczen finishes second, albeit almost 25 seconds back. Marvin Musquin has closed up on teammate Ken Roczen, but finishes third. Justin Bogle fourth. Then Justin Hill, Adam Cianciarulo, Martin Davalos, Kyle Cunningham, Cole Seely, and Wil Hahn.
Tomac gains three points on Roczen. Coming into the second moto, Roczen leads Tomac by four points in the championship chase.
Eli Tomac earlier today at Washougal MX
450 Moto 2 – The sun is coming out, and the track is drying out a bit. And the guys up front at the start of this race? Ryan Dungey and Ryan Villopoto. The defending champion (Dungey) and the current points leader (Villopoto).
At the end of lap one, it’s Ryan Dungey leading, Ryan Villopoto second, and James Stewart third.
On lap four, Ryan Villopoto squeezes past Dungey and into the lead.
As they complete lap five, here is the top ten: Villopoto, Dungey, Stewart, Josh Grant, Jake Weimer, Chad Reed, Broc Tickle, Phil Nicoletti, Andrew Short, and Mike Alessi.
If they finish this way – Villopoto first, Dungey second – they will tie on points – 47 each. (First place is 25 points, second place is 22 points.) However, Villopoto would take the overall victory, based on the tie-breaker, which is the better second moto performance.
12 laps into this race, Villopoto leads Dungey by 8 seconds. James Stewart is third, almost 30 seconds behind Dungey. Then it’s Weimer, Tickle, Chad Reed with his best ride in a while, Alessi, Nicoletti, Grant, and Short.
Ryan Villopoto scores the moto win, and with it – the overall victory! Ryan Dungey takes second in this moto – and takes second overall on the day. James Stewart finishes third – he scores third overall on the day as well. The rest of the top ten in this moto – Jake Weimer, Broc Tickle, Mike Alessi, Chad Reed, Phil Nicoletti, Andrew Short, and Josh Grant.
250 Moto 2 – Eli Tomac didn’t have the lead coming out of the first corner, but part-way thru the first lap he’s comfortably in first. At the end of the first lap, it’s Tomac, Justin Bogle, Ken Roczen, Zach Osborne, Martin Davalos, Marvin Musquin, C Webb, Blake Baggett, Cole Seely, and Jason Anderson tenth.
And Roczen has gone past Bogle and moved into second. It’s Tomac first, Roczen second.
As they start lap four, Tomac leads Roczen by just under three seconds …
As they start lap ten, it looks like Eli Tomac has put his stamp on this race, and the overall. He leads Ken Roczen by almost 14 seconds. If they stay in this position, Tomac will gain another three points on Roczen. Roczen will leave Washougal with a one point advantage over Tomac in the points chase as they head to Millville MN next weekend. Justin Bogle is third – his best ride of the season, followed by Zach Osborne and Marvin Musquin. Then Jason Anderson, Blake Baggett, Justin Hill, Martin Davalos, Cole Seely, Kyle Cunningham, Cooper Webb, Jeremy Martin, Jeremy Martin, Wil Hahn, Darryn Durham, and Adam Ciaciarulo 16th out of 35 riders that started.
Eli Tomac does it – wins this race, and ‘sweeps’ on the day. He’s gained six point on Ken Roczen. Roczen takes second in this race, and second overall. As they go to the next round at Spring Creek MX in Millville, Roczen leads Tomac by a single point for the 250 championship. The rest of the top ten in this moto – Zach Osborne, Marvin Musquin, Jason Anderson, Justin Bogle, Justin Hill, Blake Baggett, Martin Davalos, and Cole Seely.
- Ryan Villopoto – KAW – 2/1
- Ryan Dungey – KTM – 1/2
- James Stewart – SUZ – 3/3
- Jake Weimer – KAW – 10/4
- Mike Alessi – SUZ – 7/6
- Josh Grant – YAM – 5/10
- Andrew Short – KTM – 6/9
- Chad Reed – HON – 9/7
- Broc Tickle – SUZ – 13/5
- Justin Barcia – HON – 4/17
- Weston Peick – SUZ – 8/14
- Trey Canard – HON – 12/11
- Malcolm Stewart – HON – 11/12
- Phil Nicoletti – YAM – 18/8
- Justin Brayton – YAM – 15/13
- Ben LaMay – YAM – 17/15
- Ryan Sipes – SUZ – 14/33
- Michael Byrne – 23/16
- Tyla Rattray – KAW – 16/21
- Mike Brown – KTM – 25/18
- Eli Tomac – HON – 1/1
- Ken Roczen – KTM – 2/2
- Marvin Musquin – KTM – 3/4
- Justin Bogle – HON – 4/6
- Justin Hill – KAW – 5/7
- Zach Osborne – HON – 14/3
- Jason Anderson – SUZ – 11/5
- Martin Davalos – KAW – 7/9
- Cole Seely – HON – 9/10
- Adam Cianciarulo – KAW – 6/16
- Cooper Webb – YAM – 12/11
- Wil Hahn – HON – 10/13
- Kyle Cunningham – YAM – 8/15
- Darryn Durham – KAW – 13/14
- Blake Baggett – KAW – 35/8
- Jeremy Martin – YAM – 24/12
- Kyle Peters – HON – 16/17
450 Point Standings:
- Ryan Villopoto – 380
- Ryan Dungey – 338
- Justin Barcia – 271
- James Stewart – 224
- Trey Canard – 219
- Mike Alessi – 199
- Andrew Short – 164
- Jake Weimer – 160
- Broc Tickle – 159
- Josh Grant – 158
- Malcolm Stewart – 146
- Phil Nicoletti – 132
- Tyla Rattray – 124
- Justin Brayton – 121
- Chad Reed – 119
- Ryan Sipes – 118
- Clement Desalle – 58
250 Point Standings:
- Ken Roczen – 356
- Eli Tomac – 355
- Marvin Musquin – 298
- Blake Baggett – 260
- Zach Osborne – 239
- Jason Anderson – 202
- Justin Bogle – 178
- Kyle Cunningham – 177
- Jeremy Martin – 171
- Cooper Webb – 159
- Cole Seely – 153
- Justin Hill – 146
- Darryn Durham – 110
- Martin Davalos – 99
- Joey Savatgy – 89
- Blake Wharton – 85
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