Washougal MX Race Results 2014

Dungey Posts Most Dominant Effort of 2014 at Washougal, Gains Considerable Floor in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Fight

 

Marvin Musquin Completes Memorable Day pertaining to Red Bull KTM with 250 Class Victory

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WASHOUGAL, Wash. (July 26, 2014) – The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, approved by AMA Pro Racing, came back to the west coast on Saturday afternoon with its annual visit to the particular Pacific Northwest and Washougal MX Recreation area for the Motosport. com Washougal National, presented by Peterson CAT. For that second time in the last three rounds, Red Bull KTM’ s Thomas Dungey topped the 450 Class, posting his first 1-1 attract of the season for his 3rd overall victory of 2014 and gaining significant ground in the championship standings. In the 250 Class, Reddish Bull KTM’ s Marvin Musquin duplicated the efforts of his premier class teammate, earning the first 1-1 sweep of his profession en route to his first win of the season.

 

Toyota/Yamaha/N-FAB/JGRMX’ s Justin Brayton was first out of the turn in the starting 450 Class moto, securing the particular Motosport. com Holeshot Award just ahead of Dungey. The KTM rider wasted little time in making his move ahead Brayton and took over control of the particular lead on the opening lap while his closest rivals, Red Half truths KTM teammate Ken Roczen and GEICO Honda’ s Eli Tomac, battled from behind. With a obvious track ahead of him, Dungey could consistently pull away but the battled at the rear of him proved to be the highlight of the moto.

 

Roczen was able to pass Team Honda Muscle Milk’ s Trey Canard for second on Lap 4 and looked to settle to the position, but Tomac was on a charge through the field following a good 11 th -place start. The Honda rookie and winner at the previous round methodically moved his way forward and had Roczen in his sights after overtaking third on Lap 5. In the ensuing laps Tomac steadily closed the gap on his fellow first year and after about five laps of pursuit, made the move for the runner-up spot on Lap 10.

 

Away front, Dungey took the moto win by nearly 14 seconds with Tomac second and Roczen third. Canard followed in fourth while Monster Energy Kawasaki’ s i9000 Brett Metcalfe rounded out the top five.

 

Washougal Trophy

Dungey's best outing of 2014 came at the right time, gaining 10 points in the championship. Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

Dungey’ s best outing of 2014 came at the right period, gaining 10 points in the championship.
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

 

Brayton once again put himself at the forefront of the field at the start of Moto 2, sweeping the afternoon’ s Motosport. com Holeshot Awards. Metcalfe and BTO Sports KTM’ s Andrew Short rounded out the top three off the start, with Dungey in fourth. Tomac slotted in a few spots at the rear of Dungey in about seventh, while Roczen was forced to battle his way from a start outside the top ten.

 

As he did in the first moto, Dungey seized the opportunity on the starting lap and jumped from fourth to first in one corner, immediately pulling away. Tomac wasted little time following Dungey through, moving into the top three, picking off multiple bikers to secure second by Lap 2 . While the lead duo checked out, Roczen was doing his part simply by fighting his way into a podium position. While he had to do fight with Metcalfe over the course of several laps pertaining to third, Roczen eventually made the particular pass stick and asserted himself in the final podium spot.

 

The very best three stayed the same through to the conclusion, with Dungey crossing the line over eight seconds ahead of Tomac. Roczen was a distant third.

 

“ Today was just about coming in and not considering the championship. There’ s plenty of racing left [this season], ” said Dungey, who won for the fourth time in five tries within the 450 Class at Washougal. “ We just tried to put out good effort and we did that. We got great starts and Eli [Tomac] kept us honest in that second moto, yet I just really tried to put the hammer down and extend the distance. Fortunately we did that. I love it here [at Washougal] and this just feels awesome. ”

 

Dungey’ s win was a landmark one, marking the 30 th of his 450 Class career and his 37 th combined victory (including the 250 Class) in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Tomac followed in second (2-2) with Roczen completing the podium in third (3-3). Metcalfe posted a season-best finish in fourth (5-4), while Short rounded out the top five (6-5).

 

“ You always wish to be up front, but it was another weekend of work for us, ” mentioned Roczen. “ It’ ll be good to have an off weekend and refresh the batteries. Ryan [Dungey] rode really well today and congrats to him. I’ lmost all take some time to regroup and get a few rest in. I really want to keep that red plate [as the points leader]. All that matters is who’ s i9000 on top in the end, and we aren’ big t there just yet. ”

 

With 10 points in Dungey’ s prefer on Saturday, Roczen’ s lead in the 450 Class standings today sits at 14 points. Artifice sits third, 77 points at the rear of.

Tomac and Roczen went bar-to-bar in the first moto. Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

Tomac and Roczen went bar-to-bar in the first moto.
Picture: Simon Cudby / Racer X

 

In the 250 Class, Valli Motorsports Yamaha’ s Christophe Pourcel brought the field into the first turn in Moto 1, claiming the Motosport. com Holeshot Award ahead of Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’ s Jeremy Martin. The French rider fended off the current championship points leader for a brief period, but Martin soon made his way around and set a solid pace. Behind them, Red Bull KTM’ s i9000 Marvin Musquin took advantage of a third-place start to challenge the two Yamaha’ s ahead of him. He flushed his fellow Frenchman Pourcel on Lap 1 and went to work on Martin for three laps before ultimately moving into first. Once out front, Musquin pulled away and had been never threatened.

 

While Musquin set up his dominance, the battle at the rear of him turned into a captivating five-rider battle between Pourcel and Matn, in addition to Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’ s i9000 Blake Baggett, Rockstar Energy Racing’ s Jason Anderson and Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’ s Cooper Webb. A mistake forced Martin to drop through second to fifth, putting the particular battle for second between Pourcel and Baggett. Eventually Baggett produced the pass on Pourcel, but offered the position back just one lap later.

 

Anderson began to put pressure on Baggett for third but suffered a big crash and dropped deeply into the field. That allowed Webb to assume the position after transferring his teammate and soon all four riders were separated by just over a second. As he looked to close up in again on Pourcel, Baggett went down and fell to fifth, while the Star Yamaha teammates of Webb and Martin swapped 3rd on multiple occasions.

 

In the end, Musquin cruised to his first moto win of the season by over eight seconds ahead of Pourcel while a late pass by Webb with two laps to go awarded him third over Martin. Baggett soldiered home to finish fifth.

 

Musquin's win ends a 16-race drought for the Frenchman. Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

Musquin’ s win ends a 16-race drought for the Frenchman.
Picture: Simon Cudby / Racer X

 

Pourcel raced to his fourth straight Motosport. com Holeshot Award in the final moto, with GEICO Honda’ s Justin Bogle on his rear fender. Bogle got advantage of the strong start to complete Pourcel on the opening lap and assume control of the moto. To their rear, Musquin and Baggett also had been looking to make the most of their strong starts, while Martin and Webb jockeyed for position deeper in the field.

 

While Bogle maintained a strong pace away front, Musquin made the move ahead Pourcel for second and set his sights on the lead. Pourcel carried on to lose positions and eventually dropped out of contention up front. Bogle was impressive in his defense of the position and was able to keep Musquin at bay for most of the moto. However , on Lap 9 the Frenchman made his move and easily pulled aside once out front. Bogle then fell into the clutches of Baggett, who rebounded from his bad luck in the opening moto to put himself in podium contention. Baggett methodically wore Bogle down and the Ford rider soon tipped over to put Baggett into second. Bogle rapidly recovered to hold on to third, however had to fight off Martin for the position in the final stages of the moto.

 

Musquin maintained his lead on Baggett through to the finish, while Bogle was able to hold on for third. The victory was Musquin’ s initial since the fourth round of the 2013 season and comes off his best finish of the season this morning. He now has four profession wins in the 250 Class.

 

“ I’ m so glad, that was a perfect day. I was fastest being approved and got both moto wins, ” said Musquin. “ It was my first time in American going 1-1 [in motos]. My teammate Ryan [Dungey] went 1-1 and I wanted to join him. I found an outside line that allowed me to make passes all day and I’ m really happy to know I acquired some good starts and was able to associated with passes I needed to get into the particular lead. ”

 

Baggett’ s runner-up effort in the final moto assisted him finish second overall (5-2), while Martin (4-4) edged away his teammate Webb (3-5) pertaining to third, needing a tiebreaker to complete on the podium. Bogle completed the top five (7-3).

 

Martin was steady all afternoon and retained his comfortable points lead. Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

Martin had been steady all afternoon and maintained his comfortable points lead.
Photo: Simon Cudby / Speed X

 

“ I’ meters pumped, ” exclaimed Martin. “ Last year I went 29-12 in Washougal and this year I went 4-4, so I’ m extremely, super happy. I was able to get some good starts, find some good lines and get into a rhythm. ”

 

Martin retained control of his lead in the 250 Class standings, with a 43-point lead over Webb. Baggett sits third, 54 points back.

 

The 2014 Lucas Oil Professional Motocross Championship will take a week away from before returning to action on Saturday, August 9, with the 10 th round of the period from Unadilla in New Berlin, N. Y. Action for the Reddish Bull Unadilla National begins in 1 p. m. ET.

Baggett made his return to the forefront of the field. Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

Baggett produced his return to the forefront of the field.
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

 

Results

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

Motosport. com Washougal National

Washougal MX Park – Washougal, Washington

July 26, 2014

Round 9 of twelve

450 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM (1-1)
  2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda (2-2)
  3. Ken Roczen, Philippines, KTM (3-3)
  4. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki (5-4)
  5. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM (6-5)
  6. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki (7-6)
  7. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda (4-11)
  8. Fredrik Noren, Sweden, Honda (9-7)
  9. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha (8-8)
  10. Christian Craig, Plymouth, Minn., Honda (10-12)

450 Class Championship Standings

  1. Tobey maguire Roczen, Germany, KTM, 407
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 393
  3. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Ford, 330
  4. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki, 256
  5. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 226
  6. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 218
  7. Andrew Short, Colorado springs municipal airport, Colo., KTM, 218
  8. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki, 217
  9. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 212
  10. Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki, 156

250 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (1-1)
  2. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki (5-2)
  3. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (4-4)
  4. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N. C., Yamaha (3-5)
  5. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda (7-3)
  6. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., KTM (6-7)
  7. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki (8-6)
  8. Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha (2-15)
  9. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda (9-9)
  10. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda (11-10)

250 Class Championship Standings

  1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 377
  2. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N. C., Yamaha, 334
  3. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 323
  4. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM, 291
  5. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 274
  6. Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha, 274
  7. Jerrika Anderson, Edgewood, N. M., KTM, 236
  8. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda, 212
  9. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda, 185
  10. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 156

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