Sunday, July 24, 2011

Race Report ? Washougal National

After a gauntlet of recent hot, humid races, Washougal MX Park welcomed racers and fans alike with mild temperatures and giant shade trees. The racing has been nothing short of amazing this season, and the excitement continued this weekend at the southeastern Washington motocross facility.

450 MOTO 1

The hometown hero, Ryan Villopoto took the first holeshot of the day on his Monster Energy Kawasaki with Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki?s Ryan Dungey in tow. American Honda?s Trey Canard and Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGR?s Justin Brayton also took off with great starts. Villopoto worked to distance himself from Dungey, but after a few laps Dungey began clicking off faster laps, reeling the local hero in. The two frontrunners, however, soon pulled away from the rest of the field, including a third-place Canard. Points leader Chad Reed, meanwhile, battled through the middle of the pack after a terrible start. Tommy Hahn, Brett Metcalfe, and Andrew Short put in great rides to all finish strong.
Dungey nearly caught Villopoto, but as he attempted the pass, he went down, leaving Villopoto to handle the lead by his lonesome. Villopoto soon regained ground on Dungey and came away with the win. Canard finished all by himself in third, showing that he is improving his fitness each day.
1. Ryan Villopoto
2. Ryan Dungey
3. Trey Canard
4. Brett Metcalfe
5. Andrew Short
6. Justin Brayton
7. Chad Reed
8. Tommy Hahn
9. Mike Alessi
10. Michael Byrne

450 MOTO 2
Ryan Villopoto grabbed yet another holeshot, but it was all for naught. A red flag stopped the race before a complete lap could be finished. Sadly, Trey Canard wadded up after he landed awkwardly from a vicious scrub and got tossed from the motorcycle.
Ryan Dungey took full advantage of his second opportunity and took the holeshot. Villopoto slipped in right behind him with Reed in third. Just a few laps in, however, Brett Metcalfe found his way around Reed, who then had Brayton and Hahn to fend off. Dungey put the hammer down, finding new, quicker lines, and basically checked out. Villopoto finished a strong second, but forfeited the overall to Dungey. Metcalfe put in his beat showing of the season, and secured third place overall. Villopoto is the new red plate holder, but has only a one-point advantage.
1. Ryan Dungey
2. Ryan Villopoto
3. Brett Metcalfe
4. Chad Reed
5. Justin Brayton
6. Mike Alessi
7. Tommy Hahn
8. Jake Weimer
9. Jimmy Albertson
10. Andrew Short

1. Ryan Dungey
2. Ryan Villopoto
3. Brett Metcalfe
4. Chad Reed
5. Justin Brayton
6. Mike Alessi
7. Tommy Hahn
8. Andrew Short
9. Jimmy Albertson
10. Michael Byrne
11. Trey Canard
12. Jake Weimer
13. Weston Peick
14. Tye Simmonds
15. Nick Wey
16. Kevin Rookstool
17. Jake Canada
18. Ben Lamay
19. Ricky Dietrich
20. Kyle Partidge
450 Class Championship Standings (After 8 of 12 rounds)
1. Ryan Villopoto 341pts
2. Ryan Dungey 340pts
3. Chad Reed 332pts
4. Brett Metcalfe 247pts
5. Kevin Windham 193pts
6. Andrew Short 183pts
7. Mike Alessi 178pts
8. Davi Millsaps 173pts
9. Jake Weimer 159pts
10. Tommy Hahn 140pts
11. Ricky Dietrich 119pts
12. Christian Craig 119pts
13. Michael Byrne 115pts
14. Nick Wey 114pts
15. Justin Brayton 102pts)

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