Washougal National Motocross Results 2019

Cycle News Staff | July 27, 2019

When Monster Energy Kawasaki’s defending 450cc National Motocross Champ, Eli Tomac, is on, there’s no stopping him. And he was on at Washougal Motocross Park today, in Washougal, Washington. He didn’t start near the front in either moto, but he still won both.

And in the 250cc class, Washougal provided great battles, especially in the second moto, but both motos went to Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Dylan Ferrandis.

Tomac Dominates 2019 Washougal National

Washougal Motocross Results 2019
Eli Tomac was absolutely unstoppable at Washougal, going 1-1 after coming from way behind in both motos. Photos: Hoppenworld

In the first 450cc moto, Tomac’s teammate Joey Savatgy grabbed the holeshot, while Tomac started around 10th. Honda’s Ken Roczen went by Savatgy immediately and set sail out front while Savatgy held off Red Bull KTM’s Cooper Webb (the winner of the previous round in Millville, Minnesota) and Marvin Musquin. But it wasn’t long before Tomac chased them down, and then went by all of them. Once into second, Tomac had about 11 minutes on the clock to make up 8.5 seconds on Roczen, but he didn’t need all of it. He caught Roczen with three laps left to go, then tried to dive under the Honda racer in the sharp left at the top of Horsepower Hill, only to fall down.

Tomac remounted about five seconds behind Roczen, and one lap later he was on Roczen’s tail again in the same section, and then made the pass through the shaded section before the finish line, with he and Roczen bumping together and Roczen going off the track momentarily.

From there, Tomac went on to win over Roczen, Webb, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Jason Anderson, and Musquin, who had a good early pace but went backward after he couldn’t find a way around Webb and Savatgy early in the moto. Savatgy ended up sixth.

Roczen Second Overall at Washougal MX

Washougal Motocross Results 2019
Ken Roczen was second overall and led most of moto one before Tomac came through.

In moto two, Savatgy grabbed another holeshot, and this time Tomac started around 15th. Musquin went by Savatgy for the lead right away, and he was followed closely by Roczen. Tomac found his way into fourth place on lap six, going by his teammate Savatgy, and at that point he trailed Musquin, Roczen and Anderson. He made quick work of Anderson (which hasn’t usually been the case thus far in the 2019 outdoor series) and then chased down Roczen, and then Musquin, before taking off with the lead with five laps still left to go in the 16-lap moto. Musquin hung on for second over Roczen, Anderson’s teammate Zach Osborne, Webb, and Savatgy.

Tomac passed at least 25 racers on his way to a 1-1 score at Washougal, while Roczen finished second overall with his 2-3 and Musquin was third with his 5-2. Tomac now leads the title chase by an even 50 points—two motos’ worth—over Musquin with three rounds (six motos) still left to run. Roczen picked up 8 points on the day to Musquin and now sits only seven points behind the Frenchman for second in the title chase.

Ferrandis Gets Another Win at Washougal

Washougal Motocross Results 2019
Dylan Ferrandis had to fight for it, but he went 1-1 at Washougal for the second time in three races.

The Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha team went 1-2-3-4 off the start of the first moto at Washougal, and Justin Cooper took the early lead over teammate Ferrandis while Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s points leader Adam Cianciarulo slotted into third at the end of the opening lap. Just as Cianciarulo was starting to make a push toward the front, he fell, and that gave the top two just enough of a gap that Cianciarulo never could make much of a charge.

Ferrandis went by Cooper around the same time that Cianciarulo fell and he led the rest of the moto over Cooper, Cianciarulo, GEICO Honda’s Chase Sexton, another Star Yamaha in Colt Nichols, TLD/Red Bull KTM’s Cameron McAdoo, and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Michael Mosiman.

Cianciarulo Second at Washougal National

Washougal Motocross Results 2019
Adam Cianciarulo was second overall on the day and still carries a comfortable points lead into the final three rounds.

Nichols kept the Star Yamaha holeshot streak alive to start moto two, but Ferrandis, Mosiman, and Cianciarulo went by right away. Cianciarulo went by Mosiman into second in the whoops just before the end of the first lap, and then he set out after Ferrandis. Throughout the race, Cianciarulo would catch Ferrandis, then pressure him, and then Ferrandis would get away again. This went all the way to the finish, but Ferrandis managed to hold Cianciarulo off at the line, winning officially by a half-second. Mosiman hung on for third over Cooper, Sexton’s teammate RJ Hampshire, Sexton and the rest of the field.

The win was Ferrandis’s second of the year, following his other 1-1 performance at RedBud two races ago. The performance allowed him to swallow up 8 points from Cianciarulo’s championship lead, but the Kawasaki racer still leads the title chase by 28 points with three rounds left.

The series now takes a weekend off before resuming at Unadilla Valley Sports Center in New Berlin, New York, on August 10th.

Washougal Motocross Results 2019

Washougal Motocross Results 2019

Washougal Motocross Results 2019

Washougal Motocross Results 2019

Washougal Motocross Results 2019

Washougal Motocross Results 2019

Washougal Motocross Results 2019

Washougal Motocross Results 2019

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