It’s a good thing we’re all carrying high-quality cameras on our phones these days, because every part of the Washougal track, and the area around it, is photo-worthy. From the thick evergreen trees surrounding the track, to the beautiful Columbia River, to downtown Portland, Oregon—which is keeping itself weird—there’s never a shortage of things to see and do in this area. Come for the motocross, stay for the scenery!
Washougal has carved out a unique niche as a track, too. First, it’s the only race all year near the Pacific Northwest, so the fans are extra pumped on seeing their heroes in person.
Second, while many events on the schedule offer a similar combination of deep, sandy, loamy soil, Washougal delivers dark clay that challenges the riders in a completely different fashion. At Washougal, the technicians get their reward. Here, it’s all about precision, throttle control, and smarts. Some spots are tacky, some are slick, and the smartest riders know how to find just the right grip. Don’t worry, the track gets plenty rough throughout the day, too, so it’s the typical physical test, but at the end of this race day, the smartest and most skilled racer will win the day. When he hits the podium, be sure to take a picture—your Washougal album will already look great, but it won’t be complete without it!
1. Eli Tomac (2-1)
2. Ken Roczen (1-2)
3. Marvin Musquin (3-3)
4. Weston Peick (7-5)
5. Justin Barcia (10-4)
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1. Alex Martin (1-2)
2. Austin Forkner (10-1)
3. Cooper Webb (3-6)
4. Joey Savatgy (2-11)
5. Justin Hill (8-4)
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