Sights and Sounds: Washougal 1

Mike Alessi (MotoConcepts) grabbed the holeshot in the first 450 moto to start the day.

Ryan Dungey (Red Bull/KTM) started in the top five, and worked his way into second by lap three.

Tommy Hahn (Team Honda Muscle Milk) being chased by Josh Hill (Dodge Motorsports / Sycuan Casino / Hart & Huntington / Bel Ray Racing Team). Tommy had a pair of seventh-places finishes for the afternoon. Josh had a crash that dropped him to 29th in moto one, and was 19th in moto two. It was great seeing him back on the track, and he was getting plenty of cheers from the partisan local fans.

Dungey caught Alessi, but couldn't find a good way by, and had a minor crash that let Mike escape.

Justin Brayton (Team Honda Muscle Milk) was fifth in moto one, but had a DNF in moto two.

You're listening to: Mike Alessi.

Mike weathered the pressure, covered the lines, and took home the moto one win...the first for him in two years, and the first-ever for MotoConcepts.

Marvin Musquin (Red Bull/KTM) grabbed the holeshot in moto one for the 250s.

Justin Barcia (GEICO Honda) quickly slotted into second behind Musquin.

You're listening to: Marvin Musquin.

250 series points leader Blake Baggett (Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki) had a couple crashes in the first moto, and changed up some suspension settings and swapped out tires for moto two.

You're listening to: Eli Tomac. He was second in moto one.

Ken Roczen (Red Bull/KTM) was fourth in moto one, but seventh in moto two.

Justin Bogle (GEICO Honda) went 9-5 on the day for a seventh overall in the 250s.

Ashley Fiolek (Team Honda Muscle Milk) led the way up the hill in WMX moto one action.

Tarah Gieger (Troy Lee Designs Lucas Oil Honda) nailed down a third in the first WMX moto.

This is ho your top three finished up in the WMX class, with Ashley Fiolek, Jessica Patterson (Rockstar Energy Suzuki), and Tarah Gieger.

Jessica Patterson had surgery on her hand right after Red Bud, to plate a broken bone.

Mariana Balbi (MotoConcepts) was fourth in the first moto, third in the second, and third overall for the day.

You're listening to: Ryan Dungey talk about his second moto.

You're listening to: Ryan Dungey. He ran away with moto two, and took the overall.

Jake Weimer (Monster Energy Kawasaki) and Broc Tickle (Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki) duking it out during moto two. They were fourth and fifth overall, respectively.

You're listening to: Andrew Short (Team Chapparal Honda). Andrew carded a 4-3 day for third overall in the 450s.

One pleasant surprise of the day was Frederik Noren's eight-place finish for the MX Heaven crew. His best ever, and not bad for a lightly modified CRF450.

You're listening to: Ryan Dungey.

You're listening to: Mike Alessi. Here's your top three for the day in the 450 class.

Justin Barcia grabbed the holeshot in moto two. his 1-2 score nabbed him the 250 overall.

You're listening to: Blake Baggett. His lead is now 11 points in the 250 title chase.

You're listening to: Marvin Musquin.

You're listening to: Blake Baggett.

Justin Barcia may not be known for his hardpack prowess, but he was solid at Washougal.

Ashley Fiolek grabbed the holeshot in the second WMX moto.

Jessica Patterson took over the lead, but disappeared into the pack after leading three laps. She came back to finish eighth, and fourth overall. She still has the points lead, but only by two points over Tarah Gieger.

Ashley Fiolek grabbed the overall win with a 1-1 day. With the races she missed with a concussion, she's currently in third spot overall, 11 points out of the lead with four motos (Southwick and Lake Elsinore) to go.

Tarah Gieger was second overall in Washougal, and sits in second spot in the WMX standings, two points behind Jessica Patterson.

Mike Alessi scores his (and MotoConcepts') first moto win, Ryan Dungey comes back for moto two, and Justin Barcia takes the overall in the 250 class.
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  • neverwasfastenuf

    7/22/2012 9:53 PM

    Great photos! Interviews are stellar as usual.

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