2007 AMA National MX Championship: Washougal

Click the following link for a 37-photo gallery of motocross race action from Washougal.

You can also click the following link for a 25-photo gallery from Saturday's pre-race action in the pits, as well as timed qualifying.

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Wow, what a wild day! After comfortably winning the first moto, James Stewart looked set to take his second-straight overall win in the AMA Motocross class. But a crash near the end of the second moto left him with a DNF, a 1-35 score for eighth overall, and an appointment for an MRI on Monday to check out an injured left knee.

With Stewart out, it looked like Grant Langston would take the overall. He'd finished fourth in the first moto, and was leading the second moto, with Kevin Windham (6th in the first moto) in second, and Timmy Ferry (2nd in moto one) in third. While Langston went on to take the win, Windham incorrectly thought that he'd taken the checkered flag, and slowed, allowing Ferry to pass him for second. Though Timmy nearly crashed before the finish line trying to stay ahead of Windham, who was trying to correct his mistake, he finished with a 2-2 score, and took the overall win, saying, "This tops anything I've ever done."

The severity of James' injury calls into question both his participation in the rest of the series, and the upcoming Motocross of Nations, leaving Timmy Ferry and Andrew Short as possible leading candidates for the National Championship. There's a 15-point spread between Stewart in first and Short in third, though there's only eight points between Short and Ferry.

In the Motocross Lites class, Ben Townley took yet another overall win, though he split moto wins with his Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki teammate, Ryan Villopoto. Ryan crashed on the start of the second moto, and turned in an amazing ride, moving from 40th to 20th in one lap, and finally charging to third by the finish. Makita Suzuki's Ryan Dungey took third overall for the day.

Townley now holds a two-point advantage in the chase for the Lites title.

Be sure to check the photos and captions in the gallery above for much more infomation on what happened in Washougal.

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AMA Motocross

1 Timmy Ferry (Kawasaki) 2-2
2 Grant Langston (Yamaha) 4-1
3 Andrew Short (Honda) 3-4
4 Kevin Windham (Honda) 6-3
5 Mike Alessi (KTM) 5-7
6 David Vuillemin (Honda) 8-6
7 Ivan Tedesco (Suzuki) 10-5
8 James Stewart (Kawasaki) 1-35
9 Kyle Lewis (Honda) 11-8
10 Troy Adams (Suzuki) 12-9
11 Michael Byrne (Suzuki) 9-13
12 Jason Thomas (Honda) 14-11
13 Shaun Skinner (Honda) 13-12
14 Davi Millsaps (Honda) 7-39
15 Gavin Gracyk (Honda) 38-10
16 Josh Summey (Honda) 20-14
17 Ryan Clark (Honda) 22-15
18 Chris Blose (Honda) 17-19
19 Kyle Summers (Kawasaki) 15-21
20 Jeff Alessi (KTM) 33-16
21 Kyle Mace (Kawasaki) 16-34
22 Antonio Balbi (Honda) 34-17
23 Bryan Johnson (Honda) 37-18
24 Ricky Dietrich (Kawasaki) 18-24
25 Chris Whitcraft (Honda) 19-27
26 Michael Sleeter (KTM) 21-20
27 Adam Chatfield (Honda) 28-22
28 Kevin Rookstool (Honda) 27-25
29 Cole Siebler (Honda) 23-30
30 Bobby Bonds (Yamaha) 30-26
31 Travis Sewell (Suzuki) 29-29
32 Doug Dehaan (Honda) 36-23
33 Jacob Marsack (Yamaha) 32-28
34 Vernon McKiddie (Yamaha) 25-36
35 Scott Simon (Kawasaki) 24-38
36 Jerry Lymburner (Yamaha) 31-33
37 Bobby Garrison (Yamaha) 26-40
38 Charlie Morrison (Honda) 39-31
39 Jimmy Hazel (Honda) 40-32
40 Jacob Morrison 35-37

AMA Motocross Lites

1 Ben Townley (Kawasaki) 2-1
2 Ryan Villopoto (Kawasaki) 1-3
3 Ryan Dungey (Suzuki) 3-2
4 Josh Grant (Honda) 6-4
5 Brett Metcalfe (Kawasaki) 5-5
6 Martin Davalos (KTM) 7-6
7 Broc Tickle (Yamaha) 8-11
8 Jake Weimer (Honda) 13-8
9 Broc Hepler (Yamaha) 4-35
10 Joaquim Rodrigues (KTM) 15-10
11 Ryan Sipes (Honda) 19-7
12 Kyle Chisholm (Kawasaki) 14-14
13 Kyle Cunningham (Yamaha) 12-17
14 Tommy Hahn (Honda) 25-9
15 Jason Lawrence (Yamaha) 10-20
16 Chris Gosselaar (Kawasaki) 9-36
17 Robert Kiniry (Kawasaki) 11-39
18 Branden Jesseman (Yamaha) 21-12
19 Steve Boniface (Kawasaki) 20-13
20 Josh Hill (Yamaha) 16-19
21 Matt Lemoine (Yamaha) 22-15
22 Daniel Sani (Yamaha) 23-16
23 Andrew McFarlane (Suzuki) 17-21
24 Dusty Klatt (Yamaha) 29-18
25 Kelly Smith (Suzuki) 18-23
26 Billy Laninovich (Honda) 24-24
27 Adam Miller (KTM) 28-22
28 Yu Hirata (Honda) 26-27
29 Tony Sherman (KTM) 30-25
30 Mitch Dougherty (Honda) 34-26
31 Levi Kilbarger (Honda) 33-28
32 Gray Davenport (Kawasaki) 32-29
33 Tony Boughten (Yamaha) 31-30
34 Ricky Renner (Honda) 27-34
35 Ryan Beat (Yamaha) 35-33
36 Brady Sheren (Kawasaki) 40-31
37 Michael Lapaglia (Yamaha) 38-38
38 Tyler Keefe (Kawasaki) 39-37
39 Matt Goerke (Yamaha) 36-40
40 Michael Horban (Yamaha) DNS-32
41 Jack Carpenter (Suzuki) 38-DNS

AMA Motocross Point Standings

1 James Stewart 290
2 Timmy Ferry 283
3 Andrew Short 275
4 Grant Langston 256
5 Mike Alessi 254
6 Ricky Carmichael 241
7 Kevin Windham 238
8 David Vuillemin 192
9 Davi Millsaps 186
10 Michael Byrne 148
11 Gavin Gracyk 140
12 Ivan Tedesco 110
13 Josh Summey 103
14 Jason Thomas 90
15 Kyle Lewis 75
16 Jeff Alessi 73
17 Troy Adams 72
18 Ryan Clark 61
19 Shaun Skinner 55
20 Antonio Balbi 55

AMA Motocross Lites Point Standings

1 Ben Townley 357
2 Ryan Villopoto 355
3 Josh Grant 286
4 Jason Lawrence 258
5 Ryan Dungey 254
6 Jake Weimer 162
7 Tommy Hahn 141
8 Andrew McFarlane 132
9 Josh Hill 128
10 Broc Tickle 127
11 Kyle Chisholm 125
12 Robert Kiniry 110
13 Matt Goerke 105
14 Brett Metcalfe 96
15 Martin Davalos 90
16 Chris Gosselaar 90
17 Steve Boniface 75
18 Joaquim Rodrigues 72
19 Broc Hepler 63
20 Matt Lemoine 61
 

 

 

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