AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Returns West for The National at Washougal Motocross Park, July 26-27


WASHOUGAL, Wash. (July 22, 2008) – As the 2008 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Presented by FMF prepares to hit the home stretch, the series makes its annual trip to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and the 28th Annual National at Washougal Motocross Park Presented by Yamaha and Scott USA on July 26-27. Always a popular stop on the tour, Washougal offers a break from the heat and humidity typical for the summer season thanks to its cooler temperatures and abundance of greenery.

Track Owners Ralph and Carolyn Huffman will provide a challenging track once again this year for the world’s best riders. The infamous Horsepower Hill will separate the men from the boys throughout the weekend while providing great action for the fans in attendance.

Current AMA Motocross Lites points leader, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, hails from nearby Poulsbo, Wash., and is the defending two-time national champion as well as the first rider in history to win an AMA Toyota Motocross Championship from the state of Washington. Still yet to reach an overall victory at his home circuit, Villopoto is bringing a 17-moto, seven-race winning streak with him and would like nothing more than to leave home with a victory.

In the premier AMA Motocross class, current points leader James Stewart, of Monster Energy Kawasaki, suffered a season-ending injury at Washougal last year. The 2006 event winner is excited about returning to Washington and hopes avenge last season’s misfortune. Additionally, Stewart is a perfect 16-0 in motos in 2008 en route to winning all eight of this year’s events. This feat has been accomplished twice in the history of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship and Stewart can inch one step closer with a win at Washougal over the final weekend of July.

After a three-week break, the AMA/WMA Women’s Motocross National Championship Presented by Kawasaki returns to the track in Washington. A popular fixture at AMA Toyota Motocross races, the Washougal race is the penultimate round on the series. Rookie sensation Ashley Fiolek will lead the way aboard her American Honda/Red Bull/Alpinestars Honda as the current points leader with American Honda/Honda of Houston/Fox Racing/Bad Boy Energy Drink’s Jessica Patterson and Yamaha, Jayco, Etnies, FMF, Answer Racing’s Tarah Gieger giving chase.

Additionally, amateur racing will set the tone for an exciting weekend of action with events running Thursday through Saturday morning.

Television coverage of The National at Washougal Motocross Park Presented by Yamaha and Scott USA can be seen on SPEED, with an AMA Motocross class one-hour broadcast on August 2, at 10 p.m. ET and an AMA Motocross Lites one-hour show on August 6, at 2 p.m. ET.

Ticket Information
Adult $50
6 and under Free

Adult $50
6 and under Free

Adult $40
6 and under Free

Sunday Only
Adult $30
6 and under Free

For more information on the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship, presented by FMF, log on to for live timing and scoring at @theWireLIVE!. Racer X Illustrated will host a new and improved webcast on, with live racing action hosted by Jason Weigandt. The Racer X Motocross Show on has also been added on Saturday night of each race weekend, featuring practice footage and interviews taken earlier in the day.

About the National Promoters Group (NPG)
The National Promoters Group (NPG) comprises 12 individual promoters of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Presented by FMF which sanctions outdoor motocross events throughout the United States, and remains the Nation's premier outdoor motocross championship series. NPG's mission is to raise awareness of motocross racing through the production of professional championship racing events nationwide.

About AMA Pro Racing
AMA Racing is the competition arm of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its professional properties include the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship, the AMA Supermoto Championship and the AMA Pro ATV Championship. In amateur and pro-am competition, AMA Racing sanctions over 4000 events in 24 different disciplines and supports over 110 thousand active members. For more information about professional racing, visit

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