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Washougal Historical Notes Package

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship_072016

Peterson CAT Washougal National

Washougal MX Park – Washougal, Washington

Saturday, July 23

• Washougal has hosted a round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship dating back to 1980, making it the premier and longest-running motorsports event in the Pacific Northwest.
• The scenic landscape of the Washougal track also makes it one of the most challenging venues. It features some of the most iconic obstacles in Pro Motocross like Horsepower Hill and the legendary whoops that lead riders to the finish.
• In 35 seasons of Pro Motocross competition at Washougal there have been just three international winners across both classes. Ben Townley was first in ’07 (250 Class), followed by Chad Reed in ’09 (450 Class) and Marvin Musquin in ‘14 (250 Class).
• There has also been just one Pacific Northwest native to win in Washougal in either the 450 Class or 250 Class. Ryan Villopoto took his one and only hometown win in 2013, in his fifth attempt.
450 Class Stats
• 2015 Overall Podium:
1. Ryan Dungey
2. Justin Barcia
3. Christophe Pourcel
• The first 450 Class race held at Washougal was August 14, 1983. Rick Johnson won on a Yamaha.
• This will be the 26th time the gate will drop at Washougal for a 450 Class race.
• The rider to win at Washougal has gone on to win the title 15 times in 25 seasons.
• Ryan Dungey is the winningest rider in Washougal history, capturing his fifth victory at the track last season to break a tie with Ricky Carmichael. He’s failed to win at the track just once in six attempts.
• A rider named Ryan has won for six straight seasons at Washougal.
• Jimmy Button’s lone 450 Class win came at Washougal in ’99, which was also the last win for Yamaha at the track.
• Since 2000, the Washougal winner has come from one of just four states – Florida, Louisiana, Minnesota, and Washington. There have been seven different winners during that span.
All-Time Wins at Washougal (Total Wins)
Ryan Dungey (5)
Ricky Carmichael (4)
Rick Johnson (2)
Mike LaRocco (2)
James Stewart (2)
Kevin Windham (2)
All-Time Wins by Brand at Washougal (Last Win)
Kawasaki: 7 (2013)
Suzuki: 6 (2011)
Honda: 5 (2004)
Yamaha: 4 (1999)
KTM: 3 (2015)
Brand Sweeps at Washougal (450 Class & 250 Class)
1994: Kawasaki – Mike LaRocco & Ryan Hughes
1995: Honda – Jeremy McGrath & Mike Brown
1997: Kawasaki – Jeff Emig & Ricky Carmichael
2007: Kawasaki – Tim Ferry & Ben Townley
2009: Suzuki – Chad Reed & Ryan Dungey
2014: KTM – Ryan Dungey & Marvin Musquin
First-Time Winners at Washougal
1999: Jimmy Button (Yamaha)
Riders to Win at Washougal in Both Classes (Years Won)
Ricky Carmichael (250 Class ‘97 / 450 Class ‘00)
Ryan Dungey (250 Class ‘08 / 450 Class ‘10)
Jeff Emig (250 Class ‘92 / 450 Class ‘97)
James Stewart (250 Class ‘02 / 450 Class ‘06)
Past Winners at Washougal
July 25, 2015 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / KTM
July 26, 2014 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / KTM
July 20, 2013 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki
July 21, 2012 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / KTM
July 23, 2011 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / Suzuki
July 24, 2010 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / Suzuki
July 25, 2009 / Chad Reed, Australia / Suzuki
July 27, 2008 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
July 29, 2007 / Timmy Ferry, Largo, FL / Kawasaki
July 30, 2006 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
July 31, 2005 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
August 1, 2004 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
July 27, 2003 / Kevin Windham, Centreville, MS / Honda
July 28, 2002 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
July 29, 2001 / Kevin Windham, Centreville, MS / Suzuki
July 30, 2000 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
August 1, 1999 / Jimmy Button, Lake Elsinore, CA / Yamaha
August 2, 1998 / Doug Henry, Oxford, CT / Yamaha
August 17, 1997 / Jeff Emig, Riverside, CA / Kawasaki
August 18, 1996 / Mike LaRocco, South Bend, IN / Suzuki
August 6, 1995 / Jeremy McGrath, Murrieta, CA / Honda
August 14, 1994 / Mike LaRocco, South Bend, IN / Kawasaki
August 25, 1985 / Johnny O’Mara, Gardnerville, NV / Honda
August 19, 1984 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha
August 14, 1983 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha
250 Class Stats
• 2015 Overall Podium:
1. Cooper Webb
2. Marvin Musquin
3. Aaron Plessinger
• The first Pro Motocross race held at Washougal was on July 6, 1980. Mark Barnett won on a Suzuki and went on to capture the title.
• This will be the 36th time the gate will drop at Washougal for a 250 Class race.
• There have been more 250 Class races than 450 Class races at Washougal. The 450 Class didn’t compete until 1983.
• Ryan Dungey’s first career Pro Motocross victory came at Washougal in 2008. He’s won all but one race at the track since then.
• The 250 Class hasn’t had a repeat winner at Washougal since Dungey in ‘08-‘09. Cooper Webb will look to end the seven-year run of parity.
• There have been 27 different winners in 35 seasons of 250 Class competition at Washougal. There have been 13 different winners since the year 2000.
• Cooper Webb’s win last season ended a 21-year gap between victories for Yamaha at Washougal.
All-Time Wins at Washougal (Total Wins)
Mark Barnett (3)
James Stewart (3)
Ricky Carmichael (2)
Ryan Dungey (2)
Jeff Emig (2)
Jeff Ward (2)
All-Time Wins by Brand at Washougal (Last Win)
Kawasaki: 12 (2011)
Suzuki: 11 (2009)
Honda: 8 (2013)
Yamaha: 3 (2015)
KTM: 1 (2014)
First-Time Winners at Washougal
1985: A.J. Whiting (Suzuki)
1995: Mike Brown (Honda)
1999: Brock Sellards (Honda)
2008: Ryan Dungey (Suzuki)
Past Winners at Washougal
July 25, 2015 / Cooper Webb, Morehead City, NC / Yamaha
July 26, 2014 / Marvin Musquin, France / KTM
July 20, 2013 / Eli Tomac, Cortez, CO / Honda
July 21, 2012 / Justin Barcia, Monroe, NY / Honda
July 23, 2011 / Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, CA / Kawasaki
July 24, 2010 / Trey Canard, Shawnee, OK / Honda
July 25, 2009 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / Suzuki
July 27, 2008 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / Suzuki
July 29, 2007 / Ben Townley, New Zealand / Kawasaki
July 30, 2006 / Andrew Short, Murrieta, CA / Honda
July 31, 2005 / Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, CA / Kawasaki
August 1, 2004 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
July 27, 2003 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
July 28, 2002 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
July 29, 2001 / Michael Brown, Piney Flats, TN / Kawasaki
July 30, 2000 / Travis Pastrana, Annapolis, MD / Suzuki
August 1, 1999 / Brock Sellards, New Philadelphia, OH / Honda
August 2, 1998 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
August 17, 1997 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
August 18, 1996 / Steve Lamson, Pollock Pines, CA / Honda
August 6, 1995 / Mike Brown, Gray, TN / Honda
August 14, 1994 / Ryan Hughes, Escondido, CA / Kawasaki
August 8, 1993 / Jeff Emig, Highland Ranch, CA / Yamaha
August 2, 1992 / Jeff Emig, Highland, CA / Yamaha
September 1, 1991 / Larry Ward, Society Hill, SC / Suzuki
August 12, 1990 / Guy Cooper, Stillwater, OK / Suzuki
August 27, 1989 / Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA / Honda
August 28, 1988 / George Holland, Kerman, CA / Honda
August 24, 1986 / Erik Kehoe, Granada Hills, CA / Suzuki
August 25, 1985 / A. J. Whiting, Sherman Oaks, CA / Suzuki
August 19, 1984 / Jeff Ward, Mission Viejo, CA / Kawasaki
August 14, 1983 / Mark Barnett, Bridgeview, IL / Suzuki
August 8, 1982 / Jeff Ward, Mission Viejo, CA / Kawasaki
August 2, 1981 / Mark Barnett, Bridgeview, IL / Suzuki
July 6, 1980 / Mark Barnett, Bridgeview, IL / Suzuki
Additional Historical Statistics
All-Time 500cc Wins at Washougal
August 8, 1993 / Mike LaRocco, South Bend, IN / Honda
August 2, 1992 / Mike Kiedrowski, Acton, CA / Kawasaki
September 1, 1991 / Jeff Ward, San Juan Capistrano, CA / Kawasaki
August 12, 1990 / Jeff Stanton, Sherwood, MI / Honda
August 27, 1989 / Jeff Ward, San Juan Capistrano, CA / Kawasaki
August 28, 1988 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Honda
August 24, 1986 / Jeff Ward, Mission Viejo, CA / Kawasaki
August 25, 1985 / Eric Eaton, Tacoma, WA / Yamaha
August 19, 1984 / Broc Glover, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha
August 14, 1983 / Broc Glover, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha
August 8, 1982 / Mike Bell, Lakewood, CA / Yamaha
August 2, 1981 / Broc Glover, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha
July 6, 1980 / Chuck Sun, Sherwood, OR / Honda

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