Washougal Stats and Facts

Washougal feat

Everything you need to know heading into round nine of the 2016 Lucas Oil pro Motocross Championship.

Washougal

  • 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)

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)

 

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