2018 WASHOUGAL NATIONAL | THE AFTERMATH
Photos by Daryl Ecklund
What an exciting race at Washougal for the 9th round of the 2018 AMA Lucus Oil National Championship. In the 450 class, the factory Honda rider of Ken Roczen is proving himself each and every week that he is a contender. He had a lot of doubters at the beginning of the season due to his horrible arm injuries. With his perseverance and dedication the German has won over the American fans at every race thus far. Kenny led laps at Washougal, but Eli Tomac‘s speed in the last 10 minutes of the race was unrivaled. Tomac went 1-1 at Washougal, although he had to work for it.
In the 250 class, some riders that placed up front in the first moto, didn’t fare as well the second. This allowed 250e points leader, Aaron Plessinger to win the overall without winning a moto. He went 4-3 for the overall. The two motos winners of Shane McElrath and Joey Savatgy swapped finishes both motos with a first and a ninth which was good enough to land them on the podium.
It was Justin Bogle that grabbed the first 450 moto holeshot and lead for three laps until Eli Tomac got by him. Justin Hill came around in second and Marvin in third, although Tomac made fast work of Musquin.
250 TOP TEN RESULTS WASHOUGAL
450 TOP TEN RESULTS