Justin Hill started off the day in Washougal qualifying second in the 450 class behind points leader Eli Tomac. In the first moto he started second behind his teammate, Justin Bogle and stayed in the front pack the entire race finishing 4th. In the second moto he started off in second again and got passed by Marvin Musquin. However, on the fourth lap, Hill got cross-rutted and shot off the track into a tree.
Justin had this to say about the day: “Qualifying went well and I was very comfortable on the Suzuki RM-Z450. I had a great start in the first moto, but expended too much energy trying to get around my teammate [Justin Bogle]. I was smoked by the time I was in third place. I learned quite a bit by being up front with those guys. Then, while running third in the second moto, I had a huge crash. It was a strange deal where I landed sideways in some ruts. I tried to blast out of it and straighten up the bike. By doing that I swapped even harder and flew straight into a tree. I’ve definitely felt better than I do right now. My left knee is swollen up almost as big as a volleyball right now. It seems that I’m just tough enough to not get broken, but I’m wimpy enough to get hurt every time I hit the ground [laughter].”