The big news from Washougal was that Jeremy Martin broke the streak of new 250 winners at six, by taking his second 250 National win in as many weeks. Equally interesting is that R. J. Hampshire stayed up for a change and finished second overall. Justin Cooper had the win in the bag until he fell in the second moto to go 1-8 for third, helped by Jett Lawrence’s second mediocre week (for him) in a row with a 7-2 score for fourth overall. The GasGas Gang of Pierce Brown and Michael Mosiman were fifth and sixth in front of Hunter Lawrence and the amazing Dillon Schwartz, who put his BarX Suzuki RM-Z250 in the top ten again. Justin Cooper leads the 250 title chase with an 8 point lead on early points leader Jett Lawrence. The next closest rider is Hunter Lawrence in third, but 44 points behind Justin Cooper.
In the 450 class, Chase Sexton took his Honda to a 1-3 victory over Eli Tomac’s 2-2, while the French duo of Dylan Ferrandis and Marvin Musquin went 5-1 and 3-5 respectively. The disaster of the week was Ken Roczen’s 6-10 day. He is still second overall in the 450 points chase , but is now 47 points behind Ferrandis and only 7 points ahead of Eli Tomac. Every rider outside of the top six is two full races behind with only five races to go.