2019 WASHOUGAL MOTOCROSS NATIONAL’S BEST IN THE PITS GALLERY
Washougal MX is the ninth of twelve rounds on the 2019 AMA outdoor National Motocross circuit. The town of Washougal is located 31 miles north east of Portland, Oregon on the Washington state boarder. We got up to Washougal on Friday to see what was going on. Many of the teams were still cleaning and rebuilding from last weekends mud race in Millville, Minnesota.
The semi drivers had to drive 1800 miles across the country from Millville, Minnesota to Washougal, Washington. Many of the mechanics had to start rebuilding their bikes the day before the race.
Eli Tomac’s Factory Kawasaki KX450. Eli has a 39 point lead heading into the Washougal National tomorrow over KTM’s Marvin Musquin’s.
An up close look to Tomac’s KX450 engine.
We caught an old Honda Trail 90 roaming the Washougal pits.
The dog house. This is the place where the Washougal starting gate is controlled. Not much to it.
Ken Roczen and Frankie Latham in the Factory KTM pits shooting the breeze.
Factory Honda’s Jordan Troxell pumping some race gas into the VP five gallon jug.
Cameron McAdoo’s TLD KTM 250SXF being pieced together.
While walking through the pits we came up on this young staff member driving around in a big UTV. Check out his ear piece, this little man means business.
Justin Barcia’s seat hump on his Factory Yamaha YZ450F.
A look under the Geico Honda tent.
Nothing like bringing the family to the nationals.
We are sad to hear the number 4 of Blake Baggett will not be racing this weekend. We have no further details.
Most of the day Friday the mechanics were putting the finishing details on their bikes.
Adam Cianciarulo has a 36 point lead heading into Washougal.
The color of the Pro Circuit Kawi bottom fork tubes are mesmerizing.
A overview of the Washougal pits.
This guy is on top of the Yamaha semi washing the top of the awning.
There are a lot of fans and racers camping out at the track.
Justin Bogle racing the 125 All-Star Race? No, this is Chris Johnson’s KTM 125SX dressed in Bogle’s graphics.
Hand guard mounts. The roost heading up Horsepower Hill is killer. Most of the riders will be running hard guard to protect their hands from getting hit by roost and rocks.
The CRF250 engine of Chase Sexton’s. Jade Dungey got it nice and clean.
If you want more power on your FC250, drill holes in the airbox like the Husky Factory team does. It helps, a lot.
If only this gate could talk.
Make sure to hydrate.
Looks like the stack of Dunlop MX11’s that were used last weekend at the Millville mud race.
“The Man” Roger DeCoster and Carlos Rivera.
Joshua Ellingson putting the front end together on Justin Cooper’s Star Racing YZ250F.
Ryan Villopoto’s pit with his Pro Circuit YZ125.
It didn’t matter how much moisture they got on the track the dry heat absorbed it right up. It was a dusty day of riding in Washougal.
Team Yamaha getting Aaron Plessinger’s factory YZ450F ready to race.
A look inside a factory Husky airbox.