MOTOCROSS: THE STRAIGHT UP FACTS HEADING INTO UNADILLA
By Broc Bridges
1. Marvin Musquin rode to his third win of the season, second consecutively, and 13th of his career two Sundays ago in Washougal. He has swept both motos in the past two rounds (Washougal & Spring Creek). Only Eli Tomac had swept two rounds in-a-row this season before Musquin, when he swept Red Bud and Southwick.
2. With his overall win in Washougal, Musquin became the first KTM rider to win Washougal in both classes. It was also KTM’s fifth 450MX Class win on the season.
3. Eli Tomac continues his title chase with a solid 2-2 in Washougal. It was his 25th career 450MX Class overall podium and fifth of the season for him. He is on a four moto winless streak, the second longest of his season, but has finished second in three of those motos and fifth in the other.
4. Martin Davalos earned his first career 450MX Class podium, going 4-3 on the day. After finishing in the top-6 just one time in the season’s first 13 motos, Davalos has reeled off three-fourth places and a third place finish in the past four motos. His previous career high overall was fifth in Southwick this season.
5. For eight consecutive rounds, European bikes have taken two of the three spots on the podium, leaving limited spaces for the popular Japanese brands. On top of that, a surprising number of Husqvarna riders have earned podiums this season with Davalos, Dean Wilson and Jason Anderson all stepping on the box at some point this year.
6. Cole Seely earned his second straight top five finish, going 3-5 in Washougal. He sits comfortably in fifth in the points standings.
7. Blake Baggett and Wilson went fifth and sixth overall, each earning top-10’s in each moto, continuing their success as the only riders this season to have top-10 finishes in each moto.
8. Joey Savatgy took the overall in the 250MX Class, going 7-1 in route to his third win of the season and seventh of his career. He has now won back-to-back overalls but his mid-season struggles have him buried in fourth in the points standings.
9. Zach Osborne rallied for a second place overall, his eighth podium of the season. He came from outside the top-20 to finish fourth in the first moto and came from eighth to finish third in the second one, a total of 23 passes. He has a comfortable 74 point lead on Jeremy Martin and is looking to clinch the championship in the coming weeks.
10. Dylan Ferrandis finished third overall with a 3-4 day. It was his third podium of the season.
11. Adam Cianciarulo had the overall victory until the last lap when he got passed twice. He still earned a 2-5 day good for fourth, but that one pass on the last lap knocked him completely off the podium.
12. Aaron Plessinger won the first moto, but struggled to a ninth in the second moto. This opened the door for a rider to win the overall with a lower than usual number. In fact, Savatgy’s 7-1 day to claim the overall is the lowest point total for a 250MX Class overall winner since 1999:
-2017- Joey Savatgy (Washougal): 7-1
-2010- Christophe Pourcel (Freestone): 1-5
-2009-Ryan Dungey (Washougal): 1-5
-1999- Nick Wey (Millville): 1-5