MotoSport riders Weston Peick and Joey Savatgy took sixth-place overalls in their respective classes on Saturday for Round 9 of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series at Washougal Motocross Park.
Both riders made inroads in the points standings and results from the rest of the field offer some intrigue to the final three Rounds as riders get a two-week break before the series heads to the Unadilla National in Unadilla, NY for Round 10.
Peick continued his consistent Top 10 riding and took seventh in Moto 1 and sixth in Moto 2 for that sixth overall. Prior to the race, Peick was one point ahead of Andrew Short in seventh place in the Championship standings, 34 points from the Top 5. Short's fifth-place overall bumped him ahead of Peick who is now in the eighth spot but now only 11 points from the Top 5. Peick is just a point behind Short and the sixth-pace Josh Grant.
Weston Peick takes sixth overall at Washougal; closes in on Top 5 for points
Jimmy Albertson carried himself quite well landing in the Top 20 for both Motos for a 17th place overall. He is now in the Top 20 in points and can pass the idle Justin Barcia in two weeks with another solid outing.
MotoSport rider Tucker Saye took eighth in the Consolation race while MotoSport employee Brett Cue, racing for the first time in a National, took 16th in the Consolation race.
Jimmy Albertson finishes in Top 20 for both Motos at Washougal
Rounding out the rest of the 450s, Ryan Dungey swept for the first time this season and has now won six of the last seven races at Washougal. Dungey passed MotoSport.com Holeshot winner Justin Brayton in the opening lap of Moto 1 and left the rest to fend for themselves on positioning. Dungey won by 14 seconds while the usual suspects rounded out the Top 4: Eli Tomac in second, Ken Roczen in third and Trey Canard in fourth.
Brayton grabbed the MotoSport.com Holeshot in Moto 2 as well but once again couldn't hold the lead as Dungey started in fourth but found a corner and raced by Brett Metcalfe and Short. Again, the final results included Tomac in second and Roczen in third. Canard finished in 11th for a seventh place overall.
"Today was just about coming in and not worrying about the championship. There's a lot of racing left," Dungey said. "We just tried to put out our best effort and we did that. We got great starts and Eli (Tomac) kept us honest in that second Moto, but I just really tried to put the hammer down and extend the gap. Fortunately we did that. I love it here and this just feels awesome."
Though the standings didn't change much the points sure did. Dungey closed the gap on his Red Bull KTM teammate Roczen, who now holds a slim 13 point lead over Dungey. Canard fell back further from the Championship hunt but is firmly in third-place. James Stewart did not race because of dizziness allowing Metcalfe, who took fourth overall - his best finish since Week 1 - to reclaim the fourth-place spot in the Championship standings, however he's a distant 74 points behind Canard.
Joey Savatgy has best race of the year at Washougal
In the 250s, Savatgy raced to his best finish of the year and second straight Top 10 overall. He started off in the Top 5 and took a season best sixth in Moto 1. He landed in seventh for Moto 2. His Rockstar Energy KTM teammate Jason Anderson did not fare so well. Anderson, also a MotoSport-sponsored rider, was competing for a podium spot in Moto 1 but endured a brutal crash on Lap 11. He did not finish the race nor did he continue for Moto 2. He did get up from the crash. Anderson did not lose his seventh-place spot in the standings though he lost significant ground to the Top 5 dropping from just 10 points from fourth-place to now 38 points from the fifth and sixth place spots occupied by Justin Bogle and Christophe Pourcel, respectively, each with 274 points.
A crash in Moto 1 ends Jason Anderson's day early
For the rest of the 250s, Marvin Musquin swept for his fourth career win and first in more than a year. Musquin has come on strong in recent weeks and is now in fourth-place in the Championship standings. Points leader Jeremy Martin swept fourth-place giving him third overall but he tied in points with Cooper Webb who went 3-5 for fourth overall. Martin maintains a 43-point lead over Webb however Blake Baggett took second overall and closed the gap on Webb to 11 points.
Motocross Round 10 is August 9 at the Unadilla National. Moto 1 starts at 1 p.m. (EST). Buy tickets online or at the Motocross park, 5986 State Hwy #8 in New Berlin, NY.
2014 Washougal National Motocross Results
2014 Washougal National 450 Class Results
- Ryan Dungey (1-1)
- Eli Tomac (2-2)
- Ken Roczen (3-3)
- Brett Metcalfe (5-4)
- Andrew Short (6-5)
- Weston Peick (7-6) - MotoSport rider
- Trey Canard (4-11)
- Fredrik Noren (9-7)
- Justin Brayton (8-8)
- Christian Craig (10-12)
2014 Washougal National 250 Class Results
- Marvin Musquin (1-1)
- Blake Baggett (5-2)
- Jeremy Martin(4-4)
- Cooper Webb (3-5)
- Justin Bogle (7-3)
- Joey Savatgy (6-7) - MotoSport rider
- Dean Wilson (8-6)
- Christophe Pourcel(2-15)
- Cole Seely (9-9)
- Jessy Nelson(11-10)
2014 Motocross Season Standings
450 Class Standings
- Ken Roczen (407)
- Ryan Dungey, (393)
- Trey Canard (330)
- Brett Metcalfe (256)
- James Stewart (226)
- Josh Grant (218)
- Andrew Short (218)
- Weston Peick (217) - MotoSport rider
- Eli Tomac (212)
- Chad Reed (156)
250 Class Standings
- Jeremy Martin (377)
- Cooper Webb (334)
- Blake Baggett (323)
- Marvin Musquin (291)
- Justin Bogle (274)
- Christophe Pourcel (274)
- Jason Anderson (236) - MotoSport rider
- Cole Seely (212)
- Jessy Nelson (185)
- Alex Martin (156)
Written By: AndrewT