Racer X Holeshot Award

July 31, 2006 10:58am

The eighth round of the 2006 Toyota AMA Motocross Series went off in the beautiful Pacific Northwest at Washington's renowned Washougal Motocross Park. The eventual winners of the Toyota Pro National were Team Kawasaki’s James Stewart, who pulled the second 450 holeshot, and Team Honda’s Andrew Short, who didn’t pull either holeshot. The start at Washougal isn’t a favorite, as it’s short and narrow, sweeping up to the left. Our normal Racer X Holeshot photographer, Carl Stone, couldn’t make it this weekend, so Tony and Danya from www.tonyscavo.com stepped in to capture the first-turn action.

250F Moto 1

We had two new Racer X Holeshot Award recipients this past weekend at Washougal.Just like he did back in 1998 aboard a CR125R wearing #955, Christopher Gosselaar was back out front and pulled a monster holeshot in the first moto, earning his first Racer X Holeshot of the 2006 AMA Toyota Nationals. Unlike ’98, this year he was aboard a Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki KX250F. Lil’ Goose would finish the moto in seventh.

250F Moto 2

As the gate dropped on the third moto of the day, Red Bull KTM’s Nathan Ramsey took his first Racer X Holeshot of the season as he narrowly edged out Andrew Short and KTM Canada pilot Eric Nye by a wheel. Ramsey would end up sixth, Short would win, and Nye would finish 22nd.


450 Moto 1

In the 450 class, Davi Millsaps’ first-moto holeshot streak continued for the third consecutive race as he nailed the start over the Hondas of Kevin Windham and MB1/Tokyo Mods/Unbound Energy/Fox’s Daniel Sani. RC, Stewart, and Reed were able to get by the #118, but he kept Windham at bay to finish fourth in the moto.

450 Moto 2

Everything went right for James Stewart in the second moto. First off, he was able to edge out factory Kawasaki teammate Michael Byrne and Team Subway/Coca-Cola’s Jeff Gibson to claim the $500 Racer X Holeshot Award; then he was able to fend off an attack by RC to take the moto win and the overall. It gave everyone in attendance and awesome show—congratulations, James!