Division7/Star Racing/Yamaha Washougal ReportWednesday, July 29, 2009 | 5:27 PM
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Washougal, WA - The AMA MX National Series rolled into the beautiful state of Washington to attend round eight at Washougal MX Park. Division 7/Star Racing/Yamaha comprised of #41 Matt Lemoine, #43 Broc Tickle, #159 Darryn Durham, #164 Michael Hall, and #455 Lucas Moraes came in with hopes of keeping their status of fixtures up front. Things proved to be tough, however bright moments did occur sporadically.
Taking top honors on this weekend would go to Tickle, who continues to bring his total package together and match it up with the raw speed he holds. However, a bad start in moto one forced the likeable 20 year old, to pull himself up through the field. The task was accomplished, and he successfully piloted the #43 YZ 250F up to 10th place by lap three. Focused ahead, Tickle pushed hard seeing him move to the 7th spot at the finish. Moto two was much of the same, sitting 15th on lap one, Tickle clawed his way through the field during the races entirety. By doing so, he took a hold of 8th on the final lap due to his determination and closed this round out positively.
Bringing another highlight to the outdoor campaign was Durham, grabbing a 7th place start in moto one, #159 put the hammer down. After moving up two spots very quickly, Durham showed his skills by overtaking 4th convincingly on lap seven. With less than four laps to go, he battled relentlessly to maintain his position. In the end Durham dropped a spot, seeing him fall back to a finish score of 5th. However, his performance for the second race in a row was very impressive. Durham’s moto two began well with him sitting 11th momentarily. The talented youngster rode hard and got himself two notches higher by mid race. When the checkers were thrown, Durham had slipped into 10th, and his exceptional riding was definitely noticed.
The next guy in line was Hall, pushing forward all the while in moto one, the rookie started 10th only to crash on lap four. Now sitting in 29th, Hall raced from there to take a tally of 18th. After starting poorly in moto two due to being chopped off out of the gate, Hall bounced back and netted 12th.
Having just plain horrible luck throughout the day was Lemoine, after riding up into the 11th in moto one following subpar start. Moto two began with a mediocre start for Lemoine, but just as the first lap had ended, Lemoine went and took a nasty get off which was the end of his day. Luckily, the tough Texan wound up being okay, and will be ready for the next go at racing.
Moto 1 Moto 2 = Overall Finish
Broc Tickle 7th 8th = 7th
Darryn Durham 5th 10th = 8th
Michael Hall 18th 12th = 15th
Matt Lemoine 11th 32nd = 16th
Also making the big show again, was Lucas Moraes our 450F pilot who put two steady motos together going 31-22 for 30th overall.
Star Racing thanks our valued sponsors for their great assistance.
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