Sign Of The  Lap Times: Washougal

Sign of the Lap Times: Washougal

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Round eight of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship from Washougal, WA, brought a changing of the guard as Monster Energy Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto took over the points lead from Team TwoTwo/Bel-Ray's Chad Reed. Not to be outdone, Rockstar/Makita Suzuki's Ryan Dungey also made a big move in the championship standings as he took his second consecutive overall and climbed to within one point of leader Ryan Villopoto. Meanwhile, down in the 250 Class the Pro Circuit brigade once again fought over who would stand where on the podium with Blake Baggett taking the top spot. Let's see how it all broke down with this week's Motion Pro Sign of the Lap Times.

450 Class
Moto 1

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Avg Lap Time Rider
1 1 2:05.999 3 2:09.418

Ryan Villopoto

2 2 2:06.227 3 2:09.714 Ryan Dungey
3 3 2:07.374 3 2:12.075 Trey Canard
4 4 2:10.273 3 2:12.843 Brett Metcalfe
5 6 2:11.128 3 2:14.140 Justin Brayton
6 5 2:11.718 7 2:13.277 Andrew Short
7 8 2:12.077 3 2:14.783 Tommy Hahn
8
7 2:12.942 8 2:14.358 Chad Reed
9 9 2:12.992 7 2:14.912 Mike Alessi
10 10 2:13.182 3 2:15.830 Michael Byrne

Moto 2

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Avg Lap Time Rider
1 1 2:09.790 2 2:13.053 Ryan Dungey
2 2 2:10.473 4 2:13.922 Ryan Villopoto
3 3 2:11.917 5 2:14.800 Brett Metcalfe
4 4 2:12.916 4 2:15.529 Chad Reed
5 7 2:13.400 4 2:15.209 Mike Alessi
6 5 2:13.746 4 2:15.646 Justin Brayton
7 7 2:13.823 4 2:16.872 Tommy Hahn
8
10 2:14.935 10 2:17.822 Andrew Short
9 8 2:15.024 10 2:17.448 Jake Weimer
10 11 2:15.946 3 2:18.252 Jake Canada

For the second week in a row the Ryans not only swapped moto wins, but the top spot on the lap charts. Villopoto took moto one while setting a blistering 2:05.999 on lap three--which also stood up as the fastest lap of the day. Moto two proved to be the Ryan Dungey show. He put the hammer down early and was able to pull away from Villopoto to take the overall. He also set the fastest lap of the moto with a 2:09.790.

If taking the overall wasn't satisfying enough for Dungey, he also got help in the form of teammate Brett Metcalfe who put himself on the podium for the first time this year. Why is that significant to Dungey? Metcalfe's podium took valuable championship points away from title contender Chad Reed, which could prove very significant as the championship hits the strech run.

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Dungey set the fastest lap in moto two.
Photo: Andrew Fredrickson

250 Class
Moto 1

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Avg Lap Time Rider
1 1 2:11.784 5 2:13.731 Blake Baggett
2 3 2:12.392 5 2:14.772 Kyle Cunningham
3 7 2:12.947 6 2:16.052 Gareth Swanepoel
4
2 2:13.092 7 2:14.299 Tyla Rattray
5 5 2:13.276 7 2:15.680 Dean Wilson
6
4 2:13.481 9 2:15.694 Justin Barcia
7 6 2:13.553 7 2:15.798 Tommy Weeck
8 15 2:13.584 2 2:19.139 Ryan Sipes
9 9 2:14.623 9 2:16.510 Broc Tickle
10 12 2:14.773 8 2:17.708 Gannon Audette

Moto 2

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Avg Lap Time Rider
1 3 2:14.918 7 2:17.792 Blake Baggett
2 2 2:15.610 15 2:16.474 Tyla Rattray
3 1 2:15.789 8 2:16.554 Dean Wilson
4 4 2:16.526 5 2:18.407 Gareth Swanepoel
5 5 2:17.053 6 2:18.642 Martin Davalos
6 7 2:17.440 7 2:19.275 Kyle Cunningham
7 10 2:17.539 3 2:20.783 Justin Barcia
8 37 2:17.567 3 2:23.060 Lance Vicent
9 18 2:17.719 5 2:23.103 Marvin Musquin
10 6 2:17.864 3 2:19.116 Alex Martin

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Blake Baggett overcame an injured shoulder and a valiant charge by teammates Dean Wilson and Tyla Rattray to take the overall at Washougal. Baggett not only took the overall but also set the fastest lap times in both motos. Not to shabby of a day for the Cali native.

DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing Yamaha continues to try and break up the PC trio. Kyle Cunningham finished third in moto one while teammate Gareth Swanepoel picked up the slack in moto two with a fourth-place finish. Putting the cherry on top of an already brilliant day, Gannon Audette put in another solid ride putting three of the Star Racing team members in the top-ten in the lap charts in moto one.

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Baggett set the fastest lap in both 250 motos.
Photo: Andrew Fredrickson

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