Sign of the  Lap Times: Washougal

Sign of the Lap Times: Washougal

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Get with the times with this week's Sign of the Lap Times. 


450 motos by Chase Stallo
250 motos by Aaron Hansel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

450 Class
Moto 1

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Avg Lap Time Rider
1 2 2:08.940 5 2:10.841 Ryan Villopoto
2 1 2:09.259 7 2:10.970 Ryan Dungey
3 3 2:09.458 7 2:12.717 James Stewart
4 4 2:11.768 3 2:14.160 Justin Barcia
5 14 2:12.564 4 2:16.492 Ryan Sipes
6 5 2:12.625 8 2:14.275 Josh Grant
7 7 2:12.748 4 2:14.491 Andrew Short
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9 2:12.870 7 2:15.674 Chad Reed
9 7 2:12.949 7 2:14.510 Mike Alessi
10 12 2:13.412 11 2:15.259 Trey Canard

The Ryans and James Stewart set an unattainable pace in the first moto—one that the rest of the field was unable to match. Villopoto, the only rider to dip into the 2:08’s, set the fastest lap of the day, with Dungey and Stewart not far behind. The interesting stat in all of this is that all three were 2-3 seconds faster than Justin Barcia’s fastest lap, which was the fourth fastest of the moto. A rare occurrence, especially considering the depth of the 450 Class.

Dungey opened an early lead over Villopoto but as the laps ticked away, so did Dungey’s lead. Dungey was able to collect himself down the stretch, holding off a late onslaught by RV. Let’s take a look at the final five laps to see where RV was able to gain ground on Dungey.

Lap Ryan Dungey Ryan Villopoto
13 2.11.851 2.12.577
14 2.11.390 2.10.699
15 2.12.357 2.12.240
16 2.12.189 2.11.462
17 2.12.871 2.09.991

An undisclosed ailment has keep Chad Reed from being the Chad Reed we have grown accustomed to over the past decade. However, Reed has slowly begun to turn the corner, with Washougal proving to be one of his best rides of the season. Reed set the eighth fastest lap of the moto, and was just over a second back of the fourth fastest lap set by Barcia.


450 Moto 2

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Avg Lap Time Rider
1 1 2:08.798 8 2:11.924 Ryan Villopoto
2 2 2:09.805 6 2:12.505 Ryan Dungey
3 3 2:11.448 4 2:14.969 James Stewart
4 5 2:13.630 7 2:16.087 Broc Tickle
5 4 2:13.836 6 2:15.087 Jake Weimer
6 8 2:14.452 6 2:17.242 Phil Nicoletti
7 11 2:14.625 6 2:17.432 Trey Canard
8
6 2:14.708 5 2:16.019 Mike Alessi
9 10 2:14.874 5 2:17.851 Josh Grant
10 7 2:14.976 5 2:17.181 Chad Reed

Just like in moto one, the Ryans controlled the pace up front. Villopoto, for the second straight moto, was the only rider to lay down a lap in the 2:08’s, which put him nearly three seconds faster than James Stewart, who set the third fastest lap of the moto.

Dungey was looking to make a statement in the second moto by jumping out to an early lead, but Villopoto was determined to break his overall winless streak at Washougal. He stalked Dungey for a few laps before using the outside to make a pass stick. Check out the chart below to see where RV made up for lost time.

Lap Ryan Dungey Ryan Villopoto
2 2.11.240 2.11.456
3 2.09.959 2.09.785
4 2.10.614 2.10.386
5 2.11.215 2.09.201

RCH Suzuki rider Broc Tickle’s season has been one to forget. Poor starts have been a major impediment for the former Western Regional Supercross Lites Champion. At Washougal, Tickle finally busted his start slump, tying a season high of fifth in the second moto. He would set the fourth fastest lap in the moto as well.

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Broc Tickle had a breakthrough ride in the second moto at Washougal.
Simon Cudby photo


250 Class
Moto 1

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Avg Lap Time Rider
1 1 2:09.937 3 2:12.258 Eli Tomac
2 4 2:11.382 4 2:13.952 Justin Bogle
3 2 2:11.416 5 2:13.207 Ken Roczen
4
36 2:11.468 3 2:12.751 (11 Laps) Blake Baggett
5 3 2:12.194 7 2:13.481 Marvin Musquin
6
7 2:13.933 3 2:16.488 Martin Davalos
7 5 2:13.938 7 2:15.715 Justin Hill
8 12 2:13.973 5 2:18.253 Cooper Webb
9 10 2:14.087 8 2:16.406 Wil Hahn
10 8 2:14.249 6 2:16.090 Kyle Cunningham

Eli Tomac added to his already sizable stack of dominant wins over the weekend by stomping the competition at Washougal. Check out his fastest lap; it's nearly a second-and-a-half faster than Justin Bogle's fastest time, which was the second fastest of the moto. While only three other riders were able to dip down into the 2:11 range, Tomac started below it and didn't even come out until lap ten when he turned a 2:12.042. With demoralizing wins like this, Tomac's fellow 250 races are probably looking forward to him graduating to the 450 ranks next year.

Roczen did indeed find himself in a battle in this moto, only this time it was with teammate Marvin Musquin. Roczen passed Musquin on lap eight and opened a bit of a gap, only to see Musquin surge late in the moto and nearly retake the position. The chart below show's Musquin's strong finish. If it wasn't for a tiny mistake near the end of the final lap, Musquin may have passed Roczen, which at the end of the day, would have handed the championship lead over to Tomac.

Lap Ken Roczen Marvin Musquin
7 2:11.595 2:12.194
8 2:11.682 2:14.138
9 2:13.575 2:13.363
10 2:12.472 2:13.427
11 2:14.605 2:14.078
12 2:14.607 2:14.518
13 2:13.671 2:13.235
14 2:13.677 2:14.271
15 2:14.403 2:13.133
16 2:13.544 2:13.839

Great moto for Justin Hill, who got a decent start and kept himself from getting shuffled back and ended up in fifth. After RedBud, Hill said that everyone has been faster than he anticipated, and that he needed to step up his game. Well, he did that at his home track in Washougal by setting lap times consistent with some of the established veterans in the class. Nice ride.

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Justin Hill shined at his home race.
Simon Cudby photo


250 Moto 2

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Avg Lap Time Rider
1 1 2:10.337 6 2:13.054 Eli Tomac
2 2 2:10.718 6 2:14.303 Ken Roczen
3 4 2:12.346 5 2:14.765 Marvin Musquin
4 8 2:12.726 5 2:16.092 Blake Baggett
5 6 2:12.918 4 2:15.763 Justin Bogle
6 3 2:13.069 6 2:14.676 Zach Osborne
7 5 2:13.272 7 2:14.927 Jason Anderson
8 7 2:14.372 9 2:15.784 Justin Hill
9 9 2:14.676 2 2:16.513 Martin Davalos
10 10 2:14.816 5 2:17.257 Cole Seely

When Ken Roczen found himself hot on Eli Tomac's tail early in the second lap of moto two, it looked like we'd finally get a chance to see the two go at it. Unfortunately for everyone except Eli Tomac and GEICO Honda, that didn't happen. Instead, Tomac started inching away before really taking control just before the halfway point . What's interesting is that although Roczen got a terrible start in the first moto, Tomac's margin of victory in moto one (19.739) over Roczen was almost identical to his margin of victory in moto two (20.021), despite Roczen's good start in the second moto. Check out the chart below to see how Tomac steadily put time on Roczen to eventually win the moto.

Lap Eli Tomac Ken Roczen
2 2:12.146 2:13.070
3 2:11.179 2:11.895
4 2:10.500 2:11.284
5 2:11.156 2:11.169
6 2:10.337 2:10.718
7 2:10.943 2:12.497
8 2:11.471 2:14.348
9 2:12.429 2:14.505
10 2:12.964 2:15.480
11 2:12.705 2:14.728
12 2:13.585 2:16.084
13 2:13.806 2:16.696
14 2:15.876 2:16.664
15 2:18.188 2:16.925
16 2:18.528 2:18.486

Here's something nobody expected to read before the season started: There was a good battle between regining 250 champ Blake Baggett and rookie Justin Hill for seventh place in the second moto. Even more suprising is that it was Hill who ran Baggett down and made the pass late in the moto on lap fourteen. Baggett tried to respond, but Hill had a response of his own on the final lap. The chart below tells the story.

Lap Justin Hill Blake Baggett
10 2:16.025 2:16.704
11 2:15.263 2:18.051
12 2:15.360 2:16.131
13 2:16.337 2:18.540
14 2:16.709 2:18.098
15 2:16.815 2:16.479
16 2:15.759 2:17.204

A rougher track for the second motos often results in lap times that are slightly higher in the second half of the day. Unless you're Zach Osborne, that is. The GEICO Honda rider has been battling arm-pump in the first motos, and has generally been much stronger in moto two all season long. The trend held true at Washougal, which is illustrated by the chart below. Osborne's strong second moto helped him emerge victorious in a great battle with Bogle and Musquin for third.

Lap Zach Osborne Moto 1 Zach Osborne Moto 2
2 2:17.808 2:14.247
3 2:15.473 2:15.340
4 2:15.011 2:13.311
5 2:14.315 2:13.457
6 2:14.985 2:13.069
7 2:15.154 2:13.868
8 2:15.059 2:13.946
9 2:17.010 2:14.961
10 2:32.163 2:15.063
11 2:20.643 2:15.362
12 2:22.051 2:15.049
13 2:22.905 2:15.139
14 2:21.452 2:14.391
15 2:20.413 2:16.147
16 2:19.061 2:16.800


Worty of mention in the aforementioned battle for third is the charge of Jason Anderson. The Rockstar Energy rider started right around the top ten but put in a solid moto, staying strong all the way to the end. He was catching up to the battle for third, and his lap times suggest that if he'd had another lap or two, he probably would have been a factor.
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