At the first U.S. 250cc Grand Prix of Motocross, Team Honda riders Marty Tripes and Jimmy Ellis tied for the win, with Tripes going 2-2 and Ellis going 3-1. But the overall win went to Tripes based on combined times over the two motos.
As he got closer and closer to his date with destiny (or maybe infamy), Evel Knievel was on the cover of Cycle News. His long-awaited Snake River Canyon Jump, five years in the making, would finally happen in early September. It would not go well.
Kawasaki's Robbie Reynard took the 125 National win at Spring Creek in Millville, Minnesota, ahead of title combatants Steve Lamson of Team Honda and Splitfire/Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Ryan Hughes.
In the 250 Class, Kawasaki's Mike Kiedrowski got the overall win with 2-3 scores to top Honda's Jeremy McGrath's 3-5 and Boyesen Yamaha's John Dowd's 11-1, and coming out of retirement and finishing a solid fourth overall on a Honda CR250 was two-time FIM Motocross World Champion Donny Schmit. This marked the last professional race for Schmit, who would pass away in the following January due to a rare blood disorder.
Washougal bit Ricky Carmichael once again, as Suzuki's Kevin Windham got the better of the future GOAT in the 250 National. K-Dub went 1-1 to RC's 2-2 on the Northwest's best motocross track. Yamaha's Tim Ferry would end up third.
In the 125 Class, Splitfire/Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Mike Brown went 1-1 to pick up a few valuable points on Red Bull KTM's Grant Langston, who finished 2-3. This race included one of Travis Pastrana's signature crashes—it happens at the 14:40 mark here:
Washougal was also not kind to James Stewart, especially in 2007. Seemingly well on his way to the 250 National Championship after Ricky Carmichael ended his AMA career after six rounds, the Kawasaki-mounted Stewart was poised to take over as the frontrunner. But after winning the first moto on this day at Washougal, Stewart put his left leg down in a corner and ended up tearing the ligaments in his knee, ending his season on the spot. His Kawasaki teammate Tim Ferry was right there to step in and get the team a win, but Stewart's departure reset the playing field completely in regards to the title. Yamaha's Grant Langston finished second and Honda's Andrew Short third.
In the Lites class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto was hoping to get a home win, and he took the first moto ahead of his teammate Ben Townley. But in the second moto, BT101 took off and won while RV found himself behind young Suzuki rider Ryan Dungey. The difference cost Villopoto the overall win.