Round eight of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by the AMA, will return to the west coast this Saturday at Washougal MX Park in Washougal, Washington. The first time Washougal hosted an AMA national was in 1980, making this the 32nd time the gate will drop.
“Washougal is different than most the tracks we have seen so far in the series,” stated Honda Muscle Milk Team Manager Erik Kehoe. “It is definitely a change of scenery because the track is tucked in the forest, surrounded by pine trees. The dirt is a little deceiving; it looks like it is going to be really tacky and good for traction but often times its more slick and slippery. Washougal is also known for its steep elevation change called horsepower hill, and recently they changed from a shorter start to a longer start straight. Luckily, humidity isn’t as big a factor as it has been in previous weeks but it can get warm or even rain. The weather shows clear skies for Saturday.”