Flashback Friday – Washougal MX National 2013
July 21st, 2013 would mark an important footnote in the career of Pacific Northwest native Ryan Villopoto. It would be his first time to win the overall at Washougal, a track he knows well, in his home state of Washington. He would battle with Ryan Dungey throughout the day and his 2-1 would beat Dungey’s 1-2. There was no question who the fastest racer was though. Villopoto came from behind in both motos, and while he couldn’t quite catch Dungey in moto one, his pass in moto two was a thing of beauty.
“I’ve never been very great at this place. I’ve always struggled here a little bit,” Villopoto told The Columbian newspaper. “It definitely feels good to get it done … I ended up on the short end of the stick a lot of times. Today, I ended up with the long stick.”
James Stewart rounded out the podium and Jake Weimer was at his best with a solid fourth. Eli Tomac was the master of the 250 class, with Ken Roczen close behind. A young Marvin Musquin would end up on the podium in third. Justin Bogle, Justin Hill, and Cole Seely were other notable 250 class top ten finishers. Adam Cianciarulo would get great starts, but could only muster a 6-16 for tenth overall. Zach Osborne came in sixth on a Honda, while Blake Baggett ended up fifteenth with an 35-8 on a Kawasaki.