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Washougal Venue

Washougal

Washougal, WA

Washougal MX Park lays in the middle of the rolling hills of the Pacific Northwest. The track is one of three current natural terrain circuits in America, and has been a steady part of the Motocross schedule since 1980.

Fast Facts

Venues

Washougal is one of the most scenic tracks on the Pro Motocross calendar. The track is unique for its path through the Washington trees, challenging riders with shaded areas and a wide array of lighting. The track, nicknamed “America’s Most Scenic Raceway”, has been owned and operated by the Huffman family since the early 1990’s

Iconic Moments

The Washougal National has created iconic moments in its over four decade history on the schedule. From a PNW legend sweeping motos en route to a championship to another title race getting flipped upside down, Washougal has plenty of history.

1980: Sun Shines

The first Washougal National in 1980 was a showcase for Oregon’s Chuck Sun. A local legend, Sun positioned his Honda at the top of the standings during the year and increased his points lead with a great effort at Washougal. In the first moto, Sun battled Kawasaki’s Goat Breker as defending champion Danny LaPorte was forced to the sidelines, with the chain coming off his Suzuki. Sun took the lead from Breker ten minutes into the race and never looked back. Sun then held off fellow Oregon native Rick Burgett to sweep the day and take a nearly 50 point lead. In the 125 class, Suzuki’s Mark Barnett spoiled three time defending champion Broc Glover’s party, taking the overall with a 1-2 as Glover fought from a bad first moto start to take 4-1 scores. The result was a pivotal momentum swing, as Barnett closed the points lead to just seven and used the strong performance to eventually take the title away from Glover.

2007: Twist of Fate

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s James Stewart looked all but certain to win the title after the first half of the season, after trading wins with the outgoing Ricky Carmichael. Heading into Washougal, Stewart held a 26 point lead over teammate Tim Ferry after a trip to the hospital at Unadilla. The first moto was business as usual, with Stewart leading a Kawasaki 1-2 sweep. However, the second moto was anything but ordinary. The points leader would go down and eventually be forced to bow out of the series, tearing his ACL in the process. Taking advantage of the shift in the standings was Ferry and Yamaha’s Grant Langston. Langston won the second moto and nearly the overall, but a last lap gaffe from Kevin Windham gave Ferry the overall victory with a 2-2 compared to a 4-1. As the white flag flew, Windham slowed, believing that he had taken the checkered flag. This allowed Ferry past for the overall victory, which would be the last of his career. Langston would end up seizing the momentum, winning four of the last nine motos of the season to win his first and only 450MX title.

This interactive table details the all-time leaders at Washougal. Who has the most starts, wins, podiums and points. Filter by class. On mobile, slide left to access more columns. To see all years of data, become a member of the We Went Fast Garage and help us continue (and expand) these unique views of the sport’s history.

All-Time Leaders

This interactive table details the Washougal winners history. Who won in what year and what round was this venue. Filter by class. On mobile, slide left to access more columns. To see all years of data, become a member of the We Went Fast Garage and help us continue (and expand) these unique views of the sport’s history.

Winner History