Honda Tops the Podium at Washougal
This past Saturday, Washougal MX Park in Washougal, WA, hosted round eight of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Team Honda Muscle Milk's Justin Brayton posted a fifth in moto one, Tommy Hahn finished sixth overall and Ashley Fiolek swept both motos for the WMX overall win.

In the 250 class, Muscle Milk-sponsored GEICO Honda's Justin Barcia and Eli Tomac went 1-2 on the podium for a third consecutive week. 

The Race
Team Honda Muscle Milk's Tommy Hahn rode his way to a sixth-place finish after going 7-7 in both motos. After posting the third-quickest times in practice, Hahn was forced to work his way through the pack in moto one after getting a less-than-desirable start. He put together a hard charge, making his way into seventh. In moto two, Hahn jumped to a good start, eventually surrendering a few positions to finish in seventh.

Teammate Justin Brayton put together a noteworthy first moto with a solid ride for the entire 30-minute-plust-two-lap race, finishing in fifth. Unfortunately, after getting off to another good start in moto two Brayton went down hard and was unable to continue the race.

In the 250 class, Muscle Milk-sponsored GEICO Honda's Justin Barcia and Eli Tomac delivered impressive performances for a third consecutive week, topping the podium with 1-2 finishes. In moto one, Barcia ran in second a majority of the race, followed by Tomac. Both riders eventually made the pass on the leader to finish the race 1-2. In the second moto, Barcia launched to a good start, quickly opening up a gap on the rest of the pack. He led a majority of the race until a slight mistake caused him to surrender the top position. He finished second, followed by Tomac. Justin Bogle placed seventh overall with 9-5 finishes, followed by Wil Hahn with 5-10 finishes.

"It feels awesome to be in the top spot and to have closed up the points gap a little," said Barcia. "In moto one I had to ride really hard to get around Marvin but I finally got sick of the roost and made the pass. In the second moto I got the holeshot and rode up front most the time until Blake caught up and passed me. I haven't had the best of luck here the last few years so it's great to come out of here on top."

"Today was overall a good day," stated Tomac. "In the first moto I stayed up front with Justin throughout the race and once we got by Marvin we settled into a nice pace and rode to the finish. In the second moto I didn't get as good of a start and spent way too much time trying to get through to the front but was able to make my way up to third."

In the WMX class, Team Honda Muscle Milk's Ashley Fiolek topped the podium once again with 1-1 finishes. In moto one, Fiolek grabbed the holeshot and rode unchallenged to the checkered flag, then in the second race she once again launched to a great start but was quickly pressured by other riders. After moving into second, Fiolek was able to capitalize on a mistake by the leader, which allowed her to regain the front position. She currently sits third overall in the championship standings, a mere 11 points off the leader.

The Focus: Throttle Jockey
The sponsorship relationship between graphics supplier Throttle Jockey and Honda Racing began in 1998 and has continued to the present. Honda wanted the best product and superior service, and Throttle Jockey stepped up and delivered. Throttle Jockey is an official Honda Licensee and offers custom graphics for Honda models, and also manufactures custom graphics and seat covers for race teams and dealerships all over the United States and overseas.

450 Class Overall Results
1. Ryan Dungey 2-1
2. Mike Alessi 1-2
3. Andrew Short (Honda) 4-3
4. Jake Weimer 3-5
5. Broc Tickle 6-4
6. Tommy Hahn (Honda) 7-7
7. Kyle Chisholm 8-10
8. Christian Craig (Honda) 10-9
9. Weston Peick 9-11
10. Josh Grant 17-6

450 Class Championship Points (after 8 of 12 rounds)
1. Ryan Dungey 383
2. Mike Alessi 303
3. Jake Weimer 280
4. Andrew Short 247
5. Broc Tickle 220
6. Justin Brayton 183
7. Josh Grant 169
8. James Stewart 151
9. Brett Metcalfe 142
10. Kyle Chisholm 137

250 Class Overall Results
1. Justin Barcia (Honda) 1-2
2. Eli Tomac (Honda) 2-3
3. Blake Baggett 6-1
4. Marvin Musquin 3-4
5. Ken Roczen 4-7
6. Blake Wharton 7-6
7. Justin Bogle (Honda) 9-5
8. Wil Hahn (Honda) 5-10
9. Ryan Sipes 8-8
10. Jason Anderson 10-9

250 Class Championship Points (after 7 of 12 rounds)
1. Blake Baggett 355
2. Justin Barcia 344
3. Eli Tomac 323
4. Ken Roczen 305
5. Marvin Musquin 256
6. Wil Hahn 218
7. Blake Wharton 185
8. Jason Anderson 168
9. Jessy Nelson 144
10. Travis Baker 134

WMX Class Overall Results
1. Ashley Fiolek (Honda) 1-1
2. Tarah Gieger (Honda) 3-2
3. Mariana Balbi 4-3
4. Jessica Patterson 2-8
5. Sara Pettersson 5-4
6. Jacqueline Strong 9-5
7. Hailey Larson 8-6
8. Kasie Creson 7-7
9. Alexah Pearson 6-9
10. Amanda Brown 10-11

WMX Class Championship Points (after 6 of 8 rounds)
1. Jessica Patterson 236
2. Tarah Gieger 234
3. Ashley Fiolek 225
4. Mariana Balbi 193
5. Jacqueline Strong 176
6. Kasie Creson 174
7. Sara Pettersson 173
8. Sayaka Kaneshiro 137
9. Alexah Pearson 127
10. Sade Allender 118

About Honda
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