Jake Weimer continues to build on his confidence in the 450 class. Other than Mike Alessi, Weimer has been the most consistent rider in the class behind the nearly flawless Dungey. He just missed the podium this weekend with fourth overall, but he definitely won in the dope helmet department.
Ryan Dungey and Fox Racing paid their respects to Art Jefferson, who served as paddock concierge at all of the Nationals. Mr. Jefferson suffered a fatal stroke in Minnesota last week. A portion of his ashes will be spread at his home track of Southwick in accordance to his wishes. Godspeed, Art.
Red Bull parachutes usually fall from the skies during opening ceremonies, but it was the GoPro Bomb Squad that descended onto the start straight moments before the first gate drop this weekend at Washougal.
Red Bull KTM's Marvin Musquin scored a big holeshot over Blake Baggett in the first 250 moto and pulled away for a good portion of the moto. The Geico Honda duo of Justin Barcia and Eli Tomac eventually tracked him down after the midway point of the moto. Barcia struck first, then Tomac followed, but Musquin held onto third place when the checkers flew.
Jeff Ward Racing's Josh Grant gutted out a strong sixth-place finish after his big yard sale in the first moto. After getting his best start of the season out of the gate, JG33 was enjoying a top-five position, when he got pitched sideways off an awkward, small double out a sweeping right turn. He was violently thrown to the ground, but after he shook it off he remounted and continued the moto to salvage 17th. He returned in the second moto for some redemption and sealed sixth, giving him 10th overall on the day.
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