Carmichael keeps it rolling at Washougal.

The National Promoters Group produced and promoted Washougal round of the AMA/Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championships enjoyed another massive crowd–this time on Sunday in great state of Washington. In fact, the 22,505 in attendance was the largest crowd ever to witness a race in the 22-year history of the track, nestled amongst the majestic pines with Mt. Hood looming in the background.

“We’ve never had a crowd this big,” said longtime promoter and NPG member Ralph Huffman. “In fact, early this morning we were calling on our neighbors and getting tractors out to mow some of their fields to handle all of the cars. The sport of motocross is certainly popular here in the pacific northwest–our greatest turnout to date!”

At risk of sounding like a broken record, Carmichael, well, broke another record by logging his 17th and 18th straight moto wins. A truly phenomenal feat for the young Floridian rider who owns the longest 250cc winning streak in AMA motocross racing history.

“He’s definitely in a league of his own right now,” said Kyle Lewis, who finished third overall in the 250 class–his first podium of the year. Added Team Yamaha’s Tim Ferry, who finished second to Carmichael: “I had a couple bad starts and that’s all Ricky needs to take over and run away with it.” Ferry, who has six podium finishes this year, is in second place in the overall points chase behind Carmichael.

Again, the 125 class featured the best racing of the day as Kawasaki’s James Stewart overcame a couple bad starts and fought through the pack for a well-deserved 3-1 finish and the overall title. “Yeah, I earned it today, definitely my toughest race of the year,” he said.

Finishing in third place in the 125 class and, more importantly, taking over second place in the overall points chase was Suzuki’s Branden Jesseman. Second place overall in the 125 race at Washougal went to Yamaha’s Larry Ward–his best finish of the year.

The Outdoor Nationals takes a couple weeks off before make its next stop on Sunday, August 19th, at Spring Creek Motocross Park in Millville, Minn.

125 cc event standings:

1. James Stewart (KAW), 3/1

2. Larry Ward (YAM), 1/3

3. Branden Jesseman (SUZ), 2/2

4. Ernesto Fonseca (HON), 6/4

5. Matt Walker (KAW), 8/6

6. Eric Sorby (KAW), 7/8

7. Billy Laninovich (KTM), 4/12

8. Buddy Antunez (SUZ), 14/7

9. Brock Sellards (KTM), 11/14

10. Chad Reed (YAM), 35/5

11. Paul Currie (SUZ), 16/10

12. Andrew Short (SUZ), 10/16

13. Shae Bentley (KAW), 5/37

14.Michael Byrne (HON), 31/9

15. Damon Huffman (SUZ), 9/29

16. Travis Preston (HON), 39/11

17. Chris Gosselaar (HON), 19/13

18. Danny Smith (SUZ), 15/17

19. Josh Woods (SUZ), 12/20

20. Rodrig Thain (YAM), 13/38

250cc event standings:

1. Ricky Carmichael (HON), 1/1

2. Tim Ferry (YAM), 3/2

3. Kyle Lewis (HON), 4/3

4. Nate Ramsey (HON), 2/6

5. Robbie Reynard (HON), 6/5

6. John Dowd (KTM) 12/4

7. Mike LaRocco (HON), 9/7

8. Nick Wey (YAM), 7/9

9. Sean Hamblin (SUZ), 5/12

10. Ezra Lusk (KAW), 10/8

11. Paul Carpenter (HON), 8/10

12. Stephane Roncada (KAW), 11/11

13. Ryan Clark (YAM), 14/13

14. Keith S Johnson (KTM), 13/16

15. Anthony Amaradio (YAM), 19/15

16. Sebastien Tortelli (HON), 40/14

17. Keith R Johnson (YAM), 15/22

18. Heath Voss (HON), 20/17

19. Guy Cooper (KTM), 16/26

20. James Povolny (HON), 17/21

Overall point standings 125cc:

1. James Stewart JR (KAW), 382

2. Branden Jesseman (SUZ), 298

3. Chad Reed (YAM), 288

4. Ernesto Fonseca (HON), 275

5. Danny Smith (SUZ), 237

6. Matt Walker (KAW), 213

7. Buddy Antunez (SUZ), 196

8. Larry Ward (YAM), 162

9. Eric Sorby (KAW), 147

10. Damon Huffman (SUZ), 145

11. Travis Preston (HON), 136

12. Brock Sellards (KTM), 126

13. Michael Byrne (HON), 109

14. Josh Demuth (YAM), 98

15. Michael Brown (KAW), 89

16. Paul Currie (SUZ) 84

17. Grant Langston (KTM), 77

18. Ivan Tedesco (YAM), 73

19. Chris Gosselaar (HHON), 67

20. David Pingree (HON), 64

Overall point standings 250cc:

1. Ricky Carmichael (HON), 450

2. Timmy Ferry (YAM), 349

3. Ezra Lusk (KAW), 309

4. Sebastien Tortelli (HON), 283

5. Kyle Lewis (HON), 257

6. John Dowd (KTM), 205

7. Robbie Reynard (HON), 201

8. Mike LaRocco (HON), 196

9. Sean Hamblin (SUZ), 139

10. Heath Voss (HON), 133

11. David Vuillemin (YAM), 118

12. Paul Carpenter (HON), 116

13. Nate Ramsey (HON), 109

14. Nick Wey (YAM), 93

15. Stephane Roncada (KAW), 89

16. Guy Copper (KTM), 81

17. Keith S. Johnson (KTM), 81

18. Ryan Clark (YAM), 79

19. Craig Decker (YAM), 73

20. Keith R. Johnson (YAM), 63