Monday Kickstart – Washougal MX 2012

Another round of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series is in the books, and the series will take another one-week break before heading the sand of Southwick. Ryan Dungey emerged the victor once again this weekend in the 450 class, and Justin Barcia chipped away at Blake Baggett’s lead in the 250 class. Check out some more photos from the race in the Great Northwest and stay tuned for Pit Pass, Behind Bars, and more from this weekend’s action.

Washougal is arguably the most scenic track in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series. Nestled into rural southwestern Washington, the track weaves through dense trees that tower high overhead, providing both shade for fans and harsh shadows for the riders.


Washougal always attracts a humungous crowd, and they showed up in droves again in 2012. With pleasant temperatures and plenty of shade, Washougal offered as much comfort for fans as an outdoor track in the middle of nowhere possibly can. The multiple Coors Light beer gardens helped as well.


For the last few years, Troy Lee Designs has used Washougal as its setting for one-off bikes and/or gear. We remember the baby blue and orange bikes from last season, right? This year they did it again, this time with flo orange and yellow. So dope.


Red Bull KTM is enjoying their most successful year in American motocross. The Austrian company dominates motocross in FIM circuits, but has come up short in AMA-sanctioned racing until now. WIth Roger DeCoster at the helm, tireless development behind the scenes, and their golden boy Ryan Dungey aboard their 450, KTM is the winningest manufacturer of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series. After his second-moto win at Washougal, Dungey now has 11 moto wins thus far in 2012.