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2018 Washougal National Motocross 450 Class Photo Finish

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Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac grabbed yet another first-place overall finish at round 9 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at the Washougal National in Washougal, Washington. Tomac leads the series points by 15 over his nearest competitor.

“Today was great,” Tomac said. “It was another 1-1, which is what we want to do, and that second moto was crazy. I was only anticipating getting second, but we got it done and took the win and overall. Washougal was good to us, and I felt great all day. We’ll take the weekend off to rest and prepare for the last three rounds.”

Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen continued his streak of strong rides, putting in a second-place overall result via 3-2 moto finishes.

“Today went pretty well,” Roczen said. “I’m so close but yet so far at the same time [laughs]! I can’t complain with how this season has been going though. We’ve found ourselves in second on the podium for the third weekend in a row. I think that’s pretty good, so I have to be happy with that. I’m so close to another moto win, but I just need to put together that last five minutes. We keep making progress though; we’re learning each week and trying really hard, so as long as we leave the races healthy and I know I did the best I could, then it’s a great day. This isn’t a track that I’ve really enjoyed in the past, so I kind of expected today to be more of a struggle, which makes me even happier with my finish.”

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin battled to his eighth podium finish of the season on Saturday with third overall.

“Honestly, I expected a little better weekend,” Musquin said. “I love Washougal, but it was definitely a tough track and it was hot out there, so it was hard for the guys to keep the moisture and the softness in the ground, as expected. My starts were decent, not great, and I was able to put myself in okay position both motos and fight hard for the lead, but I came up short in both motos with second and third.”

Position Rider Brand Points
1 Eli Tomac Kawasaki 401
2 Marvin Musquin KTM 386
3 Ken Roczen Honda 330
  Justin Barcia Yamaha 330
5 Blake Baggett KTM 301
6 Weston Peick Suzuki 247
7 Benny Bloss KTM 224
8 Phil Nicoletti Husqvarna 217
9 Justin Hill Suzuki 132
10 Kyle Cunningham Suzuki 130