2019 Washougal National Motocross 250 Class Race Report

Two moto victories for Dylan Ferrandis in Washington.

Dylan Ferrandis races at the 2019 Washougal National Motocross 250 Class Race.
Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis won both motos at round 9 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Washougal MX Park.Brown Dog Wilson

Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing's Dylan Ferrandis won both 250MX class motos at round 9 of the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Washougal MX Park in Washougal, Washington. The Frenchman sits second in the championship standings, 28 points down from the leader, Adam Cianciarulo, with three rounds remaining in the series.   "The track is always slippery at Washougal, but today it was a bit worse due to the bit of rain we got all morning," Ferrandis said. "I still had a lot of fun riding today. I got two very good starts and was really happy with myself. I had good battle with [Adam Cianciarulo] in the second moto. We made a good show for the fans, I hope they liked it and I look forward to watching it later myself. I'm pretty pumped about winning both motos today. It's a good bounce back after my bad weekend in Millville. I look forward to racing again in two weeks at Unadilla."

Adam Cianciarulo races at the 2019 Washougal National Motocross 250 Class Race.
Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo clinched the runner-up spot in Washington.Brown Dog Wilson

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Adam Cianciarulo's 3-2 moto results kept his podium streak alive of finishing on the overall podium at all nine rounds this season. The Florida native applied pressure to Ferrandis for the entirety of moto 2, but was unable to make a pass and settled for second overall on the day.   "Although we fell short of our weekly goal which is to win, there are still positives to take away from the weekend with our second-place finish today," Cianciarulo said. "I was doing everything I could in that second moto to get into first, but we just couldn't find the right place to make a pass stick. It was rad to battle like that though. We are leaving here healthy and still with the point lead, so we will make some improvements over the break and be ready to go in two weeks."

Justin Cooper races at the 2019 Washougal National Motocross 250 Class Race.
Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Justin Cooper rounded out the overall podium.Brown Dog Wilson

Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Justin Cooper grabbed the holeshot in moto 1, lost the lead to Ferrandis shortly after, but was able to hold onto second place for the remainder of the race. In moto 2 he found himself as far back as eighth early on, but was able to work his way up to fourth by the race’s end, which gave him third overall on the day.   “The bike was really good this weekend!” Cooper said. “A couple of mistakes in the motos, but nothing we can’t recover from. The conditions were really good with it misting in the morning. The track was moist all day and pretty rough. It was difficult to be consistent with the slick lines out there and that cost me a couple of times, especially in the first moto when I lost the lead. It was a good day overall though. I’m still looking to get back to the top, but I feel we are headed in the right direction.”

Michael Mosiman races at the 2019 Washougal National Motocross 250 Class Race.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Michael Mosiman finished on the podium in moto 2.Brown Dog Wilson

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Michael Mosiman put his FC 250 in seventh in the first moto, but was able to rebound to take third in moto 2 and fourth overall in Washington.   "It's good to be here; I'm really fond of this track and this area," Mosiman said. "And I think this track suits my style. I'm really able to get into a flow. I'm stoked to get on the podium. I love the fans up here!"

Chase Sexton races at the 2019 Washougal National Motocross 250 Class Race.
Geico Honda’s Chase Sexton rounded out the top five overall.Brown Dog Wilson

Geico Honda's Chase Sexton rounded out the top five overall with his consistent 4-6 moto finishes.   "Not an ideal day at Washougal," Sexton said. "Between bad starts and tip-overs, it just made the day super difficult. I'm not complaining, and I'm the only person to blame for it! I just need to be better—plain and simple. Fifth overall, but that's not what I show up to do. [I'm] going to figure it out these next two weeks, and come out swinging for the last three!"

RJ Hampshire races at the 2019 Washougal National Motocross 250 Class Race.
Geico Honda’s RJ Hampshire wasn’t able to get the starts he needed, and wasn’t able to break into the top five overall. “My starts weren’t great on a track that was hard to pass on,” Hampshire said. “I felt pretty good [in the] first moto [until] a crash. [In the] second moto, I battled with [Justin] Cooper pretty much the whole [race]. Couldn’t find a way around. Starts were important, and I didn’t have them.”Brown Dog Wilson

2019 250MX Class Championship Point Standings

Position Rider Brand Points
1 Adam Cianciarulo Kawasaki 394
2 Dylan Ferrandis Yamaha 366
3 Justin Cooper Yamaha 346
4 Colt Nichols Yamaha 261
5 RJ Hampshire Honda 254
6 Hunter Lawrence Honda 233
7 Alex Martin Suzuki 229
8 Michael Mosiman Husqvarna 220
9 Chase Sexton Honda 214
10 Shane McElrath KTM 181
Cameron McAdoo races at the 2019 Washougal National Motocross 250 Class Race.
Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Cameron McAdoo put his 250 SX-F in seventh overall in Washington.Brown Dog Wilson
Colt Nichols races at the 2019 Washougal National Motocross 250 Class Race.
Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Colt Nichols’ ninth-place result in moto 2 held him back in the overall. “The track was technical, but honestly really good,” Nichols noted. “I got an awesome start in the second moto; I just didn’t ride smart and ended up on the ground in both races. That was disappointing, but we have a few rounds left to put it all together and get the result we are looking for.”Brown Dog Wilson
Alex Martin races at the 2019 Washougal National Motocross 250 Class Race.
JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Alex Martin’s rebounded from his 13th-place finish in moto 1 to capture seventh in moto 2. “Washougal is a tricky track for me, so I’m happy to just be moving on from this race healthy,” Martin admitted. “In the first moto I had a good pace going while running in seventh position. Then I swapped out coming into a left-hand corner and went over the bars. I spun badly out of the gate in the second moto and was buried in the pack, but I made aggressive passes right away to finish seventh. My riding was decent. I just need better starts.”Brown Dog Wilson
Brandon Hartranft races at the 2019 Washougal National Motocross 250 Class Race.
Cycle Trader/Rock River Yamaha’s Brandon Hartranft rounded out the top 10 on his YZ250F.Brown Dog Wilson