MX 2016: Aaron Plessinger's Day At Washougal Motocross

Aaron Plessinger went 9-5 for 7th overall at Washougal MX, check out his race day in photos here.

At each 2016 AMA Pro Motocross National this summer we're going to bring you the story, in photos, of how some racers did on their race day. If you couldn't attend the event, and your racer didn't get much airtime on the television coverage, don't worry, we were there for you; and this is your chance to see their story. We'll bring you different riders from each event and share them with you throughout the week, so be sure to check back. For this photo gallery, we bring you Aaron Plessinger who went 9-5 for 7th overall at Washougal.

Aaron Plessinger, Washougal MX 2016
Team Yamalube Star Racing’s Aaron Plessinger came to Washougal looking for his first overall podium of the season. Plessinger has been putting decent rides in, but consistency hasn’t been the young charger’s strong point as of late.Photo by Preston Jordan
Aaron Plessinger, Washougal MX 2016
In practice Aaron didn’t have the best qualifying time in 15th, which left him with a less than stellar gate pick from the upcoming motos. Practice was super muddy and Aaron was searching for dry lines in both sessions.Photo by Preston Jordan
Aaron Plessinger, Washougal MX 2016
Charging hard through corners was a must in the morning as the berms were still very soft and muddy. The track would shape up to be great for the motos, but Plessinger would have to really wring out his YZ250F in order to get through some of the slop.Photo by Preston Jordan
Aaron Plessinger, Washougal MX 2016
Plessinger was one of the few riders in the 250 class who had an awesome line going through Washougal’s whoop section. Aaron would triple in from the outside corner and skim the rest of the long section in fourth gear. It was visibly very fast!Photo by Preston Jordan
Aaron Plessinger, Washougal MX 2016
You could tell the Star Yamaha was running good as Plessinger is on the bigger side for a 250F, but he was able to get over a sizeable triple from the inside rut (that was extremely choppy). On the long uphill he would not visibly lose anytime to his rivals as they would drag race to the top.Photo by Preston Jordan
Aaron Plessinger, Washougal MX 2016
In the first moto Plessinger started ninth and would only pick off one rider at the finish line. It was a freight train of riders from fifth all the way through tenth. Catching the riders proved to be easy for him, but making the passes stick was a different story. Some ruts funneled into the same line at the end of the corner and roost was so horrible that making a pass was hard to make stick.Photo by Preston Jordan
Aaron Plessinger, Washougal MX 2016
Unlike the first moto the second moto Aaron would make several passes on his way to a fifth. His main rivals got stuck in a one lined S-turn and he made sure to take full advantage of it. The track was very slick in the second moto and you could hear Plessinger riding a gear high coming out of corners trying to maintain traction. His scrubs (pictured here) were incredible and staying lower off of this single jump was faster than launching into the sand rollers that proceeded this jump.Photo by Preston Jordan