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Carmichael's overall victory at Washougal marked two years since his last defeat in the outdoors. He walked away with yet another 1-1 sweep leading nearly every lap of both motos. It was the second victory in a row for Monster Kawasaki's Ivan Tedesco who won the 125 class with a 1-3 for the day. Tedesco has now catapulted himself into the 125 points lead ahead of Mike Brown and Mike Alessi.James Stewart is still out after hitting his head in the spectacular crash at Unadilla. Chad Reed is also out with a concussion, suffered while practicing last Thursday at Glen Helen. Reed reportedly crashed hard off the big tabletop and knocked himself out. After regaining conciousness, onlookers said Reed proceeded to remount the wrong bike (another rider's YZ250), before being redirected to his #22 YZ450F.The absence of Stewart and Reed—while regretable—made the 250 class interesting; a new podium position opened up. In the first moto, Carmichael was off to his usual early lead followed early by Ernesto Fonseca. Kevin Windham overtook Fonseca for the runner-up position on the fourth lap. David Vuillemin also got around Fonseca to take a podium in the first moto behind Carmichael and Windham.The second moto saw a hungry Ernesto Fonseca grab the holeshot and lead the first lap before Carmichael and Windham moved into place. This time Fonseca held on to third to get on the podium, and take third overall behind Carmichael (1-1) and Windham (2-2). John Dowd, Michael Byrne and Vuillemin finished fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.125 Class

The surprising performance in the 125 class came from Andrew Short. He's been gaining momentum in the 125 class and at Washougal, ended up leading the most laps in both motos. Short led the first moto until lap 11 when Tedesco overtook him. He continued to dice with Hepler in the late-race but ultimately held on for a second place finish.Short was out front again in the second moto, this time dicing with Josh Grant. Grant began to lose momentum, leaving Short an opportunity to pull away, but Helper had been steadily picking his way throught the pack. He overtook short on lap ten and held on to the lead to the finish followed by Short, Tedesco and Davi Millsaps.The Washougal course seemed to take its course on a number of riders in the 125 class: Grant Langston, Mike Alessi and Mike Brown all had a weekend they'd rather forget.Washougal made last week's hard luck in Colorado seem fortunate for Brown, who suffered a DNF in the first moto followed by a tenth place for 17th overall. Alessi had his worst performance of the year with a 7-21 finish for 14th place and Grant Langston slipped to seventh overall after "stalls and falls" in the second moto relinquished him to 26th.Tedesco's second overall win in a row has boosted him well into the points lead ahead of Brown and Alessi - now over 40 points ahead of the field. Alessi is barely hanging on to third place, only one point over Honda's Josh Grant.The series now takes a week off - giving riders a chance to come to SoCal for some X-Games / Surfercross fun. The AMA Motocross Championship Series will return August 14th at the Spring Creek Motocross Park in Millville, MN.Washougal Overall Results - 250 Class
1. Ricky Carmichael, Suzuki (1-1)
2. Kevin Windham, Honda (2-2)
3. Ernesto Fonseca, Honda (4-3)
4. David Vuillemin, Yamaha (3-6)
5. John Dowd, Suzuki (8-4)
6. Michael Byrne, Kawasaki (6-5)
7. Travis Preston, Honda (5-8)
8. Nick Wey, Honda (7-7)
9. Ryan Clarck, Honda (9-9)
10. Matthew Goerke, Suzuki (10-11)
11. Tim Weigand, Honda (14-10)
12. Sean Collier, Honda (12-13)
13. Clark Stiles, Suzuki (15-12)
14. Ryan Abrigo, Honda (17-14)
15. Brian Gray, Honda (13-18)
16. Jason Thomas, Honda (16-16)
17. Kyle Lewis, Honda (11-23)
18. Jeff Gibson, Honda (18-15)
19. Kenjiro Tsuji, Yamaha (19-17)
20. Shinichi Kaga, Yamaha (26-19)Washougal Overall Results - 125 Class
1. Ivan Tedesco, Kawasaki (1-3)
2. Andrew Short, Honda (2-2)
3. Broc Hepler, Suzuki (5-1)
4. Davi Millsaps, Suzuki (6-4)
5. Josh Grant, Honda (4-8)
6. Paul Carpenter, Kawasaki (9-6)
7. Grant Langston, Kawasaki (3-26)
8. Robert Kiniry, Honda (14-9)
9. Jason Lawrence, Suzuki (8-15)
10. Danny Smith, Yamaha (11-13)
11. Brett Metcalfe, Yamaha (13-12)
12. Matt Walker, Kawasaki (23-5)
13. Ryan Sipes, Suzuki (19-7)
14. MIke Alessi, KTM (7-21)
15. Joaquim Rodrigues, Honda (18-11)
16. Kelly Smith, Yamaha (10-19)
17. Mike Brown, Honda (38-10)
18. Richie Owens, Suzuki (17-16)
19. Billy Laninovich, Honda (12-25)
20. Jeff Alessi, KTM (20-14)250 AMA Motocross Point Standings
1. 394 - Ricky Carmichael
2. 311 - Kevin Windham
3. 258 - Chad Reed
4. 253 - David Vuillemin
5. 246 - Ernesto Fonseca
6. 202 - Travis Preston
7. 198 - John Dowd
8. 179 - Michael Byrne
9. 150 - Nick Wey
10. 118 - James Stewart
11. 116 - Ryan Clark
12. 111 - Juss Laansoo
13. 92 - Jeff Dement
14. 74 - Jason Thomas
15. 62 - Joshua Woods
16. 55 - Justin Buckelew
17. 55 - Jeff Gibson
18. 52 - Timmy Ferry
19. 44 - Heath Voss
20. 43 - Jean Sebastien Roy125 AMA Motocross Point Standings
1. 302 - Ivan Tedesco
2. 261 - Mike Brown
3. 234 - Mike Alessi
4. 233 - Josh Grant
5. 231 - Andrew Short
6. 226 - Broc Helper
7. 214 - Grant Langston
8. 195 - Davi Millsaps
9. 168 - Matt Walker
10. 144 - Danny Smith
11. 132 - Paul Carpenter
12. 112 - Kelly Smith
13. 103 - Ryan Hughes
14. 94 - Tommy Hahn
15. 89 - Jason Lawrence
16. 85 - Billy Laninovich
17. 83 - Ryan Sipes
18. 81 - Ryan Mills
19. 80 - Nathan Ramsey
20. 58 - Brock Sellards

David Vuillemin landed a poduim finish behind Carmichael and Windham in the first moto.
Ernesto Fonseca finished third overall - his best career finish in a 250 motocross.
Kevin Windham kept Ricky Carmichael honest on his way to a strong 2-2 finish.
Another rough weekend for Grant Langston; his 26th place dropped him to seventh overall.
Broc Hepler prepares to put the pass on Josh Grant in the second moto.
Josh Grant is now one point away from a podium position in overall points.
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