For the second time this AMA Pro Motocross season, Team Honda HRC was forced to sit out an event, with both riders recovering from injuries. After just one race back in action following a previous injury, Trey Canard missed the Washougal National, having sustained a concussion while practicing on Tuesday, July 19, at the Reynard Training Complex. Teammate Cole Seely is still recovering from a fracture to his right pinky finger, where he recently had a small plate and four screws surgically inserted. Even GEICO Honda's Justin Bogle, who pits out of Honda's factory trucks, didn't compete in Washington, still feeling the effects of his crash in Southwick, Massachusetts. Despite the fact that no riders lined up on the gate, both of the team's semis were present at the race.