The eighth round of the 2012 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, as sanctioned by the famous AMA Pro racing committee, was played last Saturday night at the renowned Washougal Motocross Park located in the Pacific North-West city of Washougal, Washington. The MX round was a complete houseful event which saw jam-packed stadiums occupied by fans who gathered together in thousands to witness the eighth major extreme outdoor dirt bike racing event of this summer at the 2012 Washougal National. Well, the winning streak of Ryan Dungey of team Red Bull KTM does not seem to come to an end anytime soon as he took his winning streak to six at the Washougal National. Once again, Ryan Dungey emerged as the winner of the 450cc class event at Washougal as he scored his sixth consecutive victory in the 450cc class following his last win at the Spring Creek National.
However, Dungey’s win at the Washougal National wasn’t a bed of roses as unlike the previous few 450cc class events, this time he wasn’t able to make a clean sweep at the Moto matches. Ryan Dungey won the event by virtue of an impressive 2-1 finish in the Motos which eventually made him the overall winner of the event. During both the Moto matches, Dungey had to face a tough fight in the race track from his closest competitor of this season - Mike Alessi of team MotoConcepts Suzuki. Alessi, who is also the closest title contender of this season, was inches away from bringing an end to the winning streak of Dungey at the Washougal National. For the first time in the previous few 450cc class events, Alessi stopped Dungey from winning a much hyped and intense Moto match as Alessi kicked off the Washougal National with a thrilling win in the first Moto.
The atmosphere at the Washougal Motocross Park was completely intense and electrifying during the 450cc class event. Alessi’s win in the first Moto made the crowd imagine about a possible end to Dungey’s winning streak. However, Dungey bounced back in the second Moto race as he grabbed the holeshot award and cruised ahead. Dungey was quick to gain the lead in the opening lap itself and led all the way till the 15th lap to win the Moto. This left a tie between Dungey and Alessi with a 2-1 score and a 1-2 score respectively. A much better performance in the second Moto along with an impressive lead of 15 laps at a stretch helped Dungey score his sixth consecutive victory in the 450cc class.