The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship returned to the West Coast for round eight at Washougal MX Park in Washougal Washington. Eli Tomac has had a winning streak in the 450 class, but it appears Chase Sexton edged him out in a tie breaker.
The opening round began with Ryan Dungey grabbing the holeshot. Chase Sexton was right there as well. Sexton moved to the lead and shortly after, Dungey experienced a mechanical issue with his bike. Tomac fell into second, chasing Dungey down. As the clock wound down, Tomac finally made a pass for the lead. Tomac’s tire would get caught in a rut, sending the rider down. Sexton who was close behind crashed into Tomac and also went down. Both quickly got back underway, neither losing a position. Tomac went on to win the moto with Sexton finishing second. Jason Anderson made a late pass on Ken Roczen for third. In the second moto, the battle continued between Sexton and Tomac. Sexton held off Tomac at every turn winning the moto effectively ending Tomac’s streak.
Over in the 250 class, Jo Shimoda had a moto 1 holeshot. The Lawrence siblings were right behind. Soon Hunter seized the lead. Jett followed a short time later getting around Shimoda for second. Hunter would win with Jett second and Shimoda third. In the second moto, Justin Cooper found himself out front. Shimoda and the Lawrence siblings were right behind. At some point Hunter went down allowing Jett to move into third. Jett eventually made a pass on Shimoda. Jett was never able to catch Cooper who grabbed his first season wire to wire win. Jett Lawrence took home his seventh overall win of the season.
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