For the first time since the opening round of the season, the 2013 Pro Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, will make its return to the Pacific Time Zone on Saturday, July 20, with its annual visit to , Wash., for the Peterson CAT National for Round 8 of the 12-race series.

Photo Credit: Simon Cudby

Photo Credit: Simon Cudby

Washington native looks to extend his points lead in the 450 Class by capturing his first ever Lucas Oil Pro Motocross win in front of his hometown crowd on Saturday. In four entries to the Washougal event, Villopoto is currently winless at his home track. The Monster Energy Kawasaki rider currently holds 11 moto victories-the most of the season-while leading the way with four overall wins through the first seven rounds of the championship.The primary challenger to Villopoto’s dominance this season has been Red Bull KTM’s . The reigning 450 Class Champion has posted three overall wins to hold a strong runner-up position against Villopoto in the championship standings. Dungey has won five-straight races at Washougal across both classes and the Minnesota native looks to extend his win streak before heading to his home track at Spring Creek next weekend.

Last round, Yoshimura Suzuki’s put in an impressive ride at RedBud to earn second place overall behind Villopoto, placing him fifth in the championship standings. The 2008 450 Class Champion looks to build off his momentum from the last round with another podium finish at Washougal.

The 250 Class continues to produce exceptional competition this season with four different overall winners through the first seven rounds. Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen topped the 250 Class last round en route to his second overall victory of the season after flip-flopping moto wins with GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac. Tomac, who also holds a pair of overall wins, sits only seven points behind Roczen in the 250 Class championship as the two riders prepare to continue their battle this Saturday at Washougal.

Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin has missed the podium the last two rounds, causing the Frenchmen to lose valuable points in the 250 Class championship chase. Musquin currently holds third place in the standings with two overall victories to date. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett currently sits fourth place in the overall standings, just 13 points behind Musquin. With his 2011 victory, Baggett is the only current 250 Class rider to have captured a win at Washougal. Furthermore, the defending 250 Class Champion will look to secure his second overall win of the 2013 season on Saturday.

Washougal MX Park is one of the oldest stops on the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship schedule and is the only round of the season to run in the Pacific Northwest. The first National was held at Washougal in 1980 and with the exception of 1987, the track has been a part of the championship for the last 30 years. Over that span, the facility has been the site of many of the sport’s most memorable moments and has become one of the most challenging circuits on the schedule. Washougal boasts one of the largest climbs on the circuit, with the iconic Horsepower Hill. Its picturesque setting, surrounded by evergreen trees and rolling hills, make it a must see for any motocross enthusiast.

The Peterson CAT Washougal National will feature live broadcast coverage on Saturday, beginning at 4 p.m. Eastern with the 450 and 250 Class opening motos on FUEL TV and Allisports.com. Moto 2 of both classes will air live on NBC Sports Network and Allisports.com beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern.

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Previous Round Results and Current Point Standings

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
Red Bull RedBud National
RedBud MX – Buchanan, Mich.
July 6, 2013
Round 7 of 12

450 Class (Moto Finish)

1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki (1-1)
2. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki (2-2)
3. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, (3-5)
4. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, (5-6)
5. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Honda (9-4)
6. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha (6-8)
7. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Honda (8-7)
8. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM (4-12)
9. Jake Weimer, Twin Falls, Idaho, Kawasaki (7-13)
10. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki (11-11)

450 Class Championship Standings

1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 333
2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 291
3. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Honda, 249
4. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 200
5. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 184
6. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki, 170
7. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., 137
8. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki, 135
9. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 131
10. Jake Weimer, Twin Falls, Idaho, Kawasaki, 131

250 Class (Moto Finish)

1. Ken Roczen, Apolda, Germany, KTM (2-1)
2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda (1-2)
3. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (4-3)
4. Marvin Musquin, La Reole, France, KTM (3-4)
5. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Honda (10-5)
6. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha (7-8)
7. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha (6-9)
8. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda (5-11)
9. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki (8-10)
10. Justin Bogle, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki (12-7)

250 Class Championship Standings

1. Ken Roczen, Apolda, Germany, KTM, 312
2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 305
3. Marvin Musquin, La Reole, France, KTM, 260
4. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 247
5. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Honda, 212
6. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki, 176
7. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 162
8. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha, 158
9. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 145
10. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha, 140

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