2012 450 MX National Report – Washougal Round 8

July 21, 2012
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross National – Round 8 -Washougal, Washougal, WA

T Hahn 32_practice02_washougal mx (racerx-cudby photo)

Tommy Hahn qualifying 3rd at Washougal (Racer X / Cudby Photo)

Tommy Hahn (32) Muscle Milk Honda
Qualified: 3 out of  56
Qualifying Time: 2:07.495
Top Qualifying Time: 2:05.818  by Ryan Dungey (5) KTM

Tommy was the early leader during qualifying setting his best time of 2:07.495. Only Dungey and Alessi were able to better Tommy’s time later in the session. This is Tommy’s first top 3 qualifying time since 2009.

horz bar - moto one - outline-th32

1)   M. Alessi (800) Suz
2)   R. Dungey (5) KTM
3)   J. Weimer (21) Kaw
4)   A. Short (29) Hon
5)   J. Brayton (10) Hon
6)   B. Tickle (25) Kaw
7)   T. Hahn (32) Hon
8)   K. Chisholm (11) Kaw
9)   W. Peick (54) Suz
10)   C. Craig (43) Hon

Moto#1  Lap Times:
(Best Time) R. Dungey (5) 2:07.061 (Lap 4)  (Moto Average 2:09.374)
T. Hahn (32) 2:10.891 (Lap 2)  (Moto Average 2:13.810)

Moto #1 – Notes:
Washougal’s fast start hill and sweeping first turn makes for a very tricky start when 40 riders are going for it. Tommy started around 18th by lap 1, and had his fastest laps early in the moto to position himself within the top 8. As the moto wore on, and the track getting rougher, Tommy finished a strong 7th.

Full Lap Chart   2012 450 MX Round 7  – Moto 1  Lap Chart  Click to view

T Hahn 32_washougal_vurbmoto photo

T Hahn 32 washougal national (vurbmoto photo)

horz bar - moto two - outline-th32

1)   R. Dungey (5) KTM
2)   M. Alessi (800) Suz
3)  A. Short (29) Hon
4)   B. Tickle (25) Kaw
5)   J. Weimer (21) Kaw
6)   J. Grant (33) Kaw
7)   T. Hahn (32) Hon
8)   F. Noren (867) Hon
9)   C. Craig (43) Hon
10)  K. Chisholm (11) Kaw

Moto#2  Lap Times:
(Best Time) R. Dungey (5) 2:07.306 (Lap 2)  (Moto Average) 2:11.017
T. Hahn (32)   2:13.838 (Lap 3)  (Moto average) 2:16.353

Moto #2 – Notes:
Top 5 start made life easier of Tommy in the second moto. He didn’t have to work-up the pack like the first moto, but the pace of the top guys was a couple seconds a lap faster that his pace at 2:16. Finishing 7th again is a strong showing for Tommy since he’s been back from the broken finger.

Full Lap Chart   2012 450 MX Round 8  – Moto 2  Lap Chart  Click to view

450 Moto 2 start washougal mx_14_transworldmx photo

450 Moto 2 start washougal mx (transworldmx photo)

T hahn 32 vs B Tickle 35 Washougal MX (vurbmoto photo)

T hahn 32 vs B Tickle 35 Washougal MX (vurbmoto photo)

Overall – Notes:
Tommy finished 6th overall with a pair of 7 place finishes. Scoring 28 points this round, Tommy has moved up 3 ranks to 15th position with a total of 81 championship points. He is 56 points out of the top 10. With four more races to go, Tommy needs to use this series break to heal-up and get stronger for the final championship push.

Overall Results  2012 450 MX Round 7 – Overall Results  Click to view

Current Series Standings  2012 450 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross – Series Results  Click to view

2012 Washougal  Race PhotosClick to See Race Gallery

Tommy Hahn #32 Honda Pits (Transworldmx photo)

Tommy Hahn #32 Honda Pits (Transworldmx photo)

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