Contact: David Evans
Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX Team Media Relations
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (July 21, 2013) – Scenic Washougal MX Park in Washougal, Wash. was host to round eight of the 2013 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. The track has held a round of the series each year since 1972 except in 1980, when nearby Mount St. Helens had a volcanic eruption. Fuel TV broadcast the first motos live, the second motos aired live on the NBC Sports Network.
Josh Grant began the day as the second fastest in qualifying. In the first moto Grant rounded turn one in fifth position, with Justin Brayton just outside of the top-10. Grant rode with speed and consistency earning fifth at the checkers. Brayton settled into 15th and remained there to the finish. Grant holeshot the second moto and was leading the pack before the second place rider collided into him causing him to be nearly bucked completely off his bike. Grant was determined to stay up and muscled his way back on continuing the race in podium contention. Brayton was just outside the top-10 in the early laps. Unfortunately at about the halfway mark Grant began having difficulty with his rear brake, which was damaged in the earlier collision. This unexpected setback relegated him to a 10th place finish. Brayton was 13th in the moto. Grant’s 5 – 10 scores equated to seventh overall, while Brayton’s 15 – 13 finishes credited him with 15th for the day.
The final pro national at Moto-X 338 in Southwick, Mass. had 18,679 in attendance. There were 51,545 live starts, and 93,000 watched first motos live on FUEL TV. The second motos aired live on the NBC Sports Network drawing 158,000 viewers.
The Red Bud pro national attracted 28,700 spectators with 68,201 live stream starts. FUEL TV aired the first motos live to 63,000, and NBC broadcast the second 450 moto live to an audience of 610,000.
Spring Creek Motocross Park will host the next round of the series in Millville, Minn. on July 27. FUEL TV will broadcast the first moto live at 1:00 p.m. (EST). The second moto will air live on NBC at 3:00 p.m. (EST).