MotoAmerica was in the backyard of Asphalt & Rubber last weekend, and we sent our man Ryan Phillips up to the Washington track to snap some photos of the national series’ stop at the Ridge Motorsports Park.
The temperatures were hot (115°F), and the racing was fast. The Ridge Motorsports Park has changed a lot too, since the last time the national series stopped by the Pacific North West.
With fresh asphalt, more facilities, and a heck of a lot more black-top, The Ridge is quickly becoming a national-caliber race track, and a popular destination with riders.
If you haven’t had a chance to spin some laps on its 16 turns (plus chicane), then you are missing out. The racing there is pretty good too.
Old Man Taylor, getting spicy with his Yamaha FZ-07R race bike.
There are two Pinkstaff brothers. There is the fast one, and the smart one…and then there’s Kevin.
…meets Wheelie Wednesdays.
Turn 5 is the new Turn 6.
Even behind the trees, and with a helmet on, one can still sense Michael Gilbert’s gross mustache.
Maxwell Toth is pretty fast. Keep an eye on this kid.
Josh Herrin, looking sporty.
The Ducati Panigale V4 R is pretty fast, especially with Loris Baz at the helm.
Beep, boop, beep!
Remember when you were a kid, and late for the bus?
Local wünderkin Andy DiBrino shows the out-of-towners the line down the hill.
How many zebrapowers are in this photo?
Washington traffic is getting out of control.
That’s what a good weekend looks like!
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