Ralph Huffman

Ralph Huffman, pillar of timber and motocross communities, dies at 83

Ralph Huffman, a stalwart in the Douglas County timber community who went on to become one of the region’s most renowned motocross promoters, died Monday at age 83. Huffman co-founded Huffman and Wright Logging in southern Douglas County in 1956 with long-time business partner Roger Wright. Later, Huffman took over management of the famed Washougal MX Park in Washougal, Washington, one of the most famous tracks on the professional motocross circuit.
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Washougal MX Park Founder Ralph Huffman, 83

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Washougal MX Park patriarch Ralph Huffman, a legend of motocross racing in the Pacific Northwest, died Monday at the age of 83. “The vibrant motocross scene of the Pacific Northwest, which is among the most passionate in the country, simply would not carry the prominence it does without the influence of Ralph Huffman,” said Davey Coombs, President of MX Sports Pro Racing. “His passion and his unique vision rejuvenated the Washougal National and made the scenic Washougal MX Park a destination for any motocross fan. More importantly, through his love of the sport he fostered a community of enthusiasts that is bigger and stronger than ever.”
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Motocross community mourns loss of Ralph Huffman

Ryan Huffman, the park’s manager, said his dad will be remembered for being gracious, and for his support of all riders. The Northwest motocross scene lost a giant Monday with the passing of Ralph Huffman at the age of 83. Huffman was co-owner, along with his wife Carolyn, of the...