Poulsbo native and AMA Supercross star Ryan Villopoto won’t get
a chance to sail a home run over the wall at Dodger Stadium, but he
can catch some big air in the outfield.
Villopoto, who is recovering from an injury that ended his 2010
season, had this to say about racing at Dodger Stadium on Jan.
“It’s always a different track no matter the stadium. It
really comes down to the dirt as some is really soft while others
are really hard. If it is anything like the dirt we have at other
rounds in California, it should be good. I’m really looking forward
to the season coming up and I feel like I’m going to be more ready
than I’ve ever been before.”
Here’s a link to the story.
Poulsbo supercross star Ryan Villopoto, who is coming back from
a knee injury, will race in
Australia in November and December.
Here‘s a little more on the Supercross season.
Poulsbo’s native son Ryan Villopoto, who was nearly on his way
to his first AMA Motorcross Championship this season but suffered a
season-ending injury two months ago, is still
Villopoto broke his leg during a horrific crash in April and will be watching
from the sidelines for the final two rounds of the 2010 season.
Still, if you’re a motocross fan, here’s a link that you might find
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan Dungey raced to his fifth Monster Energy
AMA Supercross victory of the season Saturday night, overcoming an
early wreck to hold off Kevin Windham in front of 59,882 fans at
the Edward Jones Dome.
On lap nine, while trying to pass Dungey, Ryan Villopoto caused the
two of them to crash. When they remounted, Villopoto moved into the
lead and Dungey restarted third. After recapturing second place,
Dungey set chase on Villopoto, but on lap 11, Villopoto had a hard
crash and was unable to return to the race.
“It got really hectic out there tonight,” said Dungey, the
Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki rider from Belle Plaine, Minn. “I had a
great start so that was a huge help. We worked really hard this
week to come out here in St. Louis prepared. It’s unfortunate that
Ryan crashed. I hope he’s OK.”
Dungey leads the standings, 36 points head of Villopoto.
Geico Powersports/Honda’s Justin Barcia, from Ochlocknee, Ga., won
the final race of the Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites season.
Barcia finished second in the standings, 13 points behind
Christophe Pourcel, the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider
from Groveland, Fla.
There’s only four races left this season, and Poulsbo product
Ryan Villopoto is
just 12 points out of the lead.
HOUSTON (AP) — Ryan Villopoto raced to his seventh AMA
Supercross victory of the year Saturday night, beating Kevin
Windham in front of 44,624 fans at Reliant Stadium.
“I’ve definitely struggled in practice this season. I don’t know
why, but I turn it around come race time,” said Villopoto, the
Monster Energy Kawasaki rider from Poulsbo. “It bums me out when I
look at the board in practice and I’m not on it, but at end of the
night it’s awesome to lead all 20 laps and come out with a
Villopoto is second in the season standings, 12 points behind Ryan
Dungey. Dungey finished fifth Saturday night.
Earlier, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Christophe Pourcel,
from Groveland, Fla., raced to his fifth AMA Supercross Lites
Eastern Regional Championship victory