Category Archives: Ryan Villopoto

Villopoto Likes Idea of Racing at Dodgers Stadium

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. 22.

 “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.

Villopoto Still Recovering from Injury

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 recuperating.

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 interesting.

Villopoto Crashes In Lastest Supercross Race

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.

Villopoto Races to Seventh Win of Season

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 win.”
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