Category Archives: Motorsports

Villwock closer to high-points title

South Kitsap graduate Dave Villwock earned win number 64 on Sunday, claiming the H1-Unlimited hydroplane race in San Diego at Bayfair.

Driving the U-96 Spirit of Qatar, Villwock easily held off Kip Brown in the U-17 Miss Red Dot in the final heat in 154.109 mph. Brown finished in 148.149.

Villwock holds the overall points lead with 1,600 as the series heads to Doha, Qatar, Nov. 17-19 for the final race of the season. Steve David of the Oh Boy! Oberto is in second place with 1,425.

Villwock is seeking his first national championship in four years.

Victorious Villopoto: ‘Sometimes it’s not about being the fastest’

Poulsbo’s Ryan Villopoto took advantage of a late crash to move from third to first during the AMA Supercross at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Saturday night. It was his third win of the season and left him 10 points ahead of James Stewart in the points race at the halfway point of the season.

Here’s a photo of Villopoto at the finish line.

Villopoto, AMA Supercross Field at L.A. Saturday

Ryan Villopoto of Poulsbo is leading the AMA Motocross standings and will look to capture his second victory in three races this weekend. 

Villopoto and the rest of the field will race at Dodger Stadium on Saturday.

You can read the rest of the L.A. preview story here.

AMA Supercross Championship Points
Ryan Villopoto, 47
James Stewart, 45
Ryan Dungey, 38
Trey Canard, 38
Chad Reed, 34
Brett Metcalfe, 26
Andrew Short, 25
Kyle Chisholm, 22
Ivan Tedesco, 21
Justin Braytin, 20

Villopoto Is Back! Poulsbo Native Wins Supercross Opener at Anaheim

Ryan Villopoto made a huge statement in the season-opening Supercross race in Anaheim over the weekend. The Kawasaki rider and Poulsbo native won his 10th career race and first since breaking his leg is a race at St. Louis in April. Read more about his victory here.

Check out some photos of Villopoto’s main event victory here.

The tour moves to Chase Field in Phoenix (Saturday, Jan. 15) for the next race. Seattle’s stop at Qwest Field is April 16.

Villopoto Chasing Dungey

The 2011 Supercross season starts next month and Poulsbo’s Ryan Villopoto is one of the three or four best in the sport. But Ryan Dungey, the rookie who took advantage of injuries to Villopoto and James Stewart, is the guy to beat. Read the story here.

Here’s a profile of Dungey, featured in ESPN The Magazine as one of the breakthrough athletes poised to shine in 2011.