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Villwock closer to high-points title

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

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.

Villopoto garnering national press

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Poulsbo’s Ryan Villopoto is starting to generate some national buzz with his riding on the AMA Supercross Series. Check out this story in SI.com.

Villopoto featured in mid-season report by Supercross.com

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Poulsbo’s Ryan Villopoto was the main feature in Supercross.com’s mid-season report. Villopoto leads the series standings after missing nearly all of last season due to injury.

You can read about it here.

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

Monday, February 28th, 2011

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

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

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

Can Villipoto Catch Supercross Star Dungey?

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Here’s an Associated Press story mentioning Poulsbo’s Ryan Villopoto.


Villopoto Is Back! Poulsbo Native Wins Supercross Opener at Anaheim

Monday, January 10th, 2011

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

Friday, December 31st, 2010

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.

Villwock Going for Record Thursday

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

The Oryx Cup UIM Championships get underway Thursday in Doha Bay, Qatar and Port Orchard native Dave Villwock. Villwock is in prime position to win the National High Points title, his first since 2007.

Here’s the link to the story.

Villopoto Riding at Dodger Stadium

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

You can read more about that here.

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