Villopoto defends Supercross title
Ryan Villopoto wrapped up his second straight AMA Supercross season title Saturday night, racing to his eighth victory in the first 13 rounds of the season.
Villopoto, the Kawasaki star from Poulsbo, Wash., held off Davi Millsaps in front of 48,962 fans at Reliant Stadium. Villopoto has a 104-point lead over KTM's Ryan Dungey, sidelined by a broken collarbone.
"It's huge,'' Villopoto said. "There is a lot of hard work that went into this, and I am only one piece of the pie. The whole Monster Energy Kawasaki team has worked very hard all year to help me make this happen.''
KTM's Ken Roczen, from Murrieta, Calif., won the Western Regional Supercross Lites race.