Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto will undergo surgery immediately following the 2013 AMA Pro Motocross finale at Lake Elsinore. Villopoto currently leads the outdoor championship by 44 points and is looking to claim his second 450cc AMA Pro Motocross Championship in three years.Monster Energy, Motocross, Ryan Villopoto, Supercross
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Tucked into the rolling green hills of central New York state, Round 10 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship was held at the historic Unadilla National on Saturday in New Berlin, N.Y. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto could not have asked for a better day as he qualified fastest, took both holeshots and led every lap to finish 1-1 and extend his points lead. Teammate Jake Weimer matched his best performance of the year by finishing on the podium in Moto 2 and fourth overall on the day. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett battled through both motos to finish fifth overall and Martin Davalos rounded out the top-10 overall after picking up the holeshot in Moto 2. In the 250 class Adam Cianciarulo, Justin Hill and Darryn Durham finished 15th, 19th, and 21st respectively, while Tyla Rattray finished 16th in the 450 class.
After missing the podium in Millville two weeks ago and earning the Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award, the current points leader reassured his spot at the top of the standings by dominating the track and competition at Unadilla. Villopoto earned his sixth Oakley Bomb Award as top qualifier in the muddy, rutted conditions. He went on to grab both holeshots, lead every lap, and won both motos by more than 12 seconds. Celebrating his 25th birthday on Tuesday, Villopoto also celebrates a 44-point lead in pursuit of his second 450 Pro Motocross Championship.AMA Motocross, Lucas Oil, Motocross, Ryan Villopoto, Supercross
The 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, descended upon central New York’s historic Unadilla MX on Saturday for the annual Built Ford Tough Unadilla National. New Berlin’s scenic property hosted the tenth round of the 13-race championship, marking the series’ final stop on the East coast before heading west for the last two rounds of competition.
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto took another step toward capturing the 450 Class Championship after sweeping both motos at Unadilla. It was a flawless day for Villopoto, beginning with his impressive performance in the morning’s timed qualifying session where he laid down the fastest lap time in the 450 Class.AMA Motocross, Lucas Oil, Motocross, Ryan Villopoto, Supercross
Unadilla – New Berlin, N.Y. – August 10
Unadilla was a part of the inaugural Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship in 1972.
Unadilla has some of the most uniquely-named obstacles in the country like the Gravity Cavity, the Wall, and the Skyshot.
With over 40 years of hosting world-class motocross racing, Unadilla is one of the sport’s most historic venues and was recognized as such when it hosted a “Retro National” during the 2009 season.
A total of 12 different winners have stood atop the Unadilla podium across the 450 and 250 Classes over the last seven seasons – six in the 450 Class and six in the 250 Class.AMA Motocross, James Stewart, Lucas Oil, Motocross, Ricky Carmichael, Ryan Dungey, Ryan Villopoto, Supercross