Ryan Villopoto
Apr 22

SX Report Cards: Grading the Top Five in 450SX

Ryan Villopoto looks set to lock up the 450SX Class Championship this weekend. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

looks set to win his fourth consecutive 450SX Class Championship this weekend. (Photo courtesy: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

With the 2014 Monster Energy title likely getting wrapped up this weekend, it’s time to review the respective championship efforts of the top five riders this season.

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Apr 21

Video: Supercross reveals track layout for inaugural race at MetLife Stadium

This weekend will mark the first time that the Monster Energy series will race at in , NJ.

will attempt to capture his fourth consecutive 450SX Class Championship at the MetLife Stadium, which is home to the New York Giants and the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL).

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Apr 13

SX: Villopoto Wins In Front Of Hometown Seattle Crowd

Ryan Villopoto won at his hometown race in Seattle for just the second time in his 450SX Class career. (Photo: Simon Cudby / Monster Energy Supercross)

won at his hometown race in for just the second time in his 450SX Class career. (Photo: Simon Cudby / Monster Energy )

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto crushed the competition Saturday night in Seattle, Wash., winning by a margin of 12.14 seconds in front of a hometown crowd of 53,927 fans.

Villopoto’s night started out rocky when he was forced to transfer out of the second 450SX semi-final race, but it only went uphill from there. The Seattle-area native nailed the holeshot in the main event and then led all 20 laps to claim his fifth Monster Energy Supercross victory of 2014.

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Apr 12

SX: Seattle Storylines – Villopoto Looks To Wrap Up Fourth Title

Ryan Villopoto was second fastest in qualifying. (Photo: Simon Cudby)

was second fastest in qualifying. (Photo: Simon Cudby)

Practice has wrapped up inside CenturyLink Field, home of the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks. Weather has been uncharacteristically stellar in the days leading up to the race and continues to be great today, making for one of the driest tracks in recent memory. As a result, the track is breaking down with deep ruts and a rocky surface. When combined with its technicality it has the makings for an unpredictable night of action.

Ryan Villopoto has a fourth consecutive title within reach entering his home race and needs just five points over and to clinch the championship in Seattle. However, Villopoto has just one 450SX Class win in four attempts at Seattle (he missed 2010 due to injury), which makes for the most intriguing storyline of the evening.

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Apr 5

SX: Villopoto Extends Points Lead With Fourth Supercross Victory

Ryan Villopoto now holds a 45-point advantage in the championship standings. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

now holds a 45-point advantage in the championship standings. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Ryan Villopoto overcame adversity Saturday night in , Texas to earn his fourth Monster Energy win of the season.

After crashing several times in practice and again in his heat, Villopoto advanced out of Semi 2 and went on to dominate the 20-lap 450SX Main Event. The three-time reigning champ moved into the lead on the opening lap and was unchallenged for the remainder of the race, ultimately beating by 13.7 seconds.

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