Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto takes fifth win of the season in St. Louis Supercross
In front of a record-breaking crowd inside the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto scored his fifth win of the season.
Villopoto seemed unstoppable in St. Louis aboard his KX450F. In practice he consistently threw down fast lap times and was the fastest qualifier. As the night progressed, he continued his winning ways, taking the heat race win and in the process set the fastest lap time of the night at 50.207 seconds.
In the main, Villopoto got a great start and came around the first turn in third. By the third lap, Villopoto had taken command of the lead and never looked back. He gapped the field and took the checkered flag to earn his fifth win of the season. Villopoto currently sits atop of the leaderboard with a 13-point lead.
“That was my first win in St. Louis and it felt great,” said Villopoto. “I haven’t had the best luck here in the past so tonight really meant a lot to me. I got good starts all night and found good lines on the track. The track started falling apart halfway through the main event. A lot of concrete was showing on the track after lap 10 so I started taking different lines, slowed down, and played it safe. I’m looking forward to Daytona, it’s always been good to me. I’ve won there the last two years so hopefully I can make it a three-peat.”
Villopoto’s teammate Jake Weimer got a mid-pack start and finished the night in seventh place. Although Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Broc Tickle got a slow start, he managed to advance to 11th before the checkers. In the supercross lites main event, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Darryn Durham and Blake Baggett finished fourth and ninth, respectively.
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