Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto had a very successful return to racing after having knee surgery in June. The 21-year-old rider won two head-to-head battles, two heat races and finished second in Saturday night’s main event to finish fourth overall. Josh Hansen rode for Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki and finished 12th overall after being involved in first turn incidents both nights. In the 85cc Invitational, Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green’s Adam Cianciarulo and Thomas Covington finished second and third respectively.
James Stewart, who rides for the San Manuel Yamaha motocross race team, swept both nights of racing to win his third Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open tonight inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena and took home $100,000.
Honda’s Dan Reardon, of Murrieta, Calif., won the holeshot before being passed by Monster Energy/Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., later in lap one. Villopoto took advantage of Stewart’s poor start and opened up a big lead while Stewart began working his way through the field.