Monster Energy’s Ryan Villopoto on the Kawasaki KX 450 F became the first rider since 2003 to race for back-to-back victories at the Daytona Supercross. After Saturday evening’s Indianapolis Supercross vicotry, Villopoto has now walked away with his fifth win of the 2011 AMA season.
For the most part, Villopoto was unaware of the battles trailing him as he led all 20 laps to register this decisive victory. James Stewart made a move on Chad Reed and took over the second place spot late in the 11th lap of the motorcycle race but had nothing for RV2.
As Stewart carefully held this second place spot, a battle for third between Reed and Dungey continued to the checkered flag; however, Reed held of the charging 2010 Supercross champ.
Ryan Villopoto (Kawasaki Supercross) says: "The track was really tough tonight. The ruts played a big factor throughout the 20 lap main. You really had to be smart out there. The whole team worked together really well tonight, and I couldn’t do it without them."
The night led to Villopoto (221 points) stretching his points lead from 23 to 26 over James Stewart (195), who still holds second place in the championship standings.. Chad Reed (192), owner of his own Honda team, closes in with 192.