Thor SX Champs Crowned in Las Vegas
The 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season is officially in the books, and as the dust settled on Saturday night Thor SX riders captured two-thirds of the season championships.
The headliner of the evening was Monster Energy Kawasaki Supercross rider, Ryan Villopoto. Villopoto came into the final round in Las Vegas with a nine-point cushion, which was more than enough for the veteran Thor rider on Saturday evening. Villopoto pieced together a perfect blend of patience, speed, and positioning to collect his first Supercross class championship.
At the young age of 22, Villopoto has just started to hit his stride and will no doubt continue to be a Supercross title contender for many years to come. Congratulations, Ryan!
If one championship wasn’t enough, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Supercross rider, Broc Tickle, delivered a second championship for Thor in the Lites West class.
Much like his body of work from the 2011 Supercross season, Tickle put together a strong and consistent ride. He remained on the heels of his competitors throughout the Main Event until making multiple passes with only a few laps remaining.
Tickle’s second place finish was more than enough to secure the Lites West Supercross championship, the first of his career. Congratulations, Broc!
Both Supercross riders will have a week to enjoy the championship glory, and then will look to get back to their winning ways when the 2011 Lucas Oil Motocross Championship gets underway in Sacramento, Calif. for the Hangtown Motocross Classic on May 21.