Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto Fights Back for Second Overall at Southwick
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto reached the mid-point of the 2013 AMA Pro Motocross season in the position he wanted, leading the championship standings. Villopoto maintained his points lead following the Chaplin Kawasaki Southwick National at Moto X 338. After falling in the first turn of Moto 1, Villopoto passed 33 riders to finish fourth. Then nearly nailed the holeshot in the second moto, leading wire to wire for the moto win and second overall. Kawasaki privateer Brett Metcalfe, who is leading the Monster Energy Canadian National Series with Leading Edge Kawasaki, had an impressive 5-6 showing for fourth overall while Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Tyla Rattray overcame first turn issues in both motos, finishing sixth overall with 10-8 moto scores. Jake Weimer finished ninth in the opening moto and fell in the first turn of Moto 2 and was only able to salvage a 17th-place finish for 14th overall. In the 250 class Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett finished second in Moto 1 and eighth in the second moto finishing fourth overall. Baggett’s rookie teammates Adam Cianciarulo and Justin Hill both had impressive performances finishing ninth and 11th respectively. Darryn Durham also rode well posting a 13th place overall finish.