Ryan Villopoto wins in Houston
Ryan Villopoto won his fifth consecutive Monster Energy AMA Supercross on Saturday night in Houston, Tex. Ryan Dungey and Trey Canard took second and third, respectively, in the 450SX Class Main Event.
"It was tough out there tonight," Villopoto said in a release. "The track was breaking down out there, and there were several variables that we had to deal with. You had to move quickly out there tonight, and that is what I did in the early part of the race. I wanted to establish a lead before the lapped riders would begin to play a factor in the race."
Saturday's race was Villopoto's eighth AMA Supercross win of this season. He remains in the lead on the overall points standings, 21 points ahead of Davi Millsaps, who's in second overall.
In the Eastern Regional 250SX Class, Blake Wharton won his first event of the season. Wil Hahn, who's leading in the overall standings, took second, followed by Marvin Musquin in third.
"It's important to be aggressive out there," said Wharton. "I had a great start and it was pretty intense during the first few laps, but I was able to give myself a nice cushion until Wil [Hahn] pressured me at the end."
The next stop for the Monster Energy AMA Supercross is next Saturday, April 13, in Minneapolis, Minn.
Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450 Class results: Houston, April 6, 2013
Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450 Class season standings through April 6, 2013
Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250 Class results: Houston, April 6, 2013
Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250 Class East season standings through April 6, 2013