Villopoto rolls to second SX win in a row
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Ryan Villopoto got his second consecutive Supercross win Saturday night, and Ken Roczen snapped Eli Tomac's three-race winning streak in the 250SX class.
Villopoto jumped out to an early lead after earning his first victory of the season at Angel Stadium last weekend. Yamaha's Justin Brayton, of Cornelius, N.C., finished second and Davi Millsaps, of Murrieta, Calif., was third.
"We made some changes to the bike today that I think really helped us out there tonight," Villopoto said, "so hats off to my team. It is a long season, and we are going to keep plugging away."
Villopoto tore his left ACL at Seattle last April after he had already clinched his second series title. The Kawasaki rider from Poulsbo, Wash., finished 16th in the season opener this year and was a runner-up in Phoenix before his breakthrough win last Saturday night.
Roczen passed Cole Seely to get the win in front of a crowd of 46,896 at O.co Coliseum. Seely finished second, and Jason Anderson, of Edgewood, N.M., grabbed third.
"I am so happy with this win tonight," Roczen said. "There was a lot of bar banging on that opening lap, but I charged hard and got out front. I am excited to bring this momentum back to Angel Stadium next weekend."
Tomac crashed and was unable to finish the race. Tomac, of Cortez, Colo., was 3-for-3 this season.
Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450 Class season standings through Jan. 26, 2013
Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250SX West season standings through Jan. 26, 2013