Villopoto wins fourth SX round of year

Steve Cox

Ryan Villopoto races to victory Saturday night at the Supercross main event in St. Louis.

ST. LOUIS -- Ryan Villopoto took over the lead about midway through the 20-lap race and got his fourth 450SX class victory in the AMA Supercross race Saturday night in front of 60,178 fans at the Edward Jones Dome.

The Kawasaki rider moved 12 points behind series leader Davi Millsaps. Suzuki's James Stewart, who won last week's event in Atlanta, finished second, followed by TwoTwo Motorsports rider Chad Reed in a race that had to be restarted after a red flag on the third lap.

"It was a crazy night out there," said Villopoto, who was fourth during the first lap. "I made a costly mistake on the first start, so I knew my work was cut out for me. I was able to make things happen on the second start and get out in front after some wild racing. It's coming down to crunch time and we were all able to make it happen tonight."

Honda's Wil Hahn won the Eastern Regional 250SX Class for the second consecutive week to move into the series points lead. Kawasaki's Dean Wilson finished second and fell one point behind Hahn, and Rockstar Energy Racing's Blake Wharton was third.

"That wasn't an easy race," Hahn said. "It was a tight race tonight with Blake [Wharton] pressuring me early and Dean came on strong late in the race. Tonight was awesome, and my family was here tonight to enjoy this with me."

Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450 Class results: St. Louis, March 2, 2013

Place Name
1 Ryan Villopoto
2 James Stewart
3 Chad Reed
4 Ryan Dungey
5 Justin Barcia
6 Davi Millsaps
7 Mike Alessi
8 Trey Canard
9 Justin Brayton
10 Andrew Short

Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450 Class season standings through March 2, 2013

Place Name Points
1 David Milsaps 189
2 Ryan Villopoto 177
3 Ryan Dungey 166
4 Trey Canard 148
5 Chad Reed 147
6 Justin Barcia 132
7 James Stewart 122
8 Andrew Short 113
9 Justin Brayton 103
10 Broc Tickle 87

Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250 Class results: St. Louis, March 2, 2013

Place Name
1 William Hahn
2 Dean Wilson
3 Blake Wharton
4 Marvin Musquin
5 Jeremy Martin

Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250 Class East season standings through March 2, 2013

Place Name Points
1 William Hahn 70
2 Dean Wilson 69
3 Blake Wharton 60
4 Marvin Musquin 53
5 Vince Friese 39

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