Villopoto WON again in Arlington!

PRESS ATHENA, 18 FEB 2012
Round seven of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship was held in Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Tex. The stadium was packed with 53,952 fans on-hand.
Ryan Villopoto won his third consecutive race and leads with 13-point advantage from KTM ATHENA-GET rider, Ryan Dungey.



Podium (Hoppenworld.com Photo)

Dungey displayed enormous commitment throughout the night making a huge charge from the back of the pack after crashing in the first lap of his heat. Then in the main he also had to recover from a poor start. This time he had a great jump off the gate but got pushed back in the first corner and came into the first rhythm section in fourteenth place. He quickly moved into the top ten in the first lap and continued to pick up positions from there. With only five laps to go he started to reel in the third place ride of Jake Weimer and with two laps to go, he was on his rear wheel. He made the pass once after a rhythm section but Weimer was able to get him back leaving Dungey to make a repeat attack in the final dash.


Ryan Dungey (Hoppenworld.com Photo)

JGRMX ATHENA-GET riders James Stewart and Davi Millsaps transferred to the main from their respective heat races, with Stewart winning his fifth heat race of the season. The teammates began the main event around mid-pack with Stewart following Millsaps toward the front.  On the third lap Millsaps was in fifth with Stewart right behind when Millsaps fell exiting a turn, Stewart having no place to go ran into Millsaps’ fallen bike stalling his motorcycle. By the time Millsaps and Stewart got back in the race they were in 19th and 20th. Stewart rallied up to sixth place at the checkers, with Millsaps 15th.


James Stewart - Transworld Motocross photo

In the Lites class, Ken Roczen, KTM ATHENA-GET rider, started his bid in the East Coast Lites off in fine style, especially considering he has had so little bike time since his pre-season injury. In the main event Roczen started inside the top ten and quickly moved toward the top five. He was in sixth at the end of lap one and moved to fourth after lap two. He sat in fourth behind Justin Bogle through the tenth then he slipped by him to move into third and held on till the finish for his first podium of the season.

Round 8 of the 17-race series will be on Feb. 25 at The Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga.


Ken Roczen (Hoppenworld.com Photo)