Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto Claims the 2013 AMA Pro Motocross Championship with Dominating Performance in Utah
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto dominated en route to the 2013 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross 450cc championship as he ran away with both motos at Miller Motorsports Park, just outside of Salt Lake City. Villopoto’s 1-1 finish gave him an insurmountable 50-point lead in the championship standings. In the 250cc class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett made some patented late race moves to finish 2-2 for second overall. Rookie Adam Cianciarulo scored his first moto podium with a third place finish in Moto 1, but a crash at the start of Moto 2 saw him move from 40th up to ninth to earn a career best fourth overall. Darryn Durham put in a good ride scoring 8-5 for sixth overall. His rookie teammate Justin Hill also scored a top-10 finish. Martin Davalos rocketed to the holeshot in Moto 1 but difficulties in Moto 2 saw him finish 16th overall. In the 450cc class, Jake Weimer earned a top-10 result with a seventh overall while Tyla Rattray was able to score a fourth in Moto 1 but mechanical problems in the second moto led to a DNF and 12th overall.