The intense battle for the Supercross Championship lead has been nothing short of a rodeo this year – with the top riders bucking each other off as more drama unfolds every race. Dallas was no different. Oakley MX star Ryan Villopoto emerged with a solid second place finish in the Lonestar State – kicking him back up into the standings lead and sending last week’s leader Reed six points back. O’s own defending Ryan Dungey rounded out the podium after scoring his first win last week, keeping him well in the hunt himself. But as always, it wasn’t a pretty road. In fact, it was downright nasty.
The racing in Supercross this year has been flat out insane. With Bubba Stewart’s super gnarly crash in Daytona a couple of weeks ago clearing the way for O Star Ryan Villopoto to snatch the victory, one thing was on everyone’s mind coming into Indianapolis this past weekend. How would two of the top O riders respond? They did what Champions do. Charge even harder. Just ask Villopoto, who plowed his way to his fifth victory this season – extending his commanding lead in the Championship Standings.
Awe-Inspiring: Ryan Villopoto Emerges Victorious at Daytona Supercross, Bubba Stewart Picks Up From Huge Crash, Finishes 9th
It doesn’t get much more dramatic than this, folks. Oakley superstar rider James Bubba Stewart sustained a huge crash at Daytona International Speedway this past weekend after absolutely smoking the field from the starting gate on during the main event – sending fellow Oakley rider Ryan Villopoto to the checkered flag with his second straight Supercross Daytona victory. Defending Supercross champ Ryan Dungey also smashed his way from the middle of the pack after a shaky start – to a solid third-place finish. Of course, there’s always some kind of intense action going down at Supercross. No surprise there. But this year in Florida – on a brutal, choppy track designed by Oakley Motocross Legend Ricky Carmichael – the gnarly cake went straight to Bubba, who absolutely dazzled the industry with one of the most inspiring displays of guts and talent as of late.