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.
It’s already been one insane Supercross season…with loads of drama. Atlanta took that, detonated it and stepped it up some. More than 69,000 fans smashed into the Georgia dome this past weekend to watch Oakley’s Ryan Villopoto emerge victorious after a controversial pass by Chad Reed dropped then leader O’s James “Bubba” Stewart to a fourth place finish in the final lap. Ryan Dungey, on the heels of a second place finish in San Diego, held within the leading pack and grabbed a solid second to stay in striking distance in the Championship standings.