Two Class Domination: Ryan Villopoto Claims Second Supercross Victory at Anaheim 2, Eli Tomac Tallies Three in a Row

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The 2011 Supercross Champ just made another statement.

Ryan Villopoto’s dominating Supercross victory at Anaheim 2 placed his full intent on defending his title on display – grabbing the Holeshot and leading the pack for all 20 laps to his second triumph of the season.

“James (Stewart) and Chad (Reed) were riding good tonight,” RV said, rocking his signature series Oakley MX goggles. “I knew I had to stay on my toes and not make a mistake. We need to take it one race at a time. I had a great start and to be perfect on the start difficult.”

Screaming out of the gates, he plowed through the first turn…and never looked back. RV lead from the green flag to the checkered – fending off charges, but never really challenged.

“I pulled the holeshot and got passed on the inside going through the whoops, but was able to stay low off the triple and pass him back before the end of the first lap,” he continued. “Once out front, I was just trying to keep tabs on second place. I saw that the guys behind me were doing a faster rhythm, so on the next lap I was able to take that line and from there I was able to keep a consistent gap until the finish.”

The result pushes RV back up to the overall points lead in the Championship standings.

But he wasn’t the only Oakley rider to tally another win on the season. In the Lites class, Oakley young gun Eli Tomac made even more noise, claiming his third consecutive Supercross race and extending his already-commanding lead to 22 points.

Snatching the Holeshot with fellow Oakley ripper Cole Seely alongside, the two grappled through the first turn – with Cole passing for the lead. But on Lap 3, Cole took a slide – allowing Cole to cruse on to victory.

“Tonight’s track was difficult,” Eli said, rocking his Oakley MX goggles. “It’s too bad Cole slid out because he was going really fast, and I knew that I would have to work hard to get around him. I look forward to going to San Diego next weekend.”

Big congratulations to RV and Eli for huge wins at Anaheim 2!

Supercross Class Results: Anaheim
1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
2. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha
3. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Honda
4. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
5. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
6. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda
7. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
8. Mike Alessi, Hilliard, Calif., Suzuki
9. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki
10. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki

Supercross Class Season Standings
1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki – 108
2. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Honda – 105
3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 103
4. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha – 95
5. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda – 73
6. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki – 71
7. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda – 59
8. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki – 57
9. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha – 56
10. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Honda – 53

Western Regional Supercross Lites Class Results: Anaheim
1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda
2. Cole Seely, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
3. Marvin Musquin, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
4. Dean Wilson, Menifee, Calif., Kawasaki
5. Nico Izzi, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha
6. Michael Lieb, Menifee, Calif., Honda
7. Matt Moss, Sussex Inlet, NS, KTM
8. Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Honda
9. Travis Baker, Temecula, Calif., Honda
10. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki

Western Regional Supercross Lites Class Season Standings
1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda – 113
2. Dean Wilson, Menifee, Calif., Kawasaki – 91
3. Marvin Musquin, Murrieta, Calif., KTM – 84
4. Cole Seely, Murrieta, Calif., Honda – 79
5. Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Yamaha – 67
6. Nico Izzi, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha – 62
7. Tyla Rattray, Wildomar, Calif., Kawasaki – 60
8. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki – 54
9. Ryan Sipes, Ekron, Ky., Yamaha – 53
10. Matt Moss, Sussex Inlet, NS, KTM

Author

Andrew De Lara

Date

February 06, 2012

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