Legend In the Making: Ryan Villopoto Claims Third Straight Supercross Title, Charges Into History Books
If it wasn’t already apparent before, there’s no longer any doubt. Ryan Villopoto is on track to legend status. Oakley’s defending back-to-back Supercross Champion charged his way into motocross lore, claiming his third straight title following a dramatic victory in Salt Lake City Saturday. The immense result catapulted RV into an elite class of MX icons – joining the likes of Bob Hannah, Jeremy McGrath and O Legend Ricky Carmichael as one of the only riders to take three straight.
The defending back-to-back Supercross Champion is reminding everyone just why he’s now accustomed to owning the field. Oakley’s Ryan Villopoto retook the standings lead with authority, claiming an impressive victory over fellow O ripper, Ryan Dungey, for his third straight Daytona triumph in four years.
Tally 2: Ryan Villopoto Claims First Supercross Victory at Anaheim 2, Eli Tomac Takes Second Lights Win
Ryan Villopoto wasn’t going to be held down for long. Snapping dramatically out of his five-race winless streak, Oakley’s defending Supercross champ smashed his way to his first triumph on the season – topping Trey Canard to claim the second overall victory for the newly launched, game-changing Airbrake MX goggle at Anaheim 2. But it wasn’t just RV who’d claim victory in his Airbrake. Extending his win streak to three through three races this season, fellow O star Eli Tomac continued his domination of the Lights Class – edging Ken Roczen for his 10th overall career ‘W.’