Villopoto wins AMA Supercross title

Ryan Villopoto takes third in Vegas to secure his first AMA Supercross title

Updated: May 13, 2011, 10:00 PM ET
By Associated Press

Ryan Villopoto won his first Monster Energy AMA Supercross championship Saturday night, finishing third in the season finale at Sam Boyd Stadium.

Villopoto, the Kawasaki star from Poulsbo, Wash., who won a series-high six races this season, edged race winner Chad Reed by four points in the 17-race championship.

"I just have to thank everyone at Kawasaki," Villopoto said. "The team believed in me through thick and thin. We'll enjoy this. It was a hard-fought battle."


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