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Sunday, March 4, 2012
Villopoto wins Supercross in St. Louis

By ESPN Action Sports

Ryan Villopoto earned his fifth victory of the season Saturday in St. Louis.

On Saturday night, Ryan Villopoto won his fifth Monster Energy AMA Supercross race at Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Mo.

"The track was tough tonight," said Villopoto. "I tried to ride smart and consistent, paying attention to where (Ryan) Dungey was at. I was able to hold on for another win and my first-ever in St. Louis."

Ryan Dungey earned his seventh podium finish of the year with a second place. Justin Brayton took third place, his best result of the season.

"It was tough to make passes out there," said Dungey. "I am happy with second tonight even though I wasn't able to get to the lead. This track is one of a kind, and I had a blast riding on it."

The 250 Class podium, with Justin Barcia on top again.

Justin Barcia won his third consecutive Eastern Regional Supercross lites class and boosted his overall points lead to 18 points over Ken Roczen.

"It was great to get the holeshot and check out tonight," said Barcia. "The dirt here in St. Louis is amazing. I am not changing anything as we head to the next race; if I keep doing this, I should win the championship."

The win for Barcia marks his third consecutive victory in St. Louis.