Villopoto Has First 450 Career Win In Hometown
Posted 04/20/2009 by Vans
"This is definitely awesome," said Villopoto. "It really is a double whammy with the win coming in front of the home crowd. This is something that is special. I'm going to remember this for quite awhile." After missing the last three events, Villopoto showed he hadn't lost a step coming out fast in the first practice session. He kept his speed up throughout the day, nearly winning his heat race before riding to his first career win. "I had a good heat race," said Villopoto. "I got a good start. I was able to ride really well. We worked on the bike this last week when I wasn't worried about being sick anymore. As tonight showed we made it better. I can't thank the team enough for sticking by me these last few weeks. They give 100 percent all the time and this is the best way to repay them." Congrats Ryan!