Thor’s Ryan Villopoto Moves Into Second in the Championship Standings

Thor’s Ryan Villopoto continued to chip away at the points gap to first place with a consistent second-place finish at the eighth round of the Monster Energy Supercross at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Villopoto now sits 22 points back with nine rounds remaining in the series.

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At the second round of the Eastern Regional 250SX class, Thor’s Dean Wilson quickly settled into the second-place spot and maintained that position until the checkered flag. His second podium finish in as many races helped him maintain the points lead for the class.

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Not finishing where he wanted last weekend, Marvin Musquin stepped it up in Atlanta. He was quick all day, scoring the top qualifying spot before making his first trip to the podium this season with a third-place main event finish. Musquin’s finish helped push him up the championship standings to fourth.

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Rookie Justin Hill continued to show that he is capable of running with the experienced riders of the class with a consistent finish in Atlanta. After scoring an impressive fourth in his heat race, he rode strong in the main event to finish sixth. He is currently tied for fifth in the points standings.

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Following a tough heat race, Thor’s Cole Thompson easily qualified to the main event with the LCQ win. He got caught up in the opening lap, starting 16th, but made some good passes to finish the night in 13th.

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Thor’s Kailub Russell made his return to the OMA Nationals after several years away from series. He didn’t waste any time to prove he is going to be a title contender after battling for the lead most of the race before finishing second overall.

The next Monster Energy Supercross will take place this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Mo., while the next OMA National will be held on March 31 in Dawson Springs, Ky.