Thor’s Ryan Villopoto Rolls On at Thunder Valley

Villopoto picked up where he left off with another 1-1 overall victory Round 2 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Thunder Valley Raceway in Lakewood, Colo. With his perfect scores so far this season, Villopoto has already racked up a 12 point lead in the 450MX championship standings.

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Putting in another good result was Tyla Rattray with a 7-10 for eighth overall. His Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki teammate Dean Wilson improved on his previous finish to end up 10th overall with an 11-9 moto result.

After bad luck in both motos at Hangtown, Thor’s Josh Grant was able to bounce back for a solid eighth in the opening moto at Thunder Valley. After getting a good start in Moto 2, Grant had to pull in for goggles after the first lap. He came around 34th on the next lap and quickly made up ground, eventually finishing 18th for 12th overall.

In the 250MX class, Marvin Musquin once again showed his consistency as he finished fourth overall with a 4-4 moto result. Reigning class champion Blake Baggett, still getting back to 100 percent, had to come through the pack in Moto 1 and finished the day fifth overall with a 9-5.

Martin Davalos looked good all day and posted a 7-10 result for seventh overall. Rookie Justin Hill nearly matched his previous race result with 12th overall.

After attempting to ride practice, Darryn Durham decided it was best to sit out the race in Colorado to let his injured leg heal up and looks to return next week. He injured his leg during the second moto at Hangtown.

The series continues its eastern journey and will make its first-ever stop at Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville, Tenn. on Saturday.