Thor riders faced a tough track and cold conditions at the sixth round of the Monster Energy Supercross at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif. In the hometown of the Thor MX headquarters, Villopoto was able to move into third in the points standings after finishing sixth in the main event. He is just eight points out of second.
Thor’s Josh Grant headed out to practice to see how his injured ankle and shoulder would fair on the San Diego track, but after being unable to finish second practice, he made the difficult decision to sit out for the night show.
In the last race before their nine-week break, Western Regional 250SX riders Martin Davalos and Tyla Rattray showed speed of their own in San Diego. Davalos took a heat race win, but in the main event had to overcome a first lap crash. He rode with determination and came from 18th to finish ninth. Rattray was also outside the top 10 at the start of the race, but fought back and finished eighth.
The next race of the Monster Energy Supercross series is Feb 16 at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The race also marks the start of the Eastern Regional 250SX class and Thor’s Dean Wilson, Justin Hill, and Darryn Durham are set to line up in Texas.