Randy Roberts brings us raw footage of Dean Wilson and Brett Metcalfe getting in some motos at Perris Raceway in Perris, CA.
DoB: December 28, 1991
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 155 lbs
Residence: San Jacinto, California
Hometown: Glasgow, Scotland
Bike: KX 250F
2012: 2nd AMA Lites West Supercross
2011: 1st Motocross of Nations
2011: 1st AMA Lites Motocross
2010: AMA Motocross Rookie of the Year
Thor’s Ryan Villopoto took the holeshot and led 17 of the 20 lap main event as he cruised to victory in the 450SX race at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. His dominating performance pushed him atop the points standings where he now leads by two points with seven races remaining on the Monster Energy Supercross circuit.
n the 250SX class, Thor’s Marvin Musquin captured his first win of the season in commanding fashion, coming across the finish line eight seconds ahead of the runner-up. The win moved Musquin into third place in the Eastern Regional 250SX points standings.
Dean Wilson was blazing fast in qualifying, but a few mistakes in the main event pushed him back to finish just off the podium. His fourth-place finish kept him second in the points standings. Justin Hill started the main in 10th, but made his way up to sixth, while Cole Thompson also came through the pack from 18th to finish inside the top 10.
Photos: Simon Cudby
Thor’s Ryan Villopoto again stood atop the podium after a hard fought battle at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Mo. on Saturday night. The ninth stop of the Monster Energy Supercross was a wild one featuring multiple passes and a red flag, but after the dust cleared Villopoto took the win for the fourth time this season. His win helped him close the gap in the overall points standings to just 12 points.
Thor’s Dean Wilson charged hard throughout the Eastern Regional 250SX main event, passing multiple riders while coming from deep in the field to place second. Wilson showed his consistent speed, posting one of his fastest times during the final lap, but couldn’t quite make it by the leader. Wilson’s finish puts him just one point back of the leader in the standings going into the fourth race for the Eastern Regional riders.
Also in the Eastern Regional 250SX class, Marvin Musquin placed just off the podium in fourth, maintaining his fourth-place spot in the overall standings. Thor’s Cole Thompson was 14th after the first lap of the main event, but maneuvered his way through the field to earn eighth. Justin Hill went down in the first turn, but managed to come back to finish 16th.
At the second round of the AMA National Enduro, Charlie Mullins dominated the field, winning five of the six tests, on his way to victory in Salley, S.C. Mullins won by an impressive 50 seconds over the second-place finisher. Thor’s Grant Baylor improved upon his Round 1 result to finish sixth.
The opening round of the FIM Motocross World Championship took place over the weekend under the lights in Qatar. Thor’s Gautier Paulin started off the season on the right foot, taking third place in MX1 class with an impressive 4-3 moto result. David Philippaerts overcame a tough opening moto to finish 12th overall, while Jeremy van Horebeek placed 18th. Amongst the MX2 riders, Thor’s Christophe Charlier rode a solid two motos to finish fifth, while Alessandro Lupino wasn’t far behind with eighth overall.
Photos: Simon Cudby, Shan Moore, and CDS
Thor’s Ryan Villopoto and Dean Wilson both came away with Monster Energy Supercross main event wins in the Lone Star State, with each rider winning wire-to-wire in front of a huge crowd at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Thor’s Charlie Mullins dominated the opening round of the AMA National Enduro series in Greensboro, Ga., winning by nearly 40 seconds after dominating the opening tests.
Villopoto continued to show his determination and never-quit attitude with a huge victory in Texas. His return to the top of the podium helped him chip away at the point deficit to the current standings leader. Villopoto currently sits in third, and is 24 points out of first.
Wilson started his title campaign in the Eastern Regional 250SX class in style, earning the top qualifying time, winning his heat race, then leading every lap in the main event. His Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki teammate Justin Hill also rode to a great finish in his professional debut, finishing fifth after coming through the pack.
Also in the 250SX class, Thor’s Marvin Musquin was showing great speed throughout the day, posting the second-fastest time in qualifying and finishing second in his heat. In the main event, he shot out of the gate, but got tangled in a first turn pile-up, leaving him near the back of the pack in 16th. Throughout the 15-lap race, he picked off riders to finish an impressive sixth.
Returning Thor rider Cole Thompson proved his speed all day in Texas. In the main event, he got a great start and was running in a podium position before a crash took him out of the race.
Thor’s Charlie Mullins made a statement at the AMA National Enduro season opener with a big victoy in Georgia. After winning the first test by 40 seconds, he went on to the second test and took that win by nearly one minute. He maintained good speed throughout the remaining four tests to earn the victory by an impressive 39 seconds.
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