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Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Villopoto Finishes Supercross Season with Runner-up Finish Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto finished second in the season finale Dave Coombs Sr. Memorial Lites Shootout at Sam Boyd...

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Villopoto Finishes Supercross Season with Runner-up Finish

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto finished second in the season finale Dave Coombs Sr. Memorial Lites Shootout at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Villopoto's teammates Brett Metcalfe and Austin Stroupe finished seventh and tenth while Branden Jesseman did not race after crashing during the first practice. Monster Energy Kawasaki's Travis Preston led teammate Timmy Ferry to the finish line at the supercross class finale finishing eighth with Ferry ninth.

Nearly Perfect

Villopoto shot out of the starting gate to earn the holeshot for the East/West shootout and led 14 of the 15 laps in the main event. From the beginning, Villopoto rode a tremendous race building a large lead over the entire field with the exception of one of the riders. On the final lap, Villopoto came up on lapped traffic and had to change his line, taking him out of the lead and relegating him to a second-place finish.

"When he got close there were only two laps to go," said Villopoto. "I made a couple of mistakes and he got really close and then we caught up to a lapper. I had to take a different line. I just rolled it on the outside and he passed me right before the finish line. It was a good race, and it's disappointing to finish second."

-credit: kmc-usa

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Series AMA , FIM
Drivers Branden Jesseman , Ryan Villopoto