Monster Energy’s Villopoto Looking To Back Up High Point MX National

June 8, 2006 11:48am

Villopoto went 2-1 for the win at High Point – the first installment 
of the Monster Energy/Kawasaki Triple Crown of Motocross – now races for first time in pro career in the sands of Southwick this Sunday

CARLSBAD, Calif., (June 8, 2006) – Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/
Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto leads the Monster Energy assault on the 
sands of Southwick (Mass.) this weekend, Round Three of the 2006 
Toyota AMA Motocross Championships.

So it’s probably safe to say that Villopoto will be watching, 
listening to and taking pointers from teammate Grant Langston, who 
won the Southwick round last year with a 2-1 finish.

“I know Grant’s going to run well at Southwick,” said 
Villopoto. “I want to work to stay with him, learn as much about the 
track as quickly as possible, and be there in the end with a shot a 
the podium.”

Villopoto, last year’s top rookie finisher on the AMA MX Nationals 
circuit, is just eight points behind Mike Alessi for the overall lead 
in the AMA Lites division. Langston, who finished 4th at High Point 
after missing out on the points at Hangtown with an injured wrist 
suffered at the Vegas SX, is in 10th overall in the Lites class 
points chase.

Also looking to keep the momentum going after the High Point round 
will be Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Troy Adams. Adams had a season-best 6th place overall Lites class finish at High Point
which moved him to within several points of the top five overall 
after two races.

“Being that I grew up racing in Florida, the sand and humidity at 
Southwick will feel right at home,” said Adams.

The final Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki racer, Chris Gosselaar, is battling a leg injury and is hopeful he can boot up and be competitive at Southwick, though his status remains questionable.

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