Villopoto Captures Championship On Bridgestone Tires

February 26, 2007 11:26am

NASHVILLE, TENN. (February 26, 2007) – Bridgestone Motorsport is proud to congratulate Ryan Villopoto for this year’s winning effort in AMA Supercross.  

Unwilling to sit on his 2006 Motocross/Supercross Rookie of the Year laurels, Ryan Villopoto continued his success this year by taking his first Supercross championship in the AMA Supercross Lites West division.

As the reigning 2006 AMA Motocross Lites Champion and a member of the winning 2006 U.S. Motocross of Nations team, Villopoto clearly knows what it takes to win.  And he is out there executing at a very high level. 

Racing on Bridgestone tires for the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki team, Villopoto put on a clinic this season, winning all but one Lites West race all season and sewing up the title on Saturday, February 17 with one race left in the 2007 series.  The clincher came in San Diego, where Ryan needed only a fifth place finish or better to wrap up his championship run.

Villopoto’s only second-place finish was at Chase Field in January, where he shared the podium with teammates Pourcel and Christopher.  The three combined to sweep the event for Monster Energy/Pro Circuit and Kawasaki.

“All of us at Bridgestone are pleased to play our part in Ryan Villopoto’s string of victories,” said Bob Graham, Motorcycle Product Manager, BFNT.  “We look forward to a continued partnership with him as he brings a winning spirit to every race.” For more information, please visit

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