Speed Zone Blog: Why RV2’s Move to Europe Isn’t Just the Right Decision, It’s the Only Decision

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POULSBO, Wash. — Blog by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Monster Energy Kawasaki photo — I have to admit, I was a little stunned this morning when the news broke that Ryan Villopoto would be leaving Monster Energy Supercross to compete overseas for the FIM Motocross World Championship in 2015. This was a move that was extremely …

AMA SX: Villopoto to Chase Motocross World Championship in 2015; Will Not Defend Supercross Crown

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IRVINE, Calif. — official release — An era is ending; for the first time since 2010, there will be a new king in Monster Energy Supercross next year. Ryan Villopoto, who stormed to four-consecutive Monster Energy Supercross championships, two Pro Motocross championships and numerous race wins in both divisions of the premier class, will embark a new challenge in 2015 …

AMA MX: Ryan Villopoto to Undergo Knee Surgery; Metcalfe to Sub for 2014 Motocross Season

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May 6, 2014 — team release — Hoppenworld photo — IRVINE, Calif. – Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto will be unable to defend his 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship after opting to get knee surgery to fix a lingering injury. Villopoto battled with the knee issue throughout the Monster Energy AMA Supercross season and after consulting his medical team, it …

AMA SX: Villopoto Closes Out Dominant Season with Seventh Win of 2014 at Las Vegas

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May 4, 2014 — official release — Simon Cudby photo — LAS VEGAS – Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto put an exclamation point on his title-winning Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season tonight at the season finale before a sold-out crowd (35,509) at Sam Boyd Stadium by winning his seventh race of the year. Rockstar Energy Racing’s Jason Anderson, …

AMA SX: Supercross Season Reaches its Dramatic Conclusion in Vegas

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April 28, 2014 – official release — Hoppenworld photo — AURORA, Ill. — Just one week after Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto became the second rider in Monster Energy AMA Supercross history to win four-consecutive titles, the 17-race season will come to its dramatic conclusion on Saturday night in Las Vegas. A capacity crowd is expected to cheer on the world’s fastest riders inside Sam …

AMA SX: Villopoto Matches History; Claims Fourth-Straight Supercross Crown and 40th Win in New Jersey

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.(April 26, 2014) – Simon Cudby photo — Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto won the first-ever Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship race tonight at MetLife Stadium before 62,217 fans. In doing so, Villopoto clinched his fourth consecutive 450SX Class Championship. GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle scored his second win of the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship …

AMA SX: Villopoto Grabs Fifth Win of 2014 at Home in Seattle

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SEATTLE (April 13, 2014) – In front of 53,927 fans inside CenturyLink Field, Seattle-area native Ryan Villopoto grabbed his fifth win of the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season during the 15th stop of the 17-race championship on Saturday night. In the penultimate race of the Western Regional 250SX Class Championship, Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil Honda’s Cole Seely …

AMA SX: Villopoto Leads Supercross Field to his Home in Seattle

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April 8, 2014 — official release — Hoppenworld photo — AURORA, IL — As the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, returns to Seattle’s CenturyLink Field this Saturday night, Monster Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, who is from nearby Poulsbo, Wash., carries a 45-point lead in the 450SX Class point standings. With his fourth win in the Western Regional 250SX Class Championship, …

AMA SX: The King Returns; Ryan Villopoto Overcomes Adversity to Notch Fourth Win of Season in Houston

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April 6, 2014 — report by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Race Chaser Online — Simon Cudby photo — HOUSTON, TX — He may have had problems in both preliminary events he raced in, but when it came down to crunch time on Saturday night at NRG Stadium, there was no one better than Ryan Villopoto. Villopoto, the Monster Energy AMA …

RADIO/PODCAST: Las Vegas Recap and Open Wheel News and Notes Highlight Latest Edition of Motorsports Madness

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March 11, 2014 — RaceChaser Online/Speed77 Radio audio — CHARLOTTE, NC — On last night’s new episode of Motorsports Madness, the RaceChaser/Speed77 cast of characters reconvened at the Roundtable for an action-packed show that spanned the breadth of motorsports once again, from open wheel to stock cars and two wheels to four. Co-hosts Tom Baker and Jacob Seelman broke down NASCAR’s duel …

Sin City Strategy, Modifieds and Sprint Cars Highlight Motorsports Madness Tonight at 7 Eastern

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March 10, 2014 – photo courtesy NASCAR Via Getty Images — Charlotte, N.C. – A full round-up of the weekend’s NASCAR action from Sin City, including Brad Keselowski’s last lap luck of the draw in Las Vegas, headlines an hour of racing news and views as Speed77 Radio/Race Chaser Online co-hosts Jacob Seelman, Tom Baker and their team of motorsports insiders …