ATLANTA, GA (FEBRUARY 26, 2011) As we head to Florida this week for AMA Supercross, let’s recap last weekend’s events. The Supercross main in Atlanta, GA marked one of the most exciting races in the history of the series. VP rider Ryan Villopoto, with a tank full of MR-Pro5, rode his Kawasaki to an astonishing victory in the Georgia Dome in front of 69,517 fans after James Stewart and Chad Reed battled out the final lap and lost it to the dirt.

For Villopoto the tangle of Reed and Stewart not only handed him the victory in the Atlanta Supercross, but pushed his points lead to 10 over Stewart (171-161) after eight rounds of the 17-race championship. 

“What can I say,” Villopoto shrugged after earning his third victory of the season. “I want to say I was surprised to find myself in the lead at the checkered flag, but I could tell those two [Reed and Stewart] were going at each other pretty good up there. It’s one of those things that happen in racing and I’m happy that I played it cool and had a steady race. Sometimes steady pays off.”

In the Supercross Lites East, VP rider Dean Wilson claimed his first Supercross Lites victory. The young rider from Canada fell behind in the first turn but made passes continuously to work his way to the front of the pack. Blake Wharton led most of the main, but crashed with just over three laps to go. Wilson emerged from the battle with fellow GEICO rider Justin Barcia and his teammate Blake Baggett.

“I’m so happy to finally get my first Supercross win,” a thrilled Wilson said after the race. Even though Blake crashed I don’t feel like the race was handed to me. I had to battle all the way. I hope this is the start of many wins, but tonight I’ll enjoy this one.”

After just two rounds Wilson and Barcia are tied atop the Lites East standings.

Next up for the series is the Daytona Supercross next Saturday, March 5. The AMA/FIM Supercross series has stepped up to a whole new level of intensity and VP will keep you covered and fueled along the way!

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