VILLOPOTO COMMANDS INDY SX WITH HIS SIXTH WIN THIS SEASON!
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto earned another win at a racing mecca, claiming his fourth straight win in Indianapolis in front of a sold out crowd at Lucas Oil Stadium. Villopoto, burning VP’s MR-PRO 6, worked his way to the front to earn his sixth victory of the season.
Villopoto extended his points lead with a methodical run in Indianapolis. The Washington native worked his way up from third to the lead, holding off many charges from determined riders before claiming his fourth straight victory in a city known for its racing history.
“Tonight’s race was difficult,” said Villopoto. “The track was deteriorating on every lap and we were pushing it to its limits. It was a good race tonight and I was working hard to stay in the lead.”
Villopoto joins an elite group of racers who have conquered Indianapolis. Even though the Indianapolis 500 has been run for more than 100 years, no driver has won the race more than 4 times. After his fourth consecutive victory in the Circle City, Villopoto joins the elite ranks of AJ Foyt, Al Unser, and Rick Mears as four time winners. In NASCAR competition, both Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson also have won four times at The Brickyard. The only driver to win more times in Indianapolis is seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher who has won five times in the city.
Though the 20 lap main event at Indianapolis lasted nearly 10 minutes less than last week’s race at Daytona, the track made for an exhausting night for the riders.
“Tonight was one of the toughest races of the year,” said Villopoto. “We all had a really fast pace going and with the track breaking down we had to work hard to ride it as hard as we could without over doing it. I wasn’t able to pull away from the field and I had to run a faster pace throughout the main event.”
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