ANAHEIM, Calif. – The 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, made its return visit to Anaheim on Saturday night, hosting its 59th race inside Angel Stadium in front of a crowd of 37,789 fans. After a 16th-place finish to start the season and a runner-up effort a week ago, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., emerged victorious for the first time this season. In the Western Regional 250SX Class, GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac, of Cortez, Colo., raced to his third consecutive victory to remain undefeated to start the season.

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer, of Rupert, Idaho, earned the Nuclear Cowboyz® Holeshot Award to start the 20-lap 450SX Class Main Event, with Team Honda Muscle Milk teammates Justin Barcia, of Ochlocknee, Ga., and Trey Canard, of Shawnee, Okla., in tow. Villopoto came out of the first corner in sixth but quickly began to make his move forward.

Two-time defending Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, Supercross Class Champion Ryan Villopoto and recently appointed Miss Supercross Dianna Dahlgren participating in the first pitch ceremonies on July 22 at Angel Stadium, home of the opening race of the 2013 Monster Energy Supercross, season.

Check out the video of the first pitch from Angel Stadium below:

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AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sports announced today that two-time defending Monster Energy AMA Supercross, and FIM World Championship, Supercross Class Champion Ryan Villopoto will be accompanied by recently appointed Miss Supercross Dianna Dahlgren during the first pitch ceremonies at Angel Stadium, home of the opening race of the 2013 Monster Energy Supercross, season, before the Los Angeles Angels take on the Texas Rangers on Sunday, July 22 at 5:00 p.m.

The legendary Angel Stadium is a special place for Villopoto, having won four Supercross Class races at the unofficial home of Monster Energy Supercross. En route to his second consecutive Supercross Class Championship, Villopoto swept both races at Angel Stadium last year, including the season opener. During his Supercross Lites Class career at Angel Stadium, he won all three Main Events in 2007.