Villopoto-Number-1-8-23-13Irvine, Calif. (August 22, 2013) – The Monster Energy Kawasaki and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki squad will be heading to Temecula Motorsports on Friday, August 23rd from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to meet and greet with all Kawasaki fans. Make sure to stop by to get an autograph from your favorite Kawasaki riders and meet the newly crowned 2013 AMA Pro Motocross Champion Ryan Villopoto. Temecula Motorsports also has the entire line of 2014 Kawasaki KX™ models including the new 2014 KX™85 and KX™100.

Monster Energy Kawasaki
Ryan Villopoto
Jake Weimer

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki
Blake Baggett
Tyla Rattray
Darryn Durham
Martin Davalos
Justin Hill
Adam Cianciarulo

Temecula Motorsports
26860 Jefferson Ave.
Murrieta, CA 92562
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Villopoto-Kawasaki-Off-Road-5-28-13Irvine, Calif. – At the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto battled to keep his moto win streak alive by finishing 1-1 at the Thunder Valley National in Lakewood, Colo. Villopoto has a perfect 100 points after the first two rounds. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Tyla Rattray finished in the top 10 for the second week in a row in eighth place, while Dean Wilson followed close behind in 10th overall. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer overcame a crash to finish 14th. In the 250 class Blake Baggett fought hard to finish fifth and was joined by teammate Martin Davalos in seventh and Justin Hill in 12th.

Following a dominant weekend in Hangtown at Round 1, Villopoto carried that momentum into Colorado. The keys for Villopoto this weekend were patience and confidence. After qualifying first, he did not have the greatest start in the first moto but picked off guys early and began to the study the front-runners. Villopoto watched their lines while sitting in third and was able to move into the lead in the latter part of the 30 minute moto. His 1-1 moto score for the second consecutive week solidifies him as the one to beat this season.

Villopoto-Toronto-Supercross-3-24-13Monster Energy’s Ryan Villopoto made it four-in-a-row as he claimed his seventh win of the Monster Energy Supercross season in Toronto, Canada. In front of a packed crowd at Rogers Centre, Villopoto extended his lead to 12 points over second place in the championship standings.

Villopoto was unstoppable all day, taking the top qualifier, winning his heat, and eventually racing to the main event victory. The champ continued to add to his career wins total, giving Villopoto a tally of 31 victories in the 450SX class.

It was another solid night for Chad Reed, starting up front in the main event and claiming an impressive fourth-place finish. It was his ninth top-five finish of the season, helping him maintain fourth in the points standings.

Corona, Calif. – Monster Energy’s Ryan Villopoto raced to his fourth win of the season in the 450SX class in St. Louis, Mo., and gained huge ground in the championship standings. Villopoto cut his points deficit to the leader almost in half, going from 22 points down to 12 points down.

During the red flag restart on Lap 3, Villopoto had his work cut out for him as he started sixth. He didn’t waste any time moving to the front and just after halfway had moved into the lead, eventually winning by 3.3 seconds.

Joining Villopoto on the podium was Monster Energy’s Chad Reed who took home third place in St. Louis. Reed has been consistent throughout the Monster Energy Supercross season and currently sits fifth in the points standings, just one point back of fourth.

Irvine, Calif. – After five days of motos at Mill Creek MX in Pell City, Ala., Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green took home a total of 15 championships from the AMA Thor Spring Classic. Leading the team with three championships was Austin Forkner who was the most dominant rider of the week aboard his KX™85. Adam Cianciarulo went unchallenged in the Supermini classes, with a flawless scorecard. Veteran riders Clark Stiles, Mike Treadwell, and Earl May swept their respective classes. Justin Hill captured two championships earning his second title in the 450 A class after an exciting final moto win.

Best of the Best
After winning two titles at last week’s GNC Finals, Forkner was feeling confident coming into Mill Creek. His week started with a come-from-behind win in the 85 12-13 Mod foreshadowing that this week would end much like last week. The mud of an early morning moto dropped him to his only finish outside the top-five in the Jr. Mini 9-13 class, but Forkner was able to come back to win a total of six motos earning him the “Best of the Best” 85cc award for winning the most motos aboard his KX85.

Irvine, Calif. – Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green™ converged in the beautiful resort town of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., for the Monster Energy Mammoth MX which ran from June 16-26. This unparalleled event is located at more than 8,000 feet above sea level, and nestled high in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, presented riders and fans alike with an experience unmatched by any other motocross event in the nation. After ten days of intense competition, Team Green riders emerged with eight championships, five second-place finishes, and three third-place finishes. Surrounded by breath-taking views of snow-capped mountains, the unique motocross track wraps through the beautiful Inyo National Forest almost like a natural roller-coaster. Racers of all types and sizes showed up throughout the week to put their skills to the test on the challenging track. Team Green’s amateur racers got the week started racing their mini-bikes on Tuesday and the event finished up with the nation’s top professionals competing in a range of classes from 2-stroke bikes to 450cc four-stroke machines.

The Green Ninja

Justin Hill came up to Mammoth and let nothing keep him off the podium. He raced back-to-back main events to secure championships in both the Open Intermediate and Schoolboy classes after 14-consecutive hot laps on Friday. On Sunday, Hill destroyed the competition on his KX™450F, winning the 450 Intermediate class by over 16 seconds. Over the course of the event, Hill diced the track like a ninja, throwing down lap times that rivaled the top pros. His ability to find the fastest lines and maintain his momentum throughout the track made him the winningest Team Green rider of the event. He left the event with three championship bear trophies and a smile that stretched from ear to ear.