JANESVILLE, WI – January 8, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Thor’s Ryan Villopoto began his campaign for a third consecutive Monster Energy Supercross title on Saturday at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. Villopoto started the 2013 season in stylish fashion as he debuted the Spring 2013 Phase Coil Racewear from Thor MX. The Phase Coil racewear becomes available at Thor dealers starting today!
The Coil racewear comes from the popular Phase line at Thor MX, which has delivered the best value in motocross for many years. The Spring 2013 Phase Coil Racewear features an all-new pant chassis for an improved fit and better feel. Also, when combined with the micro-mesh constructed jersey, riders have a racewear kit that will pull away from the others with heightened style and performance.
The sold out season opener started with Villopoto racing to a runner-up finish in his 450SX Heat race, but the Main Event didn’t go his way. Villopoto endured bouts of misfortune but never gave up, fighting through the 20-lap Main Event to finish 16th. Fellow 450SX Thor rider Josh Grant raced to an 11th place effort in the opening round.
The Western Regional 250SX Class also saw a shake up during its Main Event. Both Blake Baggett and Martin Davalos were caught up in a first turn pile up, which forced Davalos to retire before completing a single lap. Baggett started almost one lap down and ended up finishing the night in 14th. Tyla Rattray was able to get around the pile up and went on to finish the opening round in eighth.
The Monster Energy Supercross riders will head to Phoenix’s Chase Field next weekend. on January 12 for the second round of the season.
About Thor Motocross
Thor is the originator of motocross apparel. When Torsten Hallman made his first U.S trip to race and promote motocross in 1966, he began developing T.H.O.R. (Torsten Hallman Original Racewear) riding gear. Thor is a hardcore, grass roots company that is continued proof of what it takes to reach the top and more importantly, how to stay there. It is the only company with over 40 years of experience in the motocross marketplace.
Thor combines design and marketing, with superior distribution through Parts Unlimited to reach it’s thousands of dealers and consumers. Thor prides itself on key selling features like quality, strength and performance. Thor is more than a brand. It’s a lifestyle.
About Parts Unlimited
Parts Unlimited is the world’s largest distributor of aftermarket accessories in the powersports industry and is owned by LeMans Corporation headquartered in Janesville, Wisconsin. Parts Unlimited sells to over 12,000 dealerships world wide and continues to expand its market penetration with its sister companies, Parts Canada, Parts Europe and Drag Specialties.
Parts Unlimited continues to promote racing through its campaign WE SUPPORT THE SPORT®, helping to drive consumers to dealerships, while entertaining its dealers through hospitalities at the events it sponsors.