Thor’s Ryan Villopoto and Taylor Robert Win Big at Supercross and WORCS Rounds

JANESVILLE, WI – January 22, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Thor’s Ryan Villopoto continued to climb up the points leaderboard after claiming his first win of the weekend at the third round of the Monster Energy Supercross at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. Villopoto had a dominating day as he posted the fastest lap time in practice, won his heat race, and won the main event by nearly seven seconds. With his podium finish last week and the win on Saturday, Villopoto now sits fourth, 11 points back from the points leader.

Ryan Villopoto Photo: Simon Cudby
Ryan Villopoto,  Photo: Simon Cudby

Entering the weekend under the weather, Thor’s Josh Grant rode the third round not at 100 percent. Despite the lack of seat time during the week, Grant kept pace and rode as hard as he could to finish a solid 10th during main event.

Josh Grant, Photo: Simon Cudby
Josh Grant,  Photo: Simon Cudby

The Western Regional 250SX rider Tyla Rattray and Martin Davalos pushed through some bad luck in Anaheim during the main event. Davalos had a good heat race and was looking to transfer that speed into the main, but fell victim of getting caught up in an opening lap pile up and had to charge through the pack. Even though he started the opening lap in 16th, he was able to catch some riders and finish 12th. Rattray put together a solid eighth-place ride.

Tyla Rattray,  Photo: Simon Cudby
Tyla Rattray, Photo: Simon Cudby

Thor’s Taylor Robert was able to pick up where he left off during the 2012 World Off Road Championship Series, winning the opening round of the season in dominating fashion. The reigning champion finished the two-hour race over a minute ahead of the runner-up finisher and carries the points lead into the second round next month. Destry Abbott, who helped design the weekend’s course that’s located in his hometown, was running in the top five before retiring early with a mechanical issue.

Taylor Robert,  Photo:
Taylor Robert, Photo: Steve Van Zuylen

The Monster Energy Supercross riders will head to Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. next weekend. on January 26 for Round 4 of the season. The next WORCS race will take place on February 8-10 in Primm, Nev.

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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.

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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.

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