SAN DIEGO, CA – February 11, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Thor riders faced a tough track and cold conditions at the sixth round of the Monster Energy Supercross at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif. In the hometown of the Thor MX headquarters, Villopoto was able to move into third in the points standings after finishing sixth in the main event. He is just eight points out of second.
In the last race before their nine-week break, Western Regional 250SX riders Martin Davalos and Tyla Rattray showed speed of their own in San Diego. Davalos took a heat race win, but in the main event had to overcome a first lap crash. He rode with determination and came from 18th to finish ninth. Rattray was also outside the top 10 at the start of the race, but fought back and finished eighth.
Thor’s Josh Grant headed out to practice to see how his injured ankle and shoulder would fair on the San Diego track, but after being unable to finish second practice, he made the difficult decision to sit out for the night show.
The next race of the Monster Energy Supercross series is Feb 16 at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The race also marks the start of the Eastern Regional 250SX class and Thor’s Dean Wilson, Justin Hill, and Darryn Durham are set to line up in Texas.
Photos: Simon Cudby
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.