JANESVILLE, WI – February 25, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Thor’s Ryan Villopoto continued to chip away at the points gap to first place with a consistent second-place finish at the eighth round of the Monster Energy Supercross at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Villopoto now sits 22 points back with nine rounds remaining in the series.
At the second round of the Eastern Regional 250SX class, Thor’s Dean Wilson quickly settled into the second-place spot and maintained that position until the checkered flag. His second podium finish in as many races helped him maintain the points lead for the class.
Not finishing where he wanted last weekend, Marvin Musquin stepped it up in Atlanta. He was quick all day, scoring the top qualifying spot before making his first trip to the podium this season with a third-place main event finish. Musquin’s finish helped push him up the championship standings to fourth.
Rookie Justin Hill continued to show that he is capable of running with the experienced riders of the class with a consistent finish in Atlanta. After scoring an impressive fourth in his heat race, he rode strong in the main event to finish sixth. He is currently tied for fifth in the points standings.
Following a tough heat race, Thor’s Cole Thompson easily qualified to the main event with the LCQ win. He got caught up in the opening lap, starting 16th, but made some good passes to finish the night in 13th.
Thor’s Kailub Russell made his return to the OMA Nationals after several years away from series. He didn’t waste any time to prove he is going to be a title contender after battling for the lead most of the race before finishing second overall.
The next Monster Energy Supercross will take place this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Mo., while the next OMA National will be held on March 31 in Dawson Springs, KY.
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.