JANESVILLE, WI – March 5, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Thor’s Ryan Villopoto again stood atop the podium after a hard fought battle at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Mo. on Saturday night. The ninth stop of the Monster Energy Supercross was a wild one featuring multiple passes and a red flag, but after the dust cleared Villopoto took the win for the fourth time this season. His win helped him close the gap in the overall points standings to just 12 points.
Thor’s Dean Wilson charged hard throughout the Eastern Regional 250SX main event, passing multiple riders while coming from deep in the field to place second. Wilson showed his consistent speed, posting one of his fastest times during the final lap, but couldn’t quite make it by the leader. Wilson’s finish puts him just one point back of the leader in the standings going into the fourth race for the Eastern Regional riders.
Also in the Eastern Regional 250SX class, Marvin Musquin placed just off the podium in fourth, maintaining his fourth-place spot in the overall standings. Thor’s Cole Thompson was 14th after the first lap of the main event, but maneuvered his way through the field to earn eighth. Justin Hill went down in the first turn, but managed to come back to finish 16th.
At the second round of the AMA National Enduro, Charlie Mullins dominated the field, winning five of the six tests, on his way to victory in Salley, S.C. Mullins won by an impressive 50 seconds over the second-place finisher. Thor’s Grant Baylor improved upon his Round 1 result to finish sixth.
The opening round of the FIM Motocross World Championship took place over the weekend under the lights in Qatar. Thor’s Gautier Paulin started off the season on the right foot, taking third place in MX1 class with an impressive 4-3 moto result. David Philippaerts overcame a tough opening moto to finish 12th overall, while Jeremy van Horebeek placed 18th. Amongst the MX2 riders, Thor’s Christophe Charlier rode a solid two motos to finish fifth, while Alessandro Lupino wasn’t far behind with eighth overall.
Photos: Simon Cudby, Shan Moore, and CDS
About Thor MX
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.