JANESVILLE, WI – March 18, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Ryan Villopoto, Marvin Musquin, and Kailub Russell all grabbed wins at their respective Supercross and GNCC races over the weekend, making it another big weekend for the Thor MX team.
Starting on Saturday, Villopoto entered Round 10 of the Monster Energy Supercross series in Indianapolis, Ind. with a two-point advantage and looked poised to extend his lead. After winning his heat race in dominating fashion, Villopoto used his good start to stay with the lead riders. Just after moving into second, the leader stalled, allowing Villopoto to take advantage of the mistake, eventually holding on to claim a season-high sixth victory, and fourth-consecutive win at the Lucas Oil Stadium.
Musquin proved he would be competitive in Indianapolis with fast lap times being posted throughout the day and collecting his first heat win of the season. He had his work cut out for him in the main event after starting 16th on the opening lap, but his impressive speed had him in second right before the white flag. On the final lap, he inherited the lead with only a a half lap remaining, giving Musquin his second-consecutive victory.
Thor’s Justin Hill also put in a notable finish at Lucas Oil Stadium. He rode to a second-place finish in his heat, and ended up with a top-five finish in the main event, tying his season-best. Cole Thompson was running up front at the start of the main event, but a tip over cost him several spot and he eventually finished 16th. Dean Wilson did not compete in the main event after a crash in his heat ended his night early.
Along with the supercross riders’ notable finishes, off-road riders Charlie Mullins and Kailub Russell again put on a show for the spectators at the GNCC in Washington, Ga. The two separated themselves from the pack and battled right down to the final lap, with Russell prevailing as the winner. Mullins grabbed the runner-up spot and the KTM teammates are now tied for the points lead, leading third by 16 points.
In the XC2 class, Thor’s Grant Baylor grabbed his best finish of the season, making the podium with a second-place result.
The Monster Energy Supercross riders will now head out of the country to their single international stop in Toronto, Canada on Saturday. The GNCC riders will get a few weeks off before convening in Morganton, N.C. on April 6.
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.