Ryan Villopoto has been on a tear recently, and it has finally paid off. When he takes to the track in Indianapolis, Indiana, this weekend, the Kawasaki rider will be carrying the number one plate – marking the first time this season a rider other than Davi Millsaps is in the top position.
Villopoto claimed his fifth win in 11 rounds at the previous Supercross race in Daytona, and in doing so he pulled himself in front of Millsaps in the points standings. There’s only two points separating them, however, and a strong showing by Millsaps this weekend could launch him back to the front of the pack.
“Well, Daytona was the worst race of the season so far, [so] I got that out of the way,” Millsaps said. “Now it’s time to climb my way back up to the top. It’s Supercross. It’s going to happen. Others guys had bad races and now I just got rid of mine.”