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Villopoto led wire-to-wire after nailing the holeshot to earn his 26th career victory. In the 250SX class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Martin Davalos finished fourth and Tyla Rattray came home in 11th. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer was unable to compete due to illness.

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Coming off a dominating victory last weekend, Villopoto expected nothing less in Oakland. After getting a good start in his heat race, the Poulsbo, Wash. native grabbed the lead and never looked back in the 8-lap race. In the main event, Villopoto once again rocketed out of the starting gate, grabbing the holeshot and leading all 20 laps.

“This was a good win for us,” said Villopoto. “My guys on the Monster Energy Kawasaki team made a few minor changes to the bike today and they paid off tonight. Everything is starting to come together for us right now.”

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Davalos got a good start in his heat race and parlayed that into a third place finish to advance to the main event. In the main, he once again got out of the gate well and looked to be in position for a return trip to the podium. As the race went on, he was stuck in fourth position and he started to tighten up.

“I got a good start in the main event,” said Davalos. “But, I just didn’t feel like I was going anywhere. I was riding well the first couple of laps but then I started to tense up and I felt my riding style was stuck in a rut. Even though I finished fourth, I’m disappointed. I felt I threw away a podium. Our team works really hard and I need to be up there on the box.”

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After getting the holeshot in the main event, Villopoto built a five-second gap on second place in the first three laps. With such a large cushion, the tough track made it difficult for him to keep pushing hard.

“It was a difficult balance for me tonight,” said Villopoto. “The track was very challenging and it was easy to fall into a groove where you go a little slower. I built a big lead early so without being pushed from behind, I had to concentrate on going fast and getting the lap times I needed.”

The Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship will head back to Angel Stadium for it’s third engagement in Anaheim on February 2, 2013 for Round 5.

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Results
Monster Energy AMA Supercross – Round 4
O.co Coliseum – Oakland, Calif.
January 19, 2013Western Regional 250SX Main Event Results
1. Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
2. Cole Seely, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
3. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki
4. MARTIN DAVALOS, CAIRO, GA., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI
5. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla. KTM
6. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, NM, KTM
7. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha
8. Austin Politelli, Riverside Calif. Honda
9. Christian Craig, Wildomar, Calif., Honda
10. Zach Osborne, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda
11. TYLA RATTRAY, WILDOMAR, CALIF., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO
CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI

Western Regional 250SX Class Points
1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM – 91
2. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda – 80
3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda – 76
4. Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Honda – 58
5. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki – 52
6. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha – 49
7. MARTIN DAVALOS, CAIRO, GA., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO
CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI,, Kawasaki – 48
8. Christian Craig, Wildomar, Calif., Honda – 47
9. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., KTM – 45
10. TYLA RATTRAY, SOUTH AFRICA, MONSTER ENERGY/PRO
CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI, – 45

450SX Class Results: Oakland
1. RYAN VILLOPOTO, POULSBO, WASH., MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI
2. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
4. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda
5. Mike Alessi, Hilliard, Fla., Suzuki
6. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda
7. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., KTM
8. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki
9. Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Honda
10. Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C., Yamaha

450SX Class Points
1. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki – 85
2. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda – 78
3. RYAN VILLOPOTO, POULSBO, WASH., MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI – 77
4. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 68
5. Chad Reed, Australia, Honda – 65
6. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda – 56
7. JAKE WEIMER, RUPERT, IDAHO, MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI – 47
8. Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C., Yamaha - 42
9. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda – 41
10. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., KTM – 39

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