News 31 Aug 2011

Penultimate round of AMA Motocross this weekend at Steel City

Ryan Villopoto currently leads the AMA Pro Motocross Championship heading into Steel City.

Ryan Villopoto currently leads the AMA Pro Motocross Championship heading into Steel City.

Only two rounds remain in the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, and on the heels of a captivating round of competition last weekend, the 450 Class championship remains tight heading into this Saturday’s second to last event of the summer from Steel City Raceway.

Current points leader, and Monster Energy Kawasaki rider, Ryan Villopoto, along with Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey, lead the world’s best riders into the Steel City Motocross National on 3 September, from Delmont, PA.

Currently, just eight points separate two of the sport’s rising stars and budding rivals. While Dungey boasts three wins opposed to his counterpart’s pair of victories, it is Villopoto’s impressive consistency and overall podium results at all 10 rounds of the championship this season that have given him the edge heading into the final two weekend’s of action.

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson is the current 250 Class championship points leader and ultimately watched his points lead increase from 25 points to 38 heading into Steel City ahead of Southwick winner Tyla Rattray.

Steel City Raceway has hosted the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship since the 1989 season. It was the site of the very first Saturday event in the history of the sport in 2008, igniting a new tradition of single-day events that has taken the sport to new heights.

As a Labor Day Weekend staple in the sport of motocross, Steel City has become known as the American Motocross Festival, celebrating the end of the summer with a national-holiday competition that showcases the fastest riders on the planet in three featured classes.