The Toronto round of the 2012 Monster Energy Supercross Series marked a turning point for the season. Not only are we now in the home stretch of all three championships (Supercross, Lites West regional, and Lites East regional), but both Ryan Villopoto and Justin Barcia edged closer to securing their second indoor titles in as many years.
While Canada was not very kind to Villopoto last year, this time around was a bit different as the Monster Energy Kawasaki star rode off to a seemingly easy win. While Justin Brayton took the holeshot, RV1 was not far behind off the start. Villopoto stalked the Honda Muscle Milk rider for a few laps before finally pouncing to take over the lead. At one point, Villopoto did stumble in the whoops and nearly went down, allowing Brayton to come back into striking distance. However, the multi-time national MX / SX champion regained his composure and went on to win the main event by a sizable margin.
Story, results, and points from last weekend’s race in Toronto