Villopoto and Tickle Capture Championships at Finale in Las Vegas

Monster Energy/ Kawasaki Race Report

**Irvine, Calif. ** - Monster Energy Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto captured his first career championship in the supercross class at the final event of the Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM Championship at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. His third-place finish was good enough to take home his first championship on the Kawasaki KX450F. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Broc Tickle overtook second-place in the final laps of the AMA Supercross Lites, Western Region main event to win his first professional championship. The AMA Supercross Lites, Eastern Region main event saw Blake Baggett ride patiently and take his second win of the season aboard his Kawasaki KX250F, while Dean Wilson came through the pack to finish just off the podium in fourth. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Western Region riders Tyla Rattray and Josh Hansen picked up sixth and 10th place finishes, respectively, in their main event. The East/West shoot out race had Wilson again in fourth, Tickle finishing 10th, Rattray in 11th and Baggett ending the night in 12th. Villopoto's teammate Jake Weimer came through the pack in the supercross main event from 15th on the first lap to finish an impressive sixth.