Columbus, Ga. (February 25, 2013) – Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto and Jake Weimer both scored top-10 finishes Saturday during the Monster Energy Supercross at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Carrying the Bone Collector logo on their front fenders, both Villopoto and Weimer looked impressive on the Georgia clay.
Villopoto got a great jump out of the gate and tucked in right behind the leader. He continued to pressure him throughout the race but was unable to make the pass.
“The track was slippery tonight, so I just focused on keeping it on two wheels,” said Villopoto. “The Atlanta race is always exciting for us because there are so many fans and I’m happy we were able to get on the podium for Michael and the Bone Collector guys who supported us this week. I know Michael loves riding his Kawasaki and it was great to have him as part of the team this week.”
Weimer raced the main event while still recovering from two fractured ribs and although he wasn’t 100%, he gave his best effort to score an eighth-place finish.
More than 68,000 fans packed the Georgia Dome for the race and many of them were in the pits during the day. Michael Waddell joined the Kawasaki boys during their autograph session and also was interviewed for the Georgia Dome crowd just before the racing started.