VILLOPOTO SLAYS Washougal gorilla
Poulsbo, Wash., native gains the victory on his home state motocross track
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
More than 20,000 motocross fans watched Ryan Villopoto get the Washougal gorilla off his back Saturday.
The 24-year-old from Poulsbo, Wash., had been trying to win a round on his home state course for as long as he can remember, but injuries, spin outs and flat out bad luck turned his previous homecomings into nightmares.
Villopoto can rest easy for now, knowing he’s the new king of the hill in Washougal.
“Living just three and a half hours up the road from here, I’ve raced Washougal ever since I turned pro,” Villopoto said. “It feels good to be able to check this off the list and get a win for the fans who have supported me all along.”