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February 11, 2014

All day long Villopoto and all of the riders battled a technical track that was poised to force mistakes. In the main event, the Washington native rocketed out of the starting gate and nearly grabbed the holeshot. As they crossed the line on the first lap RV was sitting in second and keeping pressure on the leader. For the entire 20-lap main event, Villopoto stalked the leader and was able to pull up right to his rear fender on multiple occasions. But with the deteriorating dirt it was nearly impossible to find a spot to make a pass. With his runner-up finish, Villopoto extends his points lead to nine markers.

“The track was really tough to find a spot to make a pass,” said Villopoto. “We had a good race and I was right on James the whole time but catching him is one thing and passing him is another. I think we were both riding the track to its maximum and if I pushed any harder it could have meant a mistake. Right now we have the points lead as the series heads East and I’m going to keep racing and hold on to this red number plate.”

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