Ryan Villopoto
May 6

SX: Villopoto sidelined for 2014 motocross season

Villopoto, who just came off of his fourth consecutive Monster Energy Supercross championship, will be unable to compete in the AMA Motocross season this year. (Photo courtesy Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team)

Villopoto, who just came off of his fourth consecutive Monster Energy Supercross championship, will be unable to compete in the AMA Pro Motocross season this year. (Photo courtesy Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team)

Ryan Villopoto will be unable to defend his 2013 AMA Pro Motocross Championship title after opting to get knee surgery to fix a lingering injury.

Villopoto battled with the knee injury throughout his title-winning 2014 Monster Energy Supercross season.

May 4

SX: Villopoto Wraps Up Title-Winning Season With Vegas Victory

Ryan Villopoto earned his 41st career Monster Energy Supercross victory in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Ryan Villopoto earned his 41st career Monster Energy Supercross victory in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Ryan Villopoto capped off his title-winning season with a dominant win in front of a sold-out crowd at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev.

After wrapping up his fourth consecutive Monster Energy Supercross Championship last week in East Rutherford, N.J., the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider entered the season finale with no pressure and it showed. Villopoto kicked off the night with a masterful performance in his heat race and followed it up with a wire-to-wire victory in the 450SX main event.

May 2

Where is Ryan Villopoto’s Place in Supercross History?

Ryan Villopoto celebrating his fourth consecutive Supercross championship in the Metlife Stadium. (Photo courtesy Monster Energy Supercross)

Ryan Villopoto celebrating his fourth consecutive Supercross championship in the Metlife Stadium. (Photo courtesy Monster Energy Supercross)

When he chose the legendary No. 2 as his number in 2008, many wondered whether Ryan Villopoto would be able to live up to the legacy Jeremy McGrath gave it during his illustrious career.

Since then, Villopoto has done much more than simply keep that number’s legacy alive. He has racked up a pair of 450 national championships in motocross and has amassed an even more dominant résumé in supercross, capped off by a fourth consecutive title one week ago to equal the record mark set by his predecessor McGrath. 

Apr 26

SX: Villopoto Wins At MetLife To Secure Fourth Straight Championship

Ryan Villopoto celebrates after securing his fourth Monster Energy Supercross Championship. (Photo: Simon Cudby)

Ryan Villopoto celebrates after securing his fourth Monster Energy Supercross Championship. (Photo: Simon Cudby)

Ryan Villopoto dominated the inaugural race at MetLife Stadium Saturday night to wrap up his fourth consecutive Monster Energy Supercross title.

Despite a slow start to the season which saw Villopoto only win three races, the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider has since led 60 of 60 laps en route to three straight wins.

Apr 25

450SX Class Power Rankings After Seattle

Ryan Villopoto dominated in Seattle to claim his fifth win of the season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ryan Villopoto dominated in Seattle to claim his fifth win of the season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Monster Energy Supercross’ anticipated return to New York for the first time in 23 years has the makings of a historic evening with Ryan Villopoto on the verge of securing a fourth consecutive title. Villopoto has been the rider to beat throughout the 2014 season and thanks to back-to-back wins, he needs just an 18th-place finish to continue his dominance of the sport. As a result, Villopoto tops the Power Rankings as he looks to do the same thing his hometown Seattle Seahawks did at the Super Bowl in February, win a world championship inside MetLife Stadium.

Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy Supercross.