The win placed him in contention to take home the $1 million prize, which would be given to any rider who could win all three motos.
However, it didn’t go according to plan for the 2011 Monster Energy Cup champ.
During the second moto, Villopoto failed to take the mandatory Joker Lane and then mistimed a rhythm section, resulting in a spectacular crash which sent him flying through the Vegas air.
Villopoto laid motionless after slamming down on the cement stadium floor before graciously standing up and waving to the crowd.
As a result, Villopoto would miss the third and final moto to undergo medical evaluation.