A2 proved to be a tough night for three time defending Monster Energy AMA Supercross Champion Ryan Villopoto with a fifth place finish costing him the converted championship leaders red plate.
The Monster Energy Kawasaki racer returned to Anaheim with the red plates which signify the points leader. His heat race turned into a continuation of the main event from Phoenix as he battled with Justin Brayton, but settled for second place.
The main event was looking to go his way and halfway through the 20-laps, the champ came in to pass for the lead. On his second attempt, slight contact resulted in Villopoto losing the front end.
Villopoto eventually finished fifth though was lucky not to drop further back as Ryan Dungey attempted a final corner pass on him that put them both on the ground.
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