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Villopoto wins AMA Unadilla National

Ryan Villopoto won the 450 class in Unadilla, and now has a seven-point lead over Ryan Dungey after nine races. Steve Giberson

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NEW BERLIN, N.Y. -- Ryan Villopoto raced to his second victory of the AMA Pro Motocross season, sweeping the 450 Class motos Saturday in the Unadilla National to extend his points lead.

Villopoto, the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider from Poulsbo, Wash., has a seven-point lead over Ryan Dungey after nine races.

"It was definitely a good day," Villopoto said. "The team and I made the decision to go to 2012 Kawasaki for this weekend, and it was definitely the right move. Knowing what we had was a lot better, I felt like we were in a great position to win today. I got good starts and was able to work my way through the field.

"It seemed easy to get by guys. I don't know if it was the bike, or my confidence, but it's put us in good position for the championship."

Dungey, the Rockstar/Makita Suzuki star from Belle Plaine, Minn., was second in both motos.

"I fought it a bit today," Dungey said. "I didn't get the start I needed in either moto. I had to battle through guys, and once I got into second, I couldn't make the time up on Ryan. We're looking forward to the next three races, and battling for this championship."

In the 250 Class, Scotland's Dean Wilson helped seal a perfect day for Kawasaki, sweeping both motos for his first victory of the summer.

"It was a great day," Wilson said. "I was just having fun out there. I feel like when I'm out there having fun, I definitely ride my best. I've been angry to not get an overall yet this season, but now I feel relieved. I just felt good and refreshed and excited to race again. I couldn't sleep last night I was so excited."

Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Round 9, Unadilla National, August 13, 2011: 450 Class

Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Round 9, Unadilla National, August 13, 2011: 250 Class