EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

May 6, 2007

Villopoto on track to be next star in dirtbike

By Tim Booth , Associated Press

Mike Fisher wasn't all that impressed the first time he saw Ryan Villopoto ride.

Fisher was in research and development at the time for Kawasaki, and Villopoto was a willing test subject for some durability research. Sure, Villopoto was fast. But in no way did Fisher imagine how the scrawny, red-headed kid from the soggy Pacific Northwest would dominate races a few years later.Read this article in full with a
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