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Ryan Villopoto. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

      Ryan Villopoto picked up his third win of the season. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Ryan Villopoto led wire-to-wire Saturday night at Dayton International Speedway to earn his fourth career 450SX Monster Energy Supercross Class victory at the famed track.

The three-time defending series champion passed fellow Kawasaki rider Dean Wilson on the opening lap and went on to lead all 20 laps, winning by a margin of 12.632 seconds over Ken Roczen.

"It’s pretty big,” Villopoto said of winning at Daytona. "This is a unique track like I said earlier, and to get a win here with the way the track is – it’s kinda outdoors, it’s supercross, it’s very technical – so to get a win here it’s awesome. And this is kinda like a turning point in the season, we’re closing down onto the homestretch here and to get a win here is huge.”

Villopoto made a brief mistake on Lap 12 and washed out in a rutted-turn section. However, he recovered quickly and maintained the lead.

"Whenever you have a fall like that, all that’s running through your mind is, `don’t stall the bike and get up as quick as you can and take off,’” Villopoto said. "Luckily, I had a nice lead and I was able to get up and regroup.”

Ryan Dungey known as "Mr. Consistency,” finished on the podium for the fourth straight race. Broc Tickle was fourth followed by Andrew Short, Wil Hahn and Wilson.

The win gives Villopoto a 28-point lead over Dungey as the series heads to Ford Field in Detroit, Mich. next week. Roczen is third in the championship battle, one point behind his Red Bull KTM teammate.

James Stewart, who sits fourth in the standings, was forced into the mechanics area on the opening lap after colliding with Mike Alessi’s bike. Stewart lost one lap to the leaders while getting repairs and would finish 18th. He now trails Villopoto by 52 points.

250SX Eastern Regional Supercross

Blake Baggett. (Photo: Frank Hoppen)

Blake Baggett (Photo: Frank Hoppen)

Blake Baggett raced to his first 250SXEastern Regional Supercross victory of the season Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Florida.

After moving into the lead on Lap 2, Baggett proved to be the dominant rider by leading the remaining 14 laps and winning by a 16.7-second margin.

"It’s Daytona, you gotta block out anything that’s bad,” Baggett said, referencing his crash in practice. "This place is awesome, there’s no other place like this. I love coming here, I love racing here. I won here in 2011 and now again in 2014 so just excited.”

Adam Cinciarulo who hails from nearby Port Orange, Fla., finished second ahead of teammate Martin Davalos.

It was the second time this season that Pro Circuit Kawasaki has swept the 250SX class podium. The three Pro Circuit riders swept the podium at the Eastern Regional season-opener in Arlington, Texas; and on that occasion, it was Cianciarulo picking up the win over Baggett and Davalos.

GEICO Honda riders Blake Wharton and Justin Bogle finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Jeremy Martin was sixth followed by Matthew Bisceglia, Vince Friese, Kyle Cunningham and Matthew Lemoine.

Cianciarulo has yet to finish worse than second in his rookie campaign, giving him a seven-point advantage over Davalos. Baggett is third in the title fight, 15 points behind Cianciarulo.

The series heads to Ford Field in Detroit, Mich. on March 15 for round five of the championship.