Monster Energy is proud to welcome Supercross racing icons Ryan Villopoto and Josh Hill on Episode 321 of the sports and pop culture podcast UNLEASHED with The Dingo, Danny, and Brittney.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A special double interview from the 2023 SuperMotocross Championship finals! Monster Energy is proud to welcome Supercross racing icons Ryan Villopoto and Josh Hill on Episode 321 of the sports and pop culture podcast UNLEASHED with The Dingo, Danny, and Brittney. Tune in as 34-year-old Hill from Yoncalla, Oregon, and 35-year-old Villopoto from Poulsbo, Washington, analyze the races and share their insights with the podcast hosts.
Recorded live at the LA Memorial Coliseum during the Monster Energy Supercross and the Pro Motocross Championship finals, the episode originally streamed on the Twitch platform on Saturday, September 23. Today, the one-hour episode featuring the two decorated motocross racers is now live on all major platforms.
"The LA Coliseum is a very iconic place where Supercross really started. We're back here, and it's been a long time since they had races here. So I'm excited to see what this championship will come down to in the end. It's winner take all tonight," said Villopoto on the special episode of UNLEASHED.
For the full conversation with the two professional motocross racers, make sure to catch Episode 321 of UNLEASHED with The Dingo, Danny, and Brittney Fueled by Monster Energy. Released today, the new podcast is streaming on all major platforms, including Spotify, iTunes, and YouTube.
Tune in for a special episode recorded during the Monster Energy AMA Supercross finals inside the legendary LA Coliseum with two equally legendary guests: Hailing from Washington State, Ryan Villopoto is a four-time 450 AMA Supercross Champion and three-time Motocross Champion. He is joined by professional SX racer Josh Hill, whose track record includes a World Supercross Championship race win and the title of 2012 Australian Supercross Championship Vice Champion. Together, the racers provide commentary and insider perspective on the big season finale in Los Angeles. Hear about the biggest rivalries, racing tricks, and background stories – only on UNLEASHED!
Hear the inside story in conversation with the three podcast hosts, Australian action sports personality Luke "The Dingo" Trembath, professional snowboarder Danny Kass, as well as artist, model, and UFC ambassador Brittney Palmer. Tune in right here.
The podcast episode was recorded on hallowed ground: The iconic LA Memorial Coliseum hosted the very first "Superbowl of Motocross" in 1972, and the name was later changed to 'Supercross'. "This is my first time racing in this stadium. But growing up as a kid, I had every single big race on VHS tape. And this place is so iconic for our sport," said Hill on UNLEASHED.
Looking back on his career, including winning the $1 million Monster Energy Cup in 2011 as well as multiple Supercross Championships, Villopoto said: "Guys who were older who had been in that position always said, 'Enjoy it while you can because it will be gone before you know it.' They're one hundred percent true. The older I get, when I look back at my career, the more stoked I get on how it turned out."
Asked about his formative years, Hill credits his skills to the rivalry with his brother, fellow Supercross racer Justin Hill: "That's what shaped us into the men we are today. Our battles growing up."
Making the comparison between pro motocross today and back in his time, Villopoto said: "I think we were all developed to do the right thing and say the right thing, at least the era we came up in. Whereas today, with social [media], people are looking for more organic and more of 'you'. There's a bit more leeway."
For the weekend's special race, the Coliseum was outfitted with a race track, combining defining elements from both stadium and outdoor racing. Speaking on the course, Hill said: "This is basically a Supercross track without whoops. They built the track good, it's fairly wide for a Supercross track with some good options. The whoops are basically where you plan your passes every lap, so not having that means you're going to have to take more risks to make some moves."
Speaking on how the races would play out, Hill offered: "Here we are about five miles per hour faster than the average Supercross track. So to do some dirty moves, you have to do it at speed, so it's going to be pretty gnarly. But a million bucks is a million bucks!"
Ready to hear the special episode recorded at the LA Coliseum during the Supercross final? Visit the landing page to access Episode 321 of UNLEASHED with The Dingo, Danny, and Brittney featuring Josh Hill and Ryan Villopoto.
Episodes of UNLEASHED are filmed on a special set inside Studio M at Monster Energy headquarters in Corona, California. The podcast is hosted by the dynamic duo of Australian action sports personality Luke "The Dingo" Trembath and professional snowboarder Danny Kass. Known for their deep roots in action sports culture, the two starred in the beloved cult TV show 'The Adventures of Danny and The Dingo' on Fuel TV for five action-packed seasons in the early 2010s. Both hosts have walked the walk as pro snowboarders and are joined by artist, model, and UFC ambassador Brittney Palmer. Together, the three hosts possess the interview skills to find common ground with guests from any type of background – sports and pop culture. Always look out for new episodes dropping bi-weekly on Mondays.
The UNLEASHED with The Dingo, Danny, and Brittney Podcast is here to celebrate the personalities behind the Monster Energy lifestyle. With each episode dedicated to a unique guest or topic, listeners learn about living on the edge and advancing the state of the art in the world of high-energy sports as well as music, games, and pop culture from individuals at the top of their game. More than a drink, Monster Energy is a way of life lived by athletes, sports, bands, believers, and fans – and the podcast is an extension of this unique DNA.
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