In dire need of a win, James Stewart came into Dallas with his head held high in hopes of securing a first-place finish. With the usual fastest qualifying time and heat race win under his belt, it looked as if the night was going to be dominated by James. Unfortunately, the winless streak for JS7 continued, as he could only salvage more precious championship points with a fourth-place finish.
The Red Bull/KTM crew had a good night in Dallas as both riders were inside the top-ten when the checkers flew. Andrew Short put in another consistent ride with a sixth-place finish, while teammate Mike Alessi (pictured below) ended his night in the tenth spot.
Read on to see how the night unfolded in the Lone Star State…
SUPERCROSS QUALIFYING HEATS
- James once again set the fastest lap time of the two qualifying sessions with a blazing time of 48.731.
- Part-time Factory Honda rider Cole Seely qualified into the main via Heat Race #1, where he finished third ahead of Chad Reed.
- Andrew Short battled Red Bull teammate Kyle Regal and Nick Wey to take the fourth spot in Heat #2.
- Despite missing out on the holeshot in Heat #2, JS7 got right to work passing the early leaders to move into the number one position.
- Thanks in large part to a fast line through the whoops, James went on to take the checkers for another heat win.
SUPERCROSS MAIN EVENT
- Holeshot specialist Mike Alessi grabbed a massive one, taking the lead into turn one.
- With a top-five start, Stewart was right up front from the get-go, cutting his way up to the third spot by lap two.
- As he battled for the lead, JS7 collided with Chad Reed after a rough whoop section, sending them both to the Dallas soil.
- With the bike still running, James remounted in fifth as the lead pack pulled away.
- With smoke billowing from the engine, James put his head down and charged to make up lost time with only thirteen laps remaining.
- Unfortunately for James, the lead riders were just out of reach, as time would wind down to end Stewart’s night in the fourth spot.
- With four rounds remaining, James now sits 21 points behind leader Ryan Villopoto heading into St. Louis next Saturday.
- Shorty (pictured below) put in work, charging his way up to sixth after a mid-pack start. Mr. Consistent sits sixth in championship points.
- Bad luck would strike for Cole Seely after a mid-pack start. Cole collided with another rider, sending them both to the ground and retiring Seely to the trailer for the night.
1. Trey Canard
2. Ryan Villopoto
3. Ryan Dungey
4. James Stewart
5. Kevin Windham
6. Andrew Short
7. Thomas Hahn
8. Chad Reed
9. Austin Stroupe
10. Mike Alessi
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