After eight miserable, winless weekends in a row, James Stewart showed the St. Louis Supercross fans why he is known as the fastest man in the world again by dominating his heat race as well as the main event in Missouri.
Now just 16 points behind race leader Ryan Villopoto in the point standings, Stewart was all smiles after the checkers flew in the Edward Jones Dome.
Unfortunately, Stewart’s Red Bull teammates didn’t fare quite as well on the loose and loamy St. Louis soil; Andrew Short (pictured below with Mike Alessi) was the only other to crack the top 10. Read on for more detailed information on the racing from St. Louis.
SUPERCROSS QUALIFYING HEATS
- James Stewart jumped out to a top-10 start aboard his San Manuel Yamaha to get the first 450 heat of the night underway.
- By the end of lap two, the mighty #7 had moved his way into the fifth spot and had his sights set on Ivan Tedesco out front.
- On lap six of eight, Stewart had worked his way into third, and then put a couple of textbook passes on Ryan Villopoto and Tedesco to take over the lead.
- James threw down the quickest lap time of the day (47.177) en route to a statement-making heat-race win.
- The Red Bull-backed trio of Andrew Short, Mike Alessi and Kyle Regal all transferred to the main out of Supercross Heat #2, finishing fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively.
SUPERCROSS MAIN EVENT
- In desperate need of a win to get his season back on track, Stewart rocketed out of the St. Louis gates and grabbed a top-three start behind Tedesco and Ryan Dungey.
- Wasting little time, James quickly worked his way into the lead by lap two and began inching his way out to a comfortable margin.
- By lap 10, James had secured a five-second lead ahead of Dungey and the rest of the pack and continued laying down steady laps on his way to the checkers.
- After nine long weeks (eight races) since his last win at Anaheim 2, Stewart’s bad luck streak finally came to an end in St. Louis as he motored on to an impressive win—his fourth of the series.
- With three rounds left in the series, JS7 now sits in fourth in the championship chase, 16 points behind leader Villopoto.
- Short struggled early on in the St. Louis main but rebounded to a solid top-10 finish.
- Alessi and Kyle Regal had troubles in the main, finishing 17th and 14th, respectively.
1. James Stewart
2. Ryan Dungey
3. Ryan Villopoto
4. Chad Reed
5. Trey Canard
6. Kevin Windham
7. Davi Millsaps
8. Ivan Tedesco
9. Austin Stroupe
10. Andrew Short
Check out this video from AndrewShort.com about Shorty's visit to the Moto Museum (some killer bikes in here) and his take on the weekend in St. Louis:
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