St. Louis Superross Stadium

James Stewart Three-peats in St. Louis Supercross

Published March 31st, 2014

JAMES STEWART FOR THE “THREEPEAT” WITH CAREER WIN  NUMBER 50  

On Saturday night the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series made its stop in St. Louis, Missouri to put on a show for over 60,000 race fans in the Edward Jones Centre. Yoshimura/Suzuki’s James Stewart rode his way to his third win in a row and his 50th career win in front of the largest crowd the sport has witnessed to date. Martin Davalos held off championship contender, Justin Bogle, to take home his second career win and to hold onto the points lead in the championship.

Motoconcept’s Mike Alessi swept the outside to capture the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot award, followed by Ryan Villopoto, James Stewart, Justin Brayton and Justin Barcia. Monster Energy/Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto made quick work of Alessi, making the pass for the lead before the end of lap one. Last week’s race winner, James Stewart also made his way by Alessi to move into second and set his sights on Ryan Villopoto.

Stewart managed to close the gap up on Villopoto by lap nine and started looking for the pass immediately. Stewart’s urgency to move into the lead pressured not only Villopoto to make mistakes but also put the pressure on himself. However, despite the mistakes made Stewart still managed to turn the fastest lap time, lap after lap.

After recovering from an eleventh place start out the gate, Red Bull/KTM rider, Ryan Dungey, set sights on his teammate Ken Roczen as he moved into sixth place around the half way point. The Red Bull/KTM boys went bar to bar to swap fifth place back and forth, with Roczen finally pulling away on lap twelve.

By refocusing himself Stewart managed to work out the inconsistencies of the night to make a clean pass on Villopoto for the lead on lap twelve. Although, the pass was clean and legitimate, Stewart pushed Villopoto out wide forcing him to miss his line and get a little squirrelly. The Monster Energy/Kawasaki rider managed to ride it out to hold onto second position.

Following just behind Roczen, Ryan Dungey made the pass on Brayton to move into fifth with Roczen moving into fourth. With Roczen and Dungey back battling it out for fourth, Dungey made a huge mistake going down on the final lap. While he was trying to recover and remount Justin Brayton managed to clip Dungey’s front tire and go down, as well. Unfortunately for Dungey this allowed Stewart to move within one point of Dungey in the championship.

James Stewart dominated the pack, putting some time between him and Villopoto by the time the checkers came out. This is Stewarts 3rd win in a row bringing his season win total to 5, and his career total to 50.

Ryan Villopoto was seemingly on damage control after several mistakes in the main event battles with Stewart. The Monster Energy/Kawasaki rider rode consistently to a second place finish and to hold onto his points lead.

Muscle Milk/Honda’s Justin Barcia rode his own race to finish out the night by claiming the 3rd and final podium position.

Trey Carnard also returned from the injury list for his first race back at St. Louis and managed to muster up a fifth place finish on the night.

In the 250SX class Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Martin Davalos took the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot award, followed by Alex Martin and Justin Bogle. Justin Bogle made his way by Martin on lap four and started to chase down race leader, Martin Davalos.

After a great start and one of his best rides to date, Alex Martin went down in the rhythm section, taking Vince Friese with him to the ground. Alex Martin’s younger brother, Jeremy Martin, just missed landing on his brother, managing to ride out of the pile up.

GEICO/Honda’s Justin Bogle put his head down to close the gap up on Davalos and managed to catch his back tire in the closing laps. Unfortunately, time ran out for Bogle, as Davalos held him off until the checkers capturing his second career win.

Justin Bogle pushed to make the pass on Davalos, however, time ran short for the GEICO/Honda rider to make a move for the lead. Bogle took home second place from St. Louis with Blake Baggett taking the 3rd and final podium position.

Monster Energy AMA Supercross heads to Houston to take the stage at Reilant Staium, next Saturday, April 5th, 2014.

250SX CLASS RESULTS-ST.LOUIS

  1. Martin Davalos
  2. Justin Bogle
  3. Blake Baggett
  4. Kyle Cunningham
  5. AJ Catanzaro
  6. Cole Thompson
  7. Matthew Biscgelia
  8. Jimmy Decotis
  9. Alex Martin
  10. Gannon Audette

450SX CLASS RESULTS-ST.LOUIS

  1. James Stewart
  2. Ryan Villopoto
  3. Justin Barcia
  4. Ken Roczen
  5. Trey Canard
  6. Eli Tomac
  7. Josh Hill
  8. Andrew Short
  9. Ryan Dungey
  10. Justin Brayton

250SX POINT STANDINGS

  1. Martin Davalos (149)
  2. Justin Bogle (141)
  3. Adam Cianciarulo (120)
  4. Blake Baggett (120)
  5. Vince Friese (100)
  6. Kyle Cunningham (94)
  7. Cole Thompson (89)
  8. Jimmy Decotis (78)
  9. Matthew Lemoine (74)
  10. Alex Martin(72)

450SX POINT STANDINGS

  1. Ryan Villopoto (268)
  2. Ryan Dungey (233)
  3. James Stewat (232)
  4. Ken Roczen (215)
  5. Justin Brayton (196)
  6. Justin Barcia (176)
  7. Andrew Short (166)
  8. Broc Tickle (126)
  9. Wil Hahn (122)
  10. Chad Reed (111)

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