Team San Manuel’s James Stewart Takes Win and Series Lead in Oakland
San Manuel YamahaÃ¢Â€Â™s James Stewart won his second AMA Supercross race in Oakland, securing first place in the series with 92 overall points. The day started out rough for Stewart, when a crash in the first practice led him to shorten his second practice and sit out the third. However, in true multi-time Champion style, Stewart regained his strength and came back strong for Heat 1, where he finished first and had the fastest qualifying lap. Shortly after, Stewart dominated the main event leading nearly every lap on a wet and challenging track, posting his second win and fourth podium finish of the season. Ã¢Â€ÂœI was feeling pretty confident out there and got it done,Ã¢Â€Â Stewart said. Ã¢Â€ÂœThis is a great win for me and the team; itÃ¢Â€Â™s a long season and itÃ¢Â€Â™s all about winning a championship.Ã¢Â€Â
StewartÃ¢Â€Â™s teammate Kyle Regal had a strong start to the day finishing fifth in Heat 1. In the main event, Regal started out in eighth, worked his way up to seventh, and crashed in lap four, dropping him down to a 17th place overall finish. Ã¢Â€ÂœThe track was pretty slippery out there tonight and I wasnÃ¢Â€Â™t able to do my best,Ã¢Â€Â Regal said.
Stewart currently holds first place in the series with 92 points. Regal is currently in 14th place with 28 points. Both riders will spend the week testing and training as they prepare for Round 5 of the AMA Supercross Series taking place in Anaheim, CA on Saturday, February 5th.