Monday, 25 February 2013

James Stewart Wins Round 8 Of The 2013 Supercross At Atlanta!

Much of the time, being a fan of James Stewart can be a thankless task but the Yoshiruma Suzuki rider and his legion of loyal supporters finally had something to celebrate for Round 9 of the 2013 Supercross with a victory at Atlanta.

It has been 350 days since Stewart last stood at the top of the podium but, after his performance at the weekend, where he smashed out great times in practise and qualifying, then topped it off with a holeshot and unchallenged race out in front, he made winning look way easier than he has found it up until this point.

That's not to say that Stewart wouldn't have found the race tough - Ryan Villopoto spent the whole race breathing down his neck and finished just 1.46 seconds behind him as they crossed the finish line.

Further down the field, current points leader Davi Millsaps battled things out with Justin Brayton and Justin Barcia (who had a slight tangle with each other, leaving Brayton worse off) to eventually secure 3rd, ahead of Barcia.

Trey Canard and Ryan Dungey spent most of the race challenging each other, with Canard eventually holding off the KTM riders for 5th.

It was another unfortunate night for Chad Reed, whose confidence seems to be fading as each race passes. It was a less than textbook performance from him, who had to settle with a 10th place, being over a second off the leaders' lap times all weekend.

So, with Millsaps 22 points ahead of Villopoto on the run up to Round 10 at St Louis and 225 points left to be claimed until the end of the championship, there is still no outright winner set in stone. Who knows what could be in store for next weekend?!



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