AMA SX: Stewart wins in Seattle
More than 52,000 fans witnessed James Stewart (Yamaha) victory in the 15th round of the AMA Supercross Class 450, presented at the Qwest Field in Seattle followed by two Honda riders Kevin Windham and Chad Reed.
Ivan Tedesco (Kawasaki) took the holeshot followed closely by James Stewart and Chad Reed, who took over from him in the corners ensuing while Kevin Millsaps (Yamaha), Andrew Short (KTM) and Austin Stroupe (Yamaha) crashed heavily putting the latest out of the race.
By Lap 5 of the 20 in the main event, Stewart has now an eight-second lead over Reed with Windham in third and Mike Alessi in fourth.
On Lap 12, series’ champion Ryan Dungey (Suzuki) loses control of his bike and falls back to sixth. He would fall twice after that but incredibly managed to come back and finished 5th.
With two laps to go, Reed goes down, over the bars and he’s passed by Windham who takes second at the finish line followed by Reed, Ryan Villopoto and Ryan Dungey completes the top 5.
The 2011 AMA Supercross Series continues with round 16 in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, April 23.
AMA Supercross Class 450 Seattle – Results
Pos. Rider Bike
1. James Stewart Yamaha
2. Kevin Windham Honda
3. Chad Reed Honda
4. Ryan Villopoto Kawasaki
5. Ryan Dungey Suzuki
6. Mike Alessi KTM
7. Kyle Regal Yamaha
8. Davi Millsaps Yamaha
9. Tommy Hahn Yamaha
10. Andrew Short KTM
AMA Supercross Class 450 Season Standings – After 15 rounds
Pos. Rider Bike Points
1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki – 293
2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Honda – 287
3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki – 286
4. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha – 284
5. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda – 255