JAMES BATTLES TO 2ND IN ST. LOUIS

Round number nine of the 2013 AMA Supercross Series rolled through Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on Saturday night, and James was eager to hit the track fresh off of his huge win last weekend in Atlanta. Feeling quick and confident during the St. Louis practice sessions earlier in the day, JS7 had hopes of capturing back-to-back main event wins with a victory in the STL, but unfortunately came up one position short in what proved to be among the most competitive main events of the series thus far.

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James kicked of his St. Louis campaign by setting the quickest lap time during the day’s timed practice sessions, and then proceeded to collect yet another heat race win, this time in front of championship points leader Davi Millsaps (2nd) and Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey (3rd).

After jumping out to a top-five start in the 450SX main event, JS7 wasted little time as he worked his way by Justin Barcia and Mike Alessi to take over the lead on lap two. James held down the top spot for the next nine laps, but a hard-charging Ryan Villopoto got by on lap 11 to move his way into the lead. Stewart immediately retaliated to reclaim the lead, but RV got back by moments later during a confusing and somewhat controversial red cross flag situation due to a downed rider. James kept RV honest for the remaining laps, but was unable to pose another serious challenge for the win.

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“That was a pretty crazy main,” James said after a long meeting with the AMA regarding the controversial pass. “It got a little confusing there with the red cross flags out, but regardless, Ryan [Villopoto] rode a great race. Hats off to him.”

450SX MAIN EVENT RESULTS
1. Ryan Villopoto
2. James Stewart
3. Chad Reed
4. Ryan Dungey
5. Justin Barcia
6. Davi Millsaps
7. Mike Alessi
8. Trey Canard
9. Justin Brayton
10. Andrew Short

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7 Comments

  1. IREAD539 says:

    Im telling u guys, BUBBALICIOUS is comingggg…..

    latinos with u from kissimmee,fl.

  2. Sheik says:

    It just goes to show you like I was taught as a kid coming up and competing in sports, you have to out do others, and make where the AMA won’t have to decide your outcome by just beating the other racers by a good distance.

    No More Mercy! Now, they think their as fast as you, WRONG!!!!!!

    YOU NEED TO SHOW THEM THAT YOU ARE STILL AND ALWAYS WELL BE “KING JAMES!”

    FEEL IT N BELIEVE IT!

  3. gman34 says:

    at least you don’t have to have the ama cheat for you to get a win! I cannot believe they only docked him 3 positions on the first brain fart, then never even penelized him for the second one. Everyone knows you are supposed to get docked a lap in the first place and it seems like the ama is doing everything in its power to hand villepoto the title. In my opinion the first time they cheated for him was when reed took all the contenders for the win out in the second curve and the ama should have restarted that race but since villepoto was out front they let it go. In my opinion they not only cheated you guys but also every ticket paying customer that came to see a good race and the race ended at the second turn. SICK OF THE AMA CHEATING FOR VILLEPOTO.

  4. l says:

    RV2 screwed you! put him on the deck for the remaindert of the season

  5. Anthony says:

    His bike looks like a weapon.

  6. Dario says:

    Bene così james,la prossima volta voglio vederti davanti a Villopoto dopo avergli fatto un grande sorpasso alla James Stewart ,perchè sei tu il number one del motocross nel mondo.Ciao James più veloce del vento.

  7. mvr says:

    thats ok james go back after it next week nice to see you on the poudium keep it up work hard stay hungry put it vallopto next week and win its in you

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