Team Suzuki Press Office – July 22.
Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart captured his third podium of the season at round eight of the 2013 AMA Pro Motocross Championships at the Washougal National in Washougal, Washington on Saturday.
Stewart came into the weekend fresh off of a podium finish at the previous round and raring to go. In the first moto, Stewart got a good start and ran in second for much of the race before struggling with arm pump and finishing third. In the second moto, Stewart again got a good jump off the gate on his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 and slotted into third place on the opening lap. Although he still struggled with issues from the previous moto, he went on to click off smooth, consistent laps to finish third at the end of the race. These combined third-place moto results handed him third overall for the day.
“I ended up being three-three,” said Stewart. “Practice was good all day, I felt like we had something, but the track was difficult and it was hard for me to get used to it, especially coming from a sand track. In the first moto I had a problem with arm pump and we made a change that I thought would help, but we ended-up going the wrong way. The second moto was worse, the lap times went down and I just didn’t have the speed. But overall it was a good weekend and I can’t thank the Yoshimura Suzuki team enough. We’re fighting and staying in it, and the results are starting to show it. We’re happy about that but at the same time, we want to be battling for the win on the Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450. Now, I’m just looking forward to Millville and making some things happen.”
Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s next race is round nine of the 2013 AMA Pro Motocross Championships on Saturday July 27th at the Spring Creek National in Millville, MN.
Washougal MX Image Gallery: CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
Check out the Washougal “Behind The Scenes Race Report” Video: HERE
2013 Washougal MX 450 Results:
1. Ryan Villopoto (Kawasaki)
2. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
3. James Stewart (Yoshimura Suzuki)
4. Jake Weimer (Kawasaki)
5. Mike Alessi (Suzuki)
6. Josh Grant (Yamaha)
7. Andrew Short (KTM)
8. Chad Reed (Honda)
9. Broc Tickle (RCH Suzuki)
10. Justin Barcia (Honda)
2013 AMA Pro Motocross 450 Standings (after 8 rounds): CLICK HERE