YOSHIMURA SUZUKI'S JAMES STEWART CELEBRATES FIRST VICTORY OF 2014 AT SAN DIEGO SX

February 10, 2014

SAN DIEGO, CA (February 10, 2014) - Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing's James Stewart captured his first win of the 2014 AMA/FIM Supercross season at round six of the series at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA, on Saturday night. Stewart dominated the competition, racing his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to his 46th career Supercross victory and moving up yet another position in the overall championship points.

The San Diego race weekend was a good one overall for Stewart. After posting the fastest qualifying time during the day’s practice sessions, the Yoshimura Suzuki rider went on to turn in a rock-solid performance in his heat race and finish second. In the night’s main event, Stewart got a good start on his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 and took the lead before the end of lap one. After that, he set a competitive pace and led all 20 laps to take the win.

“I felt like I was riding good,” said Stewart. “This win has been six weeks coming, but I finally got a good enough start and the Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 got me up front on the first lap. I felt great and, about halfway through the race, I felt even better. I just kept feeling stronger and stronger as the race went on. I have to hand it to the Yoshimura Suzuki team, they’ve been fighting for me. Now, hopefully we can build on this momentum as we head into Dallas. We’ll keep on fighting and keep on believing, and hopefully do it again.”

Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s next event is the seventh round of the 2014 AMA/FIM Supercross Championships on Saturday, February 15th, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX.

San Diego 450 Supercross Results:

1.  James Stewart

2.  Ryan Villopoto

3.  Ken Roczen

4.  Ryan Dungey

5.  Weston Peick

6.  Justin Barcia

7.  Eli Tomac

8.  Broc Tickle

9.  Justin Brayton

10. Andrew Short

 

2014 450 Supercross Standings:

1.  Ryan Villopoto – 126

2.  Ken Roczen – 117

3.  Chad Reed – 111

4.  James Stewart – 105

5.  Justin Brayton – 98

6.  Ryan Dungey – 94

7.  Justin Barcia – 89

8.  Andrew Short – 72

9.  Weston Peick – 53

10. Will Hahn – 52

 

About Yoshimura R&D of America: Yoshimura is “The Leader in Performance” and has been for more than 55 years. With unmatched skills, knowledge, and passion for racing, Yoshimura is on the forefront of the aftermarket exhaust industry. Yoshimura pipes are race bred and feature the same legendary performance, fit and quality that has been their trademark for more than five decades. To learn more about Yoshimura and view their wide variety of performance products, visit www.yoshimura-rd.com.

About Suzuki: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) distributes Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Outboard Motors and Automotive Parts and Accessories via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. SMAI’s supplier, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Automobiles and Outboard Motors. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has 147 distributors in 201 countries. For more information, visit www.suzuki.com

Team Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing is grateful for the support of their sponsors: Suzuki Motor of America, Yoshimura Racing, Motorex, Dunlop, Renthal, Vortex, Showa, Seven, Hinson Clutch Components, Renegade Fuels, Mechanix Wear, Works Connection, Twin Air, Moto Tassinari, Shorai, Matrix, N-Style, Zero Gravity, D.I.D., Excel, NGK, GET and RG3.


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