YOSHIMURA SUZUKI’S JAMES STEWART CLOSES OUT SOLID 2014 SUPERCROSS SEASON

May 5, 2014

LAS VEGAS, NV (May 5, 2014) - For Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing's James Stewart, the 2014 AMA/FIM Supercross Championship season culminated with a number of well-earned milestones. Although the final round at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, NV, on Saturday night saw Stewart retire early from the main event, the Yoshimura Suzuki rider finished off the year happy with his overall season.

In 2014, Stewart raced his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to five main event victories and 11 heat race wins. En route to these very respectable results, Stewart took over second place on the Supercross all-times wins list with his victory in Toronto and captured his 50th career win the next week in St. Louis. At this past weekend’s Las Vegas season finale, Stewart started out strong by qualifying fastest in the day’s practice sessions and then got the holeshot and the win in his heat race. In the end, Yoshimura Suzuki’s Stewart wrapped up the 2014 Supercross season fourth in the overall championship points.

“I want to thank everybody on the Yoshimura Suzuki team,” said Stewart. “I hit some great landmarks this year; me personally getting 50 wins, and I had five wins this season. So even though the last two weekends have been rough for us, I’ve had a great season. I’ve done a lot of things to kind of resurrect myself personally and on the bike, and the team’s been working hard. Now, I’m looking forward to having a few weeks off from racing, then we’ll be back to try to win the Motocross title. I feel like we’ve got all the pieces of the puzzle, we just have to put them together.”

Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s next event is the season-opening round of the 2014 AMA Motocross Championships on Saturday, May 24th, at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, CA.

Las Vegas 450 Supercross Results:

1.  Ryan Villopoto

2.  Ryan Dungey

3.  Ken Roczen

4.  Justin Barcia

5.  Trey Canard

6.  Josh Hill

7.  Josh Grant

8.  Jake Weimer

9.  Chris Blose

10. Andrew Short

2014 450 Supercross Standings:

1.  Ryan Villopoto – 368

2.  Ryan Dungey – 304

3.  Ken Roczen – 285

4.  James Stewart – 272

5.  Justin Barcia – 250

6.  Andrew Short – 218

7.  Justin Brayton – 196

8.  Josh Hill – 159

9.  Broc Tickle – 126

10. Mike Alessi – 123

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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