YOSHIMURA SUZUKI’S JAMES STEWART CELEBRATES SPECTACULAR OVERALL WIN AT HIGH POINT NATIONAL

June 16, 2014

MT. MORRIS, PA (June 16, 2014) - Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing's James Stewart captured his first overall victory of the 2014 AMA Pro Motocross season at Saturday's High Point National in Mt. Morris, PA. Stewart came into round four of the series having picked up his first moto win at the previous round and more than topped that performance by taking both moto wins to get the overall victory. This marks Stewart's first High Point overall win in six years.

“Today went great,” said an ecstatic Stewart. “I’ve got to give a shout-out to the Yoshimura Suzuki team. We’ve been working hard and the Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 was awesome today.”

In both 450 motos, Stewart got excellent launches off the gate, overtaking the lead on the second lap in moto one and on the first lap in moto two. And that, as they say, was all she wrote because Stewart went on to pull a gap and lead all remaining laps in both motos. As a result, the Yoshimura Suzuki rider won both races and, ultimately, the overall victory for the day.

“In the first moto,” said Stewart. “I got a good start on the Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 and was able to pull a good lead. I think at one point, I was out by like 13 seconds and I just kind of cruised in to the finish. It was awesome to get a win on a track where I’ve struggled a bit. The second moto was basically a carbon copy of the first. I was able to go one-one today. It’s definitely special to have started out how we did at Glen Helen, with a solid sixth place and over a minute behind, and then to finally win a moto last weekend and then to go one-one this week – it was great. I’m looking forward to having a week off, and then coming back for the Tennessee National.” 

Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s next race is round five of the 2014 AMA Pro Motocross Championships on Saturday, June 28th, at the Tennessee National in Blountville, TN. 

2014 High Point MX 450 Results: 

1.  James Stewart (1-1)

2.  Ken Roczen (2-3)

3.  Trey Canard (4-2)

4.  Ryan Dungey (3-4)

5.  Josh Grant (6-6)

6.  Weston Peick (10-5)

7.  Andrew Short (7-8)

8.  Chad Reed (5-10)

9.  Brett Metcalfe (9-7)

10. Phil Nicoletti (8-12)

2014 AMA Pro Motocross 450 Standings:

1.  Ken Roczen – 183

2.  Ryan Dungey – 167

3.  James Stewart – 161

4.  Trey Canard – 150

5.  Brett Metcalfe – 115

6.  Josh Grant – 104

7.  Weston Peick – 104

8.  Malcolm Stewart – 90

9.  Chad Reed – 88

10. Andrew Short – 74

Check out the High Point “Behind The Scenes Race Report” at

http://youtu.be/wRQRmjglUnk

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