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June 2, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA (June 2, 2014) - Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing's James Stewart stepped it up this weekend at the Hangtown Motocross Classic. Picking up his first moto podium result at round two of the AMA Pro Motocross Championships, Stewart raced his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to fourth-place overall at the famous Sacramento, CA, racetrack.

The weekend’s first 30-minute moto saw Stewart get a good start on his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 and battle for a podium position before eventually finishing fifth. In the second moto, he got a better start but struggled early on before finding his rhythm. In time, though, Stewart became more and more comfortable on the choppy-but-flowing track and finished third. Together, the combined moto results gave him fourth overall for the day. 

“The first moto we struggled a little bit,” said Stewart. “It was kind of like last weekend at Glen Helen Raceway, where we struggled with bike setup. In the second moto, I got a good jump and came into the first corner pretty good. On the back half of the track, I lost a lot of positions on that first lap. But then I kind of settled into a pace. We’ve been making improvements to get better and that moto was, and it was great to get up on the podium. I felt pretty good, the best I have in four motos. I think if we can keep making improvements like this, we’re going to be pretty tough to beat. Every moto, we’ve gotten a little bit better and I’m looking forward to keeping that going in Colorado.”

Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s next race is round three of the 2014 AMA Pro Motocross Championships on Saturday, June 7th, at the Thunder Valley National in Lakewood, CO.

2014 Hangtown MX 450 Results:

1.  Ken Roczen (1-1)

2.  Ryan Dungey (2-2)

3.  Trey Canard (3-4)

4.  James Stewart (5-3)

5.  Justin Barcia (4-5)

6.  Weston Peick (8-6)

7.  Jake Weimer (7-8)

8.  Brett Metcalfe (6-9)

9.  Malcolm Stewart (10-7)

10. Chad Reed (11-12)

2014 AMA Pro Motocross 450 Standings:

1.  Ken Roczen – 94

2.  Ryan Dungey – 89

3.  Trey Canard – 72

4.  James Stewart – 66

5.   Brett Metcalfe – 61

6.  Justin Barcia – 52

7.  Weston Peick – 52

8.  Jake Weimer – 52

9.  Malcolm Stewart – 51

10. Josh Grant – 43

Check out the Hangtown “Behind The Scenes Race Report” at

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