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Stewart Lights up Anaheim with Exciting Monster Energy Supercross Win; Weimer Leads Wire-to-Wire for Lites Class Victory

ANAHEIM, Calif. (January 9, 2009) – At the opening race of the 2010 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, a FIM World Championship, safeguarding AMA Supercross class champion, James Stewart, of Dade City, Fla., pulled off an energizing, fight against eminent loss win to open the season before 43,841 fans at Angel Stadium. Beast Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer, of Rupert, Idaho, opened the Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites title with a major win and is the class’ focuses pioneer.

Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., won the $1,500 SPIKE Holeshot Award in his authority AMA Supercross class make a big appearance with Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., and Stewart following in second and third, separately. Stewart made speedy work of Villopoto and moved into second place. Previous two-time AMA Supercross class champion Chad Reed, of Tampa, Fla., began in 6th place.

Toward the finish of the primary lap, Reed, who completed second in the title a year ago, pulled off the circuit in the wake of crashing into Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki’s Austin Stroupe, of Lincolnton, N.C., and softened a few spokes up his wheel.

“I was at an unlucky spot,” said Reed. “The pace is extremely high right now, and there was nothing that I could do. I was attempting to pass another rider and our lines met up.”

Stewart, on board a San Manuel Yamaha, trailed Dungey by more than four seconds until lap 17 when he influenced a go for the lead and possible to win. Dungey endeavored to reply back on the last lap of the race however Stewart held him off for his seventh win at Angel Stadium and the 37th of his vocation. Dungey completed second and Kevin Windham, of Centerville, Miss., completed third.

“I remained reliable all through the race,” said Stewart. “I began to propel myself amid the last 10 laps and that is the thing that dashing is about. I needed to be there toward the end and I was.”

Dungey, who is the protecting Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites class champion and hustled a modest bunch of chief class races in 2008, is contending in his first full AMA Supercross class season.

“It was astonishing,” said Dungey. “I had a couple of bobbles, and I am here learning. There is constantly another race. No reasons, James rode an extraordinary race, and this was a fun introduction for me.”

Weimer won the $1,000 SPIKE Holeshot Award, driving his partner Josh Hansen, of Elbert, Colo., through hand one over the Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites class headliner. Toward the finish of lap one, Hansen slid out after the end goal and dropped to seventh place. Hansen’s oversight permitted Rockstar Energy/Suzuki/Canidae’s Ryan Morais, of Murrieta, Calif., to move into second place.

Subsequent to charging through the pack, GEICO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard, of Shawnee, Okla., passed Morais to secure second place. The win for Weimer denoted the fifth of his AMA Supercross Lites class profession. Canard completed second and Morais completed third.

“It feels great to have the first done now,” said Weimer. “I rode smooth, and I didn’t commit any errors. For the present moment, it is end of the week to end of the week, and the objective is to win races.”

Creature Energy Supercross heads to Phoenix’s Chase Field one weekend from now for the second stop on the title circuit.

AMA Supercross Class Results: Anaheim 1

James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha

Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki

Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda

Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda

Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki

Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha

Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha

Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha

Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Honda

Concede Langston, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha

AMA Supercross Class Season Standings

James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha, 25

Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 22

Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda, 20

Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 18

Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 16

Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha, 15

Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 14

Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 13

Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 12

Concede Langston, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 11

Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Results: Anaheim 1

Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki

Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda

Ryan Morais, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki

Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda

Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda

Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha

Tommy Searle, Murrieta, Calif., KTM

Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo, Kawasaki

Max Anstie, Hemet, Calif., Yamaha

Jeff Alessi, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha

Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Season Standings

Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 25

Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 22

Ryan Morais, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 20

Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda, 18

Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda16

Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha, 15

Tommy Searle, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 14

Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo, Kawasaki, 13

Max Anstie, Hemet, Calif., Yamaha, 12

Jeff Alessi, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 11

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