Stewart, a two-time series champion, moved past Ryan Dungey for the lead on Lap 3 and controlled the pace to claim his 47th career victory – one shy of tying Ricky Carmichael for second on the all-time 450SX Class wins list.Arlington, James Stewart, Justin Barcia, Ken Roczen, Ryan Dungey, Ryan Villopoto, Supercross, Video
The Military Appreciation Race set the tone for an incredible night of action in San Diego last Saturday as the entire industry honored the millions of service men and women who are willing to risk their lives in defense of our country. It was one of the most heartwarming nights in Monster Energy Supercross history and the racing provided a fitting display of the world’s best riders. It was a great way for these men to show their gratitude to the military.
Each week, The Holeshot will provide 22 takeaways – a full starting gate – from the most recent round of action.
1. It was a great visual overload in the pits and on the track in San Diego as many bikes and riders were adorned in camouflage and other military-themed designs and colors for the event.Chad Reed, Eli Tomac, James Stewart, Justin Brayton, Ken Roczen, Monster Energy, Ryan Dungey, Ryan Villopoto, Supercross
The two-time series Champion worked his way into first on the opening lap and held off reigning Champion Ryan Villopoto to lead all 20 laps and pick up his first win in nearly one year.Chad Reed, James Stewart, Ken Roczen, Ryan Dungey, Ryan Villopoto, San Diego, Supercross, Video
Yoshimura Suzuki’s Stewart controlled much of the final 450SX Class practice, eventually setting a 46.808 to firmly claim the top spot. Ken Roczen, the only other rider to break into the 46-second bracket, was second.Dean Wilson, James Stewart, Jason Anderson, Ken Roczen, Ryan Dungey, San Diego, Supercross, Video
Chad Reed backed up his Anaheim 2 victory with a wire-to-wire win Saturday night at the third and final Anaheim race.
“It was a tough racetrack tonight,” said Reed. “It was about making smart choices and putting yourself in a good position to ride 20 solid laps. This win means more to me than the last one [on January 18] where I came from behind because it’s tougher to go out there and lead all 20 laps. We had our bike dialed in tonight and it was one of those nights where it felt one with me.”Anaheim, Chad Reed, James Stewart, Ken Roczen, Ryan Dungey, Ryan Villopoto, Supercross, Video