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AMA-SX: Stewart 6th after Arlington mishap

AMA-SX UNITED STATES - ROUND 7 Cowboys Stadium | Race Report - 19/02/2012

 

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Over 50,000 spectators lined the seat rows of the Dallas Stadium in Arlington, Texas for the seventh round of the AMA Supercross series – also an FIM World Championship – and saw JGRMX’s James Stewart recover from a collision with team-mate Davi Millsaps early in the main event to cross the finish line in sixth position.

Stewart could not deliver Yamaha’s 11th win from 33 Supercross events in the Dallas/Fort Worth area due to the incident across what was a hard and slick track, one that punished mistakes as seen by the crash suffered by Chad Reed. The pair touched when Millsaps hit the dirt in a turn and Stewart had nowhere to go. The Floridian then lost time through needing to restart his machine.

The former Champion claimed his first SX class victory in Dallas but lucked-out on this occasion and is now looking at a hefty 42 point gap to Ryan Villopoto in the standings as the champion claimed his third victory in a row.

“Sixth place is not where we want to be. I got a bad start…that’s when things happen. Davi fell and I ran into him and that’s when I stalled the bike,” said Stewart. “I did my best to come up and reached sixth from nineteenth and nearly got fifth. I’ve got faith that luck will start to roll my way soon!”

With seven rounds chalked off is starting to near the half way stage but the teams and riders still have another six consecutive weekends of racing before their first and only respite of the ‘Indoor’ season. Round eight will take place at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta this Saturday.

2012 AMA-SX United States

Cowboys Stadium 19/02/2012
race I – 20 Laps

1 Ryan Villopoto9 Kawasaki USA 16’14.029
2 Ryan Dungey KTM USA 0’08.027
3 Jake Weimer Kawasaki USA 0’09.242
4 Mike Alessi Suzuki USA 0’24.564
5 Josh Hansen Kawasaki USA 0’28.855
6 James Stewart Yamaha USA 0’31.132
7 Kevin Windham Honda USA 0’33.983
8 Brett Metcalfe Suzuki AUS 0’44.432
9 Justin Brayton Honda USA 0’52.025
10 Kyle Chisholm Kawasaki Kawasaki USA -1Laps
11 Broc Tickle Kawasaki USA -1Laps
12 Nicholas Wey Kawasaki USA -1Laps
13 Kyle Partridge Kawasaki USA -1Laps
14 Robert Kiniry Yamaha USA -1Laps
15 David D Millsaps Yamaha USA -1Laps
18 Nico Izzi Yamaha USA -11Laps

 

AMA-SX World Standing
Rider Standings After Race 7 of 17

1. Ryan Villopoto Kawasaki USA 158
2. Ryan Dungey KTM USA 145
3. Chad Reed Honda AUS 128
4. James Stewart Yamaha USA 116
5. Kevin Windham Honda USA 92
6. Jake Weimer Kawasaki USA 92
7. Brett Metcalfe Suzuki AUS 88
8. Mike Alessi Suzuki USA 81
9. Josh Hansen Kawasaki USA 80
10. Justin Brayton Honda USA 80
11. David D Millsaps Yamaha USA 76
12. Kyle Chisholm Kawasaki USA 67
13. Andrew Short Honda USA 59
14. Broc Tickle Kawasaki USA 54
15. Nicholas Wey Kawasaki USA 44
16. Weston Peick Kawasaki USA 24
19. Robert Kiniry Yamaha USA 17
26. Ryan Morais Yamaha USA 7
33. Nico Izzi Yamaha USA 3
34. Ben Lamay Yamaha USA 2

 

Circuit Length: n/a
Crowd: 53, 952
Weather: Dry
Last Years Winner: Trey Canard

Manufacturer Standings
19/02/2012

1 Kawasaki 160
2 KTM 145
3 Honda 143
4 Yamaha 124
5 Suzuki 99

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