Top-five finish for James Stewart at Muddy Creek.  Photo Courtesy of Yoshimura Suzuki.

The following is from Yoshimura…

BLOUNTVILLE, TN (June 2, 2013) – Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart turned in a solid performance at the Tennessee National in Blountville, TN, on Saturday afternoon. The first-ever national motocross at Muddy Creek Raceway saw Stewart pilot his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to a respectable fourth place overall. As a result, he was one of five Suzuki riders in the top 10 this weekend.

Racing at Muddy Creek for the first time in more than 10 years, Stewart carded two strong moto finishes despite some internal struggle. In the first race, he got a top-five start and ran in a podium position for several laps before finishing fourth. In the second moto, Stewart again got a decent start on his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 and avoided a nasty turn-one pile-up. He went on to focus on turning smooth, consistent laps to finish sixth. Combined, these results gave the Yoshimura Suzuki rider fourth overall.

“Practice didn’t go good for us,” said Stewart. “I was kind of disappointed... I don’t know, it was the first time in a while that I had a complete off day. I’ve had off practices but I always made it up in the main event but today, I just really didn’t have anything. I didn’t have any flow with the track. And it was pretty tough, with a lot of ruts and turns and jumps where you had to be pretty perfect on the motorcycle. So to have an off day on a track like that wasn’t good. But we’re going to make some changes this week, and I personally need to make some changes with myself, and then we’ll come back strong for Mt. Morris.”

Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s next race is round four of the 2013 AMA Pro Motocross Championships on Saturday, June 8th, at the High Point National in Mt. Morris, PA.

Check out the Muddy Creek “Behind The Scenes Race Report”:

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2013 Muddy Creek MX 450 Results:

1.  Ryan Dungey

2.  Justin Barcia

3.  Ryan Villopoto

4.  James Stewart

5.  Mike Alessi

6.  Clement Desalle

7.  Kevin Strijbos

8.  Andrew Short

9.  Trey Canard

10. Broc Tickle

2013 AMA Pro Motocross 450 Standings:

1.  Ryan Villopoto – 143

2.  Ryan Dungey – 133

3.  Justin Barcia – 114

4.  James Stewart – 99

5.  Trey Canard – 90

6.  Mike Alessi – 85

7.  Tyla Rattray – 59

8.  Clement Desalle – 58

9.  Andrew Short – 54

10. Ryan Sipes – 49

 

 

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