The following is from Yoshimura Suzuki…

ARLINGTON, TX (February 17, 2014) – Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart celebrated a stunning victory at round seven of the 2014 AMA/FIM Supercross Championships at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, on Saturday night. Stewart raced his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to his second consecutive win and became the first rider to capture back-to-back victories this season. He also moved up to third place in the overall championship points and is currently two points out of second.

Stewart came into Arlington after last weekend’s victory made him the first rider in 450 Supercross history to win at least one main event in 10 consecutive seasons. Needless to say, Stewart was ready to race. In his heat, the Yoshimura Suzuki rider led all six laps to take the win. After making a few changes to his bike, Stewart went back out for the main event. He got a good launch off the gate on his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 and ran in second for the first two laps before taking over the lead. Stewart went on to turn in an effortlessly smooth ride for the remaining 18 laps and capture his 47th career Supercross victory.

“It was a great race,” said Stewart. “I got a really good jump off the gate and I was keeping the pace nice and smooth because Arlington is a track you could easily override. I did have a few sketchy moments, but overall it was awesome. It was perfect. It was great to get a win last weekend and then to get another win this weekend. After our heat race, we made some changes to the bike that just made the Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 all that much better. I know my team believes in me and that’s the best part. But I also believe in myself and when it was time to go racing, I was there. Now I’m looking forward to doing it again next weekend at Atlanta.”

Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s next event is the eighth round of the 2014 AMA/FIM Supercross Championships on Saturday, February 22nd, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA.

Arlington 450 Supercross Results:

1.  James Stewart

2.  Ryan Dungey

3.  Justin Barcia

4.  Ryan Villopoto

5.  Justin Brayton

6.  Ken Roczen

7.  Broc Tickle

8.  William Hahn

9.  Josh Hill

10. Andrew Short

2014 450 Supercross Standings:

1.  Ryan Villopoto – 144

2.  Ken Roczen – 132

3.  James Stewart – 130

4.  Ryan Dungey – 116

5.  Justin Brayton – 114

6.  Chad Reed – 111

7.  Justin Barcia – 109

8.  Andrew Short – 83

9.  Will Hahn – 65

10. Broc Tickle – 63

Check out the Arlington “Behind The Scenes Race Report” at:

 

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