The following is from Yoshimura Suzuki…

WASHOUGAL, WA (July 21, 2013) – Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart was the picture of consistency and tenacity as he captured his third podium of the season at round eight of the 2013 AMA Pro Motocross Championships. Racing his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to third place overall at the Washougal National in Washougal, WA, on Saturday, Stewart turned in aggressively smart rides in both 450 class motos.

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Stewart came into the weekend fresh off of a podium finish at the previous round and raring to go. In the first moto, Stewart got a good start and ran in second for much of the race before struggling with arm pump and finishing third. In the second moto, Stewart again got a good jump off the gate on his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 and slotted into third place on the opening lap. Although he still struggled with issues from the previous moto, he went on to click off smooth, consistent laps to finish third at the end of the race. These combined third-place moto results handed him third overall for the day.

“I ended up being three/three,” said Stewart. “Practice was good all day, I felt like we had something but the track was difficult and it was hard for me to get used to it, especially coming from a sand track. In the first moto I had a problem with arm pump and we made a change that I thought would help, but we ended up going the wrong way. The second moto was worse, the lap times went down and I just didn’t have the speed. But overall it was a good weekend and I can’t thank the Yoshimura Suzuki team enough. We’re fighting and staying in it, and the results are starting to show it. We’re happy about that but at the same time, we want to be battling for the win on the Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450. Now, I’m just looking forward to Millville and making some things happen.”

Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s next race is round nine of the 2013 AMA Pro Motocross Championships on Saturday, July 27th, at the Spring Creek National in Millville, MN.

Check out the Washougal “Behind The Scenes Race Report” :

2013 Washougal MX 450 Results:

1.  Ryan Villopoto

2.  Ryan Dungey

3.  James Stewart

4.  Jake Weimer

5.  Mike Alessi

6.  Josh Grant

7.  Andrew Short

8.  Chad Reed

9.  Broc Tickle

10. Justin Barcia


2013 AMA Pro Motocross 450 Standings:

1.  Ryan Villopoto – 380

2.  Ryan Dungey – 338

3.  Justin Barcia – 271

4.  James Stewart – 224

5.  Trey Canard – 219

6.  Mike Alessi – 199

7.  Andrew Short – 164

8.  Jake Weimer – 160

9.  Broc Tickle – 159

10. Josh Grant – 158

 

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