Kawasaki’s James Stewart made a surprise comeback today at the AMA Outdoor National in Southwick, MA – contradicting earlier reports that he would not race due to a knee injury. Stewart was shadowing race leader Ricky Carmichael (Suzuki) in Moto One when Carmichael crashed, handing the race win to Stewart. Carmichael re-mounted to finish second, with Chad Reed (Yamaha) in third.
Unfortunately, Stewart’s chance at the overall win was spoiled by a crash near the end of Moto Two, which led to a DNF. Ricky Carmichael took the Moto Two win, with Chad Reed second and Davi Millsaps (Honda) third.
In the Lites class, Moto One went to Honda’s Andrew Short, with KTM’s Mike Alessi second and Brett Metcalfe (Yamaha) third. The Moto Two win went to Grant Langston (Kawasaki), with Brett Metcalfe second and Mike Alessi third.
Carmichael maintains the points lead in the Supercross class with 142 points to second-placed Chad Reed’s 128 points. In the Lites class, Mike Alessi leads with 130 points to second-placed Andrew Short’s 105.
For additional details, results and points, visit the official AMA Motocross site here.