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San Manuel Yamaha Supercross Recap & Results – Jacksonville

After winning his heat race by almost thirteen seconds San Manel Yamaha’s James Stewart was unable to toast a home victory at the Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on Saturday night. An incident through the rhythm section after the first turn in the Main Event left the former champion unable to continue and nursing a sore back.

Round eleven of seventeen in the AMA Supercross series returned to Florida and although Stewart was in good form during the practice sessions across a new layout, a tight entry to the series of jumps after the opening curve saw the 25 year old fall in what was a scary accident.

Initially it was feared that former champion had dislocated his hip but a message sent from his team after a medical check indicated that he hopes to be in contention for next week’s event in Canada. “I was really hoping to pull this one out,” Stewart said. “It was my home state, I’m familiar with the tracks, all my fans were cheering me on and it’s just really disappointing. It’s all about Toronto and the rest of the season now.”

It was left to Austin Stroupe to record ninth position and be the highest ranked YZ450F rider. Davi Millsaps crashed twice and also failed to finish as JGR Yamaha team-mate Justin Brayton was unlucky to miss the Main after incident in the Heat and LCQ caused him to miss the cut.

Ryan Sipes made the East Coast Lites podium for the second week in succession after his first career victory at Indianapolis. The YZ250F rider is now second in the series. “It’s nice that I’ve been consistent this year,” he said “but since I tasted victory last weekend, getting third is a lot harder to be happy about, if I’m being honest with you!”

Stewart has slipped to fourth in the standings, 23 points behind the leader. Brayton and Millsaps remain eighth and ninth. Round twelve sees the AMA series leave North America for the first, and only, time as the Rogers Centre in Toronto represents the next stop on the calendar.

2011 AMA-SX United States

Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 20/03/2011 20 Laps

race I
1 Trey Canard Honda USA 15’39.885
2 Chad Reed Honda AUS 0’05.000
3 Ryan Dungey Suzuki USA 0’11.905
4 Kevin Windham Honda USA 0’37.907
5 Andrew Short KTM USA 0’42.571
6 Ivan Tedesco Kawasaki USA 0’45.030
7 Mike Alessi KTM USA -1Laps
8 Austin Stroupe Yamaha USA -1Laps
9 Nicholas Wey Yamaha USA -1Laps
10 Chris Blose Kawasaki USA -1Laps
11 Fabien Izoird Kawasaki FRA -1Laps
12 Michael Byrne Yamaha AUS -1Laps
13 Jason Thomas Suzuki USA -1Laps
14 Jarred Jet Browne Kawasaki USA -1Laps
15 Cole Seely Honda USA -2Laps
17 David D Millsaps Yamaha USA -13Laps
18 James Stewart Yamaha USA -20Laps
20 Weston Peick Yamaha USA -20Laps

AMA-SX World Standing

Rider Standings After Race 11 of 17

1. Ryan Villopoto Kawasaki USA 221
2. Chad Reed Honda AUS 214
3. Ryan Dungey Suzuki USA 203
4. James Stewart Yamaha USA 198
5. Trey Canard Honda USA 194
6. Andrew Short KTM USA 145
7. Kevin Windham Honda USA 121
8. Justin Brayton Yamaha USA 121
9. David D Millsaps Yamaha USA 118
10. Brett Metcalfe Suzuki AUS 107
11. Ivan Tedesco Kawasaki USA 105
12. Nicholas Wey Yamaha USA 94
13. Mike Alessi KTM USA 82
14. Chris Blose Kawasaki USA 64
15. Kyle Regal Yamaha USA 60
16. Kyle Chisholm Yamaha USA 46
19. Michael Byrne Yamaha AUS 29
20. Austin Stroupe Yamaha USA 28
22. Weston Peick Yamaha USA 25
26. Thomas Hahn Yamaha USA 17
27. Vince Friese Yamaha USA 12
36. Jeff Alessi Yamaha USA 3
37. Antonio Balbi Yamaha BRA 2