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Yahama JGRMX Race Report – Atlanta Supercross

JGRMX’s James Stewart walked the AMA Supercross (also an FIM World Championship) SX podium for the fourth time this season and from eight events run so far in the seventeen round series at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta last Saturday. The former champion was joined at the top of the classification by team-mate Davi Millsaps who scored fourth place in front of a massive crowd that numbered over 70,000.

Stewart grabbed first spot in his qualification heat but the subsequent first pick of positions in the gate did not assist towards a decent start as the Floridian rounded the first turns mid-pack and had to pick his way through the field. An incident with the red warning light meant that ‘JS7’ had to slow over a jump when holding third position and closing on the front duo of Ryan Dungey and Ryan Villopoto. He lost time and had to settle for the bottom step of the rostrum.

“I felt good tonight but that start stopped me from going for the win,” he said. “I had a decent day in practice and was fast and should have had the best lap-time. The heat race was good but the bad start in the main event…well that’s been a little bit the story of my season. I made some good passes and some aggressive ones to get up through the pack. I was catching those guys up front and then I slowly had to roll the triple at one point and that ended the race right there. I did my best and the team was awesome. We definitely had the chance to do it tonight but the start killed us.”

Stewart is now third in the standings but still 44 points behind reigning champion and current leader Villopoto.

In the second round of the AMA East Coast Lites series Kyle Cunningham took his YZ250F to seventh position.

The championship continues on to the Edward Jones Dome next weekend in St Louis.

2012 AMA-SX United States

Georgia Dome 26/02/2012 20 Laps

race I
1 Ryan Dungey KTM USA 17’16.976
2 Ryan Villopoto Kawasaki USA 0’02.727
3 James Stewart Yamaha USA 0’20.077
4 David D Millsaps Yamaha USA 0’32.303
5 Justin Brayton Honda USA 0’34.579
6 Cole Seely Honda USA 0’36.111
7 Jake Weimer Kawasaki USA 0’37.104
8 Kevin Windham Honda USA 0’47.507
9 Brett Metcalfe Suzuki AUS 1’03.864
10 Nicholas Wey Kawasaki USA -1Laps
11 Kyle Chisholm Kawasaki USA -1Laps
12 Mike Alessi Suzuki USA -1Laps
13 Matthew Goerke Suzuki USA -1Laps
14 Robert Kiniry Yamaha USA -1Laps
15 Josh Hansen Kawasaki USA -1Laps

AMA-SX World Standing

Rider Standings After Race 8 of 17

1. Ryan Villopoto Kawasaki USA 180
2. Ryan Dungey KTM USA 170
3. James Stewart Yamaha USA 136
4. Chad Reed Honda AUS 128
5. Jake Weimer Kawasaki USA 106
6. Kevin Windham Honda USA 105
7. Brett Metcalfe Suzuki AUS 100
8. Justin Brayton Honda USA 96
9. David D Millsaps Yamaha USA 94
10. Mike Alessi Suzuki USA 90
11. Josh Hansen Kawasaki USA 86
12. Kyle Chisholm Kawasaki USA 77
13. Broc Tickle Kawasaki USA 59
14. Andrew Short Honda USA 59
15. Nicholas Wey Kawasaki USA 55
16. Weston Peick Kawasaki USA 25
17. Robert Kiniry Yamaha USA 24
27. Ryan Morais Yamaha USA 7
34. Nico Izzi Yamaha USA 3
35. Ben Lamay Yamaha USA 2

Crowd:
71, 000

Weather:
Dry

Lap Record:
0’52.919
(Ricky Carmichael , 1/1/2006)

Last Years Winner:
Ryan Villopoto

Manufacturer Standings

26/02/2012

1 Kawasaki 182
2 KTM 170
3 Honda 159
4 Yamaha 144
5 Suzuki 111