We don’t cover the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship (formerly known as the “AMA Outdoor National Motocross Series”) on a race-by-race basis, but we couldn’t resist this story. After abruptly changing motorcycles in the middle of the year, James Stewart successfully debuted his Suzuki RM-Z450 at the Hangtown opening round last weekend with perfect 1/1 moto scores. In the first moto, Stewart was helped along by the poor start of former champ Ryan Dungey (KTM), who managed to work his way into third at the checkers. Dungey and Stewart got out front together in moto two, however, with Stewart holding off Dungey and ultimately taking the win.
James Stewart sat out the past three seasons outdoors, after recording a perfect season in 2008 (the only one to do this other than Ricky Carmichael).