James Stewart, who rides for the San Manuel Yamaha motocross race team, swept both nights of racing to win his third Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open tonight inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena and took home $100,000.
Honda’s Dan Reardon, of Murrieta, Calif., won the holeshot before being passed by Monster Energy/Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., later in lap one. Villopoto took advantage of Stewart’s poor start and opened up a big lead while Stewart began working his way through the field.
San Manuel Yamaha’s James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., won the opening night of the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena tonight and moved one step closer to cashing in on the $100,000 purse.
Stewart, who is the defending race champion, opened the main event with the holeshot and led all 20 laps en route to the win. GEICO Powersports Honda’s Dan Reardon, of Murrieta, Calif., started in second and was passed near the halfway mark by Honda Red Bull Racing’s Davi Millsaps, of Tallahassee, Fla.
Feld Motor Sports announced today the return of the 85cc Mini Invitational race to the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open, featuring the nation’s top 12 minicycle racers from the 85cc 12-13 Stock Class at the AMA Air Nautiques Amateur National Championship Finals at Loretta Lynn Ranch that will take place inside Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena October 9-11.
Last year, Austin Politelli, who rides for Suzuki, finished first overall on Friday night and second overall Saturday to capture the 85cc Mini Invitational title.