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James Stewart crashes in Phoenix Supercross

After an incredible Supercross win in the 2010 opening round, James Stewart finds himself trailing in the points early in the season once again. The second round of the 2010 Supercross season in Phoenix began stunningly when the opening-round points-leader Stewart had a scary crash during his first heat race. Fans were not sure if Stewart would be able to continue.

Eventually, the ’09 Supercross Champ was able to overcome some obvious pain. In dramatic fashion Stewart took the win in the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ). This was good enough to place him in the main event.

As the gates dropped for the main event, rookie Ryan Dungey raced out to take his second straight hole-shot with Ryan Villopoto and Austin Stroupe in tow. When the dust settled, James Stewart was buried in the back of the field alongside his ’09 adversary Chad Reed. The Stewart-Reed showdown was on once again in play as the pair followed one another throughout the early part of the race.

On lap 5, Reed attempted to pass Stewart, which caused an accident. Both riders went down. Reed was unable to continue and failed to finish for the second week in a row. James Stewart was able to remount and rattled home in 15th.

Ryan Dungey led the race from flag to flag as the rookie took his first Supercross win. Ryan Villopoto rode well and finished second while Josh Hill finished rounded out the podium in third. Stewart now has his work cut out for him if he is to retain the number 1 plate in 2010.


Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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