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James Stewart skips Anaheim 2 press day

Round three of the 2010 Supercross season is set to take place this weekend at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. James Stewart, the reigning ’09 Supercross Champion was favorite to win the 2010 championship coming into this season. With an impressive win over Ryan Dungey at Anheim 1, James Stewart not only put himself on top of the box but he also validated the potential of the new 2010 rearward-slated cylinder Yamaha YZ450F.

On to round 2 in Phoenix and James Stewart was involved in two crashes that certainly began to test the resolve and determination of the Supercross sensation. Stewart managed to find a way into the main event and stumbled home in 15th place, dropping him from 1st to 7th overall in the championship point standings. Stewart was obviously looking forward to redeeming himself at round 3 (Anaheim 2) this weekend.

Late Wednesday, a representative from James Stewart’s Yamaha team notified the Anaheim 2 event organizers that James Stewart would not make press conference on Thursday. Apparently, Stewart has not yet left Florida and is recovering from injuries sustained during round 2 in Phoenix. Stewart is busy with some necessary physical therapy as he is working with his trainers to prepare for the race this weekend.

James Stewart has all the intention of making the Anaheim 2 starting grid on Saturday but this development certainly begs the question of Stewart’s exact physical condition. If Stewart’s front wheel is there when the gate drops, he will face rookie Ryan Dungey who has lead most of the main event laps in 2010. As well, Ryan Villopoto and others will be charging to get to the front. With Chad Reed out action at this time, the race for the 2010 Supercross Championship is still running fast an furious.


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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