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Josh Hill podiums, James Stewart still out

Team San Manuel Yamaha’s Josh Hill finished a well earned second at this weekend’s 2010 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, posting the fifth consecutive podium finish for Team San Manuel Yamaha since the beginning of the 2010 season. Hill is currently ranked second in the overall Supercross Championship points race, just 4 points behind the current race leader, Ryan Dungey.

Teammate and current Supercross Champ, James Stewart did not make the trip to San Diego as he continues to recover from surgery on his right wrist.

Hill’s Saturday night at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium was off to a great start with a solid win in Heat Race #1. In the Main Event, before a rain drenched near sell-out crowd of 51,843, Hill was quick out of the gate. His start had him up front avoiding the pile up just after the first turn of the first lap and off racing among the top five for the majority of laps on the slick, heavily rutted track.

On the second to last lap, Hill advanced to fourth passing rider Ivan Tedesco and closing the gap between he and race leader Davi Millsaps. Then, on the last lap, Hill was able to quickly move up to second after the unfortunate crash of Andrew Short.

Josh Hill Speaks…

"The track was really tough with all the bad weather we’ve had this weekend. I am really happy to come out of here with another podium – and to close up the points gap is a great thing! Just looking forward to next week and trying to get a win. Big thanks to the whole Sam Manuel Yamaha team, and also to FOX, DC, and Dragon."

Team Manuel Yamaha Highlights as of Round 5 in San Diego

James Stewart – Did Not Race
Josh Hill Race Finish – 2nd
Josh Hill – Heat Race 1 – 1st
James Stewart – Season to Date: 1 win; 1-3rd; 1-15th
Josh Hill – Season to Date: 3-2nd; 1-3rd; 1-6th
James Stewart – Championship Points – 51
Josh Hill – Championship Points – 101

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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