Anaheim II SX: Stewart & Yamaha Report
Team San Manuel Yamaha Red Bull’s James Stewart did not disappoint a sold out crowd of 45,050 fans at Anaheim 2, winning back to back races and his third of the 2011 AMA Supercross season.
As if Stewart’s signature speed wasn’t enough, he rode a flawless Supercross race on one of the most technical tracks of the season, being the only to master a triple-quad-quad section of the track that gave him a competitive advantage over all others at Anaheim 2.
The day was near perfection for Stewart posting the fastest qualifying lap time in practice aboard the Yamaha YZ450F, leading all laps in both his heat race and the main event. Anaheim’s win gives Stewart a five-point lead in the series and his fifth podium finish.
James Stewart (San Manuel Yamaha Supercross) says: "I couldn’t be happier with my performance tonight. I was feeling super confident out there and am stoked to get two wins in a row."
Placing 10th in Heat 2, Stewart’s Yamaha teammate Kyle Regal had to race the Supercross Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) to earn his place in the night’s Main event.
A great start in the LCQ had Regal in front leading all six laps to qualify for the Main. Regal had a rocky start in the main beginning in 13th position and dropping a few spots along the way; however, he powered through making his way to an 11th place finish.
Kyle Regal (San Manuel Yamaha Supercross) says: "The track was super technical tonight," Regal said. "I didn’t do as well as I hoped, but I definitely learned a lot tonight."
Stewart and teammate Kyle Regal were all decked out in pink from head to toe and wheel to wheel, for Anaheim’s Breast Cancer Awareness race.
Stewart is currently ranked 1st with 117 points and Regal is ranked 13th with 38 points.