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Yoshimura Suzuki's James Stewart
Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart

2013 Monster Energy Cup Video

Due to injury, James “Bubba” Stewart didn’t participate at the first two Monster Energy Cup events.

But the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing pilot joined the grid for this year’s third annual Monster Energy Cup, which has a potential $1 million pot if a rider wins all three events.

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And Stewart gave it all at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, eventually winning with an 8-1-1 finish. Joining Stewart on the overall podium was Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey and Ken Roczen.

Besides taking the overall win at the track designed by Ricky Carmichael, the RM-Z 450 rider Stewart also won a $100,000 purse.

James Stewart (Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z 450) says: “We’re 100-grand richer but most importantly, we won! This was a special win for me. During the off-season, I took a month-off from riding and that helped me realize not only how much I appreciate winning, but also how much I appreciate racing, riding and having fun.

“I really wanted to come to this race for my fans and for my team. It’s been great to come here and know that we’re taking the right steps. I can’t thank the whole Yoshimura Suzuki team enough – they gave me the RM-Z450 that I fell in love with. To be able to get out here and show it at a one-off race where everybody is going for it was amazing.”

Suzuki captured a behind-the-scenes look at the 2013 Monster Energy Cup. The video attached above gives viewers in inside look into Stewart during the 2013 Monster Energy Cup.

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