Monster Energy Kawasaki has named Nick Wey as an interim Supercross 450cc rider while Chad Reed recovers from a broken hand. Wey comes to Kawasaki’s factory Supercross effort after racing the first three events aboard a privateer Kawasaki KX 450F.
"Nick is a really good fit for the team," said Monster Energy Kawasaki Supercross Team Manager Mike Fisher. "He has been riding with Ryan during the week and he is already familiar with the bike. Nick is a good rider.
James Stewart, who rides for the San Manuel Yamaha motocross race team, swept both nights of racing to win his third Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open tonight inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena and took home $100,000.
Honda’s Dan Reardon, of Murrieta, Calif., won the holeshot before being passed by Monster Energy/Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., later in lap one. Villopoto took advantage of Stewart’s poor start and opened up a big lead while Stewart began working his way through the field.